Try Snowdrives & Snowscoots in Shiga Kogen

Try Snowdrives & Snowscoots in Shiga Kogen

If you are looking for a fun and easy activity while visiting Shiga Kogen Ski Resort why not try a ‘snowdrive’ or ‘snowscoot’? Snowdrives (pictured above) offer a uniquely Japanese snow activity that will definitely get a reaction! Invented in Nagano the in past five years, snowdrives are simple to use and extremely fun. Snowscoots (pictured below) are equally fun while a little trickier to handle. You’ll love whizzing down the mountain, especially on those powder days when the snow is kicking-up and you’re bursting through snowclouds!

Both can be used within the fenced-off activity areas at the Maruike Snow Activity Park and Yakebitaiyama Family Snow Park. Devices are available in sizes appropriate for both adults and children. Snowtubes and sleds are also available. If you wish to experience these new snow items, our 1 Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen will take you to the snow fields where you can explore the ski slope on snowscoot and snowdrive.



08:30 - 16:30

Mid-December to late-March (dependent on snow conditions)

Full-day JPY3500 pp / Half-day JPY2000 pp

From Nagano Station: you can take the Nagaden Express Bus directly to Shiga Kogen, departing Stop 23 outside of the station's East Exit or you can take the Nagaden train (exit the station's Zenkoji Exit and then head underground to the Nagaden train line) to JR Yudanaka StationFrom JR Yudanaka Station/Shibu Onsen: take the public bus heading toward Shiga Kogen

No reservation required

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