Snow Park Oze Tokura (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Snow Park Oze Tokura
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until early April 2022
Closed on some days, details below
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Snow Park Oze Tokura is located in the mountains of the Oze region of Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture. It was the first of the ski areas in the Oze and Numata region, first opening in 1962 as simply Oze Tokura, and changing to the current name in 2006. It is the most northerly of the ski and snowboard resorts in the region.

This area was one of the early ones in Japan to welcome snowboarders to the slopes and the half-pipe was always a popular feature. The half-pipe disappeared for the 2019-2020 season and does not seem to be making a comeback.

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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Snow Park Oze Tokura Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 170cm 1st - 190cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 190cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 190cm 3rd - 180cm
4th - - 4th - 170cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 180cm
5th - - 5th - 170cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 180cm
6th - - 6th - 170cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 180cm
7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 180cm
8th - - 8th - 190cm 8th - 190cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 190cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 190cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 190cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 190cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th - 190cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 160cm
14th - - 14th - 190cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th - 190cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th - 190cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th - 190cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th - 190cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 140cm
19th - - 19th - 190cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 140cm
20th - - 20th - 190cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 140cm
21st - 100cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 140cm
22nd - 100cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd - 100cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 100cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 100cm
25th - 120cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 140cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 150cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 90cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 90cm
29th - 150cm 29th - 180cm 29th - - 29th - 80cm
30th - 150cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - 80cm
31st - 160cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - -

Snow Park Oze Tokura Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Park Oze Tokura. Special Kids lessons are also available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Kids Park is located by the base Oze Kogen Hotel and is free to enter.

There is also usually a 'Kids Room Kurara' facility by the base area.  
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Natural Pipe' by the Number 1 lift. 

Snow Park Oze Tokura Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Snow Park Oze Tokura will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th January 2022
Tuesday 18th January 2022
Monday 7th February 2022
Thursday 17th February 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 17th March 2022
Thursday 24th March 2022

Snow Park Oze Tokura Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,800 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days (weekend & holidays) 7,700 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 6,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 3,300 yen 2,500 yen
Ladies 1 Day (weekdays) 3,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

The Morning ticket is valid from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.

A Ladies one day lift ticket is available on weekdays for 3,300 yen.

Getting to Snow Park Oze Tokura

By public transport
47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
40.3km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is about 40km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
Bus services from Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station are available.

The Katashina Snow Express bus service runs between Tokyo and Katashina.
By Car
35.8km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 401 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Snow Park Oze Tokura is located just off Route 401, about 36km 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 8.5km, going past the turn off roads for Katashina Kogen and White World Oze Iwakura, until arriving at the junction to turn off for Oze Tokura onto Prefecture Road 63. Turn left here and follow the signs to the ski area base.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There is a car park for about 900 vehicles areas by base of the ski area. Parking is free every day of the season.

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