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Karuizawa Ski Resort Guide

Karuizawa, Japan

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length6km
Highest Lift1,155m
Lowest Lift940m
 Nearest AirportTokyo
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The Japanese ski resort of Karuizawa is at an altitude of 940m, with 6km of marked runs.


Karuizawa has direct access to 6km of downhill skiing, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Karuizawa. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Karuizawa.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Karuizawa?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 1 February.

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Snow Forecast by day for Karuizawa

Ski Area Stats

Karuizawa Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
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Karuizawa Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,155m
Lowest Piste940m

Location and Map

Where is Karuizawa?

This ski resort is in Iwate, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Karuizawa is Tokyo, 160 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are nine ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Karuizawa open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Karuizawa, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

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