YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park (Takayama Village, Nagano)

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park
YAMABOKUワイルドスノーパーク (長野県 高山村)
Planned season: Mid-late December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is located in Takayama village in Nagano Prefecture, on the south western slopes of Kasagadake. This area feels different from most Japanese ski hills with less trees and a much more open feel. It features a number of ungroomed courses and various guided tours including snowshoe, telemarking. There are three main areas - 1st Stage (the main course area), 2nd Stage (ungroomed 'private area') and 3rd Stage (backcountry area). 70% of the total area is left ungroomed.

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is actually geographically very close to the Kumanoyu area of Shiga Kogen, but the connecting road is closed during the winter months. Until 2010, this ski hill was called 'Yamada Bokujo'.

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.

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The Mountain

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YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 100cm 85cm 1st 190cm 210cm 1st 90cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 90cm 2nd 200cm 215cm 2nd 100cm 173cm
3rd - - 3rd 105cm 120cm 3rd 210cm 215cm 3rd 100cm 175cm
4th - - 4th 105cm 150cm 4th 190cm 215cm 4th 100cm 170cm
5th - - 5th 78cm 160cm 5th 190cm 240cm 5th 105cm 145cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 160cm 6th 135cm 240cm 6th 90cm 155cm
7th - - 7th 75cm 165cm 7th 150cm 200cm 7th 120cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 160cm 8th 150cm 200cm 8th 150cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 150cm 9th 150cm 210cm 9th 120cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 155cm 10th 170cm 205cm 10th 130cm 120cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 160cm 11th 170cm 210cm 11th 150cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 160cm 12th 170cm 210cm 12th 130cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 160cm 13th 170cm 200cm 13th 130cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 160cm 14th 170cm 205cm 14th 170cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 80cm 170cm 15th 170cm 215cm 15th 140cm 100cm
16th - - 16th 110cm 170cm 16th 145cm 215cm 16th 140cm 100cm
17th - - 17th 110cm 160cm 17th 160cm 210cm 17th 140cm 100cm
18th - - 18th 110cm 160cm 18th 160cm 240cm 18th 150cm 90cm
19th - - 19th 110cm 150cm 19th 145cm 220cm 19th 130cm 90cm
20th - - 20th 110cm 150cm 20th 140cm 200cm 20th 130cm 85cm
21st - - 21st 110cm 140cm 21st 140cm 195cm 21st 130cm 80cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 120cm 150cm 22nd 130cm 185cm 22nd 120cm 90cm
23rd 30cm 40cm 23rd 110cm 170cm 23rd 130cm 195cm 23rd 100cm 90cm
24th 40cm 40cm 24th 110cm 175cm 24th 130cm 180cm 24th 120cm 80cm
25th 40cm 40cm 25th 120cm 190cm 25th 120cm 190cm 25th 100cm 80cm
26th 40cm 40cm 26th 120cm 200cm 26th 100cm 180cm 26th 100cm 80cm
27th 40cm 50cm 27th 170cm 200cm 27th 110cm 170cm 27th 100cm 80cm
28th 45cm 70cm 28th 160cm 200cm 28th 100cm 170cm 28th 130cm 80cm
29th 45cm 75cm 29th 160cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 130cm 60cm
30th 80cm 80cm 30th 170cm 210cm 30th 30th 120cm 40cm
31st 100cm 85cm 31st 190cm 210cm 31st 31st 120cm 40cm

Previous Statistics

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons and guided tours are available at YAMABOKU. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Rental equipment is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Area' is near the Number 2 lift by the base area.  
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 70% of the area remains ungroomed. 

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park 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 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is open from 9am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

The Number 2 lift generally operates on weekends (closed on weekdays).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
Morning (until 12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Afternoon (from 12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 350 yen
10 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The morning ticket is valid from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:30pm until 4:30pm.

Getting to YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park

By public transport
33.8km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.6km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
33.8km from Nagano Station on the Kita Shinano line
Transport Information
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is about 21km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

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A shuttle bus is available from Yamada Onsen on weekends and takes about 30 minutes to get to YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park.
By Car
25.9km from the Obuse PA Smart IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
22.9km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.1km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (19.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 66
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is about 25km from a number of IC exits on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Approach the ski hill using Prefecture Road 66 from the Obuse area.

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Parking is available at the base of Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

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Yamada 3681-352
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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