Ryuoo Ski Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

Ryuoo Ski Park
(長野県 山ノ内町)
Planned season: Saturday 28th November 2020 until Wednesday 5th May 2021
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Ryuoo Ski Park is located in Yamanouchi town in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, in an area that has traditionally been known as Kita Shiga.

The resort features a 166 capacity 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 coming down from the top Ropeway station are popular for a good challenge. The name may be Ryuoo 'Ski' Park but this resort seems to be particular popular with snowboarders and is often busy on weekdays with university student trips.

Ryuoo has been operating since 1961. The smaller Kita Shiga Komaruyama is close by. The ski and snowboard resorts of Mt Kosha are to the west and the Shiga Kogen region is to the south east of Ryuoo Ski Park.

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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Ryuoo Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 25cm 1st 290cm 70cm 1st 230cm 135cm 1st 240cm 195cm
2nd 15cm 25cm 2nd 290cm 75cm 2nd 220cm 135cm 2nd 230cm 190cm
3rd 25cm 25cm 3rd 280cm 75cm 3rd 210cm 135cm 3rd 245cm 190cm
4th 30cm 25cm 4th 280cm 80cm 4th 210cm 140cm 4th 240cm 185cm
5th 30cm 25cm 5th 270cm 120cm 5th 220cm 135cm 5th 230cm 190cm
6th 35cm 30cm 6th 260cm 120cm 6th 220cm 145cm 6th 230cm 200cm
7th 30cm 30cm 7th 250cm 120cm 7th 215cm 150cm 7th 220cm 190cm
8th 35cm 30cm 8th 270cm 120cm 8th 250cm 150cm 8th 220cm 185cm
9th 35cm 30cm 9th 270cm 110cm 9th 290cm 190cm 9th 215cm 180cm
10th 35cm 25cm 10th 290cm 110cm 10th 280cm 195cm 10th 215cm 175cm
11th 35cm 25cm 11th 305cm 100cm 11th 290cm 215cm 11th 215cm 170cm
12th 35cm 20cm 12th 295cm 100cm 12th 280cm 210cm 12th 210cm 170cm
13th 35cm 25cm 13th 280cm 100cm 13th 260cm 210cm 13th 195cm 165cm
14th 45cm 25cm 14th 270cm 105cm 14th 250cm 205cm 14th 195cm 165cm
15th 50cm 30cm 15th 260cm 110cm 15th 240cm 200cm 15th 190cm 165cm
16th 70cm 25cm 16th 250cm 130cm 16th 260cm 195cm 16th 185cm 160cm
17th 120cm 25cm 17th 260cm 130cm 17th 280cm 185cm 17th 180cm 160cm
18th 120cm 20cm 18th 250cm 120cm 18th 290cm 185cm 18th 175cm 160cm
19th 180cm 20cm 19th 270cm 120cm 19th 290cm 185cm 19th 170cm 155cm
20th 230cm 20cm 20th 280cm 120cm 20th 280cm 180cm 20th 160cm 150cm
21st 250cm 20cm 21st 270cm 130cm 21st 270cm 175cm 21st 160cm 150cm
22nd 250cm 20cm 22nd 260cm 130cm 22nd 250cm 170cm 22nd 160cm 145cm
23rd 250cm 25cm 23rd 240cm 130cm 23rd 245cm 170cm 23rd 155cm 145cm
24th 230cm 30cm 24th 240cm 130cm 24th 260cm 175cm 24th 155cm 150cm
25th 205cm 40cm 25th 250cm 120cm 25th 255cm 170cm 25th 155cm 160cm
26th 225cm 40cm 26th 240cm 120cm 26th 255cm 160cm 26th 155cm 160cm
27th 220cm 40cm 27th 220cm 120cm 27th 255cm 185cm 27th 160cm 150cm
28th 220cm 40cm 28th 200cm 120cm 28th 250cm 200cm 28th 140cm 145cm
29th 210cm 70cm 29th 210cm 120cm 29th - 195cm 29th 135cm 165cm
30th 200cm 70cm 30th 215cm 115cm 30th 30th 125cm 165cm
31st 280cm 65cm 31st 230cm 130cm 31st 31st 120cm 160cm

Previous Statistics

Ryuoo Ski Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ryuoo Ski Park. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Adventure Park' near the base is 1,000 yen for adults or children. Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm. 
Park Information
Park information
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 May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:15am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
The Skyland Area is open daily from 28th November 2020 until 31st March 2021; on weekends and holidays from April 2021.
The Valley Area is open from mid December 2020 until 31st March 2021.
Night skiing is available from late December 2020 until 20th March 2021.

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). There is no night skiing on Sundays or the last day of three-day holidays.
The Valley Number 1, 2 and 4 lifts operate for night skiing.

Ryuoo Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
65 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 4,100 yen
2 Days (8am-close) 9,000 yen 3,500 yen 7,200 yen
Half Day 4,100 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-close) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 4,100 yen
Nighta (from 5pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 350 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 44,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 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.

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
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

Yudanaka Station is less than 10km from the resort base.

Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 16km from Ryuoo Ski Park.

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Shuttle bus services are available from Yudanaka Station (about 25 minutes) and Iiyama Station (about 45 minutes, reservations required).

The free bus from Yudanaka Station runs from 19th December 2020 until 21st March 2021 and leaves the station at 8:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

The bus from Iiyama Station ruins from 26th December 2020 until 21st March 2021 and leaves the station at 9:00am, 11:15am, 1:45pm* and 3:45pm* (* usually only on weekends and holidays). There is a charge of 1,000 yen on some days, mostly on weekends and holidays.

There is also a free bus that travels between the 4 ski areas collectively known as 'Kita Shiga' (Ryuoo, Komaruyama, X-JAM Takaifuji and Yomase Onsen).
By Car
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.

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There is parking for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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