Chikusa Kogen is located in Shiso city in the western region of Hyogo Prefecture between Mt Okinoyama and Mt Nabegatani.
Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.
Chikusa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chikusa Kogen.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Chikumin Park' (Kids Park) is near the base of the resort. Entry is 700 yen for children and 500 yen for adults.
The 'Snow Park' is in the central area of Chikusa Kogen.
Chikusa Kogen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Late 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
Chikusa Kogen is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays in the daytime.
Nighta is on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thursday 22nd December, Monday 9th January and Monday 20th March 2017. There is no nighta on 31st December and 1st January.
Chikusa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges
4 years to Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8am-5pm)
PM & Nighta (12pm-11pm)
1 Day & Nighta (8am-11pm)
1 Lift Coupon
A number of special family tickets are available.
Skiers Day is every Thursday. On those days a 1 day ticket for skiers is 2,000 yen.
Snowboarders Day is every Friday. On those days a 1 day ticket for snowboarders is 2,000 yen.
Ladies Day and Junior Day is every weekday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies and juniors is 2,000 yen.
Senior is every Tuesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 2,000 yen.
And apparently, if you are a beautician or barber, you can get a lift ticket for 2,000 yen on Mondays as it is Stylist Day
A season ticket that is valid at 5 resorts in Hyogo Prefecture is available. The normal charge for this season ticket is 40,800 yen for adults and 20,800 yen for children. The resorts where this ticket is valid are:
Chikusa Kogen is 32km from Ohara Station on the Chizu line.
No shuttle bus service from local stations is available.
32.8km from the Ohara IC on the Tottori Expressway
38.7km from the Sayo IC on the Chugoku Expressway
41.9km from the Yamasaki IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 429 (13.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 72
Chikusa Kogen is about 33km from the Ohara IC exit on the Tottori Expressway to the north and about 39km from the Sayo IC on the Chugoku Expressway to the south.
From the Sayo IC exit turn right onto Route 373 and after 2km turn left onto Route 179, then Prefecture Road 53 (a further 4km) and then Prefecture Road 72 (a further 9km). Continue on Road 72 - the ski hill is located by the side of road on the left hand side, with the main parking on the right hand side.
Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and over the New Year.
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