Jump to content
SnowJapan Community
  • Sign Up
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    11
  • comments
    37
  • views
    2785

About this blog

News from ski areas around Japan. Totally independent. No press releases or marketing blurb allowed. Introduction to this blog here.

Entries in this blog

Lift tickets 2020-2021: ski lift ticket prices news

[UPDATED 3rd DECEMBER 2020 - Owani Onsen / Asahi Prime] On this page we will be keeping an eye on the price of lift tickets for the 2020-2021 winter season. So far, the majority of ski areas appear to be keeping their lift tickets at the same price as last season... we won't be mentioning those on this page. Some ski areas offer cheaper tickets online (their official websites). The below is for the 'normal'/on-the-day charges. Details will be updated on each of the relevant ski area pages on the main website.   *** IMPORTANT *** This list is a work in progress. It is not complete or final, and it will be updated if and when we discover further details It is important that information presented on our site is correct We will provide as much information as we can find from local and/or official sources Rumours will not be reported All information is believed to be correct at the time of writing Information may well change, in which case any necessary updates will be made Updates and edits to this page (and the ski area pages within the main site) will be made through December 2020 Please note that SnowJapan is not a news organisation. We are just trying to bring you as much information as possible There may well be other information out there that we are not aware of Know any relevant information? Please let us know at editor@snowjapan.com   Aomori Prefecture Aomori Spring Ski Resort
A 1 day ticket was 5,200 yen.
That will be 5,500 yen for the 2020-2021 season.
The season ticket, however, is cheaper this year. Owani Onsen
A 1 day ticket has increased by 200 yen and a 5 hour ticket by 100 yen.
1 day ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,100 yen
5 hour ticket: 2,600 yen (last year) >>> 2,700 yen   Fukushima Prefecture Grandeco Snow Resort
Some complicated lift ticket charges for 2020-2021 at Grandeco with 4 different sets of prices.
A one day lift ticket on some weekend/holiday dates goes from 4,800 yen to 5,400 yen.
The Gondola and Number 4 lift will also be rested on weekdays.   Gunma Prefecture Katashina Kogen
One day lift tickets on weekends and holidays are up 200 yen, along with other similar price increases.   Hokkaido Hidaka Kokusai
All adult tickets (1 day, 2 hours, 5 hours, night ticket) have increased by 200 yen.
A 1 day lift ticket is now 3,200 yen. Nayoro Piyashiri
The 1 day and 4 hour tickets have increased by 350 yen.
However, the season tickets are quite a bit cheaper.... especially for city residents
1 day ticket: 2,650 (last year) >>> 3,000 yen
4 hour ticket: 2,050 (last year) >>> 2,400 yen
Season ticket (city residents): 32,800 (last year) >>> 19,800 yen
Season ticket (other): 32,800 (last year) >>> 24,800 yen Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
The price of the Niseko Moiwa adult tickets has increased for the 2020-2021 season.
Examples (adult):
1 day ticket: 4,500 yen (last year) >>> 4,800 yen
2 day ticket: 8,000 yen (last year) >>> 8,400 yen
3 day ticket: 11,700 yen (last year) >>> 12,500 yen Niseko United
The price of the joint 'Niseko United' lift tickets have increased for the 2020-2021 season.
A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 100 yen.
Examples:
1 day ticket: 8,000 yen (last year) >>> 8,100 yen   Iwate Prefecture Geto Kogen
A 1 day lift ticket goes from 4,900 yen to 5,200 yen   Miyagi Prefecture Spring Valley Izumi Kogen
Lift tickets on the day are more expensive this season.... but the same or cheaper if bought online
8 hour ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,200 yen [3,800 yen online in advance]
6 hour ticket: 3,700 yen (last year) >>> 3,900 yen [same as last season online]
4 hour ticket: 3,400 yen (last year) >>> 3,600 yen [same as last season online]   Nagano Prefecture Asahi Prime
New ownership at Asahi Prime and news that they will be opening (after a period when it was in doubt)
1 day weekend ticket: 3,600 yen >>> 3,300 yen (same price as weekdays) Asama 2000 Park
One day lift tickets at weekends remain at 4,000 yen, but increase on weekdays
1 day weekday ticket: 2,500 yen >>> 3,000 yen Banshogahara
To celebrate the return of Banshogahara after a year off due to typhoon damage, all 1 day lift tickets are 1,000 yen less than normal:
