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 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 190cm (-10cm) [updated on 22nd February 2019]

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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 Kids Park area that is apparently the size of 40 Tokyo Domes! There are also a few Park areas for adults. There is also 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

1200m
430m
770m
33"
11
2600m
6
20%
35%
45%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 1 0 5 0 0

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st 150cm 200cm 1st 250cm 190cm 1st - 215cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 170cm 2nd 260cm 190cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd 180cm 190cm 3rd 230cm 190cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th 195cm 200cm 4th 190cm 190cm 4th - 195cm
5th - - 5th 195cm 220cm 5th 190cm 190cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th 170cm 210cm 6th 170cm 200cm 6th - 175cm
7th - - 7th 170cm 210cm 7th 170cm 200cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 170cm 200cm 8th 180cm 200cm 8th - 170cm
9th - - 9th 210cm 180cm 9th 180cm 190cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th 200cm 140cm 10th 200cm 190cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th 180cm 150cm 11th 200cm 190cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th 170cm 150cm 12th 210cm 200cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th 170cm 150cm 13th 210cm 210cm 13th - 150cm
14th - - 14th 170cm 180cm 14th 220cm 210cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th 160cm 180cm 15th 220cm 210cm 15th - 140cm
16th - - 16th 155cm 150cm 16th 220cm 210cm 16th - 140cm
17th - - 17th 160cm 130cm 17th 220cm 210cm 17th - 140cm
18th - - 18th 170cm 130cm 18th 220cm 230cm 18th - 140cm
19th - - 19th 170cm 130cm 19th 220cm 230cm 19th - 140cm
20th - - 20th 170cm 130cm 20th 210cm 230cm 20th - 135cm
21st - - 21st 200cm 130cm 21st 200cm 230cm 21st - 135cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 220cm 130cm 22nd 190cm 230cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd 30cm 50cm 23rd 220cm 140cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 130cm
24th 35cm 50cm 24th 230cm 150cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 130cm
25th 30cm 50cm 25th 230cm 180cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 130cm
26th 30cm 50cm 26th 240cm 200cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 130cm
27th 30cm 90cm 27th 250cm 210cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 130cm
28th 90cm 200cm 28th 250cm 220cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 90cm
29th 100cm 200cm 29th 250cm 220cm 29th - - 29th - 90cm
30th 110cm 210cm 30th 250cm 220cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 150cm 210cm 31st 240cm 220cm 31st 31st - 30cm

Previous Statistics

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 'Kurohime Family Park' is one of the biggest kids parks in Japan, and is joined by a new 'Kids BC Park'.

There is also Kids Snowmobiles, Snow Rafting, tubing and other snow related activities.

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 park areas are Kurohime - the 'Black Cosmos Park', the 'Cherry Park' and the newer 'Kids BC Park'. 

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
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 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)
Older Child
Elementary to Senior High age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,900 yen 1,200 yen 2,400 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 7,300 yen 4,600 yen 6,400 yen
3 Days 10,000 yen 6,400 yen 9,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen
5 Lift Coupons 2,800 yen
Area 1 Ticket 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Area 2 Ticket 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Area 1 Ticket is valid for using the Kids Park

The Area 2 Ticket is valid for using the Kids Park and also the new Kids BC Park and tubing.

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 1,300 vehicles close to the base of Kurohime Kogen Snow Park.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kurohime Kogen
Shinano-machi
Nagano-ken
389-1303
Telephone
Telephone
026-255-3171
Current resort snow depth
190cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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