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Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-34-2588
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually come in late February or early March and always have great snow and some blue skies. Lots of runs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank acj2761
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very expensive area to visit with no variety of restaurants or shops. The only restaurants are located in hotels that are overpriced. There are other more user friendly areas to visit in this beautiful country. Places like Hakuba, Niseko and Nozawa Onsen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yotcrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really this is the place to ski. The slopes are amazing as is the snow. You can take amazing photos from Mount Terakoya. Lots of runs through the trees and moguls for those that want them. A great place to ski for all grades of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice skiing area. Mainly for beginners but in the uphill there are few more advanced slopes also. I lost my lift ticket but very helpful lady in ticket counter gave me a new one. That was great service!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank -finskier-
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is my 4th year back in the area, and 2nd in the Yakebitaiyama area (Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel), and the experience was equally awesome. The Yakebi area alread had more routes that I could handle (being a novice snowboarder!) and the resorts were well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MichaelC7622
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

My friend and I were lucky enough to have Robel Zemichael the Olympic champion to be our teacher! He is very professional and a good teacher. I highly recommend you to take his lessons!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Easy access from Tokyo on the bullet train then bus from Nagano takes about 1 and half hours . Lots of snow and wide open runs .

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank DeborahB587
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

We spent a week here in January with another family from Australia. There is a huge ski area to explore at the intermediate level. The snow was awesome and there was heaps of it. However the resort is quite spread out without a central Village...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Myv55
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed skiing in Shiga Kogen as the snow was great and there were no queues. Although the runs weren’t as long as some of those in big European resorts we still had a great time. We had some initial difficulties as pistes not marked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bp_review
Reviewed 17 January 2019

A massive ski area. The central part is accessible by skiing lift to lift however be prepared for a bit of a slog in some flat parts. A shuttle bus takes you to other ski areas which you may have totally to yourself. Lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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4 February 2019|
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Response from SKIboy25 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy a single return ticket up the various gondolas to the top and have a walk around but it's quite away from the snow monkeys, about a 15-20 minute drive. There is also an old traditional village near the snow... More
Hi, We, family with 2 toddlers age 3&6 yers, will be travelling to Japan by early Dec and planning to visit Nagano area for the snow monkey resort, onsen & hoping to get snow sightseeing/ activity if we are lucky with the snow. We are currently searching for a Snow resort which open by early Dec (our trip to Nagano will be 8-12 Dec). We are not planning to do ski but would love to get a cable car/ gondola for sightseeing or visit nice restaurant on top of mountain. 1) Will Shiga Kogen Snow Resort be open already on those dates? At the web they mention pre-open from Nov 18, just want to make sure. 2) If yes, can a non skiing tourists purchase cable car/ gondola ticket for highland sightseeing? 3) Is there any sledding/ kids snow park and can we also rent the sled? 4) How to access from Shibu Onsen? 5) Any recommended restaurants at the mountain? Much appreciated for any feedback!
7 August 2018|
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Response from deemacvee | Reviewed this property |
I think 1 day at Shubu Onsen is enough. Nozawa Onsen village is lovely. I recommend 2 nights there. Also a bit to see at Nagano. The Zenkoji temple and Obuse. Nagano is a good base to explose from. A really good resource is... More
Caroline W
23 January 2018|
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Response from Jason H | Reviewed this property |
hi caroline yea, its a little painful to travel from yudanaka with rental skis everyday. I doubt there are storage areas for your equipment but I could suggest : 1) staying in Shiga itself 2) renting the equipment from the... More