Shigakogen Ski Resort

This resort was highlighted as the venue for alpine skiing slalom events during the 1988 Nagano Winter Olympics. It is Japan's largest ski resort with 19 ski areas that range from 1,500 to over 2,300 meters in altitude and is complete with a total of 66 lifts, gondolas and ropeways that interconnect all ski areas.

Address
Shiga-kogen, Yamanouchi Town, Shimo Takai-gun, Nagano Prefecture
URL
http://www.shigakogen.gr.jp
TEL
+81-(0)269-34-2588
FAX
+81-(0)269-34-2620
Season
Late Nov.~Early May.
Hours
  • Daytime: 8:30~16:30
  • Night-time: 18:30~21:00

Ski terrain info.

Gondolas4unit7,356m
Quad lifts14units11,027m
Triple lifts5units2,362m
Pair lifts24units16,631m
Single lifts2units1,006m
Rope-tow1units100m
Total50units38,482m
Top elevation
2,307m
Altitude differential
965m
Bottom elevation
1,340m
Advanced terrain:
14%
Intermediate terrain:
40%
Beginner terrain:
46%
Max. gradient:
36°

Snowfall Information

WeatherConditionSnowfallUpTime(JPT)
SUNVALLEY - - -
MARUIKE - - -
HASUIKE - - -
GIANT - - -
HIGASHIDATEYAMA - - -
HOPPO BUNADAIRA - - -
TAKAMAGAHARA MAMMOTH - - -
NISHIDATEYAMA - - -
TANNE NO MORI OKOJO - - -
ICHINOSE FAMILY - - -
TERAKOYA - - -
ICHINOSE DIAMOND - - -
ICHINOSE YAMANOKAMI - - -
YAKEBITAIYAMA - - -
OKUSHIGAKOGEN - - -
KUMANOYU - - -
YOKOTEYAMA-SHIBUTOGE - - -
KOMARUYAMA - - -
X-JAM TAKAIFUJI - - -
YOMASE ONSEN - - -
RYUO SKI PARK - - -

◎ OPEN / ○ MOST OPEN / △ PART OPEN / × CLOSED . JPT:Japan Time(Day/Month)

Lift charges

AdultChildSenior
4hours¥ 4,200¥ 2,100¥ 3,800
1-day¥ 5,000¥ 2,500¥ 4,200
1.5-day¥ 9,100¥ 4,600¥ 7,700
2-day¥ 9,300¥ 4,700¥ 7,800
3-day¥ 13,400¥ 6,700¥ 10,800
Night-time¥ 1,500-2,000¥ 800-1,000¥ 1,500-2,000

[Senior] : 60 years or over

Access Information

Train

From Nagano Sta., board Shiga-kogen-bound express bus (approx. 70 min.).

From Nagano Sta., take Nagano Dentetsu Line train to Yudanaka Sta. (terminal), then board Shiga-kogen-bound bus (approx. 80 min. from Nagano Sta.).

Car

After exiting the Joshin'etsu Expressway at Shinshu-Nakano I.C., proceed along Route 292 for approx. 30 min.

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park)

Jigokudani Onsen, a hot-spring spa at the foot of Shiga-kogen Heights, is where you can enjoy the curious sight of wild monkeys bathing in a hot spring - claimed to be the only such place in the world.