Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK (Chino City, Nagano)

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK
(長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until late March 2021
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Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK is located by the side the Venus Line road in Chino city in the Kirigamine highland region of central eastern Nagano Prefecture. The ski courses of this resort are located on the eastern slopes of Kurumayama and it is one of the larger resorts in the immediate area. Beautiful mountain scenery - including views of Mt Fuji and the North, Central and South Alps - can enjoyed on a clear day. Snow shoe tours are popular.

This ski resort has been operating since 1965. The resort was previously known as just Kurumayama Kogen. Since the 2017-2018 season, the official name changed to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK and it is now part of the 'Smile' group of ski resorts.

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Course Map

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Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 90cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 65cm 8th - 90cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th - 90cm 9th - 80cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 90cm 10th - 80cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 70cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 90cm 12th - 70cm
13th - 30cm 13th - 60cm 13th - 90cm 13th - 70cm
14th - 30cm 14th - 60cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 70cm
15th - 30cm 15th - 70cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 85cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 70cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 85cm
17th - 30cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 60cm 17th - 95cm
18th - 30cm 18th - 75cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 95cm
19th - 30cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 95cm
20th - 30cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 85cm
21st - 30cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 85cm
22nd - 50cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 85cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 55cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 55cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 75cm
28th - 55cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 70cm
29th - 55cm 29th - 90cm 29th - 90cm 29th - 90cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 60cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Smile Kids Park' is located near the base area of the resort snow tubing, snow striders and areas to play in the snow. Entry is free with a valid lift ticket, 1000 yen (weekends only) otherwise.

There is a Nursery in the facility at the base for children ages 2-6 years. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two Park areas at Kurumayama Kogen - Park A, Park B - as well as a Cross Course.

Snow shoe tours also available. 

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 6:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kurumayama Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays in the daytime.

About nighta operations

Until 6:00pm on Saturdays between 28th December 2019 and 21st March 2020 and also 29th December to 3rd January, 12th January, 23rd February and 20th March 2020.

Until 8:30pm on 31st December, 12th January and 23rd February. Fireworks from 9:00pm!

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 2,800 yen 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
2 Days 7,200 yen 4,200 yen 6,000 yen 6,000 yen
4 Hours 3,800 yen 2,400 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
6 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 600 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 20,000 yen 35,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A family pack for 2 adults and one child is 9,400 yen.
A family pack for 2 adults and two children is 11,600 yen.

Getting to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK

By public transport
40.6km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
21.8km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line is about 22km to the south west of the resort.

Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just over from Kurumayama Kogen.

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A bus service to Kurumayama Kogen from Chino Station takes about 60 minutes.

A taxi from Chino Station takes about 40 minutes and costs around 8,000 yen.
By Car
25.1km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
27.3km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
38.7km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (3.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Kurumayama Kogen is located by the side of Prefecture Road 40, otherwise known as the Venus Line.

The nearest exit on the Chuo Expressway is Suwa IC.

From the Suwa IC exit, go straight ahead and then at the junction after less than 1km turn left onto Route 20. After about 3.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 40 (Venus Line) and then keep on this road to head up to the ski hill. Kurumayama Kogen is on the left hand side of the road.

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About 2 and a half hours from Tokyo.
About 2 and a half hours from Nagoya.
About 4 and a half hours from Osaka.
There are 5 parking areas with a capacity of about 1500 vehicles. Parking is free and open 24 hours a day. A bus takes people from the further car parks on busy days.

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