Katashina Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Katashina Kogen
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Late December 2019 until late March 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

Reader opinion Resort Reviews [1] Write review
Reader photos No photos yet Upload photo
resort map

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
0 0 0 3 3 0 0
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 - 40cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 90cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th - 60cm 5th - 90cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 100cm 6th - 100cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 100cm 7th - 100cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 100cm 8th - 100cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 90cm 9th - 100cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 90cm 10th - 100cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 90cm 11th - 100cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 100cm 12th - 100cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 90cm 13th - 100cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 90cm 14th - 100cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 90cm 15th - 100cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 90cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 90cm 17th - 80cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 90cm 18th - 80cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 90cm 19th - 110cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 90cm 20th - 110cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 90cm 21st - 110cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 90cm 24th - 110cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 90cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - 30cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th - 40cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th - 40cm 29th - 90cm 29th - 90cm 29th - -
30th - 40cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 40cm 31st - 90cm 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.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Koshimoto 2990
2020-2021 UPDATES

(Updated regularly)

As we wait for snow, the new SnowJapanHistory website introduces ski areas from Japan's past
Current resort snow depth
Daily updates during snow season
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (0) Upload
Read Reviews (1) Write
If you have visited Katashina Kogen, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Katashina Kogen by road (in winter)
Accommodation Spotlights on SnowJapan
Approx. distance from Katashina Kogen by road (in winter)
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.