Saku Ski Garden Parada (Saku City, Nagano)

Saku Ski Garden Parada
(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

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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 30cm 40cm 1st 50cm 85cm 1st 60cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd 50cm 90cm 2nd 60cm 95cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 40cm 3rd 50cm 90cm 3rd 60cm 95cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 45cm 4th 50cm 90cm 4th 60cm 95cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 45cm 5th 50cm 90cm 5th 60cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 45cm 6th 50cm 90cm 6th 60cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 45cm 7th 50cm 90cm 7th 60cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 45cm 8th 70cm 90cm 8th 60cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 45cm 9th 70cm 90cm 9th 40cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 45cm 10th 70cm 90cm 10th 50cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 45cm 11th 70cm 95cm 11th 40cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 45cm 12th 70cm 95cm 12th 40cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 45cm 13th 70cm 95cm 13th 40cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 45cm 14th 70cm 95cm 14th 40cm 90cm
15th - - 15th 30cm 45cm 15th 70cm 100cm 15th 40cm 90cm
16th - - 16th 30cm 45cm 16th 70cm 100cm 16th 40cm 90cm
17th - - 17th 30cm 45cm 17th 60cm 100cm 17th 40cm 90cm
18th - - 18th 30cm 45cm 18th 60cm 100cm 18th 40cm 90cm
19th - - 19th 30cm 45cm 19th 60cm 100cm 19th 40cm 90cm
20th - - 20th 30cm 45cm 20th 60cm 100cm 20th 40cm 90cm
21st - 30cm 21st 30cm 45cm 21st 60cm 100cm 21st 40cm 80cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd 30cm 45cm 22nd 60cm 100cm 22nd 40cm 80cm
23rd 10cm 30cm 23rd 30cm 50cm 23rd 60cm 100cm 23rd - 80cm
24th 30cm 30cm 24th 30cm 50cm 24th 60cm 100cm 24th - 80cm
25th 30cm 30cm 25th 30cm 50cm 25th 60cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 30cm 26th 30cm 55cm 26th 60cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 30cm 27th 30cm 60cm 27th 60cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 30cm 28th 50cm 70cm 28th 60cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 40cm 29th 50cm 70cm 29th 60cm - 29th - -
30th 30cm 40cm 30th 50cm 75cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 40cm 31st 50cm 75cm 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. 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am 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 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
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
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 for most of the main season
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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