Shiga Kogen

With 21 different ski resorts and interlinked slopes Shiga Kogen is considered to be one of the largest ski areas in Japan and perfect for a ski holiday. Located north east of Nagano, the area was previously host of the 1988 Nagano Winter Olympics and here you will find a diverse ski terrain that stretches from heights of 1,340m to 2,305m with runs suitable for all ski/board abilities.

Overview

Located in the highland area of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. you will be spoilt for choice at Shiga Kogen with 21 resorts and over 65 lifts providing access to the slopes. The high altitude means the area receives high quality powder snow and also has long ski season that typically stretches into May.

With  95 runs to experience, plenty of of Japanese powder, beginner slopes, long cruisers and challenging bowls to backcountry terrain there is something for everyone for complete beginners through to advanced skiers.

Off the slopes there are plenty of après activities including visiting the famous Japanese snow monkeys or delve into Japanese history with a visit to the Zenkoji temple and Matsushiro Kaizu castle.

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 2,305 Metres
Lifts 65
Runs 95
Terrain Beginner 48%
Terrain Intermediate 35%
Terrain Advanced 17%
Ski in / Ski Out  Yes

 

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Shiga Kogen there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your
ski/board winter experience.

  • Snow Monkey Tours
  • Snow mobiling
  • Onsens
  • Day excursions to  Matsushiro Kaizu castle and Zenkoji temple

Getting There

Shiga Kogen is located in the Joshinetsu National Park located in northern Nagano, 3-4 hours travel time from Tokyo depending upon transportation used Fly into Narita or Haneda Airport and either transfer directly or stay in Tokyo before heading out to the resort via taxi, train, or bus.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

Accommodation

Shiga Kogen has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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