Shiga Kogen Ski Resort » Japan

Shiga Kogen, ski resort is located in the Japanese Alps on the main island of Japan and is the largest and most extensive ski resort in Japan. Shiga was the host to many of the Alpine events in the 1998 Winter Olympic Games! and is less than an hours drive from Nagano.

Shiga Kogen includes 18 interconnected ski areas  all accessed on the one lift pass, which is called the ‘Super Pass’. You can ski or snowboard from area to area or use the resort shuttle bus that is available for 'free' for those who have a valid ski pass. In total there are 51 lifts including chairlifts and gondolas.

Shiga Kogen Snow & Weather Forecast

If you want to experience the best snow in the world, you need to be prepared, as it can get cold. It's not unusual to receive 30cm+ of snow over night in Niseko. Take plenty of warm clothing and waterproof outerwear. Thermals are a must, along with warm gloves, and of course, a good pair of double lens goggles is highly recommended. To keep up to date with snow and weather conditions in Niseko, visit The Daily Flake. Considering Shiga Kogen this ski season? Keep up to date with the latest weather and snow forecasts below to guarantee you never miss out on another pow dump or bluebird day.

Google Map of Shiga Kogen

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Shiga Kogen Mountain Facts

  • Season - Mid Dec~May
  • Snow fall - 8m
  • Elevation Max - 2305m
  • Vertical - 980m
  • Longest run - 6km
  • Lifts Open/Close - 8:30am/8:00pm
  • Night skiing -Yes
  • Half pipe - Yes
  • Terrain - Beginner 30%, Intermediate 40%, Advanced - 30%
  • Lifts - In total there are 51 lifts