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Kagura Ski Resort

Snow Country Region > Yuzawa Town

Kagura is well-known for the quality of its snow

About “Kagura Ski Resort”

Home to one of the best ski resort areas in Japan. Mitsumata, Kagura and Tashiro combine to make one awesome ski resort, though for the sake of simplicity, most people refer to this as "Kagura". People visit Kagura for the quality of snow. This is helped by the high altitude of the resort: 1845m at the top - way above the 1,100-1,200m for Niseko resorts, for example. This resort is also connected to another famous ski resort "Naeba" by the world's longest-distance "Dora-Gondola". These two ski resorts are especially recommended to intermediate level skiers/boarders or powder-freaks. There are two ropeway stations (Mitsumata and Tashiro) that whisk you up into the resorts. Mitsumata is easier to access from Echigo-Yuzawa but if you are looking to access the Naeba ski resort or if you are looking to skip the queues on a busy day, then we highly recommend you access from Tashiro ropeway station. (Tashiro is located between Mitsumata and Naeba) 

Pluses The best ski resort for powder skiing in the region and also has popular back country route with easy hikes up.
Minuses Wide resort so beginners need to be careful not to get lost.

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8am - 5pm



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Resort Information

Total Trails 22 trails
Longest Course 6,000m
  • Easy: 45%
  • Intermediate: 35%
  • Advanced: 20%
Business Hours

8:00 - 17:00

Max Vertical Drop 32°
  • Ropeway: 2
  • Gondola: 1
  • Quad Lift: 5
  • Pair Lift: 14
Altitude 620m (min) - 1845m (max)
Resort Facilities Rental Shop, Ski & Souvenir Shop, Rest Room
Kids' Fun Facilities Kids Area

Lift Pass Prices

  Adult (18-54) Child (7-12) Senior (55-) Note
1 Day Pass 4,500 JPY Free 3,800 JPY Open to 5pm
2 Day Pass 8,200 JPY Free 2,700 JPY Open to 5pm

Half Day Pass

3,400 JPY Free 2,700 JPY

Open-1pm or 11:45am-5pm

Ropeway Only 800 JPY 0 800 JPY 4pm - 9pm

Rental Prices

  Adult Child Senior
3 Piece Set 
(skis/board, poles & boots)
4,000 JPY 2,000 JPY 3,500 JPY
Ski wear & trousers 3,000 JPY 2,000 JPY 2,800 JPY



Mitsumata, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata

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