Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort (Ueda City, Nagano)

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
菅平高原スノーリゾート (長野県 上田市)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth 30cm (0cm) [updated on 11th December 2018]

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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort is located in the north-eastern area of central Ueda city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. The area is part of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. The resort is made up of three main areas called Davos, Taro and Pine Beak. While these three areas are not actually lift or course connected, a joint lift ticket is available and a bus service runs between them. It gets particularly cold up at Sugadaira in mid-winter and while this highland area may not receive as much snow as some other nearby regions, snow quality is usually good. Sugadaira is well known as being a popular highland base for various sports in the summer months - particularly rugby - as well as for skiing and snowboarding in winter. Sugadaira has been operating since 1927. Minenohara Kogen is close by (status for 18-19 unconfirmed as of late November 2018).

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

1580m
310m
1270m
36"
36
4000m
16
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 3 8 3 0 2

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Course Map

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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sugadaira Kogen. 
Rental
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 are a few 'Kids Park' areas across Sugadaira.

A child care service is available in the Pine Beak area - charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
Various snow park items across Sugadaira. 

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 2,800 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 8,000 yen 5,000 yen 6,600 yen
All Area Season 50,000 yen 30,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Tickets valid at all 3 areas of Sugadaira Kogen (Pine Peak, Taro and Davos).

Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

A 'Grand Senior' ticket is available for those over the age of 65 years - 2,000 yen for 1 day; 4,000 yen for 2 days.

Getting to Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
23.5km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
19.4km from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
23.5km from Ueda Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Information
Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line and local Shinano Tetsudo line is 23.5km to the south of central Sugadaira.

>> More information on getting to Sugadaira Kogen by public transport
bus
Bus
A private bus company service operates between Ueda Station and Sugadaira during the winter season.

There are no shuttle bus services to Sugadaira from Nagano and the north.
By Car
Car
19.7km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
20km from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 406 (0.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 34
Direction
Direction
There are two ways main ways to approach Sugadaira in the winter season.

From the north, the Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC on the Joshinetsu Expresway is the closest expressway exit and is around 20km from central Sugadaira. From the IC exit, turn right onto Route 403 and after just under 1km turn right onto Prefecture Road 58. Sugadaira is mentioned on the main road signs from this point. Continue on this road for around 6km until you reach Route 406 where you should turn right and head up to Sugadaira.

From the south west and central Ueda City, head north east on Route 144 towards the Ueda Sugadaira IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway. Continue straight on past the IC exit and follow the road for a further 13km. Turn left onto Route 406 and follow the signposts up to Sugadaira. The central Sugadaira highland area is about another 7km along Route 406.

Note that the Prefecture Road 34 connecting Nagano City with Sugadaira is closed during the winter season.

>> More information on getting to Sugadaira Kogen by car
Parking
Parking
Various car parks are available at each of the bases of Sugadaira Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Sugadaira Kogen 1223-1751
Ueda-shi
Nagano-ken
386-2204
Telephone
Telephone
0268-74-2003
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Current resort snow depth
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(0cm)
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