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"
7
1006m
7
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 7 0 0

Saku Ski Garden Parada Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

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
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
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
2019-2020 UPDATES
MID-OCTOBER 2019:

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