Kurohime Kogen Snow Park (Shinano Town, Nagano)

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
黒姫高原スノーパーク (長野県 信濃町)
Planned season: Thursday 22nd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is located in on the eastern slopes of Mt Kurohime in Shinano town, Nagano Prefecture. Kurohime is very close to the Nagano border with Niigata Prefecture and the ski and onsen resort areas in the Myoko region. Fine views of Lake Nojiri, Mt Madarao and Myoko to the north can be enjoyed on a clear day.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 65cm 1st 200cm 120cm 1st 180cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 60cm 2nd 210cm 120cm 2nd 180cm 140cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 60cm 3rd 220cm 120cm 3rd 160cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 60cm 4th 220cm 120cm 4th 160cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 45cm 5th 210cm 120cm 5th 160cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 45cm 6th 200cm 120cm 6th 160cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 50cm 7th 210cm 130cm 7th 160cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 60cm 8th 210cm 130cm 8th 170cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 60cm 9th 210cm 130cm 9th 170cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 60cm 10th 220cm 170cm 10th 170cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 60cm 11th 230cm 180cm 11th 170cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 65cm 12th 240cm 170cm 12th 170cm 50cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 65cm 13th 250cm 130cm 13th 160cm 50cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 60cm 14th 250cm 100cm 14th 160cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 60cm 15th 250cm 100cm 15th 150cm 65cm
16th - - 16th 190cm 60cm 16th 240cm 120cm 16th 150cm 65cm
17th - - 17th 210cm 60cm 17th 230cm 105cm 17th 150cm 65cm
18th - - 18th 220cm 70cm 18th 220cm 110cm 18th 150cm 50cm
19th - - 19th 220cm 60cm 19th 230cm 110cm 19th 150cm 30cm
20th - - 20th 230cm 75cm 20th 230cm 90cm 20th 140cm 30cm
21st 20cm - 21st 240cm 80cm 21st 240cm 90cm 21st 140cm 30cm
22nd 10cm - 22nd 240cm 80cm 22nd 240cm 90cm 22nd 130cm 20cm
23rd 0cm - 23rd 240cm 80cm 23rd 240cm 90cm 23rd 130cm 20cm
24th 10cm - 24th 240cm 90cm 24th 240cm 100cm 24th 130cm 20cm
25th 20cm - 25th 260cm 100cm 25th 200cm 110cm 25th 130cm 20cm
26th 20cm - 26th 260cm 100cm 26th 190cm 110cm 26th 130cm 20cm
27th 10cm 20cm 27th 230cm 100cm 27th 180cm 110cm 27th 130cm 20cm
28th 30cm 25cm 28th 230cm 100cm 28th 180cm 110cm 28th 130cm 20cm
29th 30cm 35cm 29th 210cm 100cm 29th - 110cm 29th 130cm -
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 200cm 120cm 30th 30th 130cm -
31st 60cm 40cm 31st 200cm 120cm 31st 31st 130cm -

Previous Statistics

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kurohime Kogen Snow Park. 
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 Smile Park' by the Snow Smile Number 2 pair lift is 500 yen. The resort claims that it is 'the best family park in Japan'.

There is also Kids Snowmobiles (1,000 yen per go) and Snow Rafting (1,000 yen per person).

A child-care facility called 'Kids Smile Room' is available in the Smile House close-by. The charge is 2,500 yen for half day or 4,500 yen for full day. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Terrain Park' is located near the base in the centre of the resort. Entry is free with a valid lift ticket. 

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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
Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is open daily from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Senior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 3,900 yen 2,400 yen 3,500 yen
Morning (8:30am-12pm) 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
5 Lift Coupons 2,800 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information If using coupons, note that the Number 1 quad lift requires 2 Lift Coupons

Getting to Kurohime Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
26.9km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
5.7km from Kurohime Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
10.7km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kurohime Kogen Snow Park is just under 6km from Kurohime Station on the Kita Shinano line.

Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 27km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A bus service is available during the winter.
By Car
4.3km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.7km away)
Shinano IC is the closest exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Shinano IC exit traffic lights, turn right onto Route 18. At the junction in a few hundred metres turn right onto Prefecture Road 119, signposted as Kurohimekogen.
Continue on Prefecture Road 119 for just over 3km and turn left to head up to the base of the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There are a number of car park areas for up to 1300 vehicles close to the base of Kurohime Kogen Snow Park.

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Kurohime Kogen
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and 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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