Karuizawa Snow Park (Naganohara Town, Gunma)

Karuizawa Snow Park
軽井沢スノーパーク (群馬県 長野原町)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth 20cm (0cm) [updated on 11th December 2018]

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Karuizawa Snow Park is located in Naganohara town in Gunma Prefecture, to the north of the popular Karuizawa town and to the east of Mr Asama. It is mainly a family-oriented ski hill with a winter 'dog run' as well for those pets who enjoy the snow. The ski hill first opened in 1999.

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.

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Karuizawa Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Karuizawa Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Karuizawa 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
The 'Chibbiko' play area is located in the lower part of the family course in the base area - entry is free with a valid entry lift ticket.

There is also a snow tubing area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park area. 

Karuizawa 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 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this resort.

Karuizawa Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
2 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 450 yen 450 yen 450 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A variety of Family 1 Day tickets are also available:

Family A: 1 adult and 1 child - 5,200 yen
Family B: 1 adult and 2 children - 7,400 yen
Family C: 2 adults and 1 child - 8,200 yen
Family D: 2 adults and 2 children - 10,200 yen
Family E: 2 adults and 3 children - 12,200 yen

Getting to Karuizawa Snow Park

By public transport
21.3km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
17.4km from Naka Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
21.3km from Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Karuizawa Snow Park is just over 17km from the nearest local line station, Naka Karuizawa Station on the Shinano Tetsudo line.

Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just over 21km from the resort.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
More information on the Shinano Tetsudo train line
A free shuttle bus service is available from Karuizawa Station.
By Car
31.3km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Saku IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
36.2km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 146 (5.7km away)
Karuizawa Snow Park is just over 30k from the Usui Karuizawa IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Head north out of central Karuizawa town on Route 146 and follow the signs. The ski hill is less than 6km off the main road.

>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking is available for about 450 vehicles at the base of Karuizawa Snow Park.

There is no parking charge - it is free every day of the season.

More Information

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