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: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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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

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Saku Ski Garden Parada Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 30cm 1st 80cm 70cm 1st 80cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 80cm 70cm 2nd 80cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 80cm 70cm 3rd 80cm 60cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 30cm 4th 80cm 70cm 4th 80cm 60cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 30cm 5th 80cm 70cm 5th 80cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 30cm 6th 80cm 70cm 6th 80cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 30cm 7th 80cm 70cm 7th 80cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 30cm 8th 80cm 70cm 8th 80cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 30cm 9th 80cm 70cm 9th 80cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 30cm 10th 80cm 70cm 10th 80cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 35cm 11th 80cm 70cm 11th 80cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 35cm 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 80cm 40cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 35cm 13th 80cm 70cm 13th 80cm 40cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 35cm 14th 80cm 70cm 14th 80cm 40cm
15th - - 15th 50cm 35cm 15th 80cm 70cm 15th 80cm 40cm
16th - - 16th 50cm 30cm 16th 80cm 70cm 16th 80cm 40cm
17th - - 17th 60cm 40cm 17th 80cm 70cm 17th 80cm 40cm
18th - - 18th 60cm 40cm 18th 80cm 70cm 18th 80cm 40cm
19th - - 19th 60cm 50cm 19th 80cm 70cm 19th 80cm 40cm
20th - - 20th 60cm 50cm 20th 80cm 70cm 20th 80cm 40cm
21st - - 21st 60cm 50cm 21st 80cm 70cm 21st 70cm 40cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 70cm 60cm 22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd 70cm -
23rd 30cm - 23rd 70cm 60cm 23rd 80cm 60cm 23rd 70cm -
24th 30cm - 24th 70cm 60cm 24th 80cm 60cm 24th 70cm -
25th 30cm - 25th 70cm 60cm 25th 80cm 60cm 25th 70cm -
26th 30cm - 26th 80cm 60cm 26th 80cm 60cm 26th 70cm -
27th 30cm - 27th 80cm 60cm 27th 80cm 60cm 27th - -
28th 30cm - 28th 80cm 60cm 28th 80cm 60cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 80cm 60cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 30cm 30th 80cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 30cm 31st 80cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Saku Ski Garden Parada Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Saku Ski Garden Parada. 
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 9am until 4:30pm. Entry is 800 yen or free with a 1 Day of 5 Hour ticket. Tubing is 200 yen per go.

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' opens from mid January. 

Saku Ski Garden Parada Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late 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
Saku Ski Garden Parada is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Saku Ski Garden Parada Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
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
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
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just over 5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Koumi lines.

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A free shuttle bus is available from the station.
By 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
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.

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There are numerous car parks near base for about 2000 vehicles. Most are free to use.

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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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