Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley is located about in Koumi town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region.
There are six lifts at this resort - 1 quad, 4 pairs and one 'cable car' which is like a short funicular railway that connects the base with the hotel by side of the lower slopes. If you have a valid 1 day ticket for nearby Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake, you can pay a little extra to get a one day or half day ticket for Koumi Re-Ex.
On weekdays from 20th January 2020 (and daily from 1st March), 'new winter sports' will be allowed on the Number 2 and 5 lifts (E, F and L courses). It seems this will include items that you can ride on other than skis and snowboards, including what they are calling 'snow drive'...
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. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley. There is also a special Freestyle Ski School.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' is located in front of the Resort Centre - entry is 500 yen. There is also a sledging course for children and a special children practice slope area.
There are a variety of Park areas at Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley for different skill levels - including the 'Rail Park' and a mogul run area.
Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill, though opens early at 7:00am on Saturdays in the main season.
Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
Half Day (weekend & holidays)
Half Day (weekdays)
Early AM (6:30am-8:30am)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets
People aged 60 years and over are eligible for special 'Senior' tickets. 'Master' tickets are valid for folk in their 50's and the charges are the same as the older children rates. The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 1:00pm. The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until closing. The Half Day ticket can also be used from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
A number of special family lift tickets are available:
Family A set ticket (1 adult and 1 child) - 5,000 yen on holidays and 4,000 yen on weekdays. Family B set ticket (2 adults and 1 child) - 8,000 yen on holidays and 6,500 yen on weekdays. Family C set ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10,000 yen on holidays and 8,000 yen on weekdays. Additional children charged 2000 yen on holidays and 1500 yen on weekdays.
Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary and junior high school age children is 1,500 yen.
If you have a valid 1 day ticket for the Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake resort, you can pay 500 yen to get a 1 day or half day ticket for Koumi Re-Ex.
Getting to Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley
By public transport
33.7km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
8km from Matsubarako Station on the Koumi Line
11km from Koumi Station on the Koumi Line
The nearest train station, 8km away, is Matsubarako Station on the Koumi line.
Koumi Station on the same line is 11km from the ski hill.
Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 34km away.
A local bus from Koumi Station costs 400 yen. A taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs about 4000 yen.
29.9km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
41.7km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
47.2km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (7.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley can be reached easily from the Joshinetsu Expressway and Chubu Odan Expressway to the north and from the Chuo Expressway from the south.
From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and about 22km later turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to the resort.
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