Saku Ski Garden Parada (Saku City, Nagano)

Saku Ski Garden Parada
佐久スキーガーデンパラダ (長野県 佐久市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Saku Ski Garden Parada is located right next to - and connected with - the Sakudaira Smart IC exit and Parking Area of the Joshinetsu Expressway in Saku city, Nagano Prefecture. That is only from the north though... approaching from the south you need to get off the expressway at the next exit, Saku IC. It has two areas - the South Area (by the Smart IC exit), and the North area. Both have car parks and are connected by a free shuttle bus. The North Area is larger and considered the 'main area' by most. Saku Ski Garden Parada has been operating since 1994.

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

1050m
270m
780m
25"
7
1006m
7
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 7 0 0

Saku Ski Garden Parada Snow Depth Statistics

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Saku Ski Garden Parada Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Saku Ski Garden Parada. 
Rental
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 'Kids Land' offers a variety of courses and items for children and is normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Entry is 1,000 yen on holidays and 800 yen on weekdays. (Adults can enter with a valid 1 Day of 5 Hour ticket). Tubing is 200 yen per go. Areas located in the both the North and South Area - tickets valid at both areas.

There is a 'Kids Room' nursery in the North Area. It costs 2,500 yen for half a day and 5,000 yen for the full day and suitable for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Reservations are required.

 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Beginners Park' usually opens from mid January. Located in the North Area. 

Saku Ski Garden Parada Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Saku Ski Garden Parada is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

Nighta is in the South Area on just a few days of the season (normally specific Saturdays in January and February).

But, on weekdays some lifts can be booked for private nighta (from 5:00pm until 9:00pm). Just the Number 8 lift costs 80,000 yen. The Number 8 lift and the Number 6 lift costs 130,000 yen.

Saku Ski Garden Parada Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-school age
Older Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
5 Hours 3,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Evening (3pm-4:30pm) 1,000 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season (weekends & holidays) 30,000 yen 18,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 15,000 yen 9,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen

Getting to Saku Ski Garden Parada

By public transport
Train
Train
5.4km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.6km from Iwamurada Station on the Koumi Line
5.4km from Sakudaira Station on the Koumi Line
Transport Information
Information
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just over 5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Koumi lines.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from the station.
By Car
Car
0.4km from the Sakudaira Smart IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
4.1km from the Saku IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (4.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 156
Direction
Direction
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just a few hundred metres from the Sakudaira Smart IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway and about 4km from the Saku IC exit.

Access from the Sakudaira Smart IC is from the north only - from the south use the Saku IC exit.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There are numerous car parks near base for about 2000 vehicles. Most are free to use.

More Information

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Address
Address
Shimohirao 2681
Saku-shi
Nagano-ken
385-0003
Telephone
Telephone
0267-67-8100
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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