Found in the heart of Joshinetsu National Park in Nagano Prefecture and surrounded by 2,000m high mountains, Shiga Kogen is the largest ski resort in Japan. Shiga Kogen hosted several events during the 1998 Winter Olympics and as such is home to quality runs and speedy lift access. Beloved for its fine powdery snow, extensive ski areas and decadent natural hot springs, Shinga Kogen is a sprawling winter wonderland with much to offer skiers and snowboarders alike.
For more information regarding Shiga Kogen ski holidays contact a friendly Flight Centre consultant and don't forget to ask about our great deals on hotels, tours, travel insurance, transfers and more.
Mid November - early May
8:30 am - 4:30pm
41 easy runs, 26 intermediate runs, 14 advanced runs
1350m base elevation, 2307m top elevation
over 120 lifts
Private lessons, group classes and lessons in English are available
Cost of 1 Day Pass:
There are 8 parking areas in Okushiga Kogen and Yakabitai-yama
The bullet train travels from Tokyo to Nagano, which is 27km away from Shiga Kogen Resort. From Nagano Train Station you can take a private shuttle to Shiga Kogen.
Shiga Kogen has over 100 hotel facilities, including Japanese, western or semi-Japanese style rooms. Book accommodation online
Car hire is available in Nagano and Tokyo. During winter, snow chains for your tires are essential so be sure to also hire chains. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.
Travel Insurance is a necessity no matter where you travel overseas. When skiing or snowboarding overseas, make sure you are covered and enjoy your winter holiday with peace of mind.
Shiga Kogen hosts a range of events throughout the ski season including the Okushiga Plateau Autumn Festival and various ski competitions.
All Inclusive Packages
For an all inclusive ski holiday package including flights, tours, ski passes and more please contact a Flight Centre consultant on 0800 24 35 44 or fill in the enquiry form below.
Download the below PDF for a detailed map of the different trails available at Shiga Kogen. On this map, green lines represent beginner trails, red are intermediate and black are advanced trails.