Minakami Kogen Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
水上高原藤原 (群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2017 until early April 2018
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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is located to the north of central Minakami town in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture.

Minakami town is separated from Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture to the north by the impressive Tanigawa mountain range. The nine separate ski and snowboard resorts in Minakami are quite spread out throughout the central region of the town. These maps show all of the ski and snowboard resorts in the Minakami area together. Minakami is a popular year-round destination offering a wide range of outdoor sports and activities... and the onsen hot springs are very popular too.

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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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 150cm 50cm 1st 200cm 185cm 1st 220cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 50cm 2nd 200cm 190cm 2nd 210cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 160cm 50cm 3rd 200cm 190cm 3rd 200cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 170cm 50cm 4th 200cm 190cm 4th 200cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 170cm 60cm 5th 200cm 190cm 5th 200cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 70cm 6th 200cm 190cm 6th 200cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 180cm 80cm 7th 200cm 190cm 7th 200cm 250cm
8th - - 8th 180cm 80cm 8th 200cm 195cm 8th 190cm 250cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 80cm 9th 200cm 195cm 9th 180cm 250cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 85cm 10th 200cm 195cm 10th 180cm 250cm
11th - - 11th 180cm 80cm 11th 200cm 200cm 11th 180cm 240cm
12th - - 12th 180cm 90cm 12th 200cm 210cm 12th 180cm 240cm
13th - - 13th 180cm 100cm 13th 200cm 210cm 13th 180cm 240cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 105cm 14th 200cm 210cm 14th 180cm 230cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 115cm 15th 200cm 220cm 15th 170cm 230cm
16th - - 16th 180cm 130cm 16th 200cm 220cm 16th 170cm 230cm
17th - - 17th 180cm 145cm 17th 200cm 220cm 17th 160cm 230cm
18th - - 18th 160cm 145cm 18th 205cm 220cm 18th 160cm 230cm
19th - - 19th 150cm 165cm 19th 220cm 220cm 19th 150cm 230cm
20th - - 20th 150cm 165cm 20th 220cm 220cm 20th 150cm 230cm
21st - - 21st 150cm 165cm 21st 220cm 230cm 21st 150cm 230cm
22nd - - 22nd 150cm 165cm 22nd 220cm 240cm 22nd 140cm 230cm
23rd 60cm 0cm 23rd 150cm 170cm 23rd 220cm 240cm 23rd 130cm 230cm
24th 60cm 5cm 24th 160cm 180cm 24th 220cm 250cm 24th 130cm 210cm
25th 60cm 5cm 25th 170cm 185cm 25th 220cm 250cm 25th 130cm 210cm
26th 60cm 5cm 26th 180cm 185cm 26th 220cm 250cm 26th 130cm 210cm
27th 60cm 5cm 27th 180cm 185cm 27th 220cm 250cm 27th 130cm 210cm
28th 90cm 15cm 28th 200cm 185cm 28th 220cm 250cm 28th 120cm 200cm
29th 140cm 40cm 29th 200cm 185cm 29th - - 29th 120cm 200cm
30th 140cm 45cm 30th 200cm 185cm 30th 30th 120cm 200cm
31st 150cm 50cm 31st 200cm 185cm 31st 31st 110cm 200cm

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledge rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Fujiwara Kids Land' offers sledging, tubing, snow strider (bike) and other playing in the snow activities. Entry is 800 yen for 2 hours for children, adults free.

It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm every day.

It is open for nighta from 5:30pm until 9:00pm on the following dates only: 31st December 2017 until 2nd January 2018; 6th and 7th January 2018.

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Kid's Land entry 800 yen
Season Ticket 18,000 yen 12,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Entry to Kid's Land is free for adults and seniors accompanying children.

A number of Family Pack tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child: 5,000 yen
1 adult and 2 children: 6,500 yen
2 adults and 1 child: 7,500 yen
2 adult and 2 children: 9,000 yen
Additional adult: 2,000 yen
Additional child: 1,500 yen

Getting to Minakami Kogen Fujiwara

By public transport
27.4km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
13.6km from Yubiso Station on the Joetsu Line
16.3km from Minakami Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is under 14km from Yubiso Station on the Joetsu line and just over 16km from Minakami Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by public transport
A bus service is available from Jomo Kogen Station and Minakami Station.
By Car
20.4km from the Minakami IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
32.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (12.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is just over 20km from the Minakami IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Minakami IC exit turn left onto Route 291 and then turn left again at the first traffic lights (1.3km) to continue on Route 291 for about 6km. At the Oana traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 63 (also known as the Okutone-Yukemuri Highway). Go past Okutone Snow Park on the right and soon after you will arrive at some traffic lights. Either turn left (if you are equipped and used to winter snow roads) or continue straight on. Go past the turn off and signposts for Minakami Hodaigi. The turn off from Prefecture Road 63 for Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is about 3.5km further on than the turn off for Minakami Houdaigi. Turn right at the signs and then right again to head up to the base.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by car
There is a car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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