Shiga Kogen Japan

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Trails

Beginner
50%
Intermediate
36%
Advanced / Expert
14%

Overview

Shiga Kogen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 195 runs spanning 677 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
5
High Speed Quads
7
Quad Chairs
7
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
27
Single Chairs
3
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
4396 feet
Summit
7569 feet
Vertical drop
3173 feet

Terrain

Total runs
195
Terrain Parks
9
Longest Run
1.9 miles
Skiable Terrain
677 acres

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How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

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Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

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Family Friendliness
ACAndrew C.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
We really loved the Nagano area. We spent several days around the prefecture visiting monkey park, Obuse, Hokusai gallery and gardens. The snowboarding on Shiha Kogen was excellent. It was my wife’s first experience and she had so much fun.... More
JYJames Y.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Shiga Kogen with its huge number of resorts facing each other on both sides of a winding Valley mean that no matter the weather you're always sure to find a sheltered powder stash somewhere!... More
JNJarrod N.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Everything about Shiga Kogen is perfect for a new snowboarder/skier. The runs are wide, with long sweeping mountains, the snow is firm, but soft enough to fall with relative ease. The surrounding area was just as nice, with great cheap local dining, an abundance of bars, and... More
SRStuart R.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
An amazing resort. The skiable area is huge. Pick one section ski it one day pick another section the next day. Youll struggle to do every run in a week.... More
MBMohamed B.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
It is a great place to stay with beautiful views of the mountains , on the Top the field of view goes up to the Japanese Alps . It has a long route , and a variety of courses. I think that it is among the best landscapes that I have seen in Japan .... More
JSJun S.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Thus was a great place to get a more Japanese experience of skiiing. Not many tourists and it boasts Japan's highest lift point! And it's still close enough to bus to the snow monkeys. Definitely worth checking out if you want to avoid the Hakuba crowds and get a more traditional... More
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