Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley (Koumi Town, Nagano)

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley
小海リエックス・スキーバレー (長野県 小海町)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth 30cm (0cm) [updated on 12th December 2018]

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Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley is located about in Koumi town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region. There are six lifts at this resort - 1 quad, 4 pairs and one 'cable car' which is like a short funicular railway that connects the base with the hotel by side of the lower slopes. The 1 day and season tickets are also valid at the Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake resort, about 30 minutes away.

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

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.

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The Mountain

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Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 65cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 115cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 115cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 115cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 115cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 115cm
6th - - 6th - 70cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 110cm
7th - - 7th - 70cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 105cm
8th - 30cm 8th - 70cm 8th - 105cm 8th - 105cm
9th - 35cm 9th - 70cm 9th - 105cm 9th - 100cm
10th 30cm 35cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 105cm 10th - 100cm
11th 30cm 35cm 11th - 75cm 11th - 105cm 11th - 100cm
12th 30cm 35cm 12th - 75cm 12th - 105cm 12th - 100cm
13th - 40cm 13th - 75cm 13th - 105cm 13th - 100cm
14th - 45cm 14th - 75cm 14th - 105cm 14th - 95cm
15th - 45cm 15th - 75cm 15th - 105cm 15th - 85cm
16th - 45cm 16th - 75cm 16th - 105cm 16th - 75cm
17th - 50cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 105cm 17th - 75cm
18th - 55cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 105cm 18th - 75cm
19th - 55cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 105cm 19th - 70cm
20th - 55cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 105cm 20th - 65cm
21st - 55cm 21st - 70cm 21st - 105cm 21st - 65cm
22nd - 55cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 105cm 22nd - 75cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 105cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 75cm
25th - 55cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 105cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 85cm 26th - 105cm 26th - 65cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 85cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 60cm
28th - 65cm 28th - 85cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 55cm
29th - 65cm 29th - 85cm 29th - - 29th - 50cm
30th - 65cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - 45cm
31st - 65cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - 40cm

Previous Statistics

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley.
There is also a special Freestyle Ski School. 
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 'Kids Park' is located in front of the Resort Centre - free entry for people with valid lift tickets, otherwise 500 yen. There is also a sledging course for childen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a variety of Park areas at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley for different skill levels - including the 'Rail Park' and a mogul run area. 

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill, though opens early at 7:00am on Saturdays in the main season.

Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-School age
Older Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Early AM (6:30am-8:30am) 1,000 yen 500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 18,000 yen 28,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information People aged 60 years and over are eligible for special 'Senior' tickets.

The 'Master' tickets for those in their 50's are charged the same as the children rates.
The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 1:00pm.
The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until closing.
The Half Day ticket can also be used from 10am until 2:00pm.

A number of special family lift tickets are available:

Family A set ticket (1 adult and 1 child) - 5,000 yen on holidays and 4,000 yen on weekdays.
Family B set ticket (2 adults and 1 child) - 8,000 yen on holidays and 6,500 yen on weekdays.
Family C set ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10,000 yen on holidays and 8,000 yen on weekdays.
Additional children charged 2000 yen on holidays and 1500 yen on weekdays.

Ladies Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,500 yen.

Couples Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary and junior high school age children is 1,500 yen.

The season ticket is valid for early morning, the kids park and also at the nearby Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake resort.

Getting to Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley

By public transport
33.7km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
8km from Matsubarako Station on the Koumi Line
11km from Koumi Station on the Koumi Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station, 8km away, is Matsubarako Station on the Koumi line.

Koumi Station on the same line is 11km from the ski hill.

Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 34km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
A local bus from Koumi Station costs 400 yen. A taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs about 4000 yen.
By Car
29.9km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
41.7km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
47.2km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (7.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley can be reached easily from the Joshinetsu Expressway and Chubu Odan Expressway to the north and from the Chuo Expressway from the south.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and about 22km later turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to the resort.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
There is parking at the base of the resort for 1,200 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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