Adult >>> 2,550 yen
Child >>> 520 yen Blanche Takayama Ski Resort
The prices of lift tickets have all increased.
A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 400 yen.
1 day ticket: 4,400 yen (last year) >>> 6,800 yen Hakuba Valley
The price of the joint 'Hakuba Valley' lift tickets have increased for the 2020-2021 season.
A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 500 yen.
Examples:
1 day ticket: 6,100 yen (last year) >>> 6,600 yen
2 day ticket: 11,000 yen (last year) >>> 12,500 yen
3 day ticket: 16,300 yen (last year) >>> 18,700 yen Hakuba Happo-one, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Goryu
Prices of individual ski area tickets are unchanged. Kaida Kogen Mia
All one day and half day tickets have increased by 100 yen this season.
1 day ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,000 yen
Afternoon ticket: 3,000 yen (last year) >>> 3,100 yen Kitashinshu Kijimadaira
All lift tickets this season are 50% (or thereabouts) off the normal prices!
Note: the famous steep Pioneer Course will not be open this season. Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
The adult lift tickets have increased:
1 day ticket: 4,000 yen (last year) >>> 4,200 yen Ryuoo Ski Park
The adult and senior lift tickets have increased, mostly by 200 yen.
1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen
Half ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,100 yen
PM/Nighta ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen Shiga Kogen
The price of a 1 day joint Shiga Kogen lift ticket has increased for the 2020-2021 season.
1 day ticket: 5,500 yen (last year) >>> 5,600 yen
2+ day  tickets: unchanged Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park
The price of a 1 day adult lift ticket has increased for the 2020-2021 season.
1 day ticket: 3,000 yen (last year) >>> 3,500 yen Sun Meadows Kiyosato
The price of a weekend/holiday 1 day ticket is up 200 yen this season. Weekday tickets remain unchanged.
1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen Tsugaike Kogen
The price of a Tsugaike Kogen only one day lift ticket has gone up by 100 yen this season; two day ticket by 200 yen
1 day ticket: 5,400 yen (last year) >>> 5,500 yen
2 day ticket: 9,500 yen (last year) >>> 9,700 yen   Niigata Prefecture Cupid Valley
A price reduction!
All lift tickets are less expensive this year than last, with the one day ticket going from 4,300 yen to 4,200 yen.
It needs to be noted that the gondola will not be operating this season and that means you need to get two lifts to the top area.
The rested gondola means that about 600m of course under the top part of the gondola lift will not be available this season. GALA Yuzawa
Lift tickets for adults bought on the day (1 day, half day, PM3 tickets) are all +200 yen this season.
1 day ticket: 5,000 yen >>> 5,200 yen
Lift tickets bought online on the official site are the same as normal prices last season (ie. 1 day: 5,000 yen).  Kandatsu Kogen
100 yen has been added to the cost of all one day lift tickets. Yuzawa Kogen
300 yen has been added to the cost of one day lift tickets. However, cheaper tickets are available online in advance.
1 day ticket: 4,400 yen (last year) >>> 4,700 yen (but 4,200 yen online)   Okayama Prefecture Onbara Kogen
A price reduction!
A 1 day ticket has gone from 4,300 yen to 4,000 yen.
The Lakeside section of the ski area (two lifts) will not be operating this season, perhaps accounting for the price reduction.   Shiga Prefecture GRANSNOW Okuibuki
1 day and afternoon tickets for adults on weekends and holidays are 100 yen more expensive this season. Weekday charges remain the same.
1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 4,900 yen
Afternoon ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,000 yen
* Not to be mistaken as the legendary Mt Granview in Minamiuonuma. (Some of you might get that  ;))
Yamagata Prefecture St.MARY
The lift tickets for adults have increased by 400 yen (though tickets for children are cheaper this year).
Examples:
7 hours ticket: 3,100 yen (last year) >>> 3,500 yen
5 hours ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,300 yen
3 hours ticket: 2,600 yen (last year) >>> 3,000 yen Zao Onsen
The price a 1 day ticket remains unchanged, but multiple day tickets are slightly more expensive.   Yamanashi Prefecture Fujiten Snow Resort
1 day and 4 hour lift tickets on weekends and holidays have increased by 300 yen. Weekday tickets remain unchanged.
Weekend 1 day: 4,500 yen (last year) >>> 4,800 yen
Weekday 4 hours: 3,500 yen (last year) >>> 3,800 yen          

