Kurohime Kogen Snow Park (Shinano Town, Nagano)

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
黒姫高原スノーパーク
(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

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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park. 
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 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
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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)
Senior
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
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus service from Kurohime Station is available during the winter.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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).

More Information

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Address
Address
Kurohime Kogen
Shinano-machi
Nagano-ken
389-1303
Telephone
Telephone
026-255-3171
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