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About Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s largest ski areas made up of 18 interlinked ski resorts that offer a smorgasbord of options including beginner slopes, long cruisers, challenging moguls and powder bowls. One lift ticket gives you access to more than 50 lifts, gondolas and ropeways! The area is also close to some of Japan’s cultural sites with the opportunity to experience something of Japan’s rich traditions.


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Season December-April
Elevation 2,307m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 50+ Lifts | 5 Gondolas
Terrain 45% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 15% Expert
Park Available

Lift Passes

All the Shiga Kogen ski resorts use an electronic lift pass system meaning the one lift pass will give you access to all lifts and gondolas in the Shiga Kogen Resort area. There is limited night skiing available.

From 4,600 JPY per adult
From 2,700 JPY per child (6-12yrs)
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Shiga Kogen Ski Resort is 4.5hrs from Narita airport. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 13,900 JPY One way Per Person

From 18,000 JPY One Way for Per Person (Shared)



Accommodation includes some of the best situated and most comfortable hotels and Japanese Ryokans in the area, featuring hot springs, restaurants, concierge services, ski equipment rental, ski school services and great shopping.

Prices range from as low as 7,880 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel South Wing.

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Lessons & Rentals

There are numerous snowsports schools across the resorts and your choice will mostly depend on your accommodation, level, language and needs. Most of the hotels and accommodation have their own rental shops carrying a good but small range of latest performance equipment and sizes suitable for beginners and intermediate, however for more advanced snow riders, the selection and availability is limited and it is advised to bring your own gear or rent in advance.


Shiga Kogen is a very traditional Japanese style resort where the majority of accommodations provide in-house restaurants and dining. There are a few public restaurants and bars and izakayas around the villages. The nightlife is very low key as most people tend to eat, drink, socialise and relax in their accommodation.

winter fun

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Shiga Kogen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Zenko-ji Temple
Snow Monkey Tours
Snow Mobiling
Winter Kids Park