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

Ski areas 2020-2021: news of ski areas around Japan not opening

[UPDATED 20th NOVEMBER 2020: Echo Valley & Hakuba Sanosaka (opening after all?)] On this page we will report on news of ski areas around Japan that will not be opening for the 2020-2021 winter season. News of specific ski lifts that will be rested at ski areas that will be open are reported here.
  *** IMPORTANT *** This list is a work in progress. It is not complete or final, and it will be updated if and when we discover further details It is important that information presented on our site is correct We will provide as much information as we can find from local and/or official sources Rumours will not be reported All information is believed to be correct at the time of writing Information may well change, in which case any necessary updates will be made Updates and edits to this page (and the ski area pages within the main site) will be made through December 2020 Please note that SnowJapan is not a news organisation. We are just trying to bring you as much information as possible There may well be other information out there that we are not aware of Know any relevant information? Please let us know at editor@snowjapan.com   Fukui Prefecture Imajo 365
Imajo 365 will not be open for the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related. Karigahara
Karigahara was not able to open for one day during the 2019-2020 season due to lack of snowfall.
It was since announced that it would be permanently closed. Shinbo Family
Shinbo Family was not able to open for one day during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons due to a lack of snowfall.
It will not be open for the 2020-2021 season.   Gifu Prefecture Ciao Ontake Mount Resort
Ciao has been closed since 2018.
During 2020 there was an unsuccessful attempt to try and get it back operating for the 2020-2021 season by crowdfunding.
More information on Ciao Ontake Mount Resort can be found on www.snowjapanhistory.com Hida Takayama
Hida Takayama will not open for the 2020-2021 season due to damage from the heavy rainfalls in July 2020. Ibi Kogen
Ibi Kogen was not able to open for one day during the 2019-2020 season due to lack of snowfall.
It has now permanently closed.   Hokkaido Classe Snow Park
Classe Snow Park will not be opening for the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related issues. Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
It appears that Kokusetsu Ashibetsu has permanently closed.
The last day of operation was 4th March 2020.   Kagawa Prefecture Snow Park Unpenji
This ski area permanently closed in March 2020.   Nagano Prefecture Echo Valley
Echo Valley will not be opening for the 2020-2021 season.
At the time of writing their official site still shows an intention to open on 28th November, but a press release on the Blue Resort group website says that Echo Valledy and Hakuba Sanosaka will not be opening for the season...
Echo Valley has confirmed that it will not be opening for the 2020-2021 season. Hakuba Sanosaka
Hakuba Sanosaka has announced that it will not be opening for the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related issues.
Looks like there has been a change of mind and Hakuba Sanosaka will be opening after all.....
Good to hear and details to follow... for now, just confusing. Iizuna Kogen
2019-2020 was officially the last season for Iizuna Kogen.
It has now permanently closed.
More information on Iizuna Kogen can be found on www.snowjapanhistory.com   Niigata Prefecture Budoh
Budoh was not able to open for one day during the 2019-2020 season due to lack of snowfall.
It will not be open for the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related. Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Ishiuchi Hanaoka has announced that it will not be opening during the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related. Myoko Ski Park
Myoko Ski Park has announced that it will not be opening during the 2020-2021 season.
No specific reason has been given. Tainai
Tainai was not able to open properly for one day during the 2019-2020 season due to lack of snowfall - only a kids playing area was able to open.
It was thought that it would not open for 2020-2021, but a crowdfunding effort was held to try and keep the ski area open with a target of 30 million yen.
Apparently they had raised about 23 million yen as of 1st October.
[2nd OCTOBER UPDATE] Good news! It looks like a decision has been made to open for the 2020-2021 season... if it snows enough!
Hopefully snow issues will not be a problem in 20-21. Wakabuna Kogen
Wakabuna Kogen was not able to open for one day during the 2019-2020 season due to lack of snowfall.
It will not be open for the 2020-2021 season.   Saga Prefecture Tenzan Resort
The most westerly ski area in Japan - Tenzan Resort in Saga Prefecture - will not be opening for the 2020-2021 winter season.
Stated reason: low snowfall in recent seasons + coronavirus related issues.   Shimane Prefecture Asahi Tenguston Snow Park
2019-2020 was the last season for Asahi Tenguston.
It has now permanently closed.
More information on Asahi Tenguston Snow Park can be found on www.snowjapanhistory.com Mizuho Highland
The company that was operating Mizuho Highland went bankrupt in the spring of 2020.
It is currently unclear if it will be able to open for 2020-2021, but it looks very unlikely.   Tottori Prefecture Daisen Masumizu Kogen SNOW PARK
Daisen Masumizu Kogen will not be open for the 2020-2021 season.
Stated reason: coronavirus related.          

