Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park (Kijimadaira Village, Nagano)

Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park
牧の入高原スノーパーク (長野県 木島平村)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019
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Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park the located on the northern slopes of Mt Kosha in Yamanouchi town, in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It was until recently known as just 'Makinoiri Snow Park'.

This ski hill has had a bit of an on-off and confusing status over the last few seasons! Makinoiri Snow Park was to be part of the branded 'Mt Kosha' plan that included five ski hills and a joint lift ticket. But then it was closed for a handful of seasons. And then it has been part re-opened since the 2016-2017 season with two lifts operating! For the 2018-2019 season, three lifts are operating - the Number 1 quad, the Number 2 triple and Number 3 pair lift. There is also a new snowboard park and banked slalom course.

The big ‘Mt Kosha’ concept seems to have fractured: Makinoiri Snow Park and Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira now both operating independently; X-JAM Takaifuji and Yomase Onsen offer a joint ticket; and Yamabiko-no-oka has been closed since 2017-2018.

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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Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard rental is available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special children facilities. 
Park Information
Park information
For the 2018-2019 season there is a new snowboard park and banked slalom course at Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park. 

Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years and over
1 Day 3,500 yen yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
Afternoon 2,500 yen yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 28,000 yen yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information There are special tickets for ladies at Makinoiri Snow Park every day of the season - the charges are the same as for High School students and Seniors.

Getting to Makinoiri Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
9.5km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
9.5km from Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
Transport Information
Less than 10km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and local Iiyama lines.

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No shuttle bus information is available.
By Car
15.4km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24.2km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (2.9km away)
20 minutes from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

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Free parking is available.

More Information

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Kijimadaira 3271-212
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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