Resort Spotlight: Ski Jam Katsuyama (Fukui)

Ski Jam Katsuyama

Katsuyama City
Fukui Prefecture

Official website

Full resort details and weather forecast on SnowJapan
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Ski Jam Katsuyamais one of the largest ski and snowboard resorts in the western region of Japan. With a good selection of courses for beginners as well as more advanced skiers and snowboarders, Ski Jam is a popular choice for people living in the Kansai region and you can be at the resort in just over three hours from Osaka.

The resort has a modern lift system as well as a variety of courses, including some 'powder areas', a snow park for beginners and intermediates and a special kids area.

The base area also features an indoor swimming pool as well as indoor and outdoor onsen hot springs - perfect to relax in after a day on the slopes.

 

 

 

  Length Vertical Steepest
slope
Average
slope
Variety Site
Variety Course Intermediate-Advanced 1670m 27° 12°
Forest Course Beginner 3000m 12° 4°
Fantasy Site
Dreamy Course Beginner 430 10° 4°
Fantasy A Course Intermediate 1620 18° 11°
Fantasy B Course Beginner-Intermediate 1330 20° 11°
Fantasy Access Course Beginner-Intermediate 830 21° 7°
Snow Park Jam Beginner-Intermediate      
Illusion Site
Extreme Course Expert 380 37° 20°
Illusion B Course Intermediate-Advanced 750 27° 19°
Stream A Course Intermediate-Advanced 1170 30° 14°
Stream B Course Beginner-Advances 600 25° 11°
Stream C Course Intermediate 680 25° 13°
Illusion A Course Intermediate 1230 24° 15°
Illusion Access Course Beginner 400 4° 4°
 
Number of Runs 12
Longest Runs 5,800m
Steepest 37°
Level Beginner 30%  ::  Intermediate 40%  ::  Advanced 30%
Number of Lift 8
3 pair lifts  ::  1 triple lift  :: 4 quad lifts
Elevation Max Elevation 1,320m  ::  Base 610m  ::  Vertical 710m

 

Activities

The Bi Kids Park area is a safe place for young ones to play in the snow. There are separate simple boarding area, skiing area and sledging areas with a 51m 'moving belt' servicing the area. Entry to the area is 500 yen for half a day and 900 yen for a full day.

Snow Park Jam is a park area for beginners and intermediates.

The Snowland area of Ski Jam Katsuyama features a fun banana-boat ride (about 3 minutes, charge 500 yen) as well as longer banana boat tours (about 25 minutes, charge 1500 yen).

 

Ski & snowboard lessons

The Jam Pro Ski School and Burton Snowboard School at the resort offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for every level of rider from beginners to people wanting to brush up on technique.

 

Restaurants

There are three restaurants to choose from at Ski Jam Katsuyama, each with a menu full of delicious meals...

Grand Cafe

Joint Cafe

Beech Terrace

 

Pool & Spa

At base you can relax in the onsen hot springs and also enjoy the indoor heated pool. The 'onsen' features both an indoor and outdoor area as well as a sauna and jacuzzi. It is open from 12pm until 7pm and costs 820 yen for adults and 520 yen for children (4-12 year olds). Towels are available to rent for 100 yen.The heated indoor pool is open 12pm until 7pm and costs 820 yen for adults and 520 yen for children (4-12 year olds). Swim wear is available to rent for 500 yen (adults) and 300 yen (children).

 

Lift Tickets (16-17 Season)

  Adults Young
Children
Children Seniors
1 Day Ticket 4,700 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,700 yen
2 Day Ticket 8,400 yen 2,500 yen 5,000 yen 6,400 yen
Half Day 3,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,200 yen
1 Lift Points 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Points 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Lunch pack 5,500 yen - 3,800 yen 4,500 yen
Kids Debut 3,200 yen 1,400 yen 2,100 yen -
Young Children = pre-school age (3-5 years)
Children = Elementary school age (6-12 years)
Seniors = Over 50 years
A morning ticket is valid from opening until 1:00pm
An afternoon ticket is valid from 12pm until closing
If using coupons, a quad lift requires 2 points and the other lifts require one point.
The Lunch Pack ticket includes 1,000 yen voucher that can be used for lunch.
The Kids Debut ticket is valid on the Variety lift and Family lift (weekends) and also includes entry to the B Kids Park.

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required when purchasing lift tickets.

Opening times:

Weekdays:
From opening until 31st January 2017: 8:00am until 4:30pm
From 1st February until 2nd April 2017: 8:00am until 5:00pm

Weekends, holidays and 29th December until 3rd January 2017:
From opening until 31st January 2017: 7:30am until 4:30pm
From 1st February until 2nd April 2017: 7:30am until 5:00pm

 

Equipment Rental

Set

AdultsChildren
Ski rental
Ski Set 4,600yen 3,600yen
Skis 3,100yen 2,100yen
Boots 2,600yen 2,100yen
Poles 500yen 300yen
Snowboard rental
Board Set 4,600yen 3,600yen
Board 3,100yen 2,100yen
Boots 2,600yen 2,100yen
Wear and accessory rental
Wear 3,600yen 2,600yen
Gloves & goggles and knit hat 3,000yen 2,000yen
Individual items (gloves or goggles or knit hat) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
Helmet 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Sledge 500 yen
 
SIZES Adults Children
Skis 135cm-175cm 90cm-130cm
Ski boots 22.5cm-30cm 15cm-20cm
Ski poles 110cm-130cm 80cm-105cm
Snowboards 135cm-160cm 90cm-130cm
Snowboard boots 22cm-30cm 15cm-22cm
Wear XS-4L 90cm-150cm

 

Getting to Ski Jam Katsuyama

By train and bus

Ski Jam Katsuyama is a 60 minute bus ride from Fukui Station.
Fukui Station is about 110 minutes from Osaka Station and 130 minutes from Nagoya Station.
For example, you can leave Osaka a 7:00am and be at Ski Jam Katsuyama by 10:15am.
The bus leaves Fukui Station at 7:50am and 9:15am and operates from 23rd December 2016 until 26th March 2017. Special 'lift ticket and bus' prices are available.

By car

Ski Jam Katsuyama is located to the east of Katsuyama city, which in turn is to the east of Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. The car parks at Ski Jam Katsuyama are open 24 hours a day.

Parking costs 1,300 yen per day for cars and includes the necessary toll road charge.

>> Please check these maps on SnowJapan for the location of Ski Jam Katsuyama

www.skijam.jp