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
|Parallel Lift||2||751m||8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.|
|Kurinoki Lift||3||274m||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||369m||8:00 A.M. - 8:00 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.
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Members receive a 500 yen discount on the following lift tickets.
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Early Bird Season / November 2 to December 20, 2019 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Regular Season / December 21, 2019 to March 22, 2020 Daily 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Night Skiing / December 21, 2019 to March 8, 2020 Daily (except for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
|Ticket||Early Bird Season
(November 2 to December 20, 2019)
(December 21, 2019 to March 22, 2020)
|Spring Ski Season
(March 23 to April 5, 2020)
|1 Day Lift Ticket||Adult||¥4,900||¥4,400||¥5,700||¥5,200||¥4,900||¥4,400|
|Student / Senior||¥3,900||¥3,400||¥4,700||¥4,200||¥3,900||¥3,400|
|4 Hour Lift Ticket (four hours after passing through the first gate)||Adult||¥4,400||¥3,900||¥5,200||¥4,700||¥4,400||¥3,900|
|Student / Senior||¥3,400||¥2,900||¥4,200||¥3,700||¥3,400||¥2,900|
|Night Ski Lift Ticket* (4:00P.M.-8:00P.M.)||Adult||-||-||¥1,800||-||-||-|
|Student / Senior||-||-||¥1,800||-||-||-|
|2 Day Lift Ticket (including nighttime, until 5:00 p.m. on the last day)||Adult||¥9,300||-||¥10,900||-||¥9,300||-|
|Student / Senior||¥7,300||-||¥8,900||-||¥7,300||-|
|3 Day Lift Ticket (including nighttime, until 5:00 p.m. on the last day)||Adult||¥13,400||-||¥15,800||-||¥13,400||-|
|Student / Senior||¥10,400||-||¥12,800||-||¥10,400||-|
- *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 2 to December 20, 2019).
- *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 (December 31, 2019 to January 2, 2020).
- *Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Lessons and Guides
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.
Reception: Grand Resort Karuizawa Ski Center East - next to East High-speed lift; West - next to ski rental area
Private lessons in English is available, advance booking highly recommended.
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 Pandaruman Kids School]
Please contact below for children ski lesson in English.
For more information
Ski lessons in Chinese is available.
For more information
What's App: +819022475588
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.
|Item||1 Day||4 Hours||2 Days|
|Ski Gear (Set)*||¥5,500||¥4,500||¥5,000||¥4,000||¥10,500||¥8,500|
|Snowboard or Skiboard Gear (Set)**||¥5,500||¥4,500||¥5,000||¥4,000||¥10,500||¥8,500|
|Snow Wear (Set)***||¥4,000||¥3,000||¥3,500||¥2,500||¥7,500||¥5,500|
- *Standard Skis, Poles and Boots
- **Snowboard and Boots or Ski, Boots and Poles
- ***Jacket & Pants
- Note: All information is subject to change.
[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.
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 on the ski hill
Enjoy Shinshu Soba, hot pots and other Japanese cuisine. Near the Ski Center.
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.
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.
Lunch buffet is very popular. at Karuizawa Prince Hotel East.
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