Iizuna Kogen (Nagano City, Nagano)

Iizuna Kogen
飯綱高原 (長野県 長野市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Iizuna Kogen is located on the southern slopes of Mt Iizuna, to the north of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The freestyle ski events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics were held here. The bobsleigh and luge events of the Olympics were held at the 'Spiral' facility, about 3km to the south-east of Iizuna Kogen. The Iizuna Resort ski hill is about 4km away and the resorts in Myoko (Niigata Prefecture) are to the north.

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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Iizuna Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 10cm 5cm 1st 110cm 50cm 1st 135cm -
2nd - - 2nd - 5cm 2nd 110cm 50cm 2nd 130cm -
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 5cm 3rd 110cm 50cm 3rd 130cm -
4th - - 4th 10cm 0cm 4th 100cm 50cm 4th 125cm -
5th - - 5th 10cm 0cm 5th 100cm 50cm 5th 120cm -
6th - - 6th 5cm 0cm 6th 90cm 50cm 6th 115cm -
7th - - 7th 5cm 0cm 7th 110cm 45cm 7th 115cm -
8th - - 8th 5cm 0cm 8th 110cm 45cm 8th 115cm -
9th - - 9th 10cm 0cm 9th 110cm 45cm 9th 115cm -
10th - - 10th 10cm 0cm 10th 120cm 60cm 10th 115cm -
11th - - 11th 10cm 0cm 11th 120cm 60cm 11th 115cm -
12th - - 12th 10cm 0cm 12th 140cm 60cm 12th 115cm -
13th - - 13th 30cm 0cm 13th 140cm 50cm 13th 110cm -
14th - - 14th 40cm 0cm 14th 140cm 40cm 14th 110cm -
15th - - 15th 70cm 0cm 15th 140cm 40cm 15th 100cm -
16th - - 16th 90cm 0cm 16th 140cm 40cm 16th 100cm -
17th - - 17th 130cm 0cm 17th 135cm 40cm 17th 90cm -
18th - 0cm 18th 130cm 30cm 18th 135cm 40cm 18th 90cm -
19th - 0cm 19th 130cm 30cm 19th 135cm 40cm 19th 80cm -
20th - 0cm 20th 130cm 50cm 20th 135cm 40cm 20th 80cm -
21st - - 21st 140cm 70cm 21st 150cm 30cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 0cm 22nd 140cm 70cm 22nd 150cm 30cm 22nd - -
23rd - 0cm 23rd 140cm 70cm 23rd 150cm 30cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm 0cm 24th 140cm 70cm 24th 140cm 30cm 24th - -
25th 5cm 0cm 25th 140cm 70cm 25th 140cm 30cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 0cm 26th 140cm 70cm 26th 140cm 30cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 3cm 27th 140cm 70cm 27th 140cm 30cm 27th - -
28th 20cm - 28th 120cm 60cm 28th 140cm 25cm 28th - -
29th 20cm 5cm 29th 120cm 50cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 15cm 5cm 30th 110cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 15cm 5cm 31st 110cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Iizuna Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iizuna Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Snowshoes and telemark skis are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course near the Number 1 car park (free entry) and a Kids Park at the bottom of E Course (entry 500 yen). 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is on H Course.  

Iizuna Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Iizuna Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

The resort can be used for private nighta for 51,500 yen. Valid for groups of more than 30 people, and prior reservations are required.

Iizuna Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,300 yen
2 Days 5,200 yen 3,600 yen 3,900 yen
3 Days 6,700 yen 4,700 yen 5,200 yen
4 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen
Half Day 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 190 yen 210 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,100 yen
Free 15 Hours 7,400 yen 5,900 yen 6,800 yen
Free 30 Hours 14,700 yen 11,700 yen 13,500 yen
Season Ticket 30,900 yen 20,600 yen 22,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 15 and 30 hour tickets can be used in units of 1 hour at any time during the season.

Getting to Iizuna Kogen

By public transport
12.3km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.3km from Nagano Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
13.7km from Mure Station on the Kita Shinano line
Transport Information
Iizuna Kogen is just over 12km from Nagano Station.

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A bus (that is labelled as going to Togakushi ski-jo) is available from Nagano Station and costs 770 yen for adults and 390 yen for children (one-way).
By Car
16.2km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
20.3km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
21.6km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (10.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 404
Iizuna Kogen is about 16km from the Shinano-machi IC exit and just over 20km from the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

The resort is located just off Prefecture Road 404 to the north of central Nagano city.

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There is parking for 900 vehicles at the base of Iizuna Kogen.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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