Yogo Kogen Resort Yap (Nagahama City, Shiga)

Yogo Kogen Resort Yap
(滋賀県 長浜市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2019 until late March 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yogo Kogen Resort Yap is located in the northern part of Nagahama City, almost right on the border with the southern region of Fukui Prefecture. It is the most northerly ski hill in Shiga Prefecture. While the main road Route 365 continues north into Fukui Prefecture, that section of road is closed in the winter months blocking off direct access from that direction.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

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Yogo Kogen Resort Yap Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st 10cm 145cm 1st 0cm 25cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 45cm 2nd 15cm 145cm 2nd 0cm 20cm
3rd - - 3rd - 55cm 3rd 15cm 140cm 3rd 0cm 20cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th 15cm 125cm 4th 0cm 20cm
5th - - 5th - 55cm 5th 15cm 120cm 5th 0cm 20cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th 40cm 110cm 6th 5cm 20cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th 40cm 105cm 7th 0cm 20cm
8th - - 8th - 55cm 8th 40cm 105cm 8th 0cm 20cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th 45cm 90cm 9th 0cm 20cm
10th - - 10th - 75cm 10th 45cm 100cm 10th 0cm 20cm
11th - - 11th - 75cm 11th 50cm 100cm 11th 0cm 20cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th 45cm 100cm 12th 0cm 20cm
13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th 35cm 100cm 13th 0cm 10cm
14th - - 14th - 60cm 14th 20cm 105cm 14th 0cm 25cm
15th - 10cm 15th - 55cm 15th 20cm 105cm 15th 0cm 30cm
16th - 5cm 16th - 55cm 16th 15cm 100cm 16th 5cm 30cm
17th - 5cm 17th - 65cm 17th 10cm 100cm 17th 10cm 30cm
18th - 10cm 18th - 75cm 18th 40cm 95cm 18th 5cm 20cm
19th - 10cm 19th - 75cm 19th 40cm 90cm 19th 0cm 10cm
20th - 10cm 20th - 70cm 20th 35cm 70cm 20th 0cm 10cm
21st - 5cm 21st 10cm 75cm 21st 30cm 50cm 21st 0cm 10cm
22nd - 5cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd 15cm 40cm 22nd 0cm 0cm
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd 15cm 40cm 23rd - -
24th - 5cm 24th - 85cm 24th 5cm 35cm 24th - -
25th - 5cm 25th - 90cm 25th 0cm 35cm 25th - -
26th - 5cm 26th - 95cm 26th 0cm 30cm 26th - -
27th - 5cm 27th - 110cm 27th 5cm 30cm 27th - -
28th - 15cm 28th - 105cm 28th 5cm 25cm 28th - -
29th 3cm 25cm 29th - 130cm 29th 0cm - 29th - -
30th - 40cm 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 45cm 31st 5cm 125cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yogo Kogen Resort Yap Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yogo Kogen Resort Yap. 
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 children and beginner area is located between the Yellow and Blue base buildings. There is also a sledging area near base. The 'Snow belt' charge is 800 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
No confirmed specific part at the time of last check. 

Yogo Kogen Resort Yap Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yogo Kogen Resort Yap is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 11:00pm on Saturdays in the main season. (Lifts close between 4:30pm and 5:30pm).

Yogo Kogen Resort Yap Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 30,000 yen 3,500 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Long (PM + Nighta A) 4,500 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Nighta A (5:30pm-11pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta B (5:30pm-8pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 47,000 yen 23,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Season tickets include free parking every day, 5 free (soft) drinks and can also be used for night operations.

Getting to Yogo Kogen Resort Yap

By public transport
17.6km from Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
23.3km from Kinomoto Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Honsen line is about 21km to the south of Yoko Kogen Resort Yap.
A free shuttle bus is usually available from Maibara Station in the main season.

The bus journey from Maibara Station tales about 100 minutes.

Note that the bus stops at the closer Kinomoto Station (and takes about 35 minutes from that station).
By Car
17.2km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
23.4km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 365 (0.1km away)
Yogo Kogen Resort Yap is 17km from Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway and just over 23km from the Kinomoto IC exit on the same expressway.

From the Kinomoto IC exit head straight on onto Route 365 and follow the road in a northerly direction to reach the resort.

The resort is just by the side of Route 365.

Route 365 to the north of Yogo Kogen Resort Yap is closed during the winter months.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking is available for about 1200 vehicles at the base of the resort. Charges are 1,000 yen per car.

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