Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park is a small ski hill located in Takashima city in the northern area of Shiga Prefecture, right by the border with Fukui Prefecture.
Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.
Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Paradise' area is in front of the Resthouse near base - free entry.
The 'Slope Paradise' Snow Park is next to the Number 2 pair lift and features a variety of items.
Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park is normally open during the daytime from 8:30am until 5:00pm (from 8:00am on Saturdays and holidays).
Nighta is generally from 5:30pm until 11:00pm on Saturdays in January and February. There is also nighta on 7th January and 11th February 2018.
Note that the ski lifts do not operate between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.
Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
PM & Nighta (12pm-11pm)
1 Lift Coupon
6 Lift Coupons
The Kid's Ticket is valid on the Norikura Number 3 romance lift and the moving belt in the kids area.
Kodomo Service Day (Children's Day) is on the first and third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is 50% off.
Seniors Day is every Tuesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 50% off.
Ladies Day is every Friday (excluding 29th December 2017). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.
Getting to Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park
By public transport
15.1km from Tsuruga Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
9.3km from Nagahara Station on the Kosei Line
The closest train station is Nagahara Station on the Kosei line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
14.3km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
19km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
22.2km from the Wakasa Mihama IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (0.2km away)
Kunizakai Kogen Snow Park is just over 14km from the Tsuruga IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway.
From the Tsuruga IC exit, turn left onto Route 8 and head south. After about 6km turn to the right onto Route 161. The ski hill is close to the right hand side of Route 161 after about 8km.
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