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Kawaba Ski Resort Guide

Kawaba, Japan

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length12km7 miles
Highest Lift1,870m6,135ft
Resort Height1,290m4,232ft
 Nearest AirportsTokyo and Niigata
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The Japanese ski resort of Kawaba is at an altitude of 1,290m4,232ft, with 12km7 miles of marked runs.


Kawaba has direct access to 12km7 miles of downhill skiing, with 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Kawaba offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Kawaba.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kawaba?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 20 October, with around 12cm5in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Kawaba

Ski Area Stats

Kawaba Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 6km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 4km2 miles
Total Length
12km7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Kawaba Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,870m6,135ft
Lowest Piste1,290m4,232ft
Resort Altitude (Kawaba)1,290m4,232ft

Location and Map

Where is Kawaba?

This ski resort is in Tone, Gunma, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kawaba is Tokyo, 154 minutes drive away.

Niigata airport is also within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 11,142 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Kawaba 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 Kawaba, 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 Kawaba Tourist Office for the latest.