Kurumayama Kogen (Chino City, Nagano)

Kurumayama Kogen
車山高原 (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Kurumayama Kogen is located by the side the Venus Line road in Chino city in the Kirigamine highland region of central eastern Nagano Prefecture. The ski courses of this resort are located on the eastern slopes of Kurumayama and it is one of the larger resorts in the immediate area. Beautiful mountain scenery - including views of Mt Fuji and the North, Central and South Alps - can enjoyed on a clear day. Kurumayama Kogen has been operating since 1965.

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Kurumayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 55cm 30cm 1st 105cm 80cm 1st 130cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 30cm 2nd 105cm 80cm 2nd 130cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 30cm 3rd 105cm 80cm 3rd 130cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 30cm 4th 105cm 80cm 4th 130cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 30cm 5th 105cm 80cm 5th 130cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 30cm 6th 110cm 80cm 6th 130cm 70cm
7th - - 7th 55cm 30cm 7th 110cm 80cm 7th 130cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 55cm 30cm 8th 110cm 80cm 8th 130cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 30cm 9th 110cm 80cm 9th 130cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 30cm 10th 120cm 80cm 10th 130cm 65cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 30cm 11th 120cm 90cm 11th 130cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 30cm 12th 120cm 90cm 12th 130cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 30cm 13th 120cm 90cm 13th 130cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 30cm 14th 120cm 70cm 14th 130cm 75cm
15th 40cm 20cm 15th 85cm 30cm 15th 120cm 70cm 15th 130cm 100cm
16th 40cm 20cm 16th 95cm 30cm 16th 120cm 70cm 16th 130cm 100cm
17th 40cm 25cm 17th 95cm 30cm 17th 120cm 70cm 17th 130cm 100cm
18th 40cm 30cm 18th 95cm 50cm 18th 120cm 70cm 18th 130cm 100cm
19th 40cm 30cm 19th 95cm 60cm 19th 120cm 70cm 19th 130cm 80cm
20th 40cm 30cm 20th 95cm 75cm 20th 120cm 70cm 20th 130cm 70cm
21st 40cm 30cm 21st 105cm 80cm 21st 130cm 65cm 21st 130cm 70cm
22nd 40cm 30cm 22nd 105cm 80cm 22nd 130cm 65cm 22nd 130cm 70cm
23rd 40cm 30cm 23rd 105cm 80cm 23rd 130cm 65cm 23rd 130cm 70cm
24th 40cm 30cm 24th 105cm 80cm 24th 130cm 65cm 24th 130cm 70cm
25th 40cm 30cm 25th 105cm 80cm 25th 130cm 65cm 25th 130cm 70cm
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 105cm 80cm 26th 130cm 65cm 26th 130cm 70cm
27th 40cm 30cm 27th 105cm 80cm 27th 130cm 65cm 27th 130cm 70cm
28th 50cm 30cm 28th 105cm 80cm 28th 130cm 65cm 28th 130cm 70cm
29th 50cm 30cm 29th 105cm 80cm 29th - 65cm 29th 130cm 70cm
30th 55cm 30cm 30th 105cm 80cm 30th 30th 130cm 70cm
31st 55cm 30cm 31st 105cm 80cm 31st 31st 130cm 70cm

Previous Statistics

Kurumayama Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurumayama 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 'Sponge Bob Kids Park' is located at the bottom of the Family Course. Entry is free with a valid lift ticket, 800 yen (weekends only) otherwise.

There is a Nursery in the facility at the base - 1 hour at 1000 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two Park areas at Kurumayama Kogen - Park A, Park B - as well as a Cross Course. 

Kurumayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 7:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kurumayama Kogen is open from 8:45am until 4:45pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:45pm on weekends and holidays in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4pm until 7:45pm on Saturdays from the end of December as well as a few other specified days in the season.

Kurumayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,600 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,300 yen 6,000 yen 6,000 yen
4 Hours 3,400 yen 2,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 2,000 yen 1,200 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Plus Nighta 1,000 yen 600 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
All Night (5:30pm-5:45am) 3,400 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 20,000 yen 35,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

'Plus Nighta' is how much extra it costs to upgrade/change a ticket (for that day) to include nighta.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of December, January, February and March. On those days, children of elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Kurumayama Kogen

By public transport
40.6km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
21.8km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line is about 22km to the south west of the resort.

Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just over from Kurumayama Kogen.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line

A bus service to Kurumayama Kogen from Chino Station takes about 60 minutes.
By Car
25.1km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
27.3km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
38.7km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (3.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Kurumayama Kogen is located by the side of Prefecture Road 40, otherwise known as the Venus Line.

The nearest exit on the Chuo Expressway is Suwa IC.

From the Suwa IC exit, go straight ahead and then at the junction after less than 1km turn left onto Route 20. After about 3.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 40 (Venus Line) and then keep on this road to head up to the ski hill. Kurumayama Kogen is on the left hand side of the road.

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There are 5 parking areas with a capacity of about 1500 vehicles. Parking is free and open 24 hours a day. A bus takes people from the further car parks on busy days.

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

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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