Iizuna Kogen (Nagano City, Nagano)

Iizuna Kogen
飯綱高原 (長野県 長野市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 16th December 2018]

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Iizuna Kogen is located on the southern slopes of Mt Iizuna, to the north of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The freestyle ski events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics were held here. The bobsleigh and luge events of the Olympics were held at the 'Spiral' facility, about 3km to the south-east of Iizuna Kogen. The Iizuna Resort ski hill is about 4km away and the resorts in Myoko (Niigata Prefecture) are to the north.

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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Iizuna Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 50cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 80cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th - 80cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 65cm
6th - - 6th - 80cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 55cm
7th - - 7th - 80cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 55cm
8th - - 8th - 80cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 55cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 45cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 45cm
11th - - 11th - 70cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 45cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th - 80cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 70cm 13th - 80cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 70cm 14th - 80cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 70cm 15th - 80cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 70cm 16th - 80cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 60cm 17th - 80cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 40cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 40cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 40cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 40cm 21st - 85cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 85cm 22nd - -
23rd - 10cm 23rd - 50cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - -
24th - 10cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 80cm 24th - -
25th - 10cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 80cm 25th - -
26th - 10cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 80cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th - 70cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 80cm 28th - -
29th - 70cm 29th - 80cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 70cm 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 60cm 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - -

Iizuna Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iizuna Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Snowshoes and telemark skis are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course near the Number 1 car park (free entry) and a 'Kids Park' at the bottom of E Course (entry 500 yen, weekends and holidays only). 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is on H Course.  

Iizuna Kogen Season & Opening Times

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

The resort can be used for private nighta for 54,000 yen. Valid for groups of more than 30 people, and prior reservations are required.

Iizuna Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,300 yen
2 Days 5,200 yen 3,600 yen 3,900 yen
3 Days 6,700 yen 4,700 yen 5,200 yen
4 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 190 yen 210 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,100 yen
Free 15 Hours 7,400 yen 5,900 yen 6,800 yen
Free 30 Hours 14,700 yen 11,700 yen 13,500 yen
Season Ticket 30,900 yen 20,600 yen 22,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 15 and 30 hour tickets can be used in units of 1 hour at any time during the season.

Children's Day is the 3rd Saturday in January, February and March when children can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Iizuna Kogen

By public transport
12.3km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.3km from Nagano Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
13.7km from Mure Station on the Kita Shinano line
Transport Information
Iizuna Kogen is just over 12km from Nagano Station.

>> More information on the Kita Shinano-sen train line
More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
A bus (that is labelled as going to Togakushi ski-jo) is available from Nagano Station and costs 770 yen for adults and 390 yen for children (one-way). Special rates are available that include a one day pass and the bus.
By Car
16.2km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
20.3km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
21.6km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (10.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 404
Iizuna Kogen is about 16km from the Shinano-machi IC exit and just over 20km from the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

The resort is located just off Prefecture Road 404 to the north of central Nagano city.

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There is parking for 900 vehicles at the base of Iizuna Kogen.

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