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

Ski lifts 2020-2021: ski lift operation news

[UPDATED 23rd NOVEMBER 2020 - Yomase Onsen] For various reasons it looks like there is going to be a lot of 'news' in the run up to the 2020-2021 winter season, ranging from some ski areas not opening to lifts being rested and changes to normal operations. On this page we will report on ski lifts and changes in normal operations at ski areas around Japan during the 2020-2021 winter season --- ones that we are aware of. The ski areas that are mentioned within this post will be open. Ski areas that do not plan to be open for 2020-2021 are reported here.
  *** IMPORTANT *** This list is a work in progress. It is not complete or final, and it will be updated if and when we discover further details It is important that information presented on our site is correct We will provide as much information as we can find from local and/or official sources Rumours will not be reported All information is believed to be correct at the time of writing Information may well change, in which case any necessary updates will be made Updates and edits to this page (and the ski area pages within the main site) will be made through December 2020 Please note that SnowJapan is not a news organisation. We are just trying to bring you as much information as possible There may well be other information out there that we are not aware of Know any relevant information? Please let us know at editor@snowjapan.com   Fukui Prefecture Ski Jam Katsuyama
The Family Pair and Illusion Quad A (1010m) lifts will be rested for the 2020-2021 season.
Their closing does not reduce the amount of reachable terrain.   Fukushima Prefecture Aizu Kogen Takahata
Aizu Kogen Takahara will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays in January and February 2021 and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in March 2021.
There are some exceptions - see ski area page for details. Aizu Kogen Takatsue
All lifts appear to be scheduled to be operating, but the Half pipe and Slopestyle course at Aizu Kogen Takatsue will not be open for 2020-2021. Grandeco Snow Resort
The Gondola and Number 4 quad lifts will be rested on weekdays for the 2020-2021 season - they will operate on weekends and holidays. Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
The Alts Gondola will not be operating for the 2020-2021 season.
Alts Gondola   Gunma Prefecture Fujiwara
There will be no night skiing at Fujiwara during the 2020-2021 season.   Hokkaido Niseko Grand Hirafu
The following lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu will not be operating this season:
Ace Pair Number 1 lift
Ace Pair Number 3 lift
Ace Pair Number 4 lift
King Pair Number 1 lift
King Quad Number 2 lift
The other lifts should be operating as normal and these lifts not moving should not really affect skiable area.
They have also changed their planned opening date from 21st November until 5th December, and night skiing will be until 8:00pm.
The Ace Family quad and Ace Number 2 quad lifts plan to be operating for night skiing.
All details subject to change. Kamoidake
Some good news!
Kamoidake will be re-opening for the 2020-2021 season - on 12th December, all being well.
The ski area page on SnowJapan will be updated soon. Otaru Tenguyama
There will be no night skiing at Otaru Tenguyama this season. Rusutsu Resort
The following lifts at Rusutsu will not be operating this season:
West Mountain - Yotei Gondola, West Tiger Pair Lift (* open for competitions)
East Mountain - East Quad Lift, East Number 2 Pair Lift, Across Number 1 Pair Lift
Mt Izola - Izola Number 4 Quad Lift, Izola Number 2 Pair Lift
The Side Country Park (West Mountain) and Freedom Park (East Mountain) will also be closed this season.
All details subject to change. Sapporo Moiwayama
There will be night skiing at Sapporo Moiwayama this season, but it looks like the Number 2 lift will not be operating during the evening.   Hyogo Prefecture Oku Kannabe
It appears that there will not be any night skiing operations during the 2020-2021 season. Rokkosan Snow Park
A new 'Mini Park' is planned for Rokkosan Snow Park and it will be supported by snow making machines.   Iwate Prefecture APPI
The Central Number 6 lift will be rested for the 2020-2021 season.
