Jump in: Ski the deepest powder snow in Nagano

Located at the base of Mt. Kurohime, Kurohime Kogen Snow Park offers a balanced variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails to ensure a good time for people of all skill levels. The eleven trails offer incredible views and varied terrain from top to bottom. Particularly well suited for families, the park even includes a kids-only area. Other activities include a snowmobile course, a winter Strider course, sledding, and playing in the snow.


With dynamic runs that take advantage of the natural terrain, Tangram Ski Circus is connected to the adjacent Madarao Kogen Ski Resort. Purchase of a Mountain Pass gives you access to all 30 trails extending across both areas. There is a well-equipped kids park, a terrain park, and terrific snow activities like snowmobiling and snow rafting. From family-oriented trails to powder runs through the trees that follow the natural wooded terrain, there is something for every skill level from beginner to advanced. A shuttle bus is available that connects Tangram Ski Circus with the nearby Myoko Akakura ski area. When staying in Shinanomachi, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding across a broad area including Kurohime, Madarao, and Myoko.


Kurohime Kogen is home to one of the best cross-country ski courses in the country. Called Dowa no Mori Snow Wave (Fairy Tale Forest Snow Wave), it commands spectacular views of Mt. Kurohime and Mt. Myoko. Rental equipment and changing rooms are available, making it easy for anyone to join in.

Cross-country Skiing

Snowshoeing is a terrific way to experience the woods in winter. You can follow animal tracks through an extraordinary all-white world while walking through forests filled with huge trees that are only accessible in winter. We recommend joining a tour led by an experienced guide who knows the terrain and where to find the best views.


During the winter, you can try fishing for pond smelt from a covered boat on Lake Nojiri. The interior of the boat is heated and warm, and you can bring boxed lunches, coffee, and drinks on board with you.

Pond Smelt Fishing