Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort (Ueda City, Nagano)

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
菅平高原スノーリゾート (長野県 上田市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort is located in the north-eastern area of central Ueda city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The area is part of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. The resort is made up of three main areas called Davos, Taro and Pine Beak. While these three areas are not actually lift or course connected, a joint lift ticket is available and a bus service runs between them. It gets particularly cold up at Sugadaira in mid-winter and while this highland area may not receive as much snow as some other nearby regions, snow quality is usually good. Sugadaira is well known as being a popular highland base for various sports in the summer months - particularly rugby - as well as for skiing and snowboarding in winter. Sugadaira has been operating since 1927. Minenohara 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.

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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Course Map

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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 55cm 1st 170cm 120cm 1st 170cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 65cm 2nd 170cm 120cm 2nd 170cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 65cm 3rd 170cm 120cm 3rd 160cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 65cm 4th 170cm 120cm 4th 150cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 65cm 5th 170cm 120cm 5th 150cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 65cm 6th 170cm 120cm 6th 150cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 65cm 7th 170cm 120cm 7th 150cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 65cm 8th 170cm 120cm 8th 150cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 70cm 9th 170cm 120cm 9th 150cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 75cm 70cm 10th 170cm 120cm 10th 145cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 75cm 70cm 11th 170cm 140cm 11th 145cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 170cm 140cm 12th 145cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 70cm 13th 170cm 140cm 13th 145cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 70cm 14th 170cm 130cm 14th 140cm 100cm
15th 45cm 30cm 15th 110cm 70cm 15th 170cm 130cm 15th 140cm 100cm
16th 45cm 30cm 16th 120cm 70cm 16th 170cm 130cm 16th 140cm 100cm
17th 50cm 30cm 17th 140cm 70cm 17th 170cm 130cm 17th 140cm 100cm
18th 50cm 30cm 18th 150cm 80cm 18th 170cm 130cm 18th 135cm 100cm
19th 50cm 40cm 19th 150cm 90cm 19th 170cm 120cm 19th 135cm 90cm
20th 50cm 40cm 20th 150cm 120cm 20th 170cm 120cm 20th 130cm 90cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 150cm 120cm 21st 170cm 100cm 21st 130cm 90cm
22nd 50cm 40cm 22nd 170cm 120cm 22nd 170cm 100cm 22nd 130cm 90cm
23rd 40cm 40cm 23rd 170cm 120cm 23rd 170cm 100cm 23rd 130cm 90cm
24th 40cm 40cm 24th 170cm 120cm 24th 170cm 100cm 24th 120cm 90cm
25th 50cm 40cm 25th 170cm 120cm 25th 170cm 100cm 25th 120cm 90cm
26th 50cm 40cm 26th 170cm 120cm 26th 170cm 100cm 26th 120cm 90cm
27th 50cm 50cm 27th 170cm 120cm 27th 170cm 100cm 27th 120cm 90cm
28th 60cm 50cm 28th 170cm 120cm 28th 170cm 100cm 28th 120cm 85cm
29th 60cm 50cm 29th 170cm 120cm 29th - 100cm 29th 110cm 85cm
30th 60cm 50cm 30th 170cm 120cm 30th 30th 100cm 85cm
31st 60cm 55cm 31st 170cm 120cm 31st 31st 100cm 85cm

Previous Statistics

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sugadaira Kogen. 
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
There are a few 'Kids Park' areas across Sugadaira.

A child care service is available in the Pine Beak area - charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
Various snow park items across Sugadaira. 

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta in the Hinode area is from 6pm until 9pm, mainly on Friday and Saturday nights.

All lifts are closed between 4:30pm and 6pm.

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 2,800 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 7,600 yen 5,000 yen 4,000 yen
Nighta 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Tickets valid at all 3 areas of Sugadaira Kogen (Pine Peak, Taro and Davos).

Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

A 'Grand Senior' ticket is available for those over the age of 65 years - 2000 yen for 1 day, 4000 yen for 2 days.

Getting to Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort

By public transport
23.5km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
19.4km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
23.5km from Ueda Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line and local Shinano Tetsudo line is 23.5km to the south of central Sugadaira.

>> More information on getting to Sugadaira Kogen by public transport
A private bus company service operates between Ueda Station and Sugadaira during the winter season.

There are no shuttle bus services to Sugadaira from Nagano and the north.
By Car
19.7km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
20km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (0.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 34
There are two ways main ways to approach Sugadaira in the winter season.

From the north, the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expresway is the closest expressway exit and is around 20km from central Sugadaira. From the IC exit, turn right onto Route 403 and after just under 1km turn right onto Prefecture Road 58. Sugadaira is mentioned on the main road signs from this point. Continue on this road for around 6km until you reach Route 406 where you should turn right and head up to Sugadaira.

From the south west and central Ueda City, head north east on Route 144 towards the Ueda Sugadaira IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway. Continue straight on past the IC exit and follow the road for a further 13km. Turn left onto Route 406 and follow the signposts up to Sugadaira. The central Sugadaira highland area is about another 7km along Route 406.

Note that the Prefecture Road 34 connecting Nagano City with Sugadaira is closed during the winter season.

>> More information on getting to Sugadaira Kogen by car
Various car parks are available at each of the bases of Sugadaira Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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