Countermeasures to Prevent the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In order to provide a safer and cleaner environment for a comfortable stay at our hotel, we at Prince Hotels have made a new hygiene and sanitization policy called "Prince Safety Commitment" and implemented it.
Based on this policy, we will do everything in our power and implement strict measures to prevent the spread of infections in order to reassure our guests of their safety when staying at our Hotel.
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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
BeginnerD1Top Cruise 15° 1,519m
BeginnerD2Family Trail 14° 1,013m
BeginnerC1Kurinoki Trail 10° 383m
BeginnerE1Prince Trail 18° 10° 376m
BeginnerF1Mominoki Trail 14° 269m
BeginnerF2Free Valley 15° 218m
BeginnerH1Usagiyama Trail 12° 293m
BeginnerI1Alyeska Diversion Trail 14° 608m
IntermediateA1Parallel Trail 19° 10° 803m
IntermediateB1Panorama Trail 24° 12° 911m
IntermediateD4Forest Trail 20° 308m
IntermediateD3Skyline Trail 20° 466m
AdvancedD5Asama Trail 27° 13° 432m
AdvancedD6Slalom Trail 26° 19° 252m
AdvancedI2Alyeska Trail R 29° 18° 232m
AdvancedI3Alyeska Trail L 31° 15° 275m

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 274m 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
East High-Speed Lift 4 1,000m 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Prince Lift 2 370m 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Mominoki Lift 2 371m 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

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Members receive a 800 yen discount on the following lift tickets.
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Early Bird Season / Nov. 3 to Dec. 23, 2022 Daily 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Regular Season / Dec. 24, 2022 to Mar. 5, 2023 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
New Year’s Season / Dec. 29, 2022 to Jan. 3, 2023 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Spring Ski Season / Mar. 6 to Apr. 2, 2023 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Ticket Early Bird Season
(Nov. 3 to Dec. 23, 2022)
Regular Season
(Dec. 24, 2022 to Mar. 5, 2023)
New Year’s Season
(Dec. 29, 2022 to Jan. 3, 2023)
Spring Ski Season
(Mar. 6 to Apr. 2, 2023)
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1 Day Lift Ticket Adult ¥6,000 ¥5,000 ¥7,500 ¥6,500 ¥7,500 ¥6,500 ¥6,000 ¥5,000
Student / Senior ¥5,500 ¥4,500 ¥7,000 ¥6,000 ¥7,000 ¥6,000 ¥5,500 ¥4,500
4 Hour Lift Ticket (four hours after passing through the first gate) Adult ¥5,500 ¥4,500 ¥7,000 ¥6,000 ¥7,000 ¥6,000 ¥5,500 ¥4,500
Student / Senior ¥5,000 ¥4,000 ¥6,500 ¥5,500 ¥6,500 ¥5,500 ¥5,000 ¥4,000
  • *A separate deposit of 500 yen is charged when purchasing lift tickets. You will receive a refund of 500 yen when you return the lift ticket.
  • *Lifts are operated until 4:30 P.M. during the Early Bird Season (November 3 to December 17, 2021).
  • *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.
  • *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

[Karuizawa Ski School]

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

For more information (Access)

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

[RITMO Snow Academy]

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

[Karuizawa Pandaruman Kids School]

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

TEL: 81-(0)267-41-0036

[Skiyourhighness School]

Ski lessons in Chinese is available.
For more information

TEL: 81-(0)90-2247-5588
Line: @skiyourhighness
WeChat: skiyourhighness
What's App: +819022475588

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)* ¥5,500 ¥4,500 ¥5,000 ¥4,000 ¥10,500 ¥8,500
Skis ¥3,800 ¥3,300 ¥3,300 ¥2,800 - -
Ski Boots ¥2,800 ¥2,300 ¥2,300 ¥1,800 - -
Poles ¥500 - - - -
Snowboard or Skiboard Gear (Set)** ¥5,500 ¥4,500 ¥5,000 ¥4,000 ¥10,500 ¥8,500
Snowboard ¥3,800 ¥3,300 ¥3,300 ¥2,800 - -
Snowboard Boots ¥2,800 ¥2,300 ¥2,300 ¥1,800 - -
Snow Wear (Set)*** ¥4,000 ¥3,000 ¥3,500 ¥2,500 ¥7,500 ¥5,500
Helmet ¥700 ¥700 - -
  • *Standard Skis, Poles and Boots
  • **Snowboard and Boots or Ski, Boots and Poles
  • ***Jacket & Pants
  • Note: All information is subject to change.
  • Gloves, goggles, and hats are not available for rental.

Activities

[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.

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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