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 Mountain Facts


Shiga Kogen Snow & Weather Forecast

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Shiga Kogen Village Facts


Shiga Kogen offers a range of hotels spread out to suit all budgets. You will find a good variety of restaurants, bars and shops within the hotels. At night, getting around the villages isn't as easy so selecting a restaurant close by to your accommodation may be the best option. As with may Japanese ski resorts, there isn't really much in the way of nightlife.

Shiga Kogen is the closest ski resort to the Snow Monkeys. Be sure to plan a visit to see them during your stay. You may be lucky enough to see some while skiing.