A natural choice for a great snow holiday
Blessed with great powder, scenery and natural hot springs, Kita Shiga Kogen was always a snow holiday destination in the making. The area is open for riding from December until May and includes Ryuoo Ski Park, which boasts a 166-person capacity ropeway to its summit, the 1,930-metre Mt Ryuoo, offering incredible views of the surrounds.
Within the park are a variety of courses for all levels, as well as a fun area for kids around the base. Nearby on the 1,352-metre Mt Kosha, the resorts of Yomase Onsen and X-Jam Takai Fuji have united to provide streamlined access to the mountain with a single pass. It has created a huge 117-hectare, 25-slope playground especially well-suited to snowboarders, with a massive collection of terrain park features to enjoy. Immediately in the vicinity are other attractions like Jigokudani Monkey Park, home of the snow monkeys, and the scenic hot spring retreat of Yomase Onsen, making Kita Shiga Kogen an attractive base in the Shiga Kogen resort area.
How close is Kita Shiga Kogen to?
Tokyo: 3 hrs (train & bus)
Osaka 5 hrs 30 min (train & bus)
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