YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park (Takayama Village, Nagano)

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park
YAMABOKUワイルドスノーパーク (長野県 高山村)
Planned season: Mid-late December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 17th December 2018]

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YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is located in Takayama village in Nagano Prefecture, on the south western slopes of Kasagadake. This area feels different from most Japanese ski hills with less trees and a much more open feel. It features a number of ungroomed courses and various guided tours including snowshoe, telemarking. There are three main areas - 1st Stage (the main course area), 2nd Stage (ungroomed 'private area') and 3rd Stage (backcountry area). 70% of the total area is left ungroomed.

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is actually geographically very close to the Kumanoyu area of Shiga Kogen, but the connecting road is closed during the winter months. Until 2010, this ski hill was called 'Yamada Bokujo'.

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

1774m
274m
1500m
38"
16
2800m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 2 1 0

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 85cm 1st - 210cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 215cm 2nd - 173cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 215cm 3rd - 175cm
4th - - 4th - 150cm 4th - 215cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th - 160cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 145cm
6th - - 6th - 160cm 6th - 240cm 6th - 155cm
7th - - 7th - 165cm 7th - 200cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - 160cm 8th - 200cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 150cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th - 155cm 10th - 205cm 10th - 120cm
11th - - 11th - 160cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 110cm
13th - - 13th - 160cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 100cm
14th - - 14th - 160cm 14th - 205cm 14th - 100cm
15th - - 15th - 170cm 15th - 215cm 15th - 100cm
16th - - 16th - 170cm 16th - 215cm 16th - 100cm
17th - - 17th - 160cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 100cm
18th - - 18th - 160cm 18th - 240cm 18th - 90cm
19th - - 19th - 150cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 90cm
20th - - 20th - 150cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 85cm
21st - - 21st - 140cm 21st - 195cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - - 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 185cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 40cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 50cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 70cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 80cm
29th - 75cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th - 80cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - 40cm
31st - 85cm 31st - 210cm 31st 31st - 40cm

Previous Statistics

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons and guided tours are available at YAMABOKU. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Rental equipment is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Area' is near the Number 2 lift by the base area.  
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 70% of the area remains ungroomed. 

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is open from 9am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

The Number 2 lift generally operates on weekends (closed on weekdays).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
Morning (until 12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Afternoon (from 12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 350 yen
10 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The morning ticket is valid from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:30pm until 4:30pm.

Getting to YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park

By public transport
Train
Train
33.8km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.6km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
33.8km from Nagano Station on the Kita Shinano line
Transport Information
Information
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is about 21km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

>> More information on the Kita Shinano-sen train line
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More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Yamada Onsen on weekends and takes about 30 minutes to get to YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park.
By Car
Car
25.9km from the Obuse PA Smart IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
22.9km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.1km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (19.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 66
Direction
Direction
YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park is about 25km from a number of IC exits on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

Approach the ski hill using Prefecture Road 66 from the Obuse area.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway

Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yamada 3681-352
Takayama-mura
Kamitakai-gun
Nagano-ken
382-0817
Telephone
Telephone
026-242-2505
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Monday 17th December, information on just a small number of ski hills around Japan still needs updating. We'll get that wrapped up soon!
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