Karuizawa Snow Park (Naganohara Town, Gunma)

Karuizawa Snow Park
(群馬県 長野原町)
Planned season: Early December 2021 until early April 2022
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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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The Mountain

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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 1st - 85cm 1st - 75cm
2nd - - 2nd - 70cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 70cm
5th - 30cm 5th - 70cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 70cm
6th - 30cm 6th - 70cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 70cm
7th - 30cm 7th - 70cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 70cm
8th - 30cm 8th - 70cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 70cm
9th - 30cm 9th - 75cm 9th - 85cm 9th - 70cm
10th - 30cm 10th - 75cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 65cm
11th - 30cm 11th - 75cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 70cm
12th - 30cm 12th - 75cm 12th - 85cm 12th - 70cm
13th - 30cm 13th - 75cm 13th - 85cm 13th - 70cm
14th - 30cm 14th - 75cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 65cm
15th - 30cm 15th - 75cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 65cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 75cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 65cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 85cm 17th - 65cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 75cm 18th - 85cm 18th - 65cm
19th - 70cm 19th - 75cm 19th - 85cm 19th - 60cm
20th - 70cm 20th - 75cm 20th - 85cm 20th - 60cm
21st - 70cm 21st - 75cm 21st - 85cm 21st - 55cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 55cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 75cm 23rd - 55cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 75cm 24th - 55cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 75cm 25th - 50cm
26th - 70cm 26th - 85cm 26th - 75cm 26th - 50cm
27th - 70cm 27th - 85cm 27th - 75cm 27th - 50cm
28th - 70cm 28th - 85cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 50cm
29th - 70cm 29th - 85cm 29th - - 29th - 45cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 85cm 30th 30th - 45cm
31st - 70cm 31st - 85cm 31st 31st - 35cm

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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