Okutone Snow Park (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Okutone Snow Park
奥利根スノーパーク (群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Saturday 9th December 2017 until early April 2018
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Okutone Snow Park is located to the north of central Minakami town in northern Gunma Prefecture. Interestingly, the slopes of this ski resort are not really visible from the base area. This ski hill originally opened in 1972 as Okutone Kokusai. It has been known as Okutone Snow Park since 2007. This resort offers nights until 10pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends. A brand new 810m long pair lift and 900m long course with a maximum gradient of 25 degrees were added to the top area of the resort from the 2016-2017 season.

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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Okutone Snow Park Course Map

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Okutone Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 45cm 1st 180cm 180cm 1st 190cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 45cm 2nd 180cm 180cm 2nd 190cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 150cm 45cm 3rd 180cm 210cm 3rd 180cm 240cm
4th - - 4th 180cm 45cm 4th 180cm 210cm 4th 180cm 240cm
5th - - 5th 180cm 50cm 5th 180cm 210cm 5th 170cm 240cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 60cm 6th 180cm 210cm 6th 150cm 230cm
7th - - 7th 180cm 60cm 7th 180cm 210cm 7th 150cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 180cm 60cm 8th 180cm 210cm 8th 150cm 230cm
9th 10cm - 9th 180cm 60cm 9th 180cm 230cm 9th 140cm 220cm
10th 10cm - 10th 180cm 60cm 10th 180cm 230cm 10th 140cm 220cm
11th 10cm - 11th 180cm 70cm 11th 180cm 230cm 11th 140cm 220cm
12th 10cm - 12th 180cm 70cm 12th 180cm 250cm 12th 130cm 220cm
13th 10cm - 13th 180cm 70cm 13th 180cm 250cm 13th 130cm 210cm
14th 50cm - 14th 180cm 80cm 14th 180cm 250cm 14th 130cm 200cm
15th 50cm 30cm 15th 180cm 120cm 15th 180cm 250cm 15th 120cm 200cm
16th 50cm 30cm 16th 180cm 140cm 16th 180cm 250cm 16th 120cm 190cm
17th 60cm 35cm 17th 180cm 150cm 17th 180cm 250cm 17th 120cm 190cm
18th 60cm 35cm 18th 180cm 150cm 18th 200cm 250cm 18th 120cm 180cm
19th 60cm 35cm 19th 180cm 150cm 19th 200cm 250cm 19th 110cm 180cm
20th 60cm 30cm 20th 180cm 150cm 20th 200cm 250cm 20th 110cm 170cm
21st 60cm 30cm 21st 180cm 150cm 21st 200cm 250cm 21st 110cm 160cm
22nd 60cm 30cm 22nd 180cm 160cm 22nd 200cm 250cm 22nd 110cm 160cm
23rd 60cm 15cm 23rd 180cm 160cm 23rd 200cm 260cm 23rd 110cm 160cm
24th 60cm 15cm 24th 180cm 160cm 24th 200cm 260cm 24th 110cm 160cm
25th 50cm 15cm 25th 180cm 180cm 25th 200cm 260cm 25th 100cm 160cm
26th 50cm 25cm 26th 180cm 180cm 26th 200cm 260cm 26th 90cm 160cm
27th 50cm 25cm 27th 180cm 180cm 27th 190cm 260cm 27th 90cm 150cm
28th 110cm 30cm 28th 180cm 180cm 28th 190cm 260cm 28th 90cm 150cm
29th 120cm 35cm 29th 180cm 180cm 29th - - 29th 80cm 150cm
30th 120cm 45cm 30th 180cm 180cm 30th 30th 80cm 140cm
31st 120cm 45cm 31st 180cm 180cm 31st 31st 80cm 130cm

Previous Statistics

Okutone Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okutone Snow 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
There is a 'Kids Gelende' area by base and also in front of the Rest House. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few park areas at Okutone Snow Park - including a beginners park - with a variety of items. 

Okutone Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 12:00am
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Okutone Snow Park is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm every day in the daytime.

The resort is open for nighta until 10:00pm on weekdays and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Okutone Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm) 5,000 yen 4,000 yen
5 Hours 4,000 yen 3,500 yen
Early Morning (6am-9am) 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
PM+Nighta (12pm-closing) 4,500 yen
Sunset (2pm-closing) 3,800 yen
Nighta A (4pm-10pm) 2,300 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta A (4pm-12pm) 2,700 yen 2,300 yen
Nighta B (6pm-10pm) 2,000 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta B (6pm-12pm) 2,200 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta C (8pm-10pm) 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta C (8pm-12pm) 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Number 1A lift return 800 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 45,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 35,000 yen 25,000 yen
Season Ticket (early+nighta) 22,000 yen 17,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children under the age of 12 can use the lifts for free every day.

The resort is open for nighta until 10:00pm on weekdays and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Major credit cards are accepted.

Getting to Okutone Snow Park

By public transport
17.4km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
3.4km from Yubiso Station on the Joetsu Line
6.1km from Minakami Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Yubiso Station on the Joetsu line is about 3km from Okutone Snow Park.

Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line is 17.4km to the south.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by public transport
The Echigo Kotsu bus service from Jomo Kogen Station to near Okutone Snow Park takes about 40 minutes.
By Car
10.1km from the Minakami IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
21.1km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Okutone Snow Park is just over 10km from the Minakami IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Minakami IC exit traffic lights, turn left onto Route 291 and then turn left 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) and follow the signs to Okutone which is a further 3km to the right of the main road.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by car
The car park at the base of Okutone Snow Park is open 24 hours a day and is free to use every day of the season.

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