Mt Norikura Snow Resort (Matsumoto City, Nagano)

Mt Norikura Snow Resort
Mt.乗鞍スノーリゾート (長野県 松本市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until early April 2017
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Mt Norikura Snow Resort is located on the eastern foothills of Mt Norikura, to the west of central Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture. The resort covers quite a wide area and is known for often very good snow conditions. There are a few official ungroomed snow course areas. It has been operating since 1961.

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.

The Mountain

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Mt Norikura Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 30cm 1st 160cm 120cm 1st 170cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 30cm 2nd 160cm 120cm 2nd 170cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 30cm 3rd 160cm 120cm 3rd 170cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 30cm 4th 160cm 120cm 4th 170cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 30cm 5th 160cm 120cm 5th 170cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 30cm 6th 160cm 122cm 6th 170cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 55cm 30cm 7th 170cm 122cm 7th 170cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 55cm 30cm 8th 170cm 122cm 8th 170cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 30cm 9th 170cm 122cm 9th 175cm 75cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 30cm 10th 170cm 130cm 10th 180cm 75cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 30cm 11th 170cm 130cm 11th 180cm 75cm
12th - - 12th 95cm 32cm 12th 170cm 120cm 12th 180cm 75cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 32cm 13th 170cm 120cm 13th 175cm 75cm
14th - - 14th 120cm 35cm 14th 170cm 110cm 14th 175cm 70cm
15th 60cm 10cm 15th 130cm 40cm 15th 170cm 100cm 15th 170cm 75cm
16th 60cm 10cm 16th 140cm 40cm 16th 170cm 90cm 16th 165cm 75cm
17th 60cm 10cm 17th 150cm 40cm 17th 170cm 95cm 17th 160cm 75cm
18th 60cm 15cm 18th 150cm 50cm 18th 170cm 95cm 18th 155cm 70cm
19th 60cm 15cm 19th 150cm 70cm 19th 170cm 95cm 19th 150cm 65cm
20th 60cm 15cm 20th 150cm 90cm 20th 170cm 95cm 20th 145cm 60cm
21st 55cm 15cm 21st 160cm 110cm 21st 170cm 90cm 21st 145cm 60cm
22nd 55cm 20cm 22nd 160cm 110cm 22nd 170cm 90cm 22nd 150cm 60cm
23rd 45cm 20cm 23rd 160cm 110cm 23rd 170cm 90cm 23rd 145cm 55cm
24th 55cm 20cm 24th 160cm 120cm 24th 170cm 90cm 24th 140cm 60cm
25th 55cm 20cm 25th 160cm 130cm 25th 170cm 90cm 25th 140cm 55cm
26th 55cm 23cm 26th 160cm 130cm 26th 170cm 90cm 26th 135cm 55cm
27th 40cm 28cm 27th 160cm 130cm 27th 170cm 90cm 27th 145cm 55cm
28th 40cm 28cm 28th 160cm 130cm 28th 170cm 90cm 28th 145cm 50cm
29th 40cm 28cm 29th 160cm 130cm 29th - 90cm 29th 145cm 50cm
30th 50cm 28cm 30th 160cm 130cm 30th 30th 145cm 50cm
31st 50cm 28cm 31st 160cm 120cm 31st 31st 140cm 50cm

Previous Statistics

Mt Norikura Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mt Norikura Snow 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 'Kids Park Norukurando' is at the base of the Yodel Course. Entry free for those with valid lift tickets, otherwise 500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Mt Norikura Peace Park' is located between the Yamaboushi and Norikura base lifts. 

Mt Norikura Snow Resort 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Mt Norikura Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,100 yen 2,000 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen
2 Hours 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
2 Days 7,200 yen 3,600 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
3 Days 9,300 yen 4,600 yen 8,300 yen 8,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,100 yen 3,100 yen 4,100 yen 4,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase - and only available on Sundays (not 1st January) and 20th March, and on sale until 10am.

Getting to Mt Norikura Snow Resort

By public transport
29km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
43km from Matsumoto Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is 29km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi line and about 43km from Matsumoto Station.

>> More information on the Shinonoi train line
A free shuttle bus from Matsumoto Station is available.
By Car
40.6km from the Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway
44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC on the Nagano Expressway
50.4km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (11.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 84
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is about 40km from the Matsumoto IC exit and 44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC exit on the Nagano Expressway.

From the Matsumoto IC exit, turn right onto Route 158 and follow the road for about 29km until reaching the sign to turn left onto Prefecture Road 84. Follow the signs to the base of the resort.

>> More information on the Nagano Expressway

There is parking for 900 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season and open 24 hours a day.

More Information

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Azumi Norikura Kogen
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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General 72
Snow conditions 61
Courses & terrain 72
Lift system 58
Apres ski 50
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