Saku Ski Garden Parada (Saku City, Nagano)

Saku Ski Garden Parada
佐久スキーガーデンパラダ
(長野県 佐久市)
Planned season: Thursday 19th December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Saku Ski Garden Parada is located right next to - and connected with - the Sakudaira Smart IC exit and Parking Area of the Joshinetsu Expressway in Saku city, Nagano Prefecture. That is only from the north though... approaching from the south you need to get off the expressway at the next exit, Saku IC. It has two areas - the South (Minami) Area (by the Smart IC exit), and the North (Kita) area. Both have car parks and are connected by a free shuttle bus. The North Area is larger and considered the 'main area' by most.

Saku Ski Garden Parada has been operating since 1994.

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

1050m
270m
780m
25"
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1006m
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40%
Skiers
60%
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Boarders
40%
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Saku Ski Garden Parada Snow Depth Statistics

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Saku Ski Garden Parada Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Saku Ski Garden Parada. 
Rental
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 'Kids Land' offers a variety of courses and items for children and is normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Entry is 1,000 yen. Tubing is 200 yen per go, trampoline is 800 yen for 2 minutes. A ticket that costs 1,500 yen includes entry, use of the trampoline and sled rental. There are 'Kids Land' areas in both the North and South Area of this resort - tickets valid at both areas.

There is a also 'Kids Room' nursery in the North Area. It costs 800 yen per hour and suitable for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Reservations are required.
 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Happy Park' is scheduled to be open from mid January in the South Area. Open from 10:00am until 3:00pm. 

Saku Ski Garden Parada Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Saku Ski Garden Parada is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays and from 9:00am on weekdays.

Saku Ski Garden Parada Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-school age
Older Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,400 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Afternoon (11:30am-4:30pm) 4,100 yen 2,400 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,500 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
Evening (3pm-4:30pm) 1,100 yen 700 yen 700 yen 700 yen
Spring (1 day) 3,300 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 18,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The spring season ticket is available from 23rd March 2020

Getting to Saku Ski Garden Parada

By public transport
Train
Train
5.4km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.6km from Iwamurada Station on the Koumi Line
5.4km from Sakudaira Station on the Koumi Line
Transport Information
Information
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just over 5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Koumi lines.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from the station for most of the main season
By Car
Car
0.4km from the Sakudaira Smart IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
4.1km from the Saku IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (4.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 156
Direction
Direction
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just a few hundred metres from the Sakudaira Smart IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway and about 4km from the Saku IC exit.

Access from the Sakudaira Smart IC is from the north only - from the south use the Saku IC exit.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There are numerous car parks near base for about 2000 vehicles. Most are free to use.

More Information

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Address
Address
Shimohirao 2681
Saku-shi
Nagano-ken
385-0003
Telephone
Telephone
0267-67-8100
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