Katashina Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Katashina Kogen
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Thursday 26th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Katashina Kogen is a skiers-only resort located in Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture. The resort is very close to the White World Oze Iwakura resort, but the two are not physically connected and do not share a lift joint lift ticket. The popular character ‘Miffy’ is very prominent at Katashina Kogen and the resort very much emphasises on family and children-oriented activities.

There is also a special membership available that opens up various special offers including discounts, free parking and child care.

Katashina Kogen has been operating since 1967.

The region to the east of Minakami town and to the north east of Numata city in northern Gunma Prefecture is made up of Kawaba village and Katashina village. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts dotted around the mountains of this region, all of which are accessed off the main Route 120 road from central Numata. This road is otherwise known as the Nihon Romantic Highway and continues through to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, though the prefecture border section of the road is closed during the winter months.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Katashina Kogen is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Katashina Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 120cm 1st - 210cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th - 140cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - 140cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 140cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 150cm
10th - - 10th - 160cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 160cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 130cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th - 160cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 160cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th - 160cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th - 160cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 130cm
17th - - 17th - 160cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 130cm
18th - - 18th - 160cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 130cm
19th - - 19th - 160cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 130cm
20th - - 20th - 160cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 130cm
21st - - 21st - 160cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 40cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 210cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd - 40cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 210cm 24th - 100cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 210cm 25th - -
26th - 40cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 210cm 26th - -
27th - 40cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 210cm 27th - -
28th - 60cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 210cm 28th - -
29th - 100cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 100cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 100cm 31st - 210cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Katashina Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Katashina Kogen. Special children lessons are offered at the Miffy Ski School. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are a number of children areas at this family-oriented skiers-only hill.

The 'Miffy Adventure Park' and snow escalator are both near the base of the resort and open from 8am until 4:30pm. Entry to 'Miffy Adventure Park' is 500 yen on weekends and holidays and free on weekdays and the snow escalator charge is 1,100 yen for the day (or 300 per for one time). There is also a snow strider park area for children.

A 'Kinder Room' child care service is available in the base building and is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Membership is required. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Katashina Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Katashina Kogen is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm every day.

The lifts open until 4:40pm from the beginning of February.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Katashina Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Older Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 3,200 yen 3,900 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 1,600 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Super Morning (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 3,500 yen
Super Morning (weekdays) 2,800 yen 1,400 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Super Afternoon (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 3,500 yen
Super Afternoon (weekdays) 2,800 yen 1,400 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Miffy Adventure Park (holidays) 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Miffy Adventure Park (weekdays) yen yen yen yen
Snow Escalator 1 Day 1,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Super Morning Tickets are valid from 8:00am until 2:00pm.

The Super Afternoon Tickets are valid from 10:00am until closing.

Tickets can be bought online for a reduced charge (25% off).

Getting to Katashina Kogen

By public transport
41.7km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
36km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Katashina Kogen is 36km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 42km from the Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
Buses from both Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station operate to central Kamada area of Katashina village. A free welcome bus is available from there to the resort on request.

Bus services to Katashina from Tokyo are available during the peak winter season.
By Car
30.1km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38.2km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 401 (1.2km away)
Katashina Kogen is located just off Route 401, about 30km the north east of the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC exit, turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway) and head towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 25km until arriving at the turn off for Route 401 just after passing through the central Kamada part of Katashina Village. Turn left onto Route 401 over the bridge heading towards Oze and Tokura. Continue on this road for around 3.5km until arriving at the sign for Katashina Kogen - turn left to head up to the car park.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There is a car park at the base of the resort for 1200 vehicles.

Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 yen on holidays and weekends. The car park opens at 5:00am on weekends and holidays; 6:00am on weekdays.

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18th November 2019:
We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.
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