Ski Japan Katsuyama (often known as Ski Jam or Jamkatsu) is located to the east of central area of Katsuyama city in the north eastern region of Fukui Prefecture. Karigahara is close by. Ski Jam Katsuyama has been operating since 1993 and is one of the larger and more popular resorts in this region - and certainly the largest in Fukui Prefecture - with many people visiting from the Chubu and Kansai regions.
Fukui Prefecture is in the Chubu region of central Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Ishikawa to the north, Gifu to the east and Kyoto and Shiga to the south. Most of the ski hills in Fukui Prefecture are found in the north eastern region to the east of the capital, Fukui city.
Ski Jam Katsuyama Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ski Jam Katsuyama.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Be-Kids Park' has a Sledding Area, Snowboard Aresa and Ski Area. Entry is 500 yen for half day; 900 yen for 1 day.
'Jam Kids' is a child care service for children above 6 months age. Reservations required.
The 'Park' is suitable for beginners. The 'Free Ride Park' is more suitable for intermediates. Both feature various items.
Ski Jam Katsuyama Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 7:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Ski Jam Katsuyama is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 7:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.
From 1st February 2018 until closing, the resort is open until 5:00pm.
There is no nighta at Ski Jam Katsuyama.
Ski Jam Katsuyama Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
1 Day + Lunch (1000 yen)
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekday)
A 500 yen returnable deposit is required.
Getting to Ski Jam Katsuyama
By public transport
11.7km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line
37.3km from Fukui Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
Ski Jam Katsuyama is about 12km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji line.
A bus service is available from Fukui Station.
The journey from Fukui Station takes about 60 minutes.
30.3km from the Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
35.5km from the Maruoka IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
39.5km from the Fukui IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 157 (9.3km away)
Ski Jam Katsuyama is about 30k from Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
From the east of central Fukui take Route 416 out east towards Katsuyama city.
From central Katsuyama take Route 157 in a north easterly direction and then turn onto the Hoonji-san Toll Road.
The resort is clearly signposted from the main road.
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