Iizuna Resort Overview
Iizuna Resort Ski Area (いいづなリゾートスキー場 - 飯綱リゾートエリア) is part of an all-year-round leisure resort in Nagano prefecture. It is a small ski resort with only three lifts, down from the original six ski lifts. The resort is sometimes overshadowed by it’s newer, yet better known near neighbour, Iizuna Kogen Ski Resort. Nonetheless it can still boast a very impressive 600 metres (1,968 feet) of vertical descent, a 2500 metre ski run, fewer crowds and generally better snow quality with some opportunity to ski ungroomed snow.
Iizuna Resort Ski Area, Nagano
There is a range of terrain at Iizuna Resort that is divided between beginner skiers and snowboarders, intermediates and experts (with access to artificial moguls). Children and beginners are well catered for. There is a travelator in the ‘Kids Park’ with a length of of 100 metres. The ‘Kids Park’ is located by Plaza Aurora at the base of the resort and is free for people with valid lift tickets, otherwise 500 yen entry. There is a ‘Kids Room’ is in the Plaza Aurora building. Reservations are required and the cost is 2,500 yen for half day or 4,000 yen full day. There are also dedicated sledding slopes and lifts for beginners.
For park rats the Snow Park is located at the base of the resort area. It comprises of one make, box, spine hip, wave and rail.
Iizuna Resort is easily accessible from Nagano City (30-40 minutes) and can therefore get a little crowded on weekends with families and daytrippers. Parking is free.
For great eats try the kiln cooked pizza in the restaurant at the base.
Iizuna Resort: Stats
Longest Run: 2,500 metres
Half Pipes: Yes
Terrain Parks: Yes (Panorama Course) Ski and Snowboarder cross
— SBX course, quarter pipe, table top, kicker, wave
Kids Park and facilities: Yes
Ski School: Yes
Ski Rentals: Yes
Cross-country available: Unknown
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 600 metres
Trails: 7 (Beg:45% Int:30% Adv:25%)
Iizuna Resort: Ski Area Trail Map
Iizuna Resort: Ski Lift Ticket Prices (2015/16)
|4 hour||2,500yen||1,800 yen|
|Single Use (10x)||3,000yen||2,100yen|
(16:30 – 21:40)
|Kids Park||600 yen|
|High School Pass
Iizuna Resort: Ski Lift Season Passes
|Daytime Season Pass||38,000yen|
|Night Ski Season Pass||24,000yen|
|Day & Night Deason Pass||50,000yen|
|Senior Season Pass||20,000yen|
|Junior Season Pass||20,000yen|
|Primary School Child Season Pass||12,000yen|
Phone: 026-253-3911 | Website (Japanese)
Iizuna Resort: Access
Nearest station: Mure (KitaShinano Line)
15 minutes by taxi from Mure Station or 30-35 minutes by taxi from JR Nagano Station or catch a Kawanakajima bus from Nagano Station.
There are some nearby local pension available but also see our Nagano City Hotel Guide. Most establishments are only 30-40 minutes drive from Iizuna Ski Resort. The hotels below should offer free shuttles to Iizuna Ski Resort (but check prior to your arrival). Click on the links for further details, prices and availability.
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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Boasting a pleasant ambience and comfortable accommodation, Sunroute Hotel Nagano is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers.
This property offers modern guestrooms and is situated in the heart of the city. The Sunroute Hotel Nagano is close to JR Nagano Station and the Nagano Metro, while the famous Zenko-ji Temple is only 10 minutes by taxi. You can visit the city and its attractions at your leisure. Free shuttle service to Iizuna Resort Ski Area is available in winter.
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