Snow Park Oze Tokura (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Snow Park Oze Tokura
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Monday 21st December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
Official snow depth 190cm (0cm) [updated on 23rd January 2021]

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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 resorts in the Oze and Numata region, first opening in 1962 as simply Oze Tokura, 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... but Course 10 by the Number 1 pair lift is called 'Natural Pipe'.

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 50cm 1st - 110cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 170cm 50cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 170cm 50cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 110cm
4th - - 4th 170cm 60cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th 170cm 70cm 5th - 110cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th 170cm 90cm 6th - 110cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th 170cm 90cm 7th - 120cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th 190cm 90cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 120cm
9th - - 9th 190cm 90cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th 190cm 90cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 100cm
11th - - 11th 190cm 90cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 100cm
12th - - 12th 190cm 90cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th 190cm 90cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th 190cm 90cm 14th - 130cm 14th - 90cm
15th - - 15th 190cm 90cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 70cm
16th - - 16th 190cm 100cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 50cm
17th - - 17th 190cm 100cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 50cm
18th - - 18th 190cm 100cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 50cm
19th - - 19th 190cm 100cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 50cm
20th - - 20th 190cm 100cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 50cm
21st 100cm - 21st 190cm 100cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 50cm
22nd 100cm - 22nd 190cm 100cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 50cm
23rd 100cm - 23rd 190cm 100cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - -
24th 100cm - 24th - 100cm 24th - 130cm 24th - -
25th 120cm 30cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 130cm 25th - -
26th 140cm 30cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 130cm 26th - -
27th 150cm 30cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 130cm 27th - -
28th 150cm 50cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 130cm 28th - -
29th 150cm 50cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 130cm 29th - -
30th 150cm 50cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 160cm 50cm 31st - 100cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

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 rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also 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 a 'Kids Room Kurara' nursery facility by the base area. Reservations are required and charges apply - 3,000 yen for a half day. 
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 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 2020-2021 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 resort base.

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

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