Ryuoo Ski Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

Ryuoo Ski Park
(長野県 山之内町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020
Official snow depth 120cm (-10cm) [updated on 18th January 2020]

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Ryuoo Ski Park is located in Yamanouchi town in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The area 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. Ryuoo seems to be particular popular with snowboarders and often busy on weekdays with university student trips. This resort 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 20cm 1st 70cm 190cm 1st - 270cm 1st - 205cm
2nd 25cm 20cm 2nd 75cm 190cm 2nd - 265cm 2nd - 205cm
3rd 25cm 20cm 3rd 75cm 205cm 3rd - 260cm 3rd - 205cm
4th 25cm 15cm 4th 80cm 205cm 4th - 245cm 4th - 205cm
5th 25cm 15cm 5th 120cm 200cm 5th - 245cm 5th - 205cm
6th 30cm 15cm 6th 120cm 205cm 6th - 225cm 6th - 205cm
7th 30cm 10cm 7th 120cm 200cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 205cm
8th 30cm 10cm 8th 120cm 200cm 8th - 225cm 8th - 220cm
9th 30cm 15cm 9th 110cm 235cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 220cm
10th 25cm 20cm 10th 110cm 235cm 10th - 250cm 10th - 215cm
11th 25cm 25cm 11th 100cm 235cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 215cm
12th 20cm 20cm 12th 100cm 230cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 210cm
13th 25cm 30cm 13th 100cm 220cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 210cm
14th 25cm 35cm 14th 105cm 210cm 14th - 270cm 14th - 235cm
15th 30cm 70cm 15th 110cm 205cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 230cm
16th 25cm 70cm 16th 130cm 210cm 16th - 265cm 16th - 230cm
17th 25cm 70cm 17th 130cm 210cm 17th - 260cm 17th - 230cm
18th 20cm 70cm 18th 120cm 240cm 18th - 255cm 18th - 235cm
19th 20cm 75cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 245cm 19th - 230cm
20th 20cm 75cm 20th - 215cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 225cm
21st 20cm 85cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 225cm 21st - 205cm
22nd 20cm 80cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd 25cm 75cm 23rd - 225cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 190cm
24th 30cm 80cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 215cm 24th - 195cm
25th 40cm 80cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 190cm
26th 40cm 80cm 26th - 245cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 190cm
27th 40cm 85cm 27th - 270cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 180cm
28th 40cm 120cm 28th - 265cm 28th - 205cm 28th - 180cm
29th 70cm 170cm 29th - 275cm 29th - - 29th - 180cm
30th 70cm 190cm 30th - 270cm 30th 30th - 180cm
31st 65cm 200cm 31st - 265cm 31st 31st - 180cm

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
Ryuoo Ski Park is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime on weekends and from 8:15am on weekdays.

The upper Skyland Area opens from 9:00am.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays). There is no nighta on Sundays or the last day of extended holidays.

Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm from 25th April 2020.

Ryuoo Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm) 4,800 yen 2,000 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days (8am-close) 8,600 yen 3,500 yen 6,600 yen
Half Day 3,900 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-close) 4,800 yen 2,000 yen 3,900 yen
Nighta (from 5pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 350 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 42,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A 1 Day Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 6,900 yen.

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. It includes a cat ride from the Bus Station to the Ropeway and then the Ropeway ride up top. That ticket 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
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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
Shuttle bus services are available from Yudanaka Station (25 minutes) and Iiyama Station (45 minutes, reservations required).

The free bus from Yudanaka Station runs from 14th December until 22nd March 2020 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 29th December until 22nd March 2020 and leaves the station at 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:45pm* and 3:45pm* (* usually weekends and holidays).

There is also a free bus that travels between the 4 resorts 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.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
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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Yomase 11700
1st January 2020
Happy New Year. The 'planned season' dates shown on the ski resort pages are planned opening dates - many ski hills around Japan have been experiencing delays.
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