Ryuoo Ski Park is located in Yamanouchi town in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, in an area that is traditionally known as Kita Shiga.
The ski area features a 166-person Ropeway, which connects the lower Valley area with the top Skyland area. The Skyland area features some gentle slopes that are suitable for beginners. The steep Kiotoshi runs from the top Ropeway station are popular for a good challenge. The name may be Ryuoo 'Ski' Park, but it seems particularly popular with snowboarders and is often busy on weekdays with university student trips.
Ryuoo Ski Park has been operating since 1961. The smaller Kita Shiga Komaruyama is close by. The ski areas of Mt Kosha are to the west, and the Shiga Kogen region is to the southeast of Ryuoo Ski Park.
Ryuoo Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ryuoo Ski Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available.
There is an Adventure Park near the base.
There are a few Snow Park areas at Ryuoo with a wide range of items to play on.
Ryuoo Ski Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:15am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Ryuoo Ski Park is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime on weekends and from 8:15am on weekdays.
Night skiing is normally from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays), 25th December 2021 through 20th March 2022.
The Valley Number 1 and 4 lifts operate for night skiing.
Ryuoo Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges
4 years to Elementary School age
65 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm)
Night (from 5pm)
2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets
The morning ticket is valid from opening until 1:00pm.
The afternoon ticket is valid from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
A SORA terrace ticket is available that is suitable for people who just wanting to go up to the SORA terrace viewing platform at the top of the Ropeway. That is 3,000 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children.
Getting to Ryuoo Ski Park
By public transport
15.8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.4km from Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
9.4km from Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
The nearest train station is Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.
Yudanaka Station is less than 10km from the base of the ski area.
Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 16km from Ryuoo Ski Park.
Shuttle bus services are available from Yudanaka Station and the journey takes about.
The free bus from Yudanaka Station runs from 18th December 2021 until 21st March 2022 and leaves the station at 8:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.
16.4km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
21.6km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
41.3km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (2.3km away)
Ryuoo Ski Park is under 17km from the Shinshu Nakano IC exit and less than 22km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.
The resort is located to the east of Mt Kosha, just over 2km off Route 403.
There is parking for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the ski area. Parking is free every day of the season.
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