Matsumoto–>Mt. Norikura Snow Resort
Located to the west of central Matsumoto, the resort offers over 20 trails that cater to all levels as well as kid’s park and terrain park areas. Both ski and snow schools are available. Day-trip onsen bathing is also available at Yukemurikan!
FREE Alpico Shuttle Bus (Saturdays/Sundays: Jan 13, 20, 27, and 28; Feb 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, and 25; Mar 3, 4, 10, and 17)
Reservations can only be made through Alpico Highland Bus at +81-263-24-1300 Mon－Fri 9 a.m.－5 p.m. (closed Dec 28－Jan 4) until noon of the Friday before. The bus has 45 seats. You cannot reserve or change/cancel your reservation at the Matsumoto Bus Terminal or Shin-