Mt Norikura Snow Resort (Matsumoto City, Nagano)

Mt Norikura Snow Resort
Mt.乗鞍スノーリゾート (長野県 松本市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 40cm (0cm) [updated on 17th December 2018]

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Mt Norikura Snow Resort is located on the eastern foothills of Mt Norikura, to the west of central Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture. The resort covers quite a wide area and is known for often very good snow conditions. There are a few official ungroomed snow course areas.

It has been operating since 1961. Mt Norikura Snow Resort is no longer part of the Mac Earth group.

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.

The Mountain

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Mt Norikura Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 120cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 175cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 175cm
3rd - - 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 175cm
4th - - 4th - 140cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 165cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 155cm
7th - - 7th - 140cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 155cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 155cm
9th - 50cm 9th - 140cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 155cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 140cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 155cm
11th - 55cm 11th - 140cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 150cm
12th - 70cm 12th - 150cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 150cm
13th - 80cm 13th - 150cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 150cm
14th - 80cm 14th - 150cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 145cm
15th 30cm 80cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 140cm
16th 40cm 80cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 135cm
17th 40cm 85cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 135cm
18th - 85cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 180cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 85cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 180cm 19th - 120cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 180cm 20th - 120cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 120cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 125cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 115cm
27th - 110cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 165cm 27th - 110cm
28th - 120cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 105cm
29th - 120cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 120cm 30th - 200cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st - 120cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - 95cm

Previous Statistics

Mt Norikura Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mt Norikura Snow Resort. 
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 park called 'Kids Park Norukurando'. Entry is 500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area as well as a number of ungroomed course areas at Mt Norikura. 

Mt Norikura Snow Resort 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 8:45am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is open from 8:45am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Mt Norikura Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,100 yen 2,000 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen
2 Hours 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
2 Days 7,200 yen 3,600 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
3 Days 9,500 yen 4,800 yen 8,500 yen 8,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,100 yen 3,100 yen 4,100 yen 4,100 yen
Season Ticket (all) 39,000 yen 19,000 yen 29,000 yen 29,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 33,000 yen 19,000 yen 29,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase - and only available on certain Sundays.

If you live in Matsumoto or nearby, a cheaper one day lift ticket is available for 2,900 yen. Ask the resort for details!

Note: the Mac Earth group Season Ticket cannot be used during the 2018-2019 season. The season ticket is just for Mt Norikura Snow Resort.

Getting to Mt Norikura Snow Resort

By public transport
29km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
43km from Matsumoto Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is 29km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi line and about 43km from Matsumoto Station.

>> More information on the Shinonoi train line
A free shuttle bus from Matsumoto Station is available.
By Car
40.6km from the Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway
44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC on the Nagano Expressway
50.4km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (11.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 84
Mt Norikura Snow Resort is about 40km from the Matsumoto IC exit and 44.4km from the Shiojiri Kita IC exit on the Nagano Expressway.

From the Matsumoto IC exit, turn right onto Route 158 and follow the road for about 29km until reaching the sign to turn left onto Prefecture Road 84. Follow the signs to the base of the resort.

>> More information on the Nagano Expressway

There is parking for 900 vehicles near the base of the ski hill on various car parks. Parking is free every day of the season and open 24 hours a day.

More Information

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Azumi Norikura Kogen
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General 72
Snow conditions 61
Courses & terrain 72
Lift system 58
Apres ski 50
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