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Shiga Kogen Trails

Shiga Kogen is made up of 18 ski areas covered by one lift pass. There are approximately 80 trails offering a large variety of terrain for any type of skiers and snowboarders. There is also a free shuttle bus service that transports guests around the region. Thanks to Shiga Kogen’s high-altitude, which rises to over 2,000m, the area receives large quantities of dry powder snow.
The largest individual ski area is Yakebitaiyama, which has 15 trails, including a long 2,500m trail. Yakebitaiyama’s Olympic Trail was the location for the Snowboard Men’s & Women’s Giant Slalom and Alpine Skiing Men’s & Women’s Slalom during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Yakebitaiyama features Shiga Kogen’s only terrain park with various features to keep freestyle riders occupied.

Difficulty of Terrain & Elevation

Difficulty of Terrain

Elevation

Peak 2,000m
Vertical Descent 450m
Base 1,550m

Trail Information

Trail Slope Angle Length
Max Average
BeginnerKaramatsu Trail 20° 11° 850m
BeginnerBeginner's Trail 18° 11° 1,000m
BeginnerSouth Trail 17° 960m
BeginnerEast Trail 21° 11° 1,100m
BeginnerNo.2 High-Speed Lift Connection Trail 700m
BeginnerMiddle Connection Trail 18° 12° 130m
BeginnerNo.1 Gondola Connection Trail (Go Go Wave) 15° 10° 300m
IntermediateShirakaba Trail 23° 12° 1,100m
IntermediateBuna Trail 22° 600m
IntermediatePanorama Trail 21° 10° 2,500m
IntermediateGiant Slalom Trail 25° 11° 2,400m
IntermediateOku Shiga Connection Trail 22° 11° 550m
AdvancedSuper Giant Slalom Trail 27° 10° 2,350m
AdvancedMiddle Trail 21° 16° 400m
AdvancedOlympic Trail 30° 21° 650m

Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Lifts

Lift Capacity Length Operation Hours
No. 1 Gondola 8 1,925m 8:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
No. 2 Gondola 6 2,121m 8:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
No. 2 High-Speed Lift 4 992m 8:30 A.M.- 4:15 P.M.
No. 3 High-Speed Lift (Hooded lift) 4 1,031m 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
No. 4 Romance Lift 2 956m 10:00A.M.- 4:15 P.M.
  • *Lift schedule may change without notice due to the weather condition or congestion.

Tickets

Tickets

In the Greater Shiga Kogen region, there are over 50 lifts across 18 ski areas, including 4 gondolas. Yakebitaiyama is the largest single ski area and possesses 5 lifts including 2 gondolas. Lift tickets are valid for all 18 ski areas.

・ Greater Shiga Kogen Lift Tickets (Includes Yakebitaiyama and Other 17 Resorts in Shiga Kogen)

Ticket Adult Child Seniors and Students
4 Hour Lift Ticket (Dec. 21 – Mar. 31) ¥4,800 ¥2,400 ¥4,100
1 Day Lift Ticket *Early Season (Dec. 7 – 20) and Spring Ski Season (Apr. 1 – May. 6) ¥4,600 ¥2,300 ¥4,200
1 Day Lift Ticket *Regular Season (Dec. 21 – Mar. 31) ¥5,500 ¥2,700 ¥4,700
1 Day Parent and Child Joint Lift Ticket ¥7,400
2 Day Lift Ticket *Early Season (Dec. 7 – 20) and Spring Ski Season (Apr. 1 – May. 6) ¥8,900 ¥4,500 ¥7,700
2 Day Lift Ticket *Regular Season (Dec. 21 – Mar. 31) ¥10,500 ¥5,200 ¥8,900
2 Day Parent and Child Joint Lift Ticket ¥14,100
3 Day Lift Ticket ¥15,500 ¥7,700 ¥13,100
3 Day Parent and Child Joint Lift Ticket ¥20,800
Super Pass 4* ¥20,500 ¥10,200 ¥17,300
Super Pass 5* ¥25,500 ¥12,700 ¥21,500
Super Pass 6* ¥30,500 ¥15,200 ¥25,700
Super Pass 7* ¥35,500 ¥17,700 ¥29,900
Super Pass 10* ¥50,500 ¥25,200 ¥42,500
Shiga Kogen Season’s Pass ¥77,000 ¥38,500 ¥70,000
Big 2 Season’s Pass (including Shiga Kogen and Nozawa Onsen) ¥83,000
  • *Super Passes do not need to be used on consecutive days. For example, a Super Pass 4 can be used for any 4 days during the season, allowing for rest days or day trips to other areas in-between.

・ Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Only Lift Tickets

SEIBU PRINCE CLUB emi members are eligible for a 500 yen discount on lift tickets!
Click here for more information on SEIBU PRINCE CLUB emi!

Ticket Adult Seniors and Students Child SEIBU
PRINCE
CLUB
emi
Members
Adult Seniors and Students
4 Hour Lift Ticket * Dec. 21 – Mar. 31 ¥4,300 ¥3,900 Free ¥3,800 ¥3,400
1 Day Lift Ticket * Dec. 21 – Mar. 31 ¥5,000 ¥4,300 Free ¥4,500 ¥3,800
1 Day Lift Ticket * Dec. 7 – 20 ¥4,300 ¥3,900 Free ¥3,800 ¥3,400
1 Day Lift Ticket * Apr. 1 – May. 6 ¥4,300 ¥3,900 Free ¥3,800 ¥3,400
2 Day Lift Ticket * Dec. 21 – Mar. 31 ¥9,200 ¥8,000 Free ¥8,700 ¥7,500
2 Day Lift Ticket * Dec. 7 – 20 ¥8,100 ¥7,300 Free ¥7,600 ¥6,800
2 Day Lift Ticket * Apr. 1 – May. 6 ¥8,100 ¥7,300 Free ¥7,600 ¥6,800
Night Ski ¥2,300 ¥2,300 Free ¥2,200 ¥2,200
  • *4 Hour, 1 Day, 2 Day and 3 Day lift tickets include lifts and gondolas.
  • *Free lifts for children 12 yrs. and under
  • *Student: Junior High and High School student (Student ID required)
  • *Senior: 60 yrs. and older (ID required)

Lessons and Guides

Lessons

There are two schools for practicing skiing and snowboarding in our hotel. “SUGIYAMA Skiing & Snowboarding School SIA” is in East and South Bldg. “SHITAKA SHINGO Mt.Yakebi Snow School SAJ” is in West Bldg. It is possible to take a lesson by English and Chinese in both schools.

Private Ski & Snowbord Lessons

2 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours 5 Hours 6 Hours
¥19,000 ¥27,000 ¥33,000 ¥40,000 ¥47,000

Contact
●SUGIYAMA Skiing & Snowboarding School SIA
E-mail: booking@sugiyama-ski.com
TEL: 81-(0)269-34-2551

●SHITAKA SHINGO Mt.Yakebi Snow School SAJ
For more information

Guides

Big Cloud Backcountry Guiding and Shop (Japanese website) is located in Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel West Bldg, and offers guided backcountry ski tours as well as snowshoe tours around the Shiga Kogen region in English. Half-day beginner backcountry tours start at ¥6,000 per person, and snowshoe tours start at ¥5,000 per person. Full-day tours are ¥10,000 per person. Backcountry touring from Shiga Kogen to Manza Onsen ski resort is also available at ¥15,000 per person. All tours require at least two participants.
For bookings, contact info@bigcloud.jp

Rentals

Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama has three rental shops offering the latest models of skis, snowboard and snow wear. The rental shops are located in the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel East Bldg. lobby, the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel South Bldg. Ski Center and the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel West Bldg. lobby. Our hotel guests can get 10% discounted price about renting ski gear, snowboard and clothing. The chart below shows availability of the items and its rate.

Rentals

Item 1 Day
Adult Child
Ski or Snowboard Gear (Set)* ¥5,500 ¥4,000
Skis or Snowboard only ¥3,500 ¥2,500
Ski or Snowboard Boots ¥2,500 ¥2,000
Poles ¥500
Sleds ¥600
Snow Wear (Set)** ¥4,500 ¥4,000
  • *Standard Skis, Poles and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
  • **Jacket & Pants
  • Note: All information is subject to change.

Activities

Activities

[Yakebitaiyama Family Snow Park]
6 types of winter gear for children and adults.
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - Mar. 29, 2020
Business hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: Next to Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel, West Building
Cost: Adults and children 1,700 yen / Prince Hotel guests 1,200 yen
SEIBU PRINCE CLUB emi members 1,200 yen / Children 4 - 6 years of age 1,200 yen
Children aged 3 or under admitted free of charge

[Snowmobile Tours]
You can enjoy riding in the Yakebitaiyama ski area with a great scenery.
Season: Late December 2019 to early March 2020 *Varies depending on snow conditions
Business hours: From 11:00 A.M. / From 1:00 P.M. / From 2:15 P.M.
Location: Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort Multipurpose Area
Cost: Single-person ride: 15,000 yen
Two-person ride: 2 adults 20,000 yen / Adult + child 18,000 yen
* Advance reservation required Click here for details