This season there will be 1 Gondola, 3 quad lifts and 5 pair lifts operating at the resort; 9 in total.   Nagano Prefecture Kitashinshu Kijimadaira
The famous steep Pioneer course will not be opening during the 2020-2021 season.
However, all lift tickets are about 50% off normal prices this season. Komagane Kogen
There will be no night skiing at Komagane Kogen during the 2020-2021 season. Hakuba Happo-one
The Central pair and Sakka Number 3 triple lifts have been taken off the official course map for 2020-2021 (downloaded Japanese language pamphlet).
Skiable terrain is not reduced by those lifts not operating.
The pamphlet also says 'more artificial snow making machines'. (Here's to not needing them!)
There will be no night skiing at Happo-one this season. Mt Norikura Snow Resort
The Torii One quad lift, Wasabisawa Lift will not be operating this season.
The Yamaboushi lift may also be rested on weekdays. Nozawa Onsen
The New Nagasaka Gondola will open at Nozawa Onsen this season. More on that here.
New artificial snow-making machines are also being installed by the Yamabiko D course and Uenotaira courses on the upper area of Nozawa Onsen. Shiga Kogen
A new pulse Gondola will open at Nozawa Onsen this season. More on that here.
New artificial snow-making machines are also being installed by the Yamabiko D course and Uenotaira courses on the upper area of Nozawa Onsen. Togari Onsen
There will be no general night skiing at Togari Onsen during the 2020-2021 season. You can however take private reservation (60,000 yen) to have it for yourself! Yamaboko Wild Snow Park
The Number 2 pair lift will be rested on weekdays. Yomase Onsen
The Number 5 pair lift will be rested for the 2020-2021 season.   Niigata Prefecture Cupid Valley
The Gondola at Cupid Valley will not be operating this season. 
The gondola being rested means that about 600m of course under the lift at top will not be available. Joetsu Kokusai
The Number 2 and 3 pair lifts in the Osawa area of Joetsu Kokusai are not shown on the updated official course map at Joetsu Kokusai for this year.
Those lifts went from the Osawa base up to the Atema area of the resort.
With those lifts not operating it would seem that the course coming down between those two areas will be closed.
Note: the triple lift at Osawa remains on the course map.
Night skiing will be in the area in front of the hotel. No night skiing in the Osawa or Atema areas this season. Maiko Snow Resort
The single Family Lift and sledding course at Maiko Snow Resort will not be operating this season. It will not affect the available terrain.
Night skiing will be only on Saturdays and Sundays in the main season as well as over the New Year period. Naeba
The Number 2 high speed quad lift in front of the base hotel at Naeba is not on the updated map for the 2020-2021 season.
It doesn't cut off any terrain but means that you'll need to get the Number 2 Gondola to access some.
Unclear if this is just for this season or something more permanent.
Also, night skiing is mainly only on Saturdays this season (also over New Year and 10th, 11th January 2021).
  Ninox Snow Park
The upper Number 2 quad lift at Ninox Snow Park will not be operating this season. Yuzawa Nakazato Snow Resort
All of the lifts plan to be operating during the daytime, but there will be no night skiing at Yuzawa Nakazato this season.    Okayama Prefecture Onbara Kogen
The Lakeside course and two lifts in that area of Onbara Kogen will not be opening for the 2020-2021 season.
The Panorama Area will be open.   Tochigi Prefecture Mt Jeans Nasu
The Number 2 and Number 4 pair lifts will be rested during the 2020-2021 season.
With those lifts closed that right side area (courses 6 and 7) will not be available.   Tottori Prefecture Daisen White Resort
A number of lifts will be rested at Daisen White Resort during the 2020-2021 season.
It looks like only 7 of the 14 lifts will be opening, with a fair section of courses/terrain also closed.
A lack of snowfall last season and covid-19 issues making things difficult being given as the reason.
(The ski area page on SnowJapan will be updated soon).   Yamagata Prefecture Zao Sarukura
An additional snow making machine is being installed at Zao Sarukura for the 2020-2021 season.          

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

SAYAMA: Re-opening for 2020-2021 after a year off

Sayama - an artificial ski slope in Saitama Prefecture - has announced that it will (re)open on Thursday 12th November 2020. Sayama was closed for the whole of last season to undergo various changes. It looks like there will be a new 'Kids Area' as well as a 'Snow Escalator'. This post will be updated with more details as we have them.... >>>>> Update Now open! The escalator is in two sections so people can get off mid-point. The Kids Area is on the left side.        

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

BANSHOGAHARA: Re-opening for 2020-2021

A strong typhoon on 12th-13th October 2019 caused considerable damage at Banshogahara in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture. As a result, the ski area did not open for the 2019-2020 winter season. The good news is that they are back and re-opening for the 2020-2021 season! And it looks like there will be some cheaper lift tickets available to celebrate too. Updates coming to the page on SnowJapan soon... https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/ueda/banshogahara    

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

KITASHINSHU KIJIMADAIRA: 50% off all tickets / Pioneer Course closed

There are a few bits of interesting news from Kitashinshu Kijimadaira in northern Nagano Prefecture. This season all tickets are (about) 50% off the normal prices. That makes a 1 day ticket just 2,000 yen for adults and 700 yen for children. In disappointing news though, the famous 45 degree Pioneer Course is not going to be opening for the 2020-2021 season. In recent years it was open on Wednesdays, weekends and holidays - this year it will remain closed for the full season and the top Number 3 pair lift will be rested. https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/kijimadaira/kita-shinshu-kijimadaira        

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

SNOW PARK YETI: Opening date... and another name change

Snow Park Yeti - known as Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti last year and other names before that - will open this year on Friday 30th October. Always the first ski area to open, albeit with artificial snow, expect to see it on the evening news on that date! https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/shizuoka/susono/snow-town-yeti The main lift ticket prices remain unchanged this season.        

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

KAMOIDAKE: Re-opening for 2020-2021

Good news alert! Kamoidake in Utashinai City in Hokkaido will be re-opening for the 2020-2021 season. Opening date is planned for 12th December. Details will be updated to the below page when we have them. https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/hokkaido/utashinai/kamoidake      

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

REWILD NINJA SNOW HIGHLAND: Minenohara re-opening for 2020-2021 with a new name

Minenohara Kogen in Suzaka (Nagano Prefecture) has had an eventful few years with change of ownership and then damage caused by a typhoon last autumn. It was closed last season, but it will re-open for 2020-2021 with an interesting new name: WILD NINJA SNOW HIGHLAND   リワイルド・忍者・スノーハイランド (It's not clear if the capitals are necessary!) More info should be coming soon, but the page has already been updated with some details here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/suzaka/minenohara-kogen        

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

NOZAWA ONSEN: New Nagasaka Gondola lift

Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano Prefecture New Nagasaka Gondola lift During the off season the old Nakasaka Gondola at Nozawa Onsen was totally dismantled, and a brand new gondola has been installed. The old gondola had a mid-station with a change in direction but the new one goes straight up from the same base point to the top Yamabiko area of the ski area. The new gondola is scheduled to be open in December. Nozawa Onsen also said earlier in the summer that they had plans to have some snow making machines available this season. Obviously, we hope that such machines will not be needed!
     

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

SHIGA KOGEN: New 'pulse' gondola lift

Shiga Kogen
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture New pulse gondola lift for 2020-2021 A new ‘pulse gondola’ lift at Shiga Kogen should be ready for the 2020-2021 season. Pulse gondolas feature cabins that are grouped together in “pulses” rather than being spaced evenly along the cable. The new lift will feature two ‘pulses’ of 3 cabins, each holding 8 people, and the short 400m journey will take just 90 seconds. The location of the new gondola is by the side of the Shiga Kogen Yama-no-Eki building (opposite the Sougo Kaikan 98 Building that houses the Tourist Information Centre). That is close to the Hasuike area of Shiga Kogen. The new gondola goes down from there to the base of the pair lift at the Giant ski area. Until 2012 the 1,500m Shiga Kogen Ropeway used go from the same area over to Hoppo Onsen. That lift operated from 1960 and was removed after closing. There will be parking for 500 vehicles close by the new gondola and with the main bus stop within walking distance, Shiga Kogen is proclaiming it as a new convenient way to get over to the Takamagahara, Terakoya, Ichinose, Yakebitaiyama and Okushiga areas of the resort.
   

SnowJapan

SnowJapan

Sign in to follow this  

sjf2019l.png

About SnowJapan

SnowJapan.com is the independent guide to skiing and snowboarding in Japan and has been online since 1999.

SnowJapan.com covers the whole of Japan. We are here to introduce the world to unbiased, honest and detailed information about winter sports in Japan. We publish exclusive and in-depth and daily content throughout the winter season and we add new functionality and content to the site every year.

We are not here to promote any specific destinations or resorts, or to sell our readers any kind of products or services. We are not a travel agency and we do not own any ski resorts, ski schools, accommodations or other related businesses.

×