This snow resort is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters on the border between Myoko City in Niigata Prefecture and Iiyama City in Nagano Prefecture. The 30 courses with a wide variety of courses to enjoy on 100% natural snow boast the largest scale in Japan, and are challenging enough for beginners and families as well as intermediate and advanced skiers. There are also 10 tree run courses through the forest that are as close to nature as possible, with abundant snowfall and excellent powder snow.
The slopes are equipped with a grooming barn where you can enjoy morning conditions, a snow park where you can enjoy boxes and jumps, and a kids’ park with snow escalators.
From the official website of Ikurao Kogen Ski Resort
It is also connected to Tangram Ski Circus on the right side of the map, and if you purchase a Mountain Pass (common lift ticket), you can enjoy skiing at the two ski resorts.
If you visit the ski resort, you should definitely see the view from the top of the mountain. Lake Nojiri below, Mt. Kurohime and Mt. Myoko in front of you, and as far as the Northern Alps in the distance. You can enjoy the excitement of nature with your eyes as well.
The ski resort offers daily lessons for beginner boarders from December 24 through March 21. For those who want to enjoy mountain skiing, backcountry tours are also available from late December to late March. Half-day and full-day tours are available.
On December 31 this year, a countdown fireworks display will be held at 24:00 as part of a special year-end nighttime operation. Please look forward to it.
From the official channel of the Ikarao Kogen Ski Resort
■Address:Ikurao Kogen, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
■Operating period: December 17, 2022 (Saturday) – April 2, 2023 (Sunday)
■Opening hours: 8:30～16:30
■Night time business：12/29 – 1/3: 16:30 – 21:00. Until 24:00 on Dec. 31
■Fees: One-day lift ticket for adults: 5,500 yen, Senior (55 years old and over)/Junior High and High School Students： 5,000 yen，Elementary school students: 3,000 yen, Free for preschoolers.
A separate IC card guarantee fee of 500 yen is required.
night skiing ticket：adults , Senior (55 years old and over)/Junior High and High School Students：2,500yen，
Elementary school students: 2,000 yen
One-day lift ticket (Mountain Pass):adults , Senior (55 years old and over)/Junior High and High School Students：6,000yen
Junior High and High School Students5,500yen, Elementary school students:3,500yen
■Rental fees: Ski set 1 day Adult :5,000 yen , Children :4,000 yen
■Contents: Free lift
■Target: Elementary school students and younger
■Date: 3rd Sunday of December to March
Access: ＜Car＞25 minutes from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway.