Marunuma Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Marunuma Kogen
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020
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Marunuma Kogen is located on the western slopes of Mt Shirane in Katashina village close to the Gunma-Tochigi prefecture border. Marunuma Kogen is particularly popular – and busiest - during the early season and late season due to early snowfall and long season in the region. This is because during the peak season months there are more easily accessible resorts. The road just beyond Marunuma Kogen gets blocked off during winter (so you cannot continue on over into Tochigi Prefecture). Marunuma Kogen has been operating since 1974.

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 from late December until late April.

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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Marunuma Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 110cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - - 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 250cm
3rd - - 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 240cm
4th - - 4th - 110cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 230cm
5th - 50cm 5th - 120cm 5th - 200cm 5th - 230cm
6th - 50cm 6th - 150cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 250cm
7th - 50cm 7th - 150cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 250cm
8th - 50cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 240cm
9th - 50cm 9th - 150cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 230cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 220cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 210cm
12th - 50cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 230cm 12th - 210cm
13th - 50cm 13th - 160cm 13th - 230cm 13th - 210cm
14th - 50cm 14th - 160cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 210cm
15th - 50cm 15th - 165cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 210cm
16th - 50cm 16th - 170cm 16th - 230cm 16th - 210cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 220cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 220cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 170cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 210cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 210cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 210cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 190cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 200cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 200cm
26th - 70cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 250cm 26th - 200cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 190cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 180cm
29th - 110cm 29th - 190cm 29th - 250cm 29th - 180cm
30th - 110cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - 190cm
31st - 110cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - 180cm

Previous Statistics

Marunuma Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Marunuma Kogen. 
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 Park' is located at the base of the resort in front of Kogen-no-eki Marunuma building. There is also a 'Beginners Area' with a free to use moving escalator. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' area is located on the left hand area of the resort (as you look from the base). There are a few different zones including Jib Park, Kicker Park and Beginner Park. 

Marunuma Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Marunuma Kogen is generally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm with some variations.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Marunuma Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years and over
1 Day 4,900 yen 2,200 yen 3,700 yen 4,400 yen
Set 1 Day 5,700 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen 5,200 yen
5 Hours 4,400 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen
Friendly Pass 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,800 yen 2,500 yen
10 Hours 8,000 yen
20 Hours 15,000 yen
3 Points 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 62,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen 62,000 yen
Season (from 1st Feb) 36,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen 26,000 yen
Season (from 1st Mar) 26,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen 26,000 yen
Season (from 1st Apr) 19,000 yen 5,000 yen 10,000 yen 19,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 20 Hour ticket can be used in units of 1 hour during the season.
The 10 Hour ticket can be used in units of 1 hour during the season.

The 'Set' tickets include a lunch voucher worth 1,200 yen.

The 'Friendly Pass' is valid on the Number 1, Number 4 and Chuo lifts only.

On Mondays and Fridays from 6th January (excluding holidays), women and seniors can buy a lift ticket that includes 1,200 yen worth of meal vouchers for just 3,700 yen.

Getting to Marunuma Kogen

By public transport
51.9km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
42.9km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Marunuma Kogen is about 43km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 52km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
The 'Katashina Snow Express' bus service from Tokyo leaves Shinjuku at 7:15am. The return charge is 6,000 yen. Reservations required. Operates from 21st December 2019 until 29th March 2020.
By Car
38.4km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
46.3km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
46.5km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (0.1km away)
Marunuma Kogen is located very close to the border with Tochigi Prefecture. Outside of winter months Route 120 continues past Marunuma Kogen and connects with the Oku Nikko area of Tochigi, but that section of the road is closed during winter. This means that the only way to approach Marunuma Kogen in winter is from the west on Route 120.

Marunuma Kogen is just over 38km from the Numata IC exit 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 just over 38km to the base of Marunuma Kogen.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There are a number of car parks available at the base area of Marunuma Kogen. Parking is free on all car parks apart from the Central (Chuo) car park where it is 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays (free for season ticket holders).

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