Chuo-do Ina Ski Resortis located in Ina city close by the Chuo Expressway road in Nagano Prefecture. This region does not get the most snow but snow making machines help nature at this resort. Chuo-do Ina first opened in 1988. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.
Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort. There are actually some free total-beginner lessons available... best to ask them about that!
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' for young children has a moving belt, sledging and other items for children.
The 'Beginners Snow Park' is helped along by snow machines when necessary.
Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort is normally open from 8:30am on weekdays and from 8:00am on weekends and holidays. For daytime operations, the quad lift is open until 4:00pm on weekdays and until 5:00pm on holidays.
Nighta operations are typically from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on weekdays and from 5:40pm until 9:30pm on weekends and holidays in the peak season.
Lifts close before nighta for maintenance.
Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
Senior High School student age
55 years & over
AM / PM
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
The morning ticket is valid until 12:30pm on weekdays and until 1:00pm on weekends and holidays.
The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm and until 4:00pm on weekdays and 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.
Getting to Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort
By public transport
2.5km from Shimojima Station on the Iida Line
6.1km from Inashi Station on the Iida Line
Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort is about 2.5km from Shimojima Station on the Iida line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
9.8km from the Ina IC on the Chuo Expressway
11.2km from the Komagane IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 153 (3.2km away)
Chuo-do Ina Ski Resort is less than 10km from the Ina IC exit on the Chuo Expressway and just over 11km from Komagane IC, and geographically between the two.
From either exit head towards Route 153 and head south or north.
The ski hill is located just to the west of the expressway road.
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