Ryuoo Ski Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク (長野県 山之内町)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
Weekends and holidays only from 1st April
Official snow depth 70cm (0cm) [updated on 18th December 2018]

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Ryuoo Ski Park is located in Yamanouchi town in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The area has traditionally been known as Kita Shiga. The resort features a 166 capacity Ropeway which connects the lower Valley area with the top Skyland area. The Skyland area features some gentle slopes that are suitable for beginners. The steep Kiotoshi runs coming down from the top Ropeway station are popular for a good challenge. Ryuoo seems to be particular popular with snowboarders and busy with university student trips. This resort has been operating since 1961. The smaller Kita Shiga Komaruyama is close by. The ski and snowboard resorts of Mt Kosha are to the west and the Shiga Kogen region is to the south east of Ryuoo Ski Park.

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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Ryuoo Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 20cm 35cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 215cm
2nd 20cm 35cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd 20cm 35cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 220cm
4th 15cm 30cm 4th - 230cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 200cm
5th 15cm 40cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 180cm
6th 15cm 60cm 6th - 245cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 185cm
7th 10cm 55cm 7th - 245cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 190cm
8th 10cm 55cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 215cm 8th - 190cm
9th 15cm 70cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 185cm
10th 20cm 70cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 190cm
11th 25cm 70cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 215cm 11th - 180cm
12th 20cm 90cm 12th - 190cm 12th - 215cm 12th - 175cm
13th 30cm 90cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 215cm 13th - 175cm
14th 35cm 130cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 205cm 14th - 175cm
15th 70cm 130cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 170cm
16th 70cm 110cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 165cm
17th 70cm 120cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 205cm 17th - 160cm
18th 70cm 120cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 225cm 18th - 160cm
19th - 120cm 19th - 170cm 19th - 225cm 19th - 155cm
20th - 120cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 240cm 20th - 155cm
21st - 110cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 240cm 21st - 155cm
22nd - 100cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 235cm 22nd - 155cm
23rd - 100cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 155cm
24th - 100cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 155cm
25th - 100cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 155cm
26th - 115cm 26th - 250cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 150cm
27th - 130cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 215cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 240cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 145cm
29th - 155cm 29th - 210cm 29th - - 29th - 145cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 230cm 30th 30th - 145cm
31st - 170cm 31st - 210cm 31st 31st - 140cm

Previous Statistics

Ryuoo Ski Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ryuoo Ski Park. 
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 'Adventure Park' near the base is 800 yen for adults or children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few Snow Park areas at Ryuoo - one by the Valley Number 1 course and the other by Valley Number 6 course. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. 

Ryuoo Ski Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
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 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ryuoo Ski Park is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays). There is no nighta on Sundays.

Open only on weekends and holiday from April.

The lower Valley Area is open from 16th December until 1st April.

Ryuoo Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8am-5pm) 4,600 yen 3,000 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (8am-close) 8,200 yen 5,300 yen 6,400 yen
Morning (8am-2pm) 3,800 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
Afternoon (11am-5pm) 3,800 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
PM & Nighta (11am-close) 4,600 yen 3,000 yen 3,700 yen
Nighta (5pm-close) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 450 yen 300 yen 450 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 15,000 yen 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1 Day Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 6,500 yen

Getting to Ryuoo Ski Park

By public transport
15.8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.4km from Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
9.4km from Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Yomase Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano line.

Yudanaka Station is less than 10km from the resort base.

Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 16km from Ryuoo Ski Park.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
Shuttle bus services are available.
By Car
16.4km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
21.6km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
41.3km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (2.3km away)
Ryuoo Ski Park is under 17km from the Shinshu Nakano IC exit and less than 22km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

The resort is located to the east of Mt Kosha, just over 2km off Route 403.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
There is parking for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Ryuoo Kogen
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Current resort snow depth
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