Yunomaru (Tomi City, Nagano)

(長野県 東御市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Yunomaru is located in Tomi city in the eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, right close by the border with Gunma Prefecture. At a high elevation this region often enjoys good snow conditions. In fact, it boasts of being 'the closest powder snow ski resort to Tokyo'. There are slopes on either side of the main base area and car parks at Yunomaru. Yunomaru dates back to 1928 with the main development happening in the early 60's.

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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Yunomaru Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 30cm 30cm 1st 80cm 60cm 1st 90cm 130cm 1st 90cm 110cm
2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 80cm 60cm 2nd 90cm 130cm 2nd 85cm 110cm
3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 80cm 60cm 3rd 90cm 130cm 3rd 80cm 110cm
4th 30cm 30cm 4th 80cm 60cm 4th 90cm 130cm 4th 80cm 110cm
5th 40cm 30cm 5th 80cm 60cm 5th 90cm 130cm 5th 80cm 120cm
6th 40cm - 6th 80cm 60cm 6th 90cm 130cm 6th 85cm 120cm
7th 40cm 30cm 7th 80cm 60cm 7th 95cm 130cm 7th 85cm 120cm
8th 40cm 30cm 8th 80cm 60cm 8th 95cm 130cm 8th 85cm 120cm
9th 40cm 30cm 9th 70cm 60cm 9th 105cm 130cm 9th 85cm 120cm
10th 40cm 30cm 10th 70cm 70cm 10th 105cm 130cm 10th 80cm 120cm
11th 40cm 30cm 11th 70cm 70cm 11th 105cm 130cm 11th 70cm 130cm
12th 40cm 30cm 12th 70cm 70cm 12th 105cm 130cm 12th 70cm 130cm
13th 40cm 30cm 13th 70cm 70cm 13th 105cm 130cm 13th 70cm 130cm
14th 40cm 30cm 14th 70cm 70cm 14th 95cm 130cm 14th 70cm 130cm
15th 40cm 30cm 15th 70cm 70cm 15th 90cm 130cm 15th 80cm 130cm
16th 40cm 30cm 16th 75cm 70cm 16th 85cm 130cm 16th 80cm 130cm
17th 40cm 30cm 17th 75cm 70cm 17th 75cm 130cm 17th 110cm 130cm
18th 40cm 30cm 18th 75cm 80cm 18th 85cm 130cm 18th 110cm 130cm
19th 40cm 30cm 19th 75cm 80cm 19th 85cm 130cm 19th 110cm 130cm
20th 40cm 40cm 20th 75cm 80cm 20th 85cm 110cm 20th 110cm 130cm
21st 40cm 40cm 21st 75cm 90cm 21st 85cm 110cm 21st 110cm 130cm
22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 80cm 90cm 22nd 85cm 110cm 22nd 110cm 120cm
23rd 50cm 40cm 23rd 80cm 90cm 23rd 85cm 110cm 23rd 95cm 120cm
24th 50cm 45cm 24th 80cm 100cm 24th 85cm 110cm 24th 95cm 120cm
25th 50cm 45cm 25th 80cm 100cm 25th 80cm 110cm 25th 95cm 110cm
26th 50cm 45cm 26th 80cm 100cm 26th 90cm 110cm 26th 95cm 110cm
27th 50cm 45cm 27th 80cm 120cm 27th 90cm 110cm 27th 80cm 110cm
28th 70cm 60cm 28th 85cm 120cm 28th 90cm 110cm 28th 75cm 115cm
29th 70cm 60cm 29th 90cm 120cm 29th 90cm - 29th 90cm 115cm
30th 70cm 60cm 30th 90cm 120cm 30th 30th 95cm 115cm
31st 80cm 60cm 31st 90cm 120cm 31st 31st 95cm 120cm

Previous Statistics

Yunomaru Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yunomaru. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' is by the base of the Number 2 course and entry is free.

There is a child care facility - reservations not needed, charges apply (2,500 yen for half a day and 5,000 yen for a full day). For children ages 1-6. 
Park Information
Park information
'Yunomaru Snowmobile Land' operates on weekends and holidays. Charges apply (from 3,500 yen per hour). 

Yunomaru Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November 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
Yunomaru is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yunomaru Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,300 yen 2,500 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
9 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
Season Ticket (all) 35,000 yen 18,000 yen 20,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A number of family tickets are also available:

2 adults + 1 child: 9,500 yen
2 adults + 2 children: 10,000 yen
1 adult + 1 child: 5,500 yen
1 adult + 2 children: 7,500 yen

Children of elementary school age and below can ride the lifts for free on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Early season (until 20th December 2019) and late season (from 23rd March 2020) tickets available at a reduced charge:

3,000 yen adults
1,500 yen child
2,000 yen seniors

Ladies Day is every Wednesday and Thursday (except 1st-2nd January 2020). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Tuesday (except 31st December 2019 and 11th February 2020). On those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,000 yen.

Senior Day is every Friday (except 3rd January and 20th March 2020). On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Yunomaru

By public transport
30.2km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
13.8km from Shigeno Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
19.1km from Komoro Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Yunomaru is about 14km from Shigeno Station and 19km from Komoro Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line.

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No specific resort shuttle bus service information is available.

About 30 minutes by taxi from Shigeno Station.
By Car
13.8km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.8km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (13.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Yunomaru is about 14km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Head north from the Tomi area on Prefecture Road 94 up to the ski hill.

From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road until reaching Yunomaru.

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There is parking for 1400 cars on 6 car parks in the base area. The car parks are open 24 hours a day and free to use.

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(Updated 24th September)

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