Chikusa Kogen (Shiso City, Hyogo)

Chikusa Kogen
ちくさ高原ネイチャーランド (兵庫県 宍粟市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Chikusa Kogen is located in Shiso city in the western region of Hyogo Prefecture between Mt Okinoyama and Mt Nabegatani.

Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Chikusa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 20cm 1st 150cm 30cm 1st 140cm 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 20cm 2nd 150cm 30cm 2nd 140cm 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 20cm 3rd 150cm 30cm 3rd 140cm 40cm
4th - - 4th 25cm 20cm 4th 150cm 30cm 4th 140cm 35cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 20cm 5th 150cm 30cm 5th 140cm 30cm
6th - - 6th 20cm 20cm 6th 130cm 30cm 6th 130cm 30cm
7th - - 7th 20cm 20cm 7th 150cm 40cm 7th 130cm 25cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 20cm 8th 140cm 40cm 8th 130cm 25cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 20cm 9th 140cm 40cm 9th 120cm 25cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 20cm 10th 150cm 50cm 10th 125cm 25cm
11th - - 11th 20cm 20cm 11th 200cm 50cm 11th 125cm 25cm
12th - - 12th 25cm 20cm 12th 230cm 50cm 12th 125cm 25cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 20cm 13th 230cm 40cm 13th 110cm 25cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 25cm 14th 230cm 30cm 14th 110cm -
15th 10cm - 15th 70cm 25cm 15th 240cm 25cm 15th 115cm -
16th 15cm 0cm 16th 90cm 25cm 16th 240cm 30cm 16th 120cm -
17th 15cm 2cm 17th 120cm 25cm 17th 220cm 30cm 17th 110cm -
18th 15cm 2cm 18th 120cm 30cm 18th 200cm 40cm 18th 100cm -
19th 15cm 2cm 19th 120cm 35cm 19th 210cm 40cm 19th 100cm -
20th 5cm 2cm 20th 120cm 35cm 20th 200cm 35cm 20th 100cm -
21st 5cm 0cm 21st 140cm 40cm 21st 210cm 35cm 21st 90cm -
22nd 5cm 0cm 22nd 140cm 40cm 22nd 200cm 30cm 22nd 90cm -
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 150cm 40cm 23rd 180cm 30cm 23rd 90cm -
24th 0cm 0cm 24th 200cm 50cm 24th 170cm 30cm 24th 80cm -
25th 5cm 0cm 25th 210cm 60cm 25th 170cm 30cm 25th 80cm -
26th 1cm 3cm 26th 210cm 60cm 26th 150cm 35cm 26th 80cm -
27th 0cm 5cm 27th 210cm 60cm 27th 140cm 30cm 27th 80cm -
28th 15cm 5cm 28th 200cm 60cm 28th 140cm 30cm 28th 80cm -
29th 20cm 5cm 29th 200cm 50cm 29th - 30cm 29th 70cm -
30th 30cm 20cm 30th 170cm 35cm 30th 30th 70cm -
31st 30cm 20cm 31st 170cm 30cm 31st 31st 70cm -

Previous Statistics

Chikusa Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chikusa Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chikumin Park' (Kids Park) is near the base of the resort. Entry is 700 yen for children and 500 yen for adults. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is in the central area of Chikusa Kogen. 

Chikusa Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Chikusa Kogen is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays in the daytime.

Nighta is on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thursday 22nd December, Monday 9th January and Monday 20th March 2017. There is no nighta on 31st December and 1st January.

Chikusa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8am-5pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-11pm) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-11pm) 5,000 yen 4,000 yen
1 Day & Nighta (8am-11pm) 6,000 yen 5,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Lift Ticket Information A number of special family tickets are available.

Skiers Day is every Thursday. On those days a 1 day ticket for skiers is 2,000 yen.

Snowboarders Day is every Friday. On those days a 1 day ticket for snowboarders is 2,000 yen.

Ladies Day and Junior Day is every weekday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies and juniors is 2,000 yen.

Senior is every Tuesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 2,000 yen.

And apparently, if you are a beautician or barber, you can get a lift ticket for 2,000 yen on Mondays as it is Stylist Day

A season ticket that is valid at 5 resorts in Hyogo Prefecture is available. The normal charge for this season ticket is 40,800 yen for adults and 20,800 yen for children. The resorts where this ticket is valid are:

- Bansyu Tokura Snow Park
- Chikusa Kogen
- Hyonosen Kokusai
- Manba
- Ojiro

Getting to Chikusa Kogen

By public transport
32.1km from Ohara Station on the Chizu line
Transport Information
Chikusa Kogen is 32km from Ohara Station on the Chizu line.
No shuttle bus service from local stations is available.
By Car
32.8km from the Ohara IC on the Tottori Expressway
38.7km from the Sayo IC on the Chugoku Expressway
41.9km from the Yamasaki IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 429 (13.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 72
Chikusa Kogen is about 33km from the Ohara IC exit on the Tottori Expressway to the north and about 39km from the Sayo IC on the Chugoku Expressway to the south.

From the Sayo IC exit turn right onto Route 373 and after 2km turn left onto Route 179, then Prefecture Road 53 (a further 4km) and then Prefecture Road 72 (a further 9km). Continue on Road 72 - the ski hill is located by the side of road on the left hand side, with the main parking on the right hand side.
Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and over the New Year.

More Information

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Nishigouchi 1047-218
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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