Snow Park Oze Tokura (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Snow Park Oze Tokura
(群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Wednesday 18th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Snow Park Oze Tokura is located in the mountains of the Oze region of Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture. It was the first of the ski resorts in the Oze and Numata region, first opening in 1962 as simply Oze Tokura, changing to the current name in 2006. It is the most northerly of the ski and snowboard resorts in the region.

The resort was one of the early ones to welcome snowboarders to the slopes and the half-pipe was always a popular feature - but sadly there will not be a half-pipe for the 2019-2020 season. They do still seem to be putting an emphasis on the 'park' though for this season, so there should be enough to keep park fans happy.

The region to the east of Minakami town and to the north east of Numata city in northern Gunma Prefecture is made up of Kawaba village and Katashina village. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts dotted around the mountains of this region, all of which are accessed off the main Route 120 road from central Numata. This road is otherwise known as the Nihon Romantic Highway and continues through to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, though the prefecture border section of the road is closed during the winter months.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Snow Park Oze Tokura Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 150cm 1st 110cm 250cm 1st 130cm 210cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 150cm 2nd 110cm 250cm 2nd 110cm 210cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 150cm 3rd 110cm 250cm 3rd 110cm 210cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 150cm 4th 110cm 250cm 4th 100cm 210cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 150cm 5th 110cm 250cm 5th 100cm 210cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 150cm 6th 110cm 230cm 6th 120cm 190cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 150cm 7th 120cm 230cm 7th 120cm 190cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 150cm 8th 120cm 230cm 8th 120cm 190cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 160cm 9th 120cm 230cm 9th 100cm 190cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 160cm 10th 120cm 230cm 10th 100cm 190cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 160cm 11th 130cm 230cm 11th 100cm 190cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 160cm 12th 130cm 230cm 12th 90cm 190cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 160cm 13th 130cm 230cm 13th 90cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 160cm 14th 130cm 230cm 14th 90cm 190cm
15th - - 15th 90cm 160cm 15th 130cm 230cm 15th 70cm 190cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 160cm 16th 130cm 230cm 16th 50cm 190cm
17th - 60cm 17th 100cm 160cm 17th 130cm 230cm 17th 50cm 190cm
18th - - 18th 100cm 170cm 18th 130cm 230cm 18th 50cm 170cm
19th - 50cm 19th 100cm 180cm 19th 130cm 230cm 19th 50cm 170cm
20th - 50cm 20th 100cm 190cm 20th 130cm 230cm 20th 50cm 170cm
21st - 70cm 21st 100cm 190cm 21st 130cm 230cm 21st 50cm 170cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd 100cm 190cm 22nd 130cm 230cm 22nd 50cm 170cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd 100cm 190cm 23rd 130cm 230cm 23rd - 170cm
24th - 70cm 24th 100cm 190cm 24th 130cm 230cm 24th - 170cm
25th 30cm 70cm 25th 100cm 190cm 25th 130cm 230cm 25th - 170cm
26th 30cm 70cm 26th 100cm 190cm 26th 130cm 230cm 26th - 150cm
27th 30cm 70cm 27th 100cm 210cm 27th 130cm 210cm 27th - 150cm
28th 50cm 70cm 28th 100cm 210cm 28th 130cm 210cm 28th - 150cm
29th 50cm 80cm 29th 100cm 210cm 29th 130cm - 29th - 150cm
30th 50cm 110cm 30th 100cm 250cm 30th 30th - 150cm
31st 50cm 140cm 31st 100cm 250cm 31st 31st - 150cm

Previous Statistics

Snow Park Oze Tokura Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Park Oze Tokura. Special Kids lessons are also available. 
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 'Kids Park' is located by the base Oze Kogen Hotel and is free to enter.

There is also a 'Kids Room Kurara' nursery facility by the base area. Reservations are required and charges apply.  
Park Information
Park information
The half-pipe was always popular at this resort... sadly there will be no half pipe for 2019-2020 season. There still looks like there is a pretty big park area with a good variety of items for park fans to enjoy. 

Snow Park Oze Tokura Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Snow Park Oze Tokura Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,800 yen 2,700 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days (weekend & holidays) 7,700 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 6,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 3,300 yen 2,500 yen
Ladies 1 Day (weekdays) 3,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The Morning ticket is valid from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.

Getting to Snow Park Oze Tokura

By public transport
47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
40.3km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is about 40km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
Bus services from Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station are available.

The Katashina Snow Express bus service runs between Tokyo and Katashina.
By Car
35.8km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 401 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Snow Park Oze Tokura is located just off Route 401, about 36km the north east of the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC, exit turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway) and head towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 25km until arriving at the turn off for Route 401 just after passing through the central Kamada part of Katashina Village. Turn left onto Route 401 over the bridge heading towards Oze and Tokura. Continue on this road for around 8.5km, going past the turn off roads for Katashina Kogen and White World Oze Iwakura, until arriving at the junction to turn off for Oze Tokura onto Prefecture Road 63. Turn left here and follow the signs to the resort base.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There is a car park for about 900 vehicles areas by base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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