Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley (Koumi Town, Nagano)

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley
小海リエックス・スキーバレー (長野県 小海町)
Planned season: Thursday 8th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley is located about in Koumi town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region. There are six lifts at this resort - 1 quad, 4 pairs and one 'cable car' which is like a short funicular railway that connects the base with the hotel by side of the lower slopes.

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 40cm 1st 85cm 80cm 1st 100cm 75cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 40cm 2nd 85cm 80cm 2nd 100cm 75cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 40cm 3rd 85cm 80cm 3rd 100cm 75cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 40cm 4th 85cm 80cm 4th 100cm 75cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 40cm 5th 85cm 80cm 5th 100cm 75cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 40cm 6th 85cm 80cm 6th 100cm 75cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 40cm 7th 85cm 80cm 7th 100cm 75cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 40cm 8th 85cm 80cm 8th 100cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 85cm 80cm 9th 100cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 40cm 10th 85cm 80cm 10th 100cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 40cm 11th 85cm 80cm 11th 100cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 40cm 12th 85cm 80cm 12th 100cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 40cm 13th 90cm 80cm 13th 100cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 50cm 14th 95cm 80cm 14th 100cm 70cm
15th 45cm 30cm 15th 65cm 50cm 15th 95cm 75cm 15th 95cm 70cm
16th 45cm 30cm 16th 65cm 50cm 16th 95cm 75cm 16th 95cm 70cm
17th 45cm 30cm 17th 65cm 50cm 17th 95cm 75cm 17th 95cm 70cm
18th 45cm 30cm 18th 65cm 70cm 18th 90cm 75cm 18th 90cm 70cm
19th 45cm 30cm 19th 65cm 70cm 19th 95cm 75cm 19th 90cm 70cm
20th 45cm 30cm 20th 65cm 70cm 20th 95cm 75cm 20th 90cm 65cm
21st 45cm 30cm 21st 70cm 70cm 21st 95cm 65cm 21st 90cm 65cm
22nd 45cm 30cm 22nd 70cm 80cm 22nd 95cm 65cm 22nd 90cm 65cm
23rd 40cm 30cm 23rd 80cm 80cm 23rd 95cm 65cm 23rd 90cm 65cm
24th 40cm 30cm 24th 80cm 80cm 24th 95cm 65cm 24th 85cm 65cm
25th 40cm 30cm 25th 80cm 80cm 25th 100cm 65cm 25th 85cm 65cm
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 80cm 80cm 26th 100cm 65cm 26th 85cm 65cm
27th 40cm 30cm 27th 80cm 80cm 27th 100cm 70cm 27th 85cm 60cm
28th 40cm 30cm 28th 80cm 80cm 28th 100cm 70cm 28th 85cm -
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 80cm 80cm 29th - 70cm 29th 85cm -
30th 40cm 30cm 30th 80cm 80cm 30th 30th 80cm -
31st 45cm 40cm 31st 85cm 80cm 31st 31st 80cm -

Previous Statistics

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley.
There is also a special Freestyle Ski School. 
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 'Kids Park' is located in front of the Resort Centre - free entry for people with valid lift tickets, otherwise 500 yen. There is also a sledging course for childen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a variety of Park areas at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley for different skill levels - including the 'Joy Joy Park', 'Rail Park' and a mogul run area. 

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early 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 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-School age
Older Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Early AM (6:30am-8:30am) 1,000 yen 500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 18,000 yen 28,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information People aged 60 years and over are eligible for special 'Senior' tickets.

The 'Master' tickets for those in their 50's are charged the same as the children rates.
The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 1pm.
The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12pm until closing.
The Half Day ticket can also be used from 10am until 2pm.

A number of special family lift tickets are available:

Family A set ticket (1 adult and 1 child) - 5,000 yen on holidays and 4,000 yen on weekdays.
Family B set ticket (2 adults and 1 child) - 8,000 yen on holidays and 6,500 yen on weekdays.
Family C set ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10,000 yen on holidays and 8,000 yen on weekdays.
Additional children charged 2000 yen on holidays and 1500 yen on weekdays.

Ladies Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,500 yen.

Couples Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary and junior high school age children is 1,500 yen.

The season ticket is valid for early morning, the kids park and also at the nearby Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake resort.

Getting to Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley

By public transport
33.7km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
8km from Matsubarako Station on the Koumi Line
11km from Koumi Station on the Koumi Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station, 8km away, is Matsubarako Station on the Koumi line.

Koumi Station on the same line is 11km from the ski hill.

Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 34km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
A local bus from Koumi Station costs 400 yen. A taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs about 4000 yen.
By Car
29.9km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
41.7km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
47.2km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (7.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley can be reached easily from the Joshinetsu Expressway and Chubu Odan Expressway to the north and from the Chuo Expressway from the south.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and about 22km later turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to the resort.

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There is parking at the base of the resort for 1200 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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