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Karuizawa Trails

Thanks to advanced snow-making facilities, Karuizawa is one of the first ski resorts to open in Japan every year. Karuizawa provides a variety of terrains geared mostly towards beginner and intermediate skiers. An extensive terrain park for freestyle skiers and boarders complete with a wide range of features is opened from November to April. (Schedule may change due to snow conditions).

Difficulty of Terrain & Elevation

Difficulty of Terrain

Elevation

Peak 1,155m
Vertical Descent 215m
Base 940m

Trail Information

Trail Slope Angle Length
Max Average
BeginnerKurinoki Trail 12° 380m
BeginnerFamily Trail 16° 11° 600m
BeginnerPrince Trail 13° 10° 400m
BeginnerMominoki Trail 12° 400m
BeginnerUsagiyama Trail 15° 550m
IntermediateParallel Trail 17° 11° 800m
IntermediatePanorama Trail 25° 12° 1,000m
AdvancedAlyeska Trail 30° 12° 700m
AdvancedAsama Trail 25° 11° 800m
AdvancedSlalom Bahn Trail 25° 20° 230m

Karuizawa Lifts

Lift Capacity Length Operation Hours
Parallel Lift 2 751m 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Panorama Lift 2 935m
Kurinoki Lift 3 275m 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
East High-Speed Lift 4 1,000m 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Prince Lift 2 385m 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Mominoki Lift 2 378m 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.
West High-Speed Lift 4 1,050m
Usagiyama Lift 2 515m 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Alyeska Lift 2 555m 9:30 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.
  • *Lift schedule may change without notice due to the weather condition or congestion.

Tickets

Tickets

Early Bird Season / Nov. 3 to Dec. 22, 2016 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Regular Season / Dec. 23 to Mar. 20, 2017 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Night Skiing / Dec. 23 to Mar. 5, 2017 Daily (except for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Ticket Early Bird Season (Nov. 3 - Dec. 22) Regular Season (Dec. 23 - Mar. 20) Spring Ski Season (Mar. 21 - Apr. 2)
Regular Club Member Regular Club Member Regular Club Member
1 Day Lift Ticket Adult ¥4,500 ¥4,000 ¥5,300 ¥4,800 ¥4,500 ¥4,000
Student / Senior ¥3,500 ¥3,000 ¥4,300 ¥3,800 ¥3,500 ¥3,000
4 Hour Lift Ticket (4 hours from time of purchase) Adult ¥4,000 ¥3,500 ¥4,800 ¥4,300 ¥4,000 ¥3,500
Student / Senior ¥3,000 ¥2,500 ¥3,800 ¥3,300 ¥3,000 ¥2,500
Night Ski Lift Ticket* (4:00P.M.-8:00P.M.) Adult - - ¥1,800 - - -
Student / Senior - - ¥1,300 - - -
2 Day Lift Ticket (Night Ski not included) Adult ¥8,400 - ¥9,800 - ¥8,400 -
Student / Senior ¥6,400 - ¥7,800 - ¥6,400 -
3 Day Lift Ticket (Night Ski not included) Adult ¥12,000 - ¥14,000 - ¥12,000 -
Student / Senior ¥9,000 - ¥11,000 - ¥9,000 -
  • *Lifts are operated until 4:30 P.M. during the Early Bird Season (Nov. 3 - Dec. 22, 2016).
  • *Free lifts for children 12 yrs. and under
  • *Student: 13 yrs. - 18 yrs. (Student ID required)
  • *Senior: 55 yrs. and older (ID required)
  • *Hours of operation are subject to change.
  • *Night Skiing is not available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, except during New Year’s holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3, 2017).
  • *Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lessons and Guides

Lessons

Karuizawa has ski schools with private lessons in English. Lessons are available twice a day at 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Advance bookings are highly recommended.

Private Ski & Snowbord Lessons

[Okabe Tetsuya Ski School]

Private lessons in English is available, advance booking highly recommended.
E-mail: info@neve.jp
TEL: 81-(0)267-41-1750
Reception: West - next to the ski rental area in the locker room; East - next to the ski rental area

  2 Hours 4 Hours
Private Lesson for 1 ¥20,000 ¥30,000
Private Lesson for 2 to 4 people ¥26,000 ¥36,000

[Karuizawa Ski School]

Private lessons in English is available on certain days; advance booking required.Please contact below for further information.

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For more information (Lesson Fee)

For more information (Japanese text only)

TEL: 81-(0)267-42-1850
Reception: Grand Resort Karuizawa Ski Center East - next to East High-speed lift; West - next to ski rental area

[Karuizawa Pandaruman Kids School]

Please contact below for children ski lesson in English.
For more information

Rentals

The latest ski and snowboard rental gears are available at Karuizawa Ski Center as well as Karuizawa Prince Hotel East ski area. Gloves, goggles and beanies can be purchased in the Ski Center or Karuizawa Prince Hotel East store.

Rentals

Item 1 Day 4 Hours 2 Days
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Ski Gear (Set)* ¥5,000 ¥4,000 ¥4,500 ¥3,500 ¥9,400 ¥7,400
Skis ¥3,500 ¥3,000 - - - -
Ski Boots ¥2,500 ¥2,000 - - - -
Poles ¥500 ¥500 - - - -
Snowboard or Skiboard Gear (Set)** ¥5,000 ¥4,000 ¥4,500 ¥3,500 ¥9,400 ¥7,400
Snowboard ¥3,500 ¥3,000 - - - -
Snowboard Boots ¥2,500 ¥2,000 - - - -
Snow Wear (Set)*** ¥3,500 ¥2,500 ¥3,000 ¥2,000 ¥6,500 ¥4,500
Helmet ¥500 ¥500 ¥500 ¥500 - -
  • *Standard Skis, Poles and Boots
  • **Snowboard and Boots or Ski, Boots and Poles
  • ***Jacket & Pants
  • Note: All information is subject to change.

Activities

[Night Adventure (Night Cruise / Snow Ride)]
Let's enjoy a glorious sky with full of stars while riding the illumination boat on a night ski trail. You can also experience a ride up to the summit on a snow buggy!

[Karuizawa Ski Night Tour]
Enjoy a magnificent sky with full of stars and a fantastic night view of Karuizawa from the 1,155m summit at the ski resort.

[Sightseeing Lift]
Guests who do not ski or snowboard are allowed to use the lifts to go up, and to see the view splendid Karuizawa's winter scenery.

For more information

Restaurants

Restaurants on the ski hill

[Sobakura Choji-an]
Enjoy Shinshu Soba, hot pots and other Japanese cuisine. Near the Ski Center.

[Restaurant Azalea]
You can choose your favorite food from a variety of menu items including Japanese, western, and Chinese cuisine.

[Usagi Yama Kitchen House]
A casual cafeteria serving curry, rice bowls and light snacks. At the bottom of Usagi Yama slope.

[Trattoria Primo]
You will see a queues of people from the restaurant. Pasta is very popular. At the Ski Center.

[Snow Bar Vigore]
Stop here for hot dogs and light snacks. Near the Ski Center.

[Restaurant Porto]
Lunch buffet is very popular. At Karuizawa Prince Hotel East.

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