Kazawa Snow Area (Tsumagoi Village, Gunma)

Kazawa Snow Area
(群馬県 嬬恋村)
Planned season: Saturday 21st November 2020 until Wednesday 5th May 2021
Official snow depth 105cm (0cm) [updated on 25th January 2021]

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Kazawa Snow Area is located in Tsumagoi village to the north east of central Ueda and to the north of Komoro city in Nagano Prefecture. There are traditionally two conncected areas at Kazawa - the main Highland area and the Kaman area. Spectacular mountain scenery can be enjoyed from the top of Kazawa on a clear day with many famous mountains in view.

Note that in the last few seasons the highest Number 3 lift currently does not operate and it appears that the Kaman Number 1 quad lift will be rested for the 2020-2021 season (previously it was only open at weekends)... best to check on that detail!

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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The Mountain

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Kazawa Snow Area Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 40cm 50cm 1st 85cm 100cm 1st - 110cm 1st - 120cm
2nd 40cm 50cm 2nd 85cm 100cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 120cm
3rd 40cm 50cm 3rd 85cm 100cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 120cm
4th 40cm 50cm 4th 85cm 100cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 120cm
5th 50cm 50cm 5th 85cm 100cm 5th - 110cm 5th - 120cm
6th 40cm 50cm 6th 85cm 100cm 6th - 110cm 6th - 120cm
7th 50cm 60cm 7th 85cm 100cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 120cm
8th 50cm 60cm 8th 90cm 100cm 8th - 110cm 8th - 120cm
9th 50cm 60cm 9th 90cm 100cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 120cm
10th 50cm 60cm 10th 90cm 100cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 120cm
11th 50cm 60cm 11th 90cm 100cm 11th - 120cm 11th - 120cm
12th 50cm 60cm 12th 90cm 100cm 12th - 120cm 12th - 120cm
13th 50cm 60cm 13th 90cm 100cm 13th - 120cm 13th - 110cm
14th 55cm 60cm 14th 90cm 100cm 14th - 120cm 14th - 110cm
15th 55cm 60cm 15th 90cm 100cm 15th - 120cm 15th - 110cm
16th 60cm 60cm 16th 90cm 100cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 110cm
17th 60cm 60cm 17th 90cm 100cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 120cm
18th 60cm 60cm 18th 95cm 100cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 120cm
19th 70cm 60cm 19th 95cm 100cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 120cm
20th 75cm 60cm 20th 95cm 100cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 130cm
21st 75cm 60cm 21st 95cm 100cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 130cm
22nd 75cm 70cm 22nd 95cm 100cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 120cm
23rd 75cm 80cm 23rd 95cm 100cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 120cm
24th 75cm 80cm 24th 105cm 100cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 120cm
25th 75cm 80cm 25th 105cm 100cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 120cm
26th 60cm 80cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 120cm 26th - 120cm
27th 60cm 80cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 120cm
28th 75cm 100cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 100cm
29th 75cm 100cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 120cm 29th - 110cm
30th 75cm 100cm 30th - 110cm 30th 30th - 110cm
31st 80cm 100cm 31st - 110cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Previous Statistics

Kazawa Snow Area Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kazawa Snow Area. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is located in the base area and is free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kazawa Snow Area Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kazawa Snow Area is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays (main season).

There is no scheduled night skiing at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6:00am-8:00am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5:00pm-8:00pm): 120,000 yen

Kazawa Snow Area Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,500 yen 4,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,200 yen 2,500 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (weekends & holidays) 8,500 yen 8,000 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 8,000 yen 7,500 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,900 yen 3,400 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,600 yen 3,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 63,000 yen 55,000 yen 55,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required for tickets.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Every Monday is 'Tsumagoi residents' Day.
Every Tuesday is Mens Day.
Every Wednesday is Ladies Day.
Every Thursday is 'Young at Heart' Day (for over 50s!)
On the above days, a 1 day ticket for those people is 2,500 yen.

There is no scheduled night skiing at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6:00am-8:00am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5:00pm-8:00pm): 120,000 yen

Getting to Kazawa Snow Area

By public transport
30.7km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.7km from Omae on the Agatsuma line
15.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Transport Information
Kazawa Snow Area is about 13km from Omae Station on the Agatsuma line.

The larger Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the same line is a little further away.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 31km from Kazawa Snow Area.

>> More information on the Agatsuma train line
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No shuttle bus service is available.

A taxi from Manza Kawaguchi Station takes about 25 minutes.
A taxi from Ueda Station takes about 40 minutes.
By Car
21.4km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.6km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Kawaza Snow Area is about 21.5km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit and just less than 27km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.
It can be found just off Prefecture Road 94 about 3.5km from Route 144 in the Tashiro area of Tsumagoi village.

From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road for just under 18km, going past Yunomaru along the way, until reaching the turn off for Kazawa Snow Area.

>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
There is parking for 800 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2020-2021 UPDATES
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