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 21st December 2019 until late March 2020
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th December 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 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

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
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st - 150cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 175cm
2nd - - 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 175cm
3rd - - 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 175cm
4th - - 4th - 195cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 175cm
5th - - 5th - 195cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 175cm
6th - - 6th - 170cm 6th - 170cm 6th - 175cm
7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 175cm
8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 200cm
9th - - 9th - 210cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 200cm
10th - - 10th - 200cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 190cm
11th - - 11th - 180cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 180cm
12th - - 12th - 170cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 170cm
13th - - 13th - 170cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th - 170cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 180cm
15th - - 15th - 160cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 190cm
16th - - 16th - 155cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 180cm
17th - - 17th - 160cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 180cm
18th - - 18th - 170cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 180cm
19th - - 19th - 170cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 180cm
20th - - 20th - 170cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 160cm
21st - - 21st - 200cm 21st - 200cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 110cm
24th - 35cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 110cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 240cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 30cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 175cm 27th - 90cm
28th - 90cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 175cm 28th - 90cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 250cm 29th - - 29th - 90cm
30th - 110cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - 90cm
31st - 150cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 90cm

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 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
                                                           
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 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,600 yen
2 Days 7,400 yen 4,700 yen 6,500 yen
3 Days 11,000 yen 6,700 yen 9,800 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,400 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,400 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen
Family Park 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Area 2 Ticket 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

There are a number of different 'Area' tickets available.

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 Kurohime-no-mori Playland 'Soto' is 500 yen.

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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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
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2019-2020 UPDATES
9th December 2019: Most ski resort information for the 19-20 has been updated, but some work remains as we ourselves wait for information. We will get it completed as quickly as possible. More about updates here
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