Ryuoo Ski Park resort review (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

Reviews of Ryuoo Ski Park resort in Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture. Currently 17 reviews.
Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by robobin on 5th June 2015
Probably better midweek
This was my second time visiting Ryuoo this year and I really wanted to enjoy the place but it has too many points against it to make it worth visiting.

The basic layout of the resort is a long line, from the carpark and base center it's quite far to the middle of the resort. In the morning all of the lift lines are long with people climbing up the mountain. And if you want to go to the top you
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by robobin on 13th January 2015
First heavy snow of the season
I visited Ryuo on one of their first weekends of the season last year. There had been heavy snow the night before but sadly there wasn't much of a base before that so many areas were still closed despite looking very tempting.

It was pretty busy with a lot of university aged people around. Most car number plates were from Tokyo and other parts of Kanto.

From the parking area it is a bit of an awkward journey to the slopes and
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 22nd December 2014
Ryuoo - Beautiful views and great riding for all levels!
Ryuoo is a great skijo with amazing terrain for riders of all levels. It is located between Shiga Kogen and Nozawa Onsen, but seems much less popular especially with international riders. For the beginner rider the “Sky Land” area offers some of the best easy high elevation terrain that I have ever seen. The views are amazing and the terrain is diverse enough for beginner and intermediate riders to have a great day and if conditions permit, even experience that
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 5th March 2014
A high elevation skijo with a little something for everyone!
Ryuoo is a very nice skijo with lots of riding options for all levels and styles. There are some very nice beginner and intermediate runs at the top of the skijo above the gondola which offer great views and beautiful scenery as well as high elevation snow for less experienced riders. There is an amazing wall which offers steep ungroomed runs and nice tree lines for the advanced riders as well as a variety of park features of varying difficulty
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 18th January 2014
Definitely worth a visit
Ryuoo Ski Park is definitely worth a visit.

If you are going to be in Nozawa or Shiga Kogen or Myoko for a time, it can easily be done as a day trip and makes a change.

There's 2 bits really but bottom area and the top area, serviced by a large Ropeway. Oh, and the but connecting them.

Top area is really great especially after fresh snow. Some very nice runs and coming down is fun too.

It doesn't get as
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by Mick Rich on 9th February 2013
Let's Ryuoo!
Having planned (and failed) to visit Ryuoo the previous season, I finally made it there in 2012, courtesy of a free ticket in a SnowJapan Giveaway - thanks guys!

I can keep this review fairly short thanks to the fantastically-detailed review by dyna8800, which is recommended reading for anyone thinking of visiting Ryuoo.

Transportation:-

Travelling from Hakuba, I took the train to Nagano station, where there's a choice of a train or bus connection, though the latter only runs on
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by Mick Rich on 9th February 2013
Let's Ryuoo Ski Park
Having planned (and failed) to visit Ryuoo the previous season, I finally made it there this year, courtesy of a free ticket in a SnowJapan Giveaway - thanks guys!

I can keep this review fairly short thanks to the fantastically-detailed review by dyna8800, which is recommended reading for anyone thinking of visiting Ryuoo.

Transportation:-

Travelling from Hakuba, I took the train to Nagano station, where there's a choice of a train or bus connection, though the latter only runs on
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by dyna8800 on 23rd February 2011
Ryuoo Ski Park review by dyna8800
I won a free lift ticket to Ryuoo Ski Park compliments of Snow Japan (thank you!) and used the opportunity to check it out during the holidays. As I promised to SJDavid, here is my trip report, also uploaded to the main database.

Executive Summary:

Ryuoo is very popular with snowboarders, as it was one of the first to open up to boarders back in the days when skiers ruled the world. Although many other resorts boast of bigger parks, or halfpipes,
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 15th February 2011
Ryuoo Ski Park review by mpambrosio
I recently visited Ryuoo and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I've been boarding in Nagano for seven years and the run under the rope way is now one of my favorites in the prefecture.

I've always enjoyed my days boarding at Shiga, Nozawa and Myoko. Like the other places, Ryuoo had plenty to offer any boarder. There wasn't a park, but there were several kickers set up at the bottom of the mountain.
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 8th February 2011
Ryuoo Ski Park review by joni-san
My second time there, first time was a few years ago early season when the rope-way runs were closed.

Resort can be divided into three sections.

Top - a quad above the rope-way, nice scenery, snowy trees and couple of fun walls but pretty flat. Some snowboarders got stuck and had to skate.

Mid - Rope-way runs every 20 minutes. When I went only one run (out of 3-4) was open, the open run changed every couple of hours. Not sure the
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 20th January 2011
Ryuoo Ski Park review by Black Mountain
Well, after spending a pretty sweet day at Madarao Kogen we headed over to Ryuoo Ski Park in Kita Shiga Kogen. One of the reasons I love this website so much is that I had never heard of this place before a couple of SJ'ers recommended that I check it out (thanks SKI and Iiyamadude).

When we arrived at the hill we were surprised to find that our super cheap accommodation (7000 for stay, lift ticket and breakfast) was actually
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 24th November 2005
Ryuoo Ski Park review by iiyamadude
I live fairly close to this place and so it is one of my local places to go along with Nozawa and Kijimadaira. I like Ryuo, esp the more difficult runs and the trees (find me if you can).

First run of the 2005/6 season:

Opening day of the season (23rd Nov 05)! There was more snow than I was expecting up there and it was pretty decent quality as well. Not too busy, excellent weather, great to be out
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Ryuoo Ski Park

竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1930m
Min. elevation: 850m
Vertical: 1080m
Steepest slope: 39°
Longest course: 6000m
Number of lifts: 10

Other resorts nearby

Kita Shiga Komaruyama 2.70km
X-JAM Takaifuji 4.20km
Yomase Onsen 4.80km
Yamabiko no oka 6.40km
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira 10.50km
Iiyama Kita Hokuryu Onsen Family 20.30km
Nozawa Onsen 22.90km
Togari Onsen 23.10km
Shiga Kogen Sun Valley 24.40km
Shiga Kogen Maruike 25.10km
Shiga Kogen Bunadaira 25.50km
Shiga Kogen Giant 25.50km
Shiga Kogen Nishitateyama 25.50km
Shiga Kogen Hasuike 25.70km
Shiga Kogen Higashitateyama 26.00km
Madarao Kogen 26.20km
Shiga Kogen Kidoike 28.90km
Shiga Kogen Takamagahara Mammoth 30.20km
Shiga Kogen Terakoya 30.20km
Shiga Kogen Kumanoyu 30.70km
Shiga Kogen Shibutoge 30.70km
Shiga Kogen Tannenomori Okojo 30.70km
Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama 30.70km
Shiga Kogen Ichinose Family 31.20km
Shiga Kogen Ichinose Diamond 31.40km
Tangram Ski Circus 31.40km
Shiga Kogen Ichinose Yamanokami 32.00km
Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama 32.80km
Iizuna Resort 35.20km
Shiga Kogen Okushiga Kogen 35.70km
Iizuna Kogen 38.70km
Kurohime Kogen Snow Park 39.60km
Sakae Club 41.60km
Myoko Suginohara 43.60km
Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort 43.70km
Ikenotaira Onsen 44.20km
Minenohara Kogen 44.60km
Akakura Kanko Resort 45.10km
Akakura Onsen 45.60km
Seki Onsen 49.70km

Location of Ryuoo Ski Park