Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK (Chino City, Nagano)

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK
車山高原SKYPARK (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 45cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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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. This ski resort has been operating since 1965. The resort was previously known as just Kurumayama Kogen. For the 2017-2018 season, the new official name changed to Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK and from this season it is 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 Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 65cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 110cm
4th - - 4th - 65cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 65cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 90cm
9th - 35cm 9th - 65cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 70cm
10th - 35cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 75cm
11th 40cm 35cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 75cm
12th 40cm 35cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 115cm 12th - 75cm
13th 40cm 35cm 13th - 70cm 13th - 120cm 13th - 75cm
14th 40cm 40cm 14th - 75cm 14th - 120cm 14th - 75cm
15th 45cm 40cm 15th - 75cm 15th - 120cm 15th - 75cm
16th 45cm 40cm 16th - 75cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 70cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 70cm
18th - 45cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 70cm
19th - 45cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 70cm
20th - 45cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 70cm
21st - 45cm 21st - 70cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 70cm
22nd - 45cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 70cm
24th - 45cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 70cm
25th - 55cm 25th - 90cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 120cm 26th - 70cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 70cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 70cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - 65cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - 65cm
31st - 60cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - 65cm

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. Charges are 1 hour at 1,000 yen. Open from 22nd December 2018 until 31st March 2019; 9:00am until 12:00pm and 1:00pm until 4:00pm. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two Park areas at Kurumayama Kogen - Park A, Park B - as well as a Cross Course. 

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 7:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:45pm
'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

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 (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 (and a special nighta ticket is 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 (and a special nighta ticket is not necessary).

Kurumayama Kogen SKYPARK Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
50 years & over
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
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A family pack for 2 adults and one child is 8,500 yen.
A family pack for 2 adults and two children is 10,600 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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line

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

A taxi from Chino Station 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 1,500 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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