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Shiga Kogen Ski Area

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Address: Shigakogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-34-2588

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Massive mountain with fluffy powder!

We were lucky to be there when it snowed 3 days out of 4! The mountain is massive; reminded us of the Canyons in SLC. There are a variety of runs from beginners to advance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Newark, New Jersey
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Whistler, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most places if you get cold temp and snow it would be awesome. But bring supplies! Very limited in what you can get. The convenience store if you can find one are not convenient. The hotels will sell you beer so you just pay a little more. The skiing is more intermediate and beginner. Lots of big groomer tracks.... More 

Thank Preston S
Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be there when it snowed 3 days out of 4! The mountain is massive; reminded us of the Canyons in SLC. There are a variety of runs from beginners to advance. The slopes are mainly quiet as it seems only locals and a few tourists go here. From what others told us, is that due to... More 

Thank nj3478
Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Shiga Kogen after staying in Shibu Onsen. We have two younger children, who are beginner skiers so we chose a section of the mountain appropriate for them. The drive was longer than we expected and the process to rent equipment took some time but we got to enjoy some wonderful snow and easily accessible trails. Staff were polite.... More 

Thank Elad20
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ski area is massive! Like too big to do all the runs in 2 days. Wish I had more time here. Ideally, 3-7 days. Loads of runs to choose from for beginners, intermediate, and expert. Quite quiet here on weekdays in late January. No crowds, no lines. My only complaint was the rental shop is quite far from the... More 

Thank Colin M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Japan's best ski resorts. About 4 hours out of Tokyo by the Bullet train,bus then taxi or share I mini bus from Tokyo airport to your hotel door. This is Japan's largest ski area. Yes it is huge. About 80% you can ski to by inter linked ski tows which is all covered on the one... More 

Thank Pnicholson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shiga kogen resort is huge!!! Lots of different places to ski. I found the runs to VERY short compared to Canadian ski resorts and the lifts are really slow. Felt like we spent more time on the lifts than the runs. The runs have names but in Japanese. Normally they have directions to the resorts on the big yellow signs.... More 

Thank Sarah D
IJlst, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not Austria or Whistler but it is a very good skiing area. A lot of different ski slopes and great views on the surrounding. Only one thing: public transport is only once per hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the accommodations and night life were lacking at the Prince hotels and in Ichinose in general, the access to all the ski areas and terrain and the frequent heavy snowfalls allowed us to find some great powder during our stay from 15 - 21 Feb. We also opted to rent skis (rather than bring ours over from Canada) and... More 

1 Thank Ariana B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Skiied here over 11 years and seen many changes. Even in the worst weather you will find good skiing in Shiga Kogen. On windy days often OkuShiga Kogen does not operate ( especially this year more than any other). Oku Shiga Kogen does now allow for snowboards ( if the lifts are open) On sunny, clear days great touring from... More 

Thank MargaretPowell
Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Just spent a week skiing/boarding at this lovely ski resort. A week or so before we arrived they they received over a meter of snow. We had two amazing days of skiing without a cloud in the sky. Was about -5 to -10 degree Celsius. The 3rd day started out with wet snow. That evening it turned colder and got... More 

Thank Tracy J

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