Resort Spotlight: Jangle Jungle (Higashine, Yamagata)

Higashine city, Yamagata

2019-2020 season planned dates:
Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime
Open from 5:00pm until 10:00pm until 15th March 2020
Planned opening dates and times are subject to change depending on snow conditions
** Resort details, information and forecast on SnowJapan **

Kurobishi Kogen Jangle Jungle is located on the northern slopes of Mizunashiyama, about 20 minutes to the east of Higashine city in Yamagata Prefecture. It is about an hours drive from Yamagata city which is located to the south west of the resort. Jangle Jungle is usually able to enjoy some of the heaviest snowfalls in Yamagata prefecture - and excellent quality snow too. The courses are all accessible from two quad lifts and a pair lift that operates during evening operations until 10:00pm.


 About A long course suitable for beginners to intermediates, also featuring the snow park.
 Skill level Beginner - Intermediate
 Length 1,200m
 Steepest gradient 20º
 Average gradient 12º
 About Take the WEST EXPRESS quad up to the top to enjoy the full 1200m of this course. Nighta operations by the lower JANGLE PAIR lift.
 Skill level Beginner
 Length 1,200m
 Steepest gradient 19º
 Average gradient 10º
 About A varied course with slope variations and a tree run course area in the middle area.
 Skill level Intermediate - Advanced
 Length 1,400m
 Steepest gradient 25º
 Average gradient 15º
 About The longest course round the side of the resort. The Jungle Cross area is located in the upper area of this course.
 Skill level Intermediate
 Length 1,500m
 Steepest gradient 22º
 Average gradient 10º
 About Suitable for more advanced riders with a lot of variety
 Skill level Advanced
 Length 800m
 Steepest gradient 24º
 Average gradient 17º
 About The J Park, Pair Yoko Park and Pair Ue Park offer a variety of different items for different levels of riders.

J Park:
Intermediate - Advanced

Pair Yoko Park:
Beginners - Intermediates

Pair Ue Park:
Beginners - Intermediates


Jangle Plaza

The base building offers lift tickets, a shop, restaurant and locker rooms for men and women
An indoor elevator takes you from the car park to the base building.
Open from 8:00am
Credit cards accepted

Shop & Locker Rooms

The shop sells various items including snow caps, neck warmers, goggles, kids sleds and more.
There are also separate locker rooms for men and women in the Jangle Plaza.


Open from 10:00am until 7:00pm with last orders at 6:45pm
Seating for 500 people


How to get to Jangle Jungle

Free Shuttle Bus

Sakuranbo Higashine
Togoko Minkan Jangle Jungle Jangle Jungle Togoko Minkan Sakuranbo Higashine
8:10am 8:20am 8:35am 3:50pm 4:10pm 4:20pm
9:30am 9:40am 10:00am 5:10pm 5:30pm 5:40pm

By Car

About 50km from the Sendai Miyagi IC on Tohoku Expressway via Route 48
About 28km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway via Route 13
About 20km from Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway via Route 287

Free parking every day. Take the escalator from the car parks to the base of the resort.



Jangle Jungle Lift Tickets 2019-2020 Season

1 Day Passport Open-close 5,800 yen 4,600 yen 0 yen
1 Day 8:30am until 5:00pm 4,900 yen 3,800 yen 0 yen
5 Hours 5 hours from purchase 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 0 yen
Nighta 5:00pm until close 2,300 yen 2,300 yen 0 yen
1 point - 600 yen 600 yen 0 yen
Every Day All season 48,000 yen 38,000 yen -

Children of elementary school age and below can obtain lift tickets for free.
Senior tickets are valid for people ages 60 and over (ID required)
Credit cards are accepted


Jangle Jungle Snow Park Rental 2019-2020 Season

Ski / snowboard 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Boots 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Poles 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Wear 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Helmet 100 yen 100 yen 100 yen 100 yen
Ski set (skis, poles and boots) 4,500 yen 3,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,000 yen
Ski set and wear 6,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,700 yen 2,500 yen

Available equipment sizes:
Skis - from 80cm
Ski boots - from 15cm
Snowboards - from 105cm
Snowboard boots - from 20cm
Wear - from 110cm

Seniors are 60 years and over / Junior is elementary school age child / ID required

 Ski & Snowboard Lessons 2019-2020 Season

Lesson type   HALF DAY (2 HOURS) FULL DAY (4 HOURS)
General Lesson Junior High school student - adult 4,000 yen 5,500 yen
Elementary School Child Lesson - 4,200 yen 5,700 yen
Group Lesson (6-8 students) Elementary School child - adult 16,000 yen 24,000 yen
Private Lesson Elementary School child - adult 13,000 yen 21,000 yen

Reception Time is from 9:00am until 10:00am and from 12:45pm until 1:15pm
Lesson times are from 10:00am until 12:00pm (from 10:30am until 12:30pm on weekends and holidays) and from 1:30pm until 3:30pm

Group Ski & Snowboard Resorts

1 Hakodate Nanae Snow Park 50 mins from Hakodate Hokkaido
2 Iwate Kogen Snow Park 40 mins from Morioka Iwate
3 Jangle Jungle 60 mins from Sendai Miyagi IC Yamagata
4 Okutone Snow Park 15 mins from Minakami IC Gunma
5 Shirakaba Royal Hill 40 mins from Suwa IC Nagano
6 Akakura Onsen 10 mins from Myoko Kogen IC Niigata