Yunomaru (Tomi City, Nagano)

湯の丸 (長野県 東御市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th November 2016 until mid April 2017
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Yunomaru is located in Tomi city in the eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, right close by the border with Gunma Prefecture. At a high elevation this region often enjoys good snow conditions. In fact, it boasts of being 'the closest powder snow ski resort to Tokyo'. There are slopes on either side of the main base area and car parks at Yunomaru. It dates back to 1928 with the main development happening in the early 60's.

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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Yunomaru Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Yunomaru Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yunomaru. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' is by the base of the Number 2 course and entry is free.

There is a child care facility - reservations not needed, charges apply (2,500 yen for half a day and 5,000 yen for a full day). 
Park Information
Park information
'Yunomaru Snowmobile Land' operates on weekends and holidays. Charges apply. 

Yunomaru Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:30am 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
Yunomaru is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm. Opening at 7:30am on weekends in the main season.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yunomaru Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,500 yen 5,500 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 33,000 yen 15,000 yen 25,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A number of family tickets are also available:

2 adults + 1 child: 9,000 yen on weekends and holidays; 7,500 yen on weekdays.
2 adults + 2 children: 10,000 yen on weekends and holidays; 9,000 yen on weekdays.
1 adult + 1 child: 5,500 yen on weekends and holidays; 5,000 yen on weekdays.
1 adult + 2 children: 7,000 yen on weekends and holidays; 6,500 yen on weekdays.

Children of elementary school age and below can ride the lifts for free on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (1st January being an exception).

Ladies Day is every Wednesday and Thursday (except 28th and 29th December 2016). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Tuesday (except 3rd January 2017). On those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,000 yen.

Senior Day is every Friday (except 30th December 2016). On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Yunomaru

By public transport
24.4km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
13.8km from Shigeno Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
19.1km from Komoro Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Yunomaru is about 14km from Shigeno Station and 19km from Komoro Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
13.8km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.8km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (13.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Yunomaru is about 14km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Head north from the Tomi area on Prefecture Road 94 up to the ski hill.

From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road until reaching Yunomaru.

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There is parking for 1,400 cars on 6 car parks in the base area. The car parks are open 24 hours a day.

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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.

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