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: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
Official snow depth 120cm (-10cm) [updated on 1st March 2021]

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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 a few main areas - '1st Stage', which is the main course area (of which 70% is left ungroomed), and '2nd Stage' which is a mostly ungroomed 'private area'. In Stage 2 you join a special cat program or reserve use of the private area. Reservations are required for both and run from early January until late February 2021.

The Number 2 pair lift will not be operating for the 2020-2021 season.

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

1774m
274m
1500m
38"
16
2800m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 2 1 0

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
1st - - 1st 100cm 50cm 1st 110cm - 1st 120cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 50cm 2nd 90cm 90cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 50cm 3rd 100cm 70cm 3rd - 90cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 60cm 4th 100cm 70cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 70cm 5th 100cm 70cm 5th - 90cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 80cm 6th 90cm 85cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 90cm 110cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 70cm 8th 100cm 110cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 70cm 9th 120cm 140cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 140cm 70cm 10th 120cm 140cm 10th - 80cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 70cm 11th 135cm 150cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 60cm 12th 115cm 150cm 12th - 80cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 60cm 13th 110cm 110cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 60cm 14th 110cm 110cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 60cm 15th 100cm 100cm 15th - 70cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 70cm 16th 110cm 100cm 16th - 70cm
17th - - 17th 120cm 70cm 17th 120cm 80cm 17th - 70cm
18th - - 18th 100cm 70cm 18th 140cm 90cm 18th - 70cm
19th 80cm - 19th 120cm 70cm 19th 150cm 90cm 19th - 70cm
20th 80cm - 20th 110cm 70cm 20th 150cm 90cm 20th - 70cm
21st 90cm - 21st 100cm 70cm 21st 145cm 90cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 70cm - 22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 140cm 80cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd 60cm - 23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 150cm 80cm 23rd - 70cm
24th 60cm - 24th 100cm 70cm 24th 150cm 80cm 24th - 70cm
25th 80cm - 25th 100cm 70cm 25th 140cm 80cm 25th - 70cm
26th 80cm - 26th 100cm 60cm 26th 130cm 90cm 26th - 70cm
27th 70cm 30cm 27th 90cm 60cm 27th 140cm 90cm 27th - 70cm
28th 70cm 50cm 28th 90cm 60cm 28th 130cm 100cm 28th - 50cm
29th 60cm 50cm 29th 98cm 60cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 70cm
30th 60cm 50cm 30th 100cm 60cm 30th 30th - 70cm
31st 100cm 50cm 31st 110cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons and guided tours are available at YAMABOKU. 
Rental
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 as such. 70+% of the area remains ungroomed. 

YAMABOKU Wild 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
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays and from 9:00am on weekdays.

The Number 2 pair lift is rested on weekdays during the 2020-2021 season.

There is no night skiing at this ski hill.

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day (weekends/spring) 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays/spring) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (until 12:30pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (from 12:30pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 400 yen 550 yen
10 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

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
Train
Train
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
Information
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is about 21km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

>> More information on the Kita Shinano-sen train line
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More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Yamada Onsen on weekends and takes about 30 minutes to get to YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway

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

More Information

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Address
Address
Yamada 3681-352
Takayama-mura
Kamitakai-gun
Nagano-ken
382-0817
Telephone
Telephone
026-242-2505
2020-2021 UPDATES
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Current resort snow depth
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(-10cm)
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