Resort Spotlight: Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK (Nagano)


Chino, Nagano Prefecture

2018-2019 season planned dates:
Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
www.kurumayama.com

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Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK RESORT is located in the highland region of Chino city in the central region of Nagano Prefecture. With a top elevation at 1925m, conditions remain cold and the resort usually enjoys stable snow conditions. The area also enjoys a very high 'clear sky ratio' of 80% which is great if you enjoy stunning winter scenery. Mt Kurumayama is one of the '100 Mountains of Japan' and from the top some amazing 360 degree scenery can be enjoyed. Mt Fuji, the Japanese Alps and the Yatsugatake mountain range can all be seen from the top of the resort.

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK RESORT also features one of the largest Kids Parks in the region and special kids events are held every Sunday as well as three fireworks displays from the slopes during the season. Snowshoe trekking is also available. More details below!


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Powder Area Level Vertical Length Max
Gradient
Average Gradient Length
Family Beginner 140m 900m 25° 12° 200m
Panorama Beginner > Intermediate 350m 2000m 28° 15° 100m
Slalom Intermediate 130m 600m 28° 18° 100m
Tresbien Intermediate 130m 650m 28° 16° 100m
Venus Advanced 280m 1000m 35° 21° 80m
Sportsman Advanced 200m 750m 38° 23° 100m
Captain Advanced 200m 750m 38° 23° 80m

Snow Park

There are two Park areas at Kurumayama Kogen - Park A (3m table top, 5m kicker, hip) and Park B (7m kicker, straight box, rail)

Smile Kids Park


Snowshoe Trekking

Snowshoes are not allowed within the boundary of the ski resort itself but just beyond the resort are extensive areas where snowshoeing can be enjoyed.
Access is via the Skyliner lift and Sky Panorama lift at the top of the resort.

 Check this PDF file for information on snow shoe trekking just beyond the resort

 

Restaurants

Main Restaurant
urgers, hot sandwiches and other fast food

Location: Sky Plaza (2nd Floor)
Capacity: 600
Opening: 9:00am until 4:00pm (until 6:30pm when nighta)
Note: Open daily
 

Fast Food
Burgers, hot sandwiches and other fast food

Location: Sky Plaza (1st Floor)
Capacity: 24
Opening: 8:30am until 4:00pm (from 7:30am weekends)
Note: Open daily

Restaurant
Roast beef, curry and other menu items created by hotel chef

Location: Sky City (2nd Floor)
Capacity: 130
Opening: 8:30am until 4:00pm (from 7:30am weekends)
Note: Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Crepe Crayon
100 types of delicious crepe to choose from!

Location: Sky City (2nd Floor)
Capacity: 50
Opening: 9:00am until 4:00pm from late December
Note: Closed on certain weekdays

Western style Restaurant
Various western style food - the beef stew is popular

Location: In front of the Family Course
Capacity: 100
Opening: 9:00am until 4:30pm
Note: Open on weekends and holidays

Tops 360°
Popular cafe restaurant

Location: In front of the Family Course
Capacity: 70
Opening: 9:00am until 4:00pm
Note: Open from mid December until late March


Lift Tickets 2018-2019 Season

Ticket type
 
Adults Child
6-12 yrs
Child
13-18 yrs
Senior
50+ yrs
Early season: 8th December 2018 until 21st December 2018
1 lift ride 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
4 hours 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
1 day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
2 days 5,000 yen 3,300 yen 4,300 yen 4,300 yen
Main season: 21st December until 20th March 2019
1 lift ride 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
1 day 4,200 yen 2,600 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
2 days 7,000 yen 4,300 yen 6,000 yen 6,000 yen
4 hours 3,400 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Hanabi-de-nighta 2,000 yen 1,200 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season ticket 40,000 yen 20,000 yen 35,000 yen 35,000 yen
Sightseeing 1,600 yen 1,000 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Spring Season: 21st March 2019 until 31st March 2019
1 lift ride 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
4 hours 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
1 day 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
2 days 6,300 yen 3,700 yen 5,300 yen 5,300 yen
Ticket type
 
Adults
18-49 yrs
Child
6-11 yrs
Child
12-17 yrs
Senior
50+ yrs

Children under elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.
The third Sunday of the month (December to March) is Children's Day - on those days elementary school children can ride the lifts for free.
The 4 hour tickets are valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
Season tickets are valid for night operations.

Lift opening times

Weekdays

8:30am until 4:30pm
(From 7:00am on 1st, 13th January, 10th February and 10th March 2019)

Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, 29th December until 4th January 2019

8:00am until 4:00pm
(The Skyliner lift opens at 8:00am)

Night operations

Open for night time operations on every Saturday from 29th December 2018 until 16th March 2019, 30th December 2018 until 3rd January 2019, 13th January 2019 and 10th February 2019.

Hanabi-de-nighta is from 5:15pm until 8:45pm on the following dates and features fireworks (the above noted special ticket required)
31st December 2018; 13th January 2019; 10th February 2019

Tsudsuki-de-nighta is from 4:30pm until 7:45pm on the following dates (* special nighta ticket not necessary)
29th, 30th December 2018; 1st-3rd, 12th January 2019; 9th February 2019

On other days when there are nighta operations, they are from 4:30pm until 6:00pm (* special nighta ticket not necessary).

 

Gear & Wear Rental 2018-2019 Season

Ski Rental
    4 Hours 1 Day
Ski Set Adult 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Junior 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Ski only Adult 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Junior 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Boots only Adult 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Junior 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Poles only All 500 yen 500 yen
 
Snowboard Rental
    4 Hours 1 Day
Snowboard Set Adult 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Junior 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Snowboard only Adult 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Junior 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Boots only Adult 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Junior 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
 
Wear & Other
    Adult Child
Wear Adult 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Junior 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Helmet All 500 yen 500 yen
Snowshoes All 700 yen 1,000 yen
 
 
 

Accommodation

Along with the Sky Park Hotel, there are over 40 pensions and other accommodations close to the base of Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK

 

How to get to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK

Getting to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK by car

About two and a half hours from Tokyo
About two and a half hours from Nagoya
About four and a half hours from Osaka

32km from the Suwa Minami IC exit of the Chuo Expressway (via Echo Line)
28km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway (via Venus Line)
40km from the Saku IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway (via Route 142)

There are a five car parks by the base of Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK.
Parking is free every day of the season and the car parks are open 24 hours a day.

Getting to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK by public transport

A public bus service from Chino Station is available. The journey takes about 60 minutes.
A taxi from Chino Station costs around 8,000 yen and takes about 40 minutes.

** More details, stats and current weather forecast on SnowJapan here **

Official website
www.kurumayama.com