Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle (Higashine City, Yamagata)

Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle
黒伏高原スノーパーク ジャングル・ジャングル
(山形県 東根市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
Official snow depth --- [updated on 10th December 2019]

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Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle - often known as just 'Jungle' (or is it 'Jungle'?!) - is located to the north east of Yamagata City in the eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. The slopes are north facing with good views Mt Kurobushi. It is located about twenty minutes from the central area of Higashine city and is also about an hour from Sendai city.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 110cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 165cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 225cm 2nd - 165cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 225cm 3rd - 165cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 155cm
6th - - 6th - 125cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - 130cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 145cm
8th - - 8th - 130cm 8th - 205cm 8th - 145cm
9th - 30cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 145cm
10th - 35cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 140cm
11th - 30cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 135cm
12th - 40cm 12th - 150cm 12th - 215cm 12th - 130cm
13th - 30cm 13th - 150cm 13th - 225cm 13th - 125cm
14th - 40cm 14th - 150cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 130cm
15th - 55cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 130cm
16th - 55cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 230cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 55cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 230cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 55cm 18th - 155cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 125cm
19th - 55cm 19th - 155cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 120cm
20th - 55cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 115cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 165cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 115cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 105cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 195cm 24th - 185cm 24th - 100cm
25th - 55cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 50cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 105cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 215cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 110cm 30th - 215cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st - 110cm 31st - 215cm 31st 31st - 105cm

Previous Statistics

Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle. 
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
One Kids area is located near to the West Express lift and the other is located near the Jungle pair lift - both near base and both free to use.

There is a Kids Room in the Jangle Plaza building. Open from 9:00am until 5:00pm and free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There are three Snow Park areas, each suitable for different skill levels. There is also a 'Jungle Cross' area between E1 and E2 courses. 

Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is during the period Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 15th March 2020. When the resort is open for nighta, it is open until 10:00pm.

Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years and over and Junior High
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,900 yen 3,800 yen
1 Day Passport 5,800 yen 4,600 yen
5 Hours 4,000 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 600 yen
Season Ticket 48,000 yen 38,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 1 Day Passport ticket is valid from opening to closing (includes nighta).

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Major credit cards are accepted.

Getting to Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle

By public transport
17.4km from Sakuranbo Higashine Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
17.4km from Sakuranbo Higashine Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kurobushi Kogen Snow Park Jangle Jungle is about 17.4km from Sakuranbo Higashine Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
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A free shuttle bus is available from Sakuranbo Higashine Station on weekends and holidays.

It leaves the station at 8:10am and 9:30am and takes about 25-30 minutes to get to the ski resort.

Various tour bus services to the resort are also available.
By Car
21.1km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
27.8km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
50.7km from the Sendai Miyagi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 48 (10.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 29
The location of this resort makes it fairly easy to get to from a number of expressways.

It is located just under 11km off Route 48 to the east of Tendo city and to the north west of Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture.

The resort is just over 50km from the Sendai Miyagi IC on the Tohoku Expressway which is about a 60 minute drive.

From Yamagata Kita IC the journey is about 40 minutes.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
>> More information on Tohoku Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the resort. It is free every day of the season. A covered escalator takes you from the car park to the base area.

More Information

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2019-2020 UPDATES
9th December 2019: Most ski resort information for the 19-20 has been updated, but some work remains as we ourselves wait for information. We will get it completed as quickly as possible. More about updates here
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