Mt Norikura Snow Resort is located on the eastern foothills of Mt Norikura, to the west of central Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture. The resort covers quite a wide area and is known for often very good snow conditions. There are a few official ungroomed snow course areas.
It has been operating since 1961. Mt Norikura Snow Resort is no longer part of the Mac Earth group.
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.
Mt Norikura Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
A free shuttle bus from Matsumoto Station is available.
40.6km from the Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway
44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC on the Nagano Expressway
50.4km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (11.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 84
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is about 40km from the Matsumoto IC exit and 44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC exit on the Nagano Expressway.
From the Matsumoto IC exit, turn right onto Route 158 and follow the road for about 29km until reaching the sign to turn left onto Prefecture Road 84. Follow the signs to the base of the resort.
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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