Shiga Kogen
Ski Resort Review

Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Shiga Kogen Piste Map

Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Shiga Kogen, also known as Shiga Kogen Heights, is in the Joshinetsu National Park in the northeast of Nagano Prefecture. approximately 50km from Nagano and 250km from Tokyo.

Shiga Kogen is set apart from it's rivals by the extent of it's terrain - in reality Shiga Kogen Ski Resort is a snowy patchwork of no fewer than 21 small ski areas, divided into two major circuits, but all available on the same lift ticket.

If you add all the component parts of Shiga Kogen together, there are some 1,500 acres of terain and about 100km of groomed pistes.


Height: Shiga Kogen: 1,300 - 2,000m (4,270 - 6,560ft).

No of Lifts: Shiga Kogen: 75+.

Types of Pistes: Shiga Kogen: 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced.

Main Advantages: Shiga Kogen: hot springs; largest ski area in Japan.

Drawbacks: Shiga Kogen: limited expert level skiing.