Minenohara Kogen (Suzaka City, Nagano)

Minenohara Kogen
峰の原高原 (長野県 須坂市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Minenohara Kogen is located on the western side of Mt Azumaya in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The Yellow Line lift operates on weekends and holidays. Sugadaira Kogen is close by.

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

1550m
170m
1380m
28"
9
1800m
3
20%
50%
30%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Minenohara Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 60cm 60cm 1st 150cm 120cm 1st 150cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 150cm 120cm 2nd 150cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 150cm 120cm 3rd 150cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 60cm 4th 150cm 120cm 4th 150cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 60cm 5th 150cm 120cm 5th 150cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 60cm 6th 150cm 120cm 6th 150cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 60cm 7th 150cm 120cm 7th 150cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 60cm 8th 150cm 120cm 8th 150cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 65cm 9th 150cm 120cm 9th 150cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 65cm 10th 150cm 120cm 10th 150cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 65cm 11th 150cm 120cm 11th 150cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 65cm 12th 150cm 120cm 12th 150cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 65cm 13th 150cm 120cm 13th 140cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 65cm 14th 150cm 120cm 14th 130cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 85cm 65cm 15th 150cm 120cm 15th 130cm 100cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 65cm 16th 150cm 120cm 16th 130cm 100cm
17th - - 17th 130cm 65cm 17th 150cm 120cm 17th 130cm 100cm
18th - - 18th 130cm 65cm 18th 150cm 120cm 18th 120cm 100cm
19th - - 19th 130cm 70cm 19th 150cm 120cm 19th 120cm 100cm
20th 50cm - 20th 130cm 75cm 20th 150cm 120cm 20th 120cm 100cm
21st 50cm - 21st 150cm 80cm 21st 150cm 120cm 21st 120cm 100cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 150cm 120cm 22nd 150cm 120cm 22nd 120cm 100cm
23rd 30cm - 23rd 150cm 120cm 23rd 150cm 120cm 23rd 110cm 90cm
24th 30cm - 24th 150cm 120cm 24th 150cm 120cm 24th 110cm 90cm
25th 50cm - 25th 150cm 120cm 25th 150cm 120cm 25th 110cm 90cm
26th 50cm - 26th 150cm 120cm 26th 150cm 100cm 26th 110cm 90cm
27th 40cm - 27th 150cm 120cm 27th 150cm 100cm 27th 110cm 90cm
28th 60cm - 28th 150cm 120cm 28th 150cm 100cm 28th 110cm 90cm
29th 60cm 40cm 29th 150cm 120cm 29th - 100cm 29th 100cm 90cm
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 150cm 120cm 30th 30th 100cm 90cm
31st 60cm 40cm 31st 150cm 120cm 31st 31st 100cm 80cm

Previous Statistics

Minenohara Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Minenohara Kogen. 
Rental
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' features snow tubing and sledging as well as items for playing in the snow. Entry is 500 yen for half a day or 800 yen for a full day.

A 'Baby Centre' child care service is available - reservations required and the charges are 2,500 yen for a half day and 4,000 yen for the full day. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' that features a number of items for varying skill levels. 

Minenohara Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:45am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Lifts often open at 7:45am on weekends in the peak season.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Minenohara Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and under
Older Child
Senior High School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,800 yen
Afternoon (11am-closing) 2,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 300 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 17,000 yen 17,000 yen 27,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A ticket that is valid for 1 adult and 1 child is 4,500 yen.

Getting to Minenohara Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
27.8km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.1km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
27.8km from Ueda Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Information
Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 28km to the north east of the resort.

>> More information on the Shinano Tetsudo-sen train line
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More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
20.7km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24.1km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (2.7km away)
Direction
Direction
Minenohara Kogen is located about 3km off Route 406 (also known as Ozasa Highway) and close to Sugadaira Kogen.

It is about 20km to the south of the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Arriving from the south, the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the same expressway is the quicker journey and is about 24km away via Route 144.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 800 vehicles at the base of Minenohara Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Minenohara 3153
Suzaka-shi
Nagano-ken
386-2211
Telephone
Telephone
0268-74-2561
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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