Resort Spotlight: Kurohime Kogen Snow Park (Shinano, Nagano)

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
Shinano-machi, Nagano Prefecture

2019-2020 season planned dates:
21st December 2019 until Late March 2020

Introducing Kurohime

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is a ski and snowboard resort located on the eastern slopes of Mt Kurohime in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture.

The resort features one of the largest 'Family Park' areas, covering an area larger than 20 times the size of Tokyo Dome. It offers some of the best fun facilities towards families out there.

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park enjoys an excellent location. The resort is less than 10km to the south of the popular ski resorts in Myoko (in neighbouring Niigata Prefecture). Madarao Kogen is about 20km to the east. And Nozawa Onsen and the Shiga Kogen area are also within reach. Nagano City is about 30km to the south. The region truly offers a huge choice of winter sports, leisure and cultural activities... not to mention local cuisine.

Courses & Lifts

Five ski lifts operate at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park - one quad lift and four pair lifts - and they service 10 official ski and snowboard courses, the Family Park, two Park areas, a 3km/5kmcross country course and Kids Park.

  Length Max Ave.
Reruhi (von Lerch) Course 1,500m 28º 16º
Flower Course 1,000m 19º 14º
Shirakaba Course 600m 25º 14º
Cosmos Course   33º 13º
Shinano-ki Course 1,000m 20º 13º
Karamatsu Course 1,000m 24º 14º
Kurohime Family Gelande     10º
Fantasy Course     10º
Smile Family Gelande     12º
Romance Course     16º
Cross Country Course      
Kurohime Family Park      
Kids Park      

Kurohime Family Park

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is rightly proud of it's large Family Park at the base of the resort. This Family Park features a huge range of activities to enjoy 'playing in the snow' or 'yuki-asobi' as we say in Japan.

There are 2 areas as shown on the above course map - Area 1 and Area 2. Please note that charges apply to some activities within the park. See below for full details.


Snow Mobile Experience
After a simple lecture, go round the 30-40 minute course twice. Children are welcome to ride along with a guardian.




Snow Rafting
Go round the Snow Rafting course twice; the ride takes about 10 minutes. Snow might get in your eyes and snow goggles are recommended!




Strider Enjoy Park
Go round the Snow Rafting course twice; the ride takes about 10 minutes. Snow might get in your eyes and snow goggles are recommended!




Cat Tour Cruising
Ride a cat machine on a specially prepared course. At the end point enjoy playing in the (hopefully) untouched snow. The ride takes about 30 minutes. Young children must be accompanied by adults.


Snow Tubing

A fun course where you can enjoy hurtling down the snow in a tube


(Forest Playland)
500 yen

Kurohime Number 3 pair lift
Use of Cherry Park

1,000 yen

Kurohime Family Number 1 pair lift
Kurohime Family Number 2 pair lift
Use of Kids Park

From 400-600 yen for 30 minutes
700-1100 yen for 1 hour

Children must be accompanied by a guardian. Children up to Junior High School age.

Norimono 'Activity' Tickets

6 tickets - 3,000 yen
12 tickets - 5,000 yen

Rafting - 2 tickets; Sled rental - 1 ticket; Snow racer - 2 tickets
Strider rental with helmet - 6 tickets
Cat tour - 2 tickets; Snow mobile experience - 4 tickets
Tubing - 2 tickets
Note: these tickets are not valid to ride ski lifts 


BC Park & Cherry Park

For skiers and snowboarders looking for some park action, there are two snow parks available at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park- the BC Park and the Cherry Park.

BC Park features various kickers, rails, boxes, table top and wall features.

Cherry Park is more suited to beginners and those wanting to enjoy a simple park in safety.




Lift Tickets

Below are the main lift ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park.

Planned opening times for the ski lifts are as follows:

Kurohime Number 1 quad lift: 8:30am until 4:30pm
Kurohime Number 2 pair lift: 9:00am until 4:20pm
Kurohime Number 3 pair lift: 8:45am until 4:30pm
Kurohime Number 5 pair lift: 8:50am until 4:20pm
Kurohime Family Number 1 pair lift: 8:30am until 4:20pm
Kurohime Family Number 2 pair lift: 8:30am until 4:20pm

(over 60)
(3-17 years)
1 Day Ticket 4,000 yen 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 3,600 yen  
2 Day Ticket 7,400 yen 6,500 yen 4,700 yen 6,500 yen Consecutive days
3 Day Ticket 11000 yen 9,800 yen 6,700 yen 9,800 yen Consecutive days
Morning Ticket 3,400 yen 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen 8:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon Ticket 3,400 yen 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Rental Pack 1 Day 7,100 yen 7,100 yen 4,100 yen -  
Rental Pack 2 Days 14,000 yen 14,000 yen 8,000 yen -  
Kurohime Family Park entry PLEASE SEE ABOVE  


Getting to Kurohime Kogen

By Car

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is located in Shinano Town in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, and close by Myoko in Niigata Prefecture.

The resort base is about 5km from the Shinano IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

By Train

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is about 20 minutes from Kurohime Station (Kita Shinano line).

A free shuttle bus service is available from Kurohime Station.