YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park (Takayama Village, Nagano)

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park
(長野県 高山村)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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 1 you can pay 1000 yen for a special 'Urayama Ride' where you are shown some 'secret spots'. In Stage 2 you join a special cat program or reserve use of the private area. Reservations are required for both and run from Saturday 4th January until Sunday 23rd February 2020.

There's a 'Re Born' theme for 2019-2020 season - new company, young children ride lifts for free and generally lower lift ticket prices.

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 1st - 190cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 105cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 105cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th - 78cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 105cm
6th - - 6th - 80cm 6th - 135cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - 75cm 7th - 150cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th - 80cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 100cm 9th - 150cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th - 110cm 10th - 170cm 10th - 130cm
11th - - 11th - 100cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 100cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th - 100cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 100cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 170cm
15th - - 15th - 80cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 140cm
16th - - 16th - 110cm 16th - 145cm 16th - 140cm
17th - - 17th - 110cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 140cm
18th - - 18th - 110cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th - 110cm 19th - 145cm 19th - 130cm
20th - - 20th - 110cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 130cm
21st - - 21st - 110cm 21st - 140cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 120cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 120cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 40cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 45cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 130cm
29th - 45cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - 130cm
30th - 80cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - 120cm

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 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
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
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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 (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 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.

>> More information on the Kita Shinano-sen train 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.

More Information

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Yamada 3681-352
2019-2020 UPDATES
6th December 2019: We are in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the 19-20 winter season - we hope all updates will be done by mid-December. For more information about our updates, please read this
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