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 25th November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
Weekends and holidays only from 1st April
Official snow depth 240cm (0cm) [updated on 21st February 2018]

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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 35cm - 1st 160cm 120cm 1st 200cm 320cm 1st - 310cm
2nd 35cm - 2nd 170cm 110cm 2nd 210cm 330cm 2nd - 310cm
3rd 35cm - 3rd 180cm 105cm 3rd 200cm 335cm 3rd - 320cm
4th 30cm - 4th 230cm 105cm 4th 200cm 330cm 4th - 315cm
5th 40cm - 5th 240cm 110cm 5th 240cm 320cm 5th - 310cm
6th 60cm - 6th 245cm 135cm 6th 230cm 315cm 6th - 305cm
7th 55cm - 7th 245cm 130cm 7th 230cm 320cm 7th - 300cm
8th 55cm - 8th 220cm 130cm 8th 215cm 325cm 8th - 310cm
9th 70cm - 9th 200cm 130cm 9th 230cm 310cm 9th - 305cm
10th 70cm - 10th 200cm 155cm 10th 210cm 320cm 10th - 300cm
11th 70cm - 11th 200cm 150cm 11th 215cm 320cm 11th - 300cm
12th 90cm - 12th 190cm 155cm 12th 215cm 350cm 12th - 295cm
13th 90cm - 13th 180cm 150cm 13th 215cm 350cm 13th - 290cm
14th 130cm - 14th 190cm 160cm 14th 205cm 345cm 14th - 290cm
15th 130cm 110cm 15th 190cm 250cm 15th 210cm 345cm 15th - 285cm
16th 110cm 110cm 16th 180cm 320cm 16th 210cm 340cm 16th - 285cm
17th 120cm 110cm 17th 180cm 320cm 17th 205cm 335cm 17th - 285cm
18th 120cm 110cm 18th 170cm 320cm 18th 225cm 320cm 18th - 280cm
19th 120cm 105cm 19th 170cm 310cm 19th 225cm 330cm 19th - 275cm
20th 120cm 105cm 20th 170cm 310cm 20th 240cm 330cm 20th - 270cm
21st 110cm 100cm 21st 160cm 315cm 21st 240cm 340cm 21st - 260cm
22nd 100cm 90cm 22nd 160cm 315cm 22nd - 350cm 22nd - 270cm
23rd 100cm 85cm 23rd 170cm 320cm 23rd - 345cm 23rd - 275cm
24th 100cm 100cm 24th 175cm 330cm 24th - 320cm 24th - 270cm
25th 100cm 105cm 25th 240cm 340cm 25th - 315cm 25th - 270cm
26th 115cm 105cm 26th 250cm 340cm 26th - 315cm 26th - 265cm
27th 130cm 90cm 27th 250cm 335cm 27th - 315cm 27th - 265cm
28th 150cm 130cm 28th 240cm 335cm 28th - 315cm 28th - 270cm
29th 155cm 120cm 29th 210cm 315cm 29th - - 29th - 270cm
30th 160cm 130cm 30th 230cm 305cm 30th 30th - 270cm
31st 170cm 125cm 31st 210cm 325cm 31st 31st - 255cm

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. 
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 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ryuoo Ski Park is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm until the end of March (until 9:00pm on Saturdays and other holidays). There is no nighta on Sundays.

Open only on weekends and holiday from April.

The lower Valley Area is open from 16th December until 1st 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) 4,600 yen 3,000 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (8am-9pm) 8,200 yen 5,300 yen 6,400 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 3,600 yen 2,300 yen 3,200 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,600 yen 2,300 yen 3,200 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-9pm) 4,600 yen 3,000 yen 3,700 yen
Wide Morning (8am-2pm) 4,200 yen 2,700 yen 3,400 yen
Wide Afternoon (11am-5pm) 4,200 yen 2,700 yen 3,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 450 yen 300 yen 450 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
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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