Palcall Tsumagoi Resort (Tsumagoi Village, Gunma)

Palcall Tsumagoi Resort
パルコール嬬恋リゾート (群馬県 嬬恋村)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
Official snow depth 140cm (0cm) [updated on 20th February 2018]

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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.

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The Mountain

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Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 50cm 1st 140cm 130cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 50cm 2nd 140cm 130cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 50cm 3rd 140cm 130cm 3rd - 130cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 50cm 4th 140cm 130cm 4th - 130cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 50cm 5th 140cm 130cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 50cm 6th 140cm 130cm 6th - 130cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 50cm 7th 140cm 130cm 7th - 130cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 50cm 8th 140cm 130cm 8th - 130cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 60cm 9th 140cm 130cm 9th - 130cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 60cm 10th 140cm 130cm 10th - 130cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 60cm 11th 140cm 130cm 11th - 130cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 60cm 12th 140cm 120cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 70cm 13th 140cm 130cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 70cm 14th 140cm 130cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th 90cm 80cm 15th 140cm 130cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th 90cm 90cm 16th 140cm 130cm 16th - 130cm
17th - - 17th 80cm 110cm 17th 140cm 130cm 17th - 130cm
18th - - 18th 80cm 110cm 18th 140cm 130cm 18th - 130cm
19th - - 19th 80cm 110cm 19th 140cm 130cm 19th - 130cm
20th - - 20th 80cm 110cm 20th 140cm 130cm 20th - 130cm
21st - - 21st 80cm 120cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - - 22nd 80cm 120cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd 50cm 30cm 23rd 110cm 120cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 130cm
24th 50cm 30cm 24th 120cm 130cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 130cm
25th 50cm 50cm 25th 120cm 130cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 130cm
26th 50cm 50cm 26th 120cm 130cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 130cm
27th 60cm 30cm 27th 140cm 130cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 140cm
28th 80cm 50cm 28th 140cm 130cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 140cm
29th 80cm 50cm 29th 140cm 130cm 29th - - 29th - 140cm
30th 90cm 50cm 30th 140cm 130cm 30th 30th - 140cm
31st 90cm 50cm 31st 140cm 130cm 31st 31st - 140cm

Previous Statistics

Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Palcall Tsumagoi Resort. 
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 'Familyland Park' area has a wide range of activities for young children including a snow escalator, mobiles, tubing and sledging. The entry charge is 800 yen.

The 'Mother Goose' child care service is located in the Centre House building at the base of the resort. Reservations are not required - 2160 yen for 2 hours.

There is also a few Kids Room in the Centre House building. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is located by the Number 5 lift and usually has a wide variety of items. 

Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
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 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Pallcall Tsumagoi Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and special holidays.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend) 4,500 yen 2,800 yen 3,700 yen
1 Day (weekday) 4,200 yen 2,700 yen 3,400 yen
4 Hours (weekend) 3,700 yen 2,400 yen 3,300 yen
4 Hours (weekday) 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 3,000 yen
2 Days (weekend) 7,800 yen 5,200 yen 5,800 yen
2 Days (weekday) 7,500 yen 5,000 yen 5,500 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,200 yen 600 yen 1,000 yen
Gondola return 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen
Season Ticket 43,000 yen 18,000 yen 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Kids Day is every Sunday and national holiday. On those days, children of elementary school age and under can ride the lifts for free.

Happy Day is every Wednesday. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 2,900 yen.

Gunma Day is every Tuesday (excluding 3rd January 2017). On those days, a 1 day ticket for anyone living in Gunma Prefecture is 2,800 yen (ID required).

Nagano Day is every Thursday (excluding 29th December 2017). On those days, a 1 day ticket for anyone living in Nagano Prefecture is 3,100 yen (ID required).

Getting to Palcall Tsumagoi Resort

By public transport
38.8km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
11.6km from Omae on the Agatsuma line
14.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Transport Information
Two train stations on the Agatsuma line are nearby, the main one being Manza Kawaguchi Station.

Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 40km from the resort.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
More information on the Agatsuma train line
No ski resort shuttle bus service information is available.

Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is about 20 minutes by taxi from Manza Kazawaguchi Station.
By Car
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.

>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There is a large car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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