[Snowshoe Tours]
Why not experience the impressive winter scenery unique to Shiga Kogen?
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - Mar. 28, 2020
Business hours: From 9:30 A.M. / From 1:00 P.M.
Location: Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort
Cost: 5,000 yen per person (includes snowshoes, stocks, guide fee)
* Advance reservation required Contact: Big Cloud info@bigcloud.jp

Events

[Candle Night]
Enjoy the warmth of candle light spreading across the quiet world of snow.
Season: Dec. 23 - 25, Dec. 30 - 31, 2019
Jan. 11 - 13, Feb. 22 - 24, 2020
Time: From 6:00 P.M.
Location: Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel, East Building, near the slope entrance
Cost: Free of charge

[Taimatsu Trail]
Do you wish to experience Taimatsu Trail New Year's Eve.
Date: Dec. 31, 2019
Time: Lift ride 8:20 P.M.
Starts after night skiing ends
Location: East Course (No. 3 High-speed Lift)
Price: Free of charge
* Advance reservation required
Please contact us by e-mail: shiga-rsv@princehotels.co.jp

[First Tracks]
Why not carve your own virgin tracks on slopes in top morning condition?
Season: Saturdays & Sundays from Dec. 28, 2019 to Mar. 29, 2020
Dec. 30 - 31, 2019 / Jan. 2, 3, 13 & Mar. 20, 2020
Business hours: Lifts start at 7:50 A.M. (to 8:30 A.M.)
Location: Olympic Course, Giant Slalom Course (No.1 Gondola)
Cost: Adults and children 1,500 yen
* Advance reservation required
Please contact us by e-mail: shiga-rsv@princehotels.co.jp

[New Year’s First Tracks]
Welcome the year’s first sunrise on the summit of Mt. Yakebitai at an elevation of 2,000 meters.
Date: Jan. 1, 2020 (New Year's Day)
Time: Lifts start at 6:50 A.M. (last lift 8:00 A.M.)
Location: Olympic Course, Giant Slalom Course (No.1 Gondola)
Cost: Adults and children 1,500 yen
* Advance reservation required
Please contact us by e-mail: shiga-rsv@princehotels.co.jp

For more information

Restaurants

Prince Hotel East Building Area

[Go Go Curry]
Famous for big size curry and rice dishes.
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - Mar. 29, 2020
Business hours: Lunch 9:55 A.M. - 2:55 P.M.
Location: No.1 Gondola, Sanroku Station Building, 1F

[Main Dining Room]
A restaurant where you can relax and enjoy a winter wonderland.
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - May 6, 2020
* Not open for lunch/café hours on weekdays from January 6, 2020
Business hours: Lunch: 11:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Café: 9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Dinner: 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Weekdays & Sundays: 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
Location: Prince Hotel, East Building

Prince Hotel South Building Area

[Restaurant Mizubasho]
Enjoy popular Japanese-style lunches at this restaurant. Next to the 2nd Gondola.
Season: Dec. 7, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
Business hours: Lunch: 10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Weekdays: 11:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Café: 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Prince Hotel, South Building

[Izakaya After]
Enjoy rice bowl menu at lunch and hot pot dishes and local sake at night.
Season: Dec. 14, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020
* Lunch only Mar. 29-31, 2020
Business hours: Lunch: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M
Dinner: 5:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. (last order 10:00 PM)
*From Mar. 8 to 28, 2020, hours are 5:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
Location: Prince Hotel, South Building

[Dining Room]
Enjoy dining while overlooking a birch forest with themes of health and long life in Nagano Prefecture.
Season: Dec. 14, 2019 - Mar. 7, 2020
Business hours: Dinner 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
* Weekdays / Sundays 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
Location: Prince Hotel, South Building

Prince Hotel West Building Area

[Ramen Corner]
Tasty ramen noodles served by a popular chain ramen noodle shop “Men-Ya”. Next to the bottom gate of the 2nd High-Speed Lift.
Season: Dec. 7, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020
* Closed Dec. 9 - 13, 2019
Business hours: Lunch 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Next to Prince Hotel, West Building 1F

[Chinese Restaurant Shishi]
Available as a skier's restaurant in the daytime, with set course and a la carte dining at night.
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020
* Open only for lunch Mar. 29 - 31, 2020
Business hours: Lunch 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Dinner: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (last order 8:30 P.M.)
Location: Next to Prince Hotel, West Building 2F

[Restaurant Westside]
A spacious restaurant with a sense of freedom.
Season: Dec. 20, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020
* Open only for café and lunch Mar. 29 - 31, 2020
Business hours: Lunch: 10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Weekdays: 11:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Café: 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Dinner 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
Weekdays / Sundays 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (last order 8:00 P.M.)
Location: Prince Hotel, West Building

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