Karuizawa Snow Park (Naganohara Town, Gunma)

Karuizawa Snow Park
(群馬県 長野原町)
Planned season: Friday 18th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
Pre-open 5th-6th & 12th-13th December 2020
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Karuizawa Snow Park is located in Naganohara town in Gunma Prefecture, to the north of the popular Karuizawa town and to the east of Mr Asama. It is mainly a family-oriented ski hill with a winter 'dog run' as well for those pets who enjoy the snow. One course is called 'Cabbage' and another is called 'Egg'. Gnarly!

Karuizawa Snow Park first opened in 1999, so 2020-2021 is the 21st Anniversary.

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.

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Karuizawa Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 75cm 1st 85cm 90cm 1st 75cm 85cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 75cm 2nd 80cm 90cm 2nd 70cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 75cm 3rd 80cm 90cm 3rd 70cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 75cm 4th 80cm 90cm 4th 70cm 80cm
5th 30cm - 5th 70cm 80cm 5th 80cm 90cm 5th 70cm 80cm
6th 30cm - 6th 70cm 80cm 6th 80cm 90cm 6th 70cm 80cm
7th 30cm 30cm 7th 70cm 80cm 7th 80cm 90cm 7th 70cm 80cm
8th 30cm 30cm 8th 70cm 80cm 8th 80cm 90cm 8th 70cm 80cm
9th 30cm 30cm 9th 75cm 75cm 9th 85cm 95cm 9th 70cm 80cm
10th 30cm 30cm 10th 75cm 75cm 10th 85cm 95cm 10th 65cm 70cm
11th 30cm 30cm 11th 75cm 75cm 11th 85cm 95cm 11th 70cm 70cm
12th 30cm 30cm 12th 75cm 75cm 12th 85cm 95cm 12th 70cm 70cm
13th 30cm 30cm 13th 75cm 75cm 13th 85cm 95cm 13th 70cm 70cm
14th 30cm 35cm 14th 75cm 75cm 14th 80cm 95cm 14th 65cm 70cm
15th 30cm 35cm 15th 75cm 75cm 15th 80cm 90cm 15th 65cm 75cm
16th 30cm 35cm 16th 75cm 80cm 16th 80cm 90cm 16th 65cm 75cm
17th 60cm 35cm 17th 75cm 80cm 17th 85cm 80cm 17th 65cm 80cm
18th 60cm 35cm 18th 75cm 80cm 18th 85cm 85cm 18th 65cm 80cm
19th 70cm 35cm 19th 75cm 80cm 19th 85cm 85cm 19th 60cm 80cm
20th 70cm 35cm 20th 75cm 80cm 20th 85cm 85cm 20th 60cm 80cm
21st 70cm 35cm 21st 75cm 80cm 21st 85cm 85cm 21st 55cm 75cm
22nd 70cm 35cm 22nd 70cm 80cm 22nd 80cm 85cm 22nd 55cm 70cm
23rd 70cm 55cm 23rd 70cm 80cm 23rd 75cm 85cm 23rd 55cm 65cm
24th 70cm 55cm 24th 85cm 75cm 24th 75cm 80cm 24th 55cm 80cm
25th 70cm 55cm 25th 85cm 75cm 25th 75cm 80cm 25th 50cm 80cm
26th 70cm 55cm 26th 85cm 75cm 26th 75cm 85cm 26th 50cm 80cm
27th 70cm 55cm 27th 85cm 75cm 27th 75cm 85cm 27th 50cm 70cm
28th 70cm 75cm 28th 85cm 100cm 28th 75cm 85cm 28th 50cm 65cm
29th 70cm 75cm 29th 85cm 100cm 29th - 85cm 29th 45cm 80cm
30th 60cm 75cm 30th 85cm 90cm 30th 30th 45cm 80cm
31st 70cm 75cm 31st 85cm 90cm 31st 31st 35cm 80cm

Previous Statistics

Karuizawa Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Karuizawa Snow Park. 
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 'Chibbiko Gelande' play area is located in the lower part of the family course in the base area - entry is free with a valid entry lift ticket.

The 'Pureji Park' area offers a variety of activities and covered by the 'Yuki Asobi' ticket. 
Park Information
Park information

Karuizawa Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:20pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Karuizawa Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays; from 9:00am until 4:20pm on weekdays.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Karuizawa Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hours 2,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
Yuki Asobi 1 Day 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Yuki Asobi 4 Hours 1,800 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
Yuki Asobi 2 Hours 1,300 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 'Yuki Asobi' tickets are for folk not doing skiing or snowboarding, rather activities such as tubing, 'jet tubing', snow strider and sledding in the 'Pureji Park'.

A variety of Family 1 Day tickets are also available:

Family A: 1 adult and 1 child - 5,400 yen
Family B: 1 adult and 2 children - 7,700 yen
Family C: 2 adults and 1 child - 8,500 yen
Family D: 2 adults and 2 children - 10,600 yen
Family E: 2 adults and 3 children - 12,700 yen

Getting to Karuizawa Snow Park

By public transport
21.3km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
17.4km from Naka Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
21.3km from Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Karuizawa Snow Park is just over 17km from the nearest local line station, Naka Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo line.

Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just over 21km from the resort.

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A free shuttle bus service is available daily from Karuizawa Station. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

By Car
31.3km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Saku IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
36.2km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 146 (5.7km away)
Karuizawa Snow Park is just over 30km from the Usui Karuizawa IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Head north out of central Karuizawa town on Route 146 and follow the signs. The ski hill is less than 6km off the main road.

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Parking is available for about 700 vehicles at the base of Karuizawa Snow Park.

There is no parking charge - it is free every day of the season.

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