Ski Jam Katsuyama (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Ski Jam Katsuyama
(福井県 勝山市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until late March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th April 2021]

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Ski Japan Katsuyama (often known as Ski Jam or 'Jamkatsu') is located to the east of central area of Katsuyama city in the north eastern region of Fukui Prefecture. The small Karigahara is close by. Ski Jam Katsuyama has been operating since 1993 and is one of the larger and more popular resorts in this region - and certainly the largest in Fukui Prefecture. Many people visiting from the Chubu and Kansai regions.

The resort has three main official areas - Variety, Fantasy and Illusion. A number of ungroomed courses are available in the highest Illusion area, along with a 37 degree slope. For the 2020-2021 season, six lifts will be operating. The Family Pair and Illusion Quad A lifts will be rested for the season, but available terrain remains unchanged.

Fukui Prefecture is in the Chubu region of central Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Ishikawa to the north, Gifu to the east and Kyoto and Shiga to the south. Most of the ski hills in Fukui Prefecture are found in the north eastern region to the east of the capital, Fukui city.

The Mountain

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Ski Jam Katsuyama Course Map

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Ski Jam Katsuyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 170cm 60cm 1st 280cm 60cm 1st 250cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 180cm 60cm 2nd 270cm 60cm 2nd 250cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 180cm 60cm 3rd 280cm 60cm 3rd 240cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 180cm 60cm 4th 280cm 60cm 4th 240cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 180cm 60cm 5th 280cm 60cm 5th 240cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 60cm 6th 280cm 80cm 6th 230cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 180cm 60cm 7th 270cm 80cm 7th 230cm 90cm
8th - 50cm 8th 190cm 60cm 8th 270cm 80cm 8th 220cm 90cm
9th - 40cm 9th 200cm 60cm 9th 270cm 90cm 9th 220cm 90cm
10th - 35cm 10th 250cm 60cm 10th 270cm 90cm 10th 220cm 60cm
11th - 60cm 11th 280cm 60cm 11th 270cm 100cm 11th 220cm 60cm
12th - 60cm 12th 300cm 60cm 12th 270cm 110cm 12th 220cm 60cm
13th - 60cm 13th 300cm 60cm 13th 260cm 100cm 13th 210cm 60cm
14th - 60cm 14th 300cm 60cm 14th 260cm 100cm 14th 210cm 60cm
15th - 60cm 15th 300cm 60cm 15th 250cm 100cm 15th 210cm 60cm
16th - 60cm 16th 300cm 60cm 16th 250cm 90cm 16th 210cm 60cm
17th 40cm 60cm 17th 300cm 60cm 17th 260cm 80cm 17th 210cm 60cm
18th 40cm 60cm 18th 300cm 60cm 18th 280cm 100cm 18th 200cm 60cm
19th 130cm 60cm 19th 320cm 60cm 19th 280cm 120cm 19th 200cm 60cm
20th 140cm 60cm 20th 300cm 60cm 20th 280cm 120cm 20th 190cm 60cm
21st 140cm 60cm 21st 320cm 60cm 21st 270cm 120cm 21st 180cm 60cm
22nd 140cm 60cm 22nd 310cm 60cm 22nd 270cm 110cm 22nd 180cm 60cm
23rd 140cm 60cm 23rd 300cm 60cm 23rd 270cm 100cm 23rd 170cm -
24th 140cm 60cm 24th 290cm 50cm 24th 270cm 100cm 24th 170cm -
25th 140cm 60cm 25th 290cm 40cm 25th 260cm 90cm 25th 170cm -
26th 190cm 60cm 26th 280cm 40cm 26th 270cm 90cm 26th 170cm -
27th 150cm 60cm 27th 270cm 60cm 27th 250cm 90cm 27th 170cm -
28th 150cm 60cm 28th 270cm 60cm 28th 250cm 90cm 28th 170cm -
29th 140cm 60cm 29th 270cm 40cm 29th - 90cm 29th 150cm -
30th 140cm 60cm 30th 280cm 60cm 30th 30th 140cm -
31st 160cm 60cm 31st 280cm 60cm 31st 31st 140cm -

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Ski Jam Katsuyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ski Jam Katsuyama. 
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 'Be-Kids Park' has a Sledding Area, Yuki-Asobi (playing in the snow) Area, Snowboard Aresa and Ski Area. Entry is 1,000 yen for 1 day. It is found in the lower Variety area and open from 9:00am until 4:00pm (until 4:30pm from February).

There is also a 'Snow Land' featuring banana boat rides (500 yen per person) near base, open from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on weekends and holidays between 26th December 2020 and 14th March 2021.

The 'Jam Kids' child care service for children above 6 months age will not be open for the 2020-2021 season. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park Jam' is in the Fantasy area. 

Ski Jam Katsuyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ski Jam Katsuyama is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

From 1st February 2021 until the end of the season, the ski area is open until 5:00pm.

There is no night skiing at Ski Jam Katsuyama.

Ski Jam Katsuyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-5 years
Older Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 1,600 yen 3,200 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 8,600 yen 2,600 yen 5,400 yen 6,600 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 4,300 yen 1,300 yen 2,800 yen 3,600 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 4,300 yen 1,300 yen 3,600 yen 4,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 67,000 yen 31,000 yen 62,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 41,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

A returnable 500 yen deposit is required for lift tickets.

A 'Grand Senior' ticket is available for those age 60 years and over. It costs 3,800 yen for 1 day; 6,600 yen for 2 days; 3,600 yen for a half day.

A 'Kids Debut' ticket is available that includes access to the Variety pair lift, Family pair lift (weekends) and entry to the kids park. It costs 3,400 yen for adults and 1,600 yen for children.

Getting to Ski Jam Katsuyama

By public transport
11.7km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line
37.3km from Fukui Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ski Jam Katsuyama is about 12km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji line.
A bus service is usually available from Fukui Station. Charges apply.

The journey from Fukui Station takes about 55 minutes.
By Car
13.2km from the Katsuyama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
30.3km from the Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
39.5km from the Fukui IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 157 (9.3km away)
Ski Jam Katsuyama is about 30km from Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway (and about 13km from the Katsuyama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway).

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It is about 3 hours from Osaka and 2 hours from Nagoya.
Parking is available at the base of the resort for around 3,400 cars. Car parking is free but a toll is required for the road that leads up to the resort. That fee is 1,350 yen return.

The car parks are open 24 hours a day.

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2020-2021 UPDATES
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