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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Karuizawa Snow Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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.
Karuizawa Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:20pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
4 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
Yuki Asobi 1 Day
Yuki Asobi 4 Hours
Yuki Asobi 2 Hours
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
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.
A free shuttle bus service is available daily from Karuizawa Station. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
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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