YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park (Takayama Village, Nagano)

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park
(長野県 高山村)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until late March 2022
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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

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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 - 110cm 1st - 120cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 120cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th - 110cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th - 100cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 100cm
7th - - 7th - 100cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 100cm
8th - - 8th - 110cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 100cm
9th - - 9th - 130cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - 140cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - 150cm 11th - 135cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 150cm 12th - 115cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 95cm
14th - - 14th - 100cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 100cm
15th - - 15th - 100cm 15th - 100cm 15th - 100cm
16th - - 16th - 100cm 16th - 110cm 16th - 90cm
17th - - 17th - 120cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 90cm
18th - - 18th - 100cm 18th - 140cm 18th - 85cm
19th - 80cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 85cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 80cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 100cm 21st - 145cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 75cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 75cm
25th - 80cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 80cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 70cm
27th - 70cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 70cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 60cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 98cm 29th - - 29th - 50cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - 30cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 110cm 31st 31st - -

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 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
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
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.

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