Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is located in Tsumagoi village on the eastern slopes of Mt Azumaya in the western region of Gunma Prefecture. It is close to the border with Nagano Prefecture with Sugadaira Kogen being on the western side of the same mountain. It is one of the largest ski resorts in the Kanto region. There are two main connected areas called Palcall and Baragi. The resort has been operating in one form or another since 1983 - Palcall and Baragi actually used to be separate resorts until 2005. Look out for the fine mountain views on a clear day including Yokoteyama, Kusatsu-Shirane, Manza and Asama.
Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.
No ski resort shuttle bus service information is available.
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is about 20 minutes by taxi from Manza Kazawaguchi Station.
33km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
49.4km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
74.3km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 112
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is about 33km to the north east of the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.
From the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit, turn left onto Route 144 and head up towards Sugadaira. Continue on this road for just under 22km and then turn left onto the Tsumagoi Panorama Line road (the sign mentions Baragi Kogen in English). Continue on this road for just under 8km and then turn left to head up to the resort base.
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