Ryuoo Ski Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク (長野県 山之内町)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
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Ryuoo Ski Park is located in Yamanouchi town in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The area has traditionally been known as Kita Shiga. The resort features a 166 capacity Ropeway which connects the lower Valley area with the top Skyland area. The Skyland area features some gentle slopes that are suitable for beginners. The steep Kiotoshi runs coming down from the top Ropeway station are popular for a good challenge. Ryuoo seems to be particular popular with snowboarders and busy with university student trips. This resort has been operating since 1961. The smaller Kita Shiga Komaruyama is close by. The ski and snowboard resorts of Mt Kosha are to the west and the Shiga Kogen region is to the south east of Ryuoo Ski Park.

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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Ryuoo Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 95cm 1st 320cm 135cm 1st 310cm 135cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 95cm 2nd 330cm 135cm 2nd 310cm 135cm
3rd - 20cm 3rd 105cm 85cm 3rd 335cm 135cm 3rd 320cm 135cm
4th - - 4th 105cm 80cm 4th 330cm 135cm 4th 315cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 75cm 5th 320cm 135cm 5th 310cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 135cm 75cm 6th 315cm 130cm 6th 305cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 80cm 7th 320cm 130cm 7th 300cm 115cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 80cm 8th 325cm 130cm 8th 310cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 85cm 9th 310cm 130cm 9th 305cm 105cm
10th - - 10th 155cm 85cm 10th 320cm 160cm 10th 300cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 85cm 11th 320cm 160cm 11th 300cm 105cm
12th - - 12th 155cm 85cm 12th 350cm 160cm 12th 295cm 105cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 85cm 13th 350cm 150cm 13th 290cm 105cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 85cm 14th 345cm 135cm 14th 290cm 105cm
15th 110cm 25cm 15th 250cm 85cm 15th 345cm 120cm 15th 285cm 115cm
16th 110cm 25cm 16th 320cm 85cm 16th 340cm 120cm 16th 285cm 115cm
17th 110cm 25cm 17th 320cm 85cm 17th 335cm 120cm 17th 285cm 115cm
18th 110cm 35cm 18th 320cm 90cm 18th 320cm 130cm 18th 280cm 110cm
19th 105cm 40cm 19th 310cm 95cm 19th 330cm 130cm 19th 275cm 105cm
20th 105cm 45cm 20th 310cm 105cm 20th 330cm 125cm 20th 270cm 105cm
21st 100cm 45cm 21st 315cm 120cm 21st 340cm 120cm 21st 260cm 105cm
22nd 90cm 55cm 22nd 315cm 120cm 22nd 350cm 120cm 22nd 270cm 105cm
23rd 85cm 55cm 23rd 320cm 120cm 23rd 345cm 120cm 23rd 275cm 105cm
24th 100cm 55cm 24th 330cm 120cm 24th 320cm 125cm 24th 270cm 105cm
25th 105cm 50cm 25th 340cm 125cm 25th 315cm 120cm 25th 270cm 120cm
26th 105cm 55cm 26th 340cm 125cm 26th 315cm 120cm 26th 265cm 120cm
27th 90cm 70cm 27th 335cm 120cm 27th 315cm 120cm 27th 265cm 115cm
28th 130cm 70cm 28th 335cm 120cm 28th 315cm 115cm 28th 270cm 115cm
29th 120cm 85cm 29th 315cm 120cm 29th - 115cm 29th 270cm 110cm
30th 130cm 85cm 30th 305cm 130cm 30th 30th 270cm 100cm
31st 125cm 85cm 31st 325cm 135cm 31st 31st 255cm 100cm

Previous Statistics

Ryuoo Ski Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ryuoo Ski 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 'Adventure Park' near the base is 800 yen for adults or children.

Child care is available at Hotel Tagawa near the Valley Number 1 quad lift. Charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two Snow Park areas at Ryuoo - one by the Valley Number 1 course and the other by Valley Number 6 course. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. 

Ryuoo Ski Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 9:00
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 9:00
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ryuoo Ski Park is open from 8am until 5pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.

The resort is closed on weekdays from 10th April until 21st April.

Ryuoo Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8am-5pm) 4,500 yen 2,900 yen 3,600 yen
2 Days (8am-9pm) 8,000 yen 5,100 yen 6,200 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 3,400 yen 2,200 yen 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,400 yen 2,200 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-9pm) 4,500 yen 2,900 yen 3,600 yen
Wide Morning (8am-2pm) 4,000 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
Wide Afternoon (11am-5pm) 4,000 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 15,000 yen 23,000 yen 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1 Day Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,400 yen.
A 1 Day Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is 10,600 yen.

Getting to Ryuoo Ski Park

By public transport
15.8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.4km from Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
9.4km from Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

Yudanaka Station is less than 10km from the resort base.

Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 16km from Ryuoo Ski Park.

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Shuttle bus services are available.
By Car
16.4km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
21.6km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
41.3km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (2.3km away)
Ryuoo Ski Park is under 17km from the Shinshu Nakano IC exit and less than 22km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

The resort is located to the east of Mt Kosha, just over 2km off Route 403.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
There is parking for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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.

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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