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: Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
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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 Area (by the Smart IC exit), and the North 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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Saku Ski Garden Parada Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 40cm 1st 85cm 60cm 1st 100cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 40cm 2nd 90cm 60cm 2nd 95cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 50cm 3rd 90cm 80cm 3rd 95cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 50cm 4th 90cm 80cm 4th 95cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 50cm 5th 90cm 80cm 5th 90cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 45cm 50cm 6th 90cm 80cm 6th 90cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 45cm 50cm 7th 90cm 80cm 7th 90cm 75cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 50cm 8th 90cm 80cm 8th 90cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 50cm 9th 90cm 80cm 9th 90cm 75cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 50cm 10th 90cm 80cm 10th 90cm 75cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 50cm 11th 95cm 80cm 11th 90cm 75cm
12th - - 12th 45cm 50cm 12th 95cm 80cm 12th 90cm 75cm
13th - - 13th 45cm 50cm 13th 95cm 80cm 13th 90cm 65cm
14th - - 14th 45cm 60cm 14th 95cm 80cm 14th 90cm 65cm
15th - - 15th 45cm 60cm 15th 100cm 80cm 15th 90cm 65cm
16th - - 16th 45cm 60cm 16th 100cm 80cm 16th 90cm 65cm
17th - - 17th 45cm 60cm 17th 100cm 80cm 17th 90cm 65cm
18th - - 18th 45cm 60cm 18th 100cm 80cm 18th 90cm 65cm
19th - - 19th 45cm 60cm 19th 100cm 80cm 19th 90cm 55cm
20th - - 20th 45cm 60cm 20th 100cm 80cm 20th 90cm 55cm
21st 30cm - 21st 45cm 60cm 21st 100cm 80cm 21st 80cm 55cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 45cm 60cm 22nd 100cm 80cm 22nd 80cm 55cm
23rd 30cm 40cm 23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 100cm 80cm 23rd 80cm 55cm
24th 30cm 40cm 24th 50cm 60cm 24th 100cm 80cm 24th 80cm 55cm
25th 30cm 40cm 25th 50cm 60cm 25th 100cm 80cm 25th - 55cm
26th 30cm 40cm 26th 55cm 60cm 26th 100cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 40cm 27th 60cm 60cm 27th 100cm 80cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 40cm 28th 70cm 60cm 28th 100cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 40cm 29th 70cm 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 40cm 40cm 30th 75cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 40cm 31st 75cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Saku Ski Garden Parada Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Saku Ski Garden Parada. 
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. (Adults can enter with a valid 1 Day of 5 Hour ticket). Tubing is 200 yen per go, trampoline is 800 yen for 5 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 2,500 yen for half a day and 5,000 yen for the full day 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 Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'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.

Saku Ski Garden Parada Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-school age
Older Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,700 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Afternoon (11:30am-4:30pm) 3,900 yen 2,400 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,300 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Evening (3pm-4:30pm) 1,000 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 18,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Cheaper tickets for the spring season (from 11th March 2019) are available - 3,200 yen for adults, 2500 yen for children and seniors.

Getting to Saku Ski Garden Parada

By public transport
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
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
A free shuttle bus is available from the station.
By 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
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
There are numerous car parks near base for about 2000 vehicles. Most are free to use.

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