Minenohara Kogen Resort (Suzaka City, Nagano)

Minenohara Kogen Resort
峰の原高原リゾート (長野県 須坂市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Minenohara Kogen is located on the western side of Mt Azumaya in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The Yellow Line lift operates on weekends and holidays. Sugadaira Kogen is close by.

In April 2018, it looked like Minenohara Kogen was not going to open for the 2018-2019 season. There was encouraging news in August 2018 about a company taking it over with a chance of opening for 2018-2019... and it is happening, with a planned opening date of 22nd December 2018. The new management appear to be aiming to build 'the most advanced terrain parks in Japan'.
No further information is available as of planned opening date. We will check back on this early in 2019.

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.

The Mountain

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Minenohara Kogen Resort Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Minenohara Kogen Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Minenohara Kogen. 
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
Info coming soon 
Park Information
Park information
Info coming soon 

Minenohara Kogen Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Minenohara Kogen Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
6-12 years
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,100 yen
1 Day (weekday) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen
2 Days 7,900 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 7,600 yen 3,800 yen
Season Ticket (all) 80,000 yen 40,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 55,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A ticket that is valid for 1 adult and 1 child is 4,500 yen.

Getting to Minenohara Kogen Resort

By public transport
27.8km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.1km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
27.8km from Ueda Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 28km to the north east of the resort.

>> More information on the Shinano Tetsudo-sen train line
More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
20.7km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24.1km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (2.7km away)
Minenohara Kogen is located about 3km off Route 406 (also known as Ozasa Highway) and close to Sugadaira Kogen.

It is about 20km to the south of the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Arriving from the south, the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the same expressway is the quicker journey and is about 24km away via Route 144.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
There is parking for about 800 vehicles at the base of Minenohara Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Minenohara 3153-50
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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