Kurohime Kogen Snow Park (Shinano Town, Nagano)

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
(長野県 信濃町)
Planned season: Saturday 26th December 2020 until late March 2021
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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is located in on the eastern slopes of Mt Kurohime in Shinano town, Nagano Prefecture. Kurohime is very close to the Nagano border with Niigata Prefecture and the various ski and onsen resort areas in the Myoko region (and generally not as busy as those!). Fine views of Lake Nojiri, Mt Madarao and Myoko to the north can be enjoyed on a clear day.

The resort has a large Family Park area that is apparently the size of 40 Tokyo Domes! There are also a few Park areas for adults and a cross country course.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 5cm 1st 130cm 40cm 1st 110cm 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 130cm 10cm 2nd 110cm 40cm 2nd 100cm 30cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 10cm 3rd 110cm 30cm 3rd 115cm 20cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 15cm 4th 100cm 40cm 4th 115cm 20cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 45cm 5th 120cm 40cm 5th 105cm 15cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 45cm 6th 110cm 80cm 6th 90cm 15cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 45cm 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 90cm 20cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 5cm 8th 130cm 80cm 8th 90cm 15cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 5cm 9th 140cm 120cm 9th 90cm 15cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 5cm 10th 140cm 120cm 10th 90cm 15cm
11th - - 11th 140cm 5cm 11th 160cm 140cm 11th 85cm 15cm
12th - - 12th 130cm 5cm 12th 140cm 140cm 12th 85cm 15cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 5cm 13th 130cm 100cm 13th 80cm -
14th - - 14th 110cm 5cm 14th 120cm 80cm 14th 80cm -
15th - - 15th 100cm 5cm 15th 110cm 60cm 15th 75cm -
16th - - 16th 100cm 15cm 16th 100cm 50cm 16th 70cm -
17th - - 17th 110cm 15cm 17th 120cm 20cm 17th 60cm 20cm
18th - - 18th 110cm 15cm 18th 140cm 30cm 18th 60cm 20cm
19th - - 19th 110cm 15cm 19th 150cm 30cm 19th 60cm 15cm
20th - - 20th 110cm 15cm 20th 150cm 30cm 20th 55cm -
21st - - 21st 130cm 30cm 21st 120cm 20cm 21st 45cm -
22nd - 0cm 22nd 110cm 40cm 22nd 100cm 20cm 22nd 35cm -
23rd - 2cm 23rd 100cm 45cm 23rd 100cm 15cm 23rd 25cm -
24th - 5cm 24th 100cm 40cm 24th 110cm 20cm 24th 25cm -
25th - 5cm 25th 100cm 20cm 25th 110cm 15cm 25th 20cm -
26th 110cm 10cm 26th 95cm 20cm 26th 110cm 15cm 26th 20cm -
27th 100cm 5cm 27th 90cm 20cm 27th 115cm 45cm 27th 20cm -
28th 85cm 15cm 28th 90cm 15cm 28th 120cm 60cm 28th 20cm -
29th 75cm 15cm 29th 90cm 10cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 70cm 15cm 30th 120cm 10cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 0cm 31st 130cm 20cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park. 
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 Family Park ticket allows use of the Kurohime Family Number 1 and 2 pair lifts as well as entry to the Kids Park.
Various activities charged extra (6 tickets 3,000 yen, 12 tickets 5,000 yen).

Entry to the outdoor Kurohime-no-mori Playland 'Soto' is 500 yen.
Entry to the indoor Kurohome-no-mori Playland 'Naka' is from 400 yen for 30 minutes and 700 yen for 1 hour.

There is a child care facility at the resort (half day costs 3,000 yen; full day costs 6,000 yen). 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few large park areas are Kurohime - the 'Black Cosmos Park', the 'Cherry Park' as well as the 'Kurohime Family Park'. 

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is open daily from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-school (3+ years)
60 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,500 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 8,000 yen 4,700 yen 7,300 yen
3 Days 11,800 yen 6,700 yen 10,900 yen
Afternoon (1pm-4:30pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Family Park 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Getting to Kurohime Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
26.9km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
5.7km from Kurohime Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
10.7km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is just under 6km from Kurohime Station on the Kita Shinano line.

Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 27km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A free shuttle bus service from Kurohime Station is available during the winter.
By Car
4.3km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.7km away)
Shinano IC is the closest exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Shinano IC exit traffic lights, turn right onto Route 18. At the junction in a few hundred metres turn right onto Prefecture Road 119, signposted as Kurohimekogen.
Continue on Prefecture Road 119 for just over 3km and turn left to head up to the base of the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There are a number of car park areas for up to 1300 vehicles close to the base of Kurohime Kogen Snow Park. You can 'reserve' a parking space in advance close to the slopes if you like (1,000 yen, limited number available).

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