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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Saku Ski Garden Parada.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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.
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Elementary School age
55 years & over
12 Lift Coupons
Spring (1 day)
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
Saku Ski Garden Parada is just over 5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Koumi lines.
A free shuttle bus is available from the station for most of the main season
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.
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