Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is located in Tsumagoi village on the eastern slopes of Mt Azumaya in the western region of Gunma Prefecture. It is close to the border with Nagano Prefecture with Sugadaira Kogen being on the western side of the same mountain. It is one of the largest ski resorts in the Kanto region. There are two main connected areas called Palcall and Baragi. The resort has been operating in one form or another since 1983 - Palcall and Baragi actually used to be separate resorts until 2005. Look out for the fine mountain views on a clear day including Yokoteyama, Kusatsu-Shirane, Manza and Asama.
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 Palcall Tsumagoi Resort.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Family Land Park' area has a wide range of activities for young children including a snow escalator, mobiles, tubing and sledging. The entry charge is 1,000 yen (500 yen for pre-school young children, free for children under 3 years).
The 'Mother Goose' child care service is located in the Centre House building at the base of the resort. Reservations the day before are required for weekdays. 2,200 yen for 2 hours.
There is also a free 'Kids Room' in the Centre House building.
The Snow Park is located by the Number 5 lift and usually has a wide variety of items. Usually opening from January.
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Pallcall Tsumagoi Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and special holidays.
There is no night skiing at this area.
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend)
1 Day (weekday)
AM or PM (weekend)
AM or PM (weekday)
2 Days (weekend)
2 Days (weekday)
Gondola 1 way
1 Lift Coupon
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
A 'One Day Pal' ticket includes a 1 day lift ticket, lunch and drink voucher for 5,200 yen.
Getting to Palcall Tsumagoi Resort
By public transport
38.8km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
11.6km from Omae on the Agatsuma line
14.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Two train stations on the Agatsuma line are nearby, the main one being Manza Kawaguchi Station.
Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 40km from the resort.
No ski resort shuttle bus service information is available.
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is about 20 minutes by taxi from Manza Kazawaguchi Station.
33km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
49.4km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
74.3km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 112
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is about 33km to the north east of the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.
From the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit, turn left onto Route 144 and head up towards Sugadaira. Continue on this road for just under 22km and then turn left onto the Tsumagoi Panorama Line road (the sign mentions Baragi Kogen in English). Continue on this road for just under 8km and then turn left to head up to the resort base.
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