Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort, Nagano

Iizuna-kogen Ski Area (飯綱高原スキー場) in Nagano prefecture, on the lower part of Mount Iizuna, is a medium sized ski resort constructed for the 1990 Ski World Cup and subsequent 1998 Winter Olympics. The terrain is a combination of groomed beginner slopes and tougher mogul runs, with a system of seven ski lifts providing access to the slopes. There is not too much difficult terrain and probably considered best as a family resort.

Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort, Nagano


The resort hosted the freestyle skiing, bobsled and luge events during the Nagano Olympic games of 1998. This is where Satoya Tae won a spectacular gold medal. It also held World Cup races in 1990 and 2001 and races in the Special Olympics World Winter Games (2005). At the foot of Mount Iizuna you’ll find Asia’s first artificial bobsleigh and luge course (see below) which held the Olympic events. This 1700-metre long, three-dimensional track has fifteen curves with an elevation difference of 113 metres. There were some environmental concerns over the construction of the track and new ski area.

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Compared to some of it’s more well-known neighbours, Iizuna is a more reasonably priced ski resort, although it has very limited runs. It is a great place to go if you are short of time. Its big advantages are that it never gets too crowded although weekends can be a little busy with family groups but not overly crowded. Night skiing is allowed through the week and a snowboard terrain park with a half-pipe is another attraction. Artificial snow makes up for any poor coverage, although if the weather is warm and sunny the snow becomes slushy quite quickly.

Credit: The Associated Press
Nagano Bobsleigh 1998 Olympics

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 Lift Ticket Prices 2016-17

Ticket Adult Child Senior
Single Use 260yen 190yen 210yen
Single use
(11 tickets)
2,600yen 1,900yen 2,100yen
Half Day 2,200yen 1,700yen 1,900yen
4 hour 2,200yen 1,700yen 1,900yen
15 hour flexi 7,400yen 5,900yen 6,800yen
30hour flexi 14,700 11,700yen 13,500yen
1 Day 3,100yen 2,100yen 2,300yen
2 Days 5,200yen 3,600yen 3,900yen
3 Days 6,700yen 4,700yen 5,200yen
Season 30,900yen 20,600yen 22,700yen


Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort: Resort Stats

Longest Run: 1,900 metres
Half Pipes: Yes
Terrain Parks: Yes
Kids Park: Yes
Cross-country available: Unknown
Elevation: 1,480 metres
Vertical Drop: 400 metres

Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort: Ski Runs

Lifts: 7
Trails: 10 (Beg:25% Int:40% Adv:35%)


Phone: 026-239-2505 | Website (Japanese)


Nearest station: Nagano (Tokyo-Nagano Shinkansen Terminus)

30-35 minutes by taxi from JR Nagano Station or catch a Kawanakajima bus from Nagano Station.


Iizuna Kogen Resort ski trail map


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-4 | -11
-8 | -12
-7 | -14
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Please also see our Nagano Hotel guide (most establishments are only 30-40 minutes drive from Iizuna)
Hotel JAL City NaganoJAL City Nagano Hotel Hotel JAL City Nagano is a modern business hotel close to Nagano station on Zenkoji Omotesandou in Nagano City. For business travellers, the hotel is conveniently located and for tourists, it provides easy access to the Zenkoji, National Treasure, and Higashiyama Kaii gallery.The hotel provides a free shuttle bus service for guests to and from Iizuna Resort Ski Area during winter season. Reservation is required in advance, at least 5 days before their arrival. The minimum required number of passengers for the shuttle bus service operation is 2 people. It takes approx. 30 minutes from the hotel to the ski area. There is one return service every day, the bus departs from the hotel in the morning and comes back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

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