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 9th December 2017 until early April 2018
Official snow depth 180cm (0cm) [updated on 20th February 2018]

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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 120cm 50cm 1st 200cm 160cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 50cm 2nd 210cm 160cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 140cm 55cm 3rd 210cm 160cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th 140cm 55cm 4th 210cm 160cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th 140cm 55cm 5th 210cm 160cm 5th - 170cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 55cm 6th 210cm 160cm 6th - 170cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 55cm 7th 210cm 170cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 55cm 8th 210cm 170cm 8th - 170cm
9th 50cm - 9th 140cm 70cm 9th 210cm 170cm 9th - 175cm
10th 50cm - 10th 140cm 80cm 10th 210cm 170cm 10th - 180cm
11th 55cm - 11th 140cm 90cm 11th 200cm 170cm 11th - 180cm
12th 70cm - 12th 150cm 95cm 12th 200cm 170cm 12th - 180cm
13th 80cm - 13th 150cm 110cm 13th 200cm 170cm 13th - 175cm
14th 80cm - 14th 150cm 120cm 14th 200cm 170cm 14th - 175cm
15th 80cm 60cm 15th 150cm 130cm 15th 190cm 170cm 15th - 170cm
16th 80cm 60cm 16th 150cm 140cm 16th 180cm 170cm 16th - 165cm
17th 85cm 60cm 17th 150cm 150cm 17th 180cm 170cm 17th - 160cm
18th 85cm 60cm 18th 150cm 150cm 18th 180cm 170cm 18th - 155cm
19th 85cm 60cm 19th 150cm 150cm 19th 180cm 170cm 19th - 150cm
20th 90cm 60cm 20th 150cm 150cm 20th 180cm 170cm 20th - 145cm
21st 90cm 55cm 21st 150cm 160cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 145cm
22nd 90cm 55cm 22nd 150cm 160cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 150cm
23rd 90cm 45cm 23rd 170cm 160cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 145cm
24th 90cm 55cm 24th 200cm 160cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 140cm
25th 90cm 55cm 25th 200cm 160cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 140cm
26th 90cm 55cm 26th 200cm 160cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 135cm
27th 110cm 40cm 27th 200cm 160cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 145cm
28th 120cm 40cm 28th 200cm 160cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 145cm
29th 120cm 40cm 29th 200cm 160cm 29th - - 29th - 145cm
30th 120cm 50cm 30th 200cm 160cm 30th 30th - 145cm
31st 120cm 50cm 31st 200cm 160cm 31st 31st - 140cm

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. There is also an indoor Kids Room in the same location. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area as well as a number of ungroomed course areas at Mt Norikura. 

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 8:45am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is open from 8:45am 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
Season Ticket (all) 39,000 yen 19,000 yen 29,000 yen 29,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 33,000 yen 19,000 yen 29,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase - and only available on certain Sundays.

A Season Ticket that is valid at the following nine ski resorts is available and costs 63,000 yen is purchased in December:

- Araragi Kogen
- Ciao Ontake Snow Resort
- Dynaland
- Hirugano Kogen
- Mt Norikura Snow Resort
- Ontake 2240
- Takasu Snow Park
- Washigatake
- White Pia Takasu

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