Resort Spotlight: Ski Jam Katsuyama (Fukui)


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Ski Jam Katsuyama
Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture

Saturday 14th December 2019 until late March 2020
Lifts open daily from 8:00am (8:30am on weekdays) until 4:00pm
Open from 8:30am on normal weekdays; until 5:00pm from 1st February 2020

** Ski resort information & snow/weather forecasts on SnowJapan **

Ski Jam Katsuyama is located to the east of the central area of Katsuyama city in the north eastern region of Fukui Prefecture. It is one of the larger and more popular resorts in this region and popular with visitors from the Chubu and Kansai regions of Japan.

The resort has three main official areas - Variety, Fantasy and Illusion - and operates four quad lifts, one triple and three pair lifts. A number of un-groomed courses are available in the highest Illusion area, along with a 37 degree slope.

Elevation
Base elevation: 610 meters
Summit elevation: 1,320 meters
Vertical rise: 710 meters
Number of courses
12 courses
Longest run
5
,800 meters
Lifts
Quads: 4
Triple: 1
Pair lifts: 3
Gradient
Maximum: 37 degree
Terrain
Beginner 30%,
Intermediate 40%,
Advanced 30%

Images from the slopes can be found here
 

    Max
Gradient
Average
Gradient
Length
VARIETY SITE   Degrees Degrees Meters
Variety Course Intermediate - Advanced 27 12 1,670m
Forest Course Beginner 12 4 3,000m
Beginners Park   - - -
FANTASY SITE        
Dreamy Course Beginner 10 4 430m
Fantasy A Course Intermediate 18 11 1,620m
Fantasy B Course Beginner - Intermediate 20 11 1,330m
Fantasy Access Course Beginner - Intermediate 21 7 830m
Snow Park Jam   - - -
ILLUSION SITE        
Extreme Course Expert 37 20 380m
Illusion B Course Intermediate - Advanced 27 19 750m
Stream A Course Intermediate - Advanced 30 14 1,170m
Stream B Course Beginner - Advanced 25 11 600m
Stream C Course Intermediate 25 13 680m
Illusion A Course Intermwediate 24 15 1,230m


BiKids Park

Dinosaur themed kids park! Entry is 1,000 yen and it is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Check out the below video...

There is also a 'Jam Kids' nursery available at the resort. Charges apply and reservations are required.

 

Onsen Hot Springs & Onsen Pool

Enjoy a soak in the onsen hot springs after a fun time on the slopes.
Open from 12:00pm until 7:00pm - last entry at 6:00pm
(Open from 3pm-7pm on Tuesdays)
Entry is 850 yen for adults and 550 yen for children
Towel rental available for 200 yen

Entry to the pool is 850 yen for adults and 550 yen for children
Swimming caps required (rental available for 200 yen)


 

Ski Jam Katsuyama Lift Tickets

Ticket type
 
Adults Senior Grand
Senior
Child Kinder
1 Day Ticket 4,800 yen 4,300 yen 3,800 yen 3,200 yen 1,600 yen
2 Day Ticket 8,600 yen 7,600 yen 6,600 yen 5,400 yen 2,600 yen
Morning Ticket (until 1pm) 4,300 yen 4,000 yen 3,600 yen 2,800 yen 1,300 yen
Afternoon Ticket (from 12pm) 4,300 yen 4,000 yen 3,600 yen 2,800 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Ride 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Rides 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Kids Debut 3,400 yen - - 2,300 yen 1,600 yen
Season Ticket 67,000 yen 62,000 yen - 31,000 yen -
Season Ticket (weekdays) 41,000 yen        

Ski rental

  Adults Junior
Ski ATOMIC set 5,000 yen 3,800 yen
Skis only 3,300 yen 2,300 yen
Boots 2,800 yen 2,300 yen
Poles 1,100 yen 900 yen
Wear set 4,200 yen 3,200 yen
FULL SET 12,200 yen (10,000 yen weekdays) 9,000 yen (7,000 yen weekdays)

Snowboard rental

  Adults Junior
Snowboard BURTON set 5,000 yen 3,800 yen
Snowboard only 3,300 yen 2,300 yen
Boots 2,800 yen 2,300 yen
Wear set 4,200 yen 3,200 yen
FULL SET 12,200 yen (10,000 yen weekdays) 9,000 yen (7,000 yen weekdays)

Other rental

  Adult Junior
Gloves/goggles/knit cap 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Gloves 1,700 yen 1,200 yen
Googles 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
Knit cap 1,700 yen 1,200 yen
Helmet 2,200 yen 1,700 yen
Sled 600 yen  

 

Getting to Ski Jam Katsuyama

Location on map here

About 3 hours from Osaka
About 2 hours from Nagoya

Ski Jam Katsuyama is about 20 minutes drive from the Katsuyama IC.

There is parking for 3400 cars by the resort base of Ski Jam Katsuyama.
The car parks are open for 24 hours and are free to use.

NOTE: The approach to Ski Jam Katsuyama is on a toll-road.
The charges for this road are 1,350 yen for a car (and 2,070 yen for a medium sized bus)