Kazawa Snow Area (Tsumagoi Village, Gunma)

Kazawa Snow Area
鹿沢スノーエリア (群馬県 嬬恋村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd November 2018 until early May 2019
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Kazawa Snow Area is located in Tsumagoi village to the north east of central Ueda and to the north of Komoro city in Nagano Prefecture. There are two conncected areas - the main Highland area and the Kaman area - the latter is only open on weekends and holidays. Spectacular mountain scenery can be enjoyed from the top of Kazawa on a clear day with many famous mountains in view.

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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Kazawa Snow Area Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 50cm 60cm 1st 80cm 80cm 1st 140cm 130cm 1st 130cm 150cm
2nd 50cm 60cm 2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 140cm 130cm 2nd 130cm 150cm
3rd 50cm 60cm 3rd 80cm 100cm 3rd 140cm 130cm 3rd 130cm 150cm
4th 50cm 60cm 4th 80cm 100cm 4th 130cm 130cm 4th 130cm 150cm
5th 50cm 60cm 5th 80cm 100cm 5th 130cm 135cm 5th 140cm 150cm
6th 50cm 60cm 6th 80cm 100cm 6th 130cm 135cm 6th 140cm 140cm
7th 50cm 60cm 7th 80cm 100cm 7th 130cm 135cm 7th 140cm 140cm
8th 50cm 60cm 8th 80cm 100cm 8th 130cm 135cm 8th 150cm 140cm
9th 50cm 60cm 9th 100cm 100cm 9th 130cm 135cm 9th 150cm 130cm
10th 50cm 60cm 10th 100cm 100cm 10th 130cm 135cm 10th 150cm 130cm
11th 50cm 60cm 11th 100cm 100cm 11th 130cm 135cm 11th 160cm 130cm
12th 50cm 70cm 12th 100cm 100cm 12th 130cm 135cm 12th 160cm 130cm
13th 50cm 70cm 13th 100cm 100cm 13th 130cm 135cm 13th 160cm 130cm
14th 50cm 70cm 14th 100cm 100cm 14th 130cm 135cm 14th 160cm 130cm
15th 60cm 70cm 15th 100cm 100cm 15th 130cm 140cm 15th 160cm 130cm
16th 60cm 70cm 16th 100cm 100cm 16th 130cm 140cm 16th 160cm 130cm
17th 60cm 70cm 17th 100cm 100cm 17th 130cm 140cm 17th 160cm 130cm
18th 60cm 70cm 18th 100cm 100cm 18th 130cm 150cm 18th 160cm 130cm
19th 60cm 70cm 19th 100cm 100cm 19th 130cm 150cm 19th 160cm 130cm
20th 60cm 70cm 20th 100cm 100cm 20th 130cm 150cm 20th 160cm 120cm
21st 60cm 70cm 21st 105cm 100cm 21st 130cm 150cm 21st 160cm 120cm
22nd 60cm 70cm 22nd 105cm 100cm 22nd 130cm 150cm 22nd 140cm 140cm
23rd 60cm 70cm 23rd 105cm 120cm 23rd 130cm 150cm 23rd 140cm 130cm
24th 70cm 70cm 24th 105cm 120cm 24th 130cm 150cm 24th 140cm 130cm
25th 70cm 70cm 25th 110cm 130cm 25th 130cm 150cm 25th 140cm 130cm
26th 70cm 70cm 26th 120cm 130cm 26th 130cm 150cm 26th 140cm 130cm
27th 70cm 80cm 27th 130cm 130cm 27th 130cm 150cm 27th 140cm 120cm
28th 70cm 80cm 28th 130cm 130cm 28th 130cm 150cm 28th 140cm 120cm
29th 80cm 80cm 29th 140cm 130cm 29th - - 29th 140cm 120cm
30th 80cm 80cm 30th 140cm 130cm 30th 30th 140cm 120cm
31st 80cm 80cm 31st 140cm 130cm 31st 31st 140cm 120cm

Previous Statistics

Kazawa Snow Area Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kazawa Snow Area. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is located in the base area and is free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kazawa Snow Area Season & Opening Times

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

There is no scheduled nighta at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6:00am-8:00am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5:00pm-8:00pm): 120,000 yen

Kazawa Snow Area Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,700 yen 2,000 yen 3,200 yen
2 Hour (weekends & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hour (weekdays) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,400 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 55,000 yen 30,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1,000 yen deposit is required.

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.

There is no scheduled nighta at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6:00am-8:00am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5:00pm-8:00pm): 120,000 yen

Those charges include the lift operations during that time.

Somewhat curiously, the 'Season ticket' appears to only be valid until Sunday 7th April 2019.

Getting to Kazawa Snow Area

By public transport
30.7km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.7km from Omae on the Agatsuma line
15.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Transport Information
Kazawa Snow Area is about 13km from Omae Station on the Agatsuma line.

The larger Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the same line is a little further away.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 31km from Kazawa Snow Area.

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No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
21.4km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.6km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Kawaza Snow Area is about 21.5km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit and just less than 27km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.
It can be found just off Prefecture Road 94 about 3.5km from Route 144 in the Tashiro area of Tsumagoi village.

From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road for just under 18km, going past Yunomaru along the way, until reaching the turn off for Kazawa Snow Area.

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There is parking for 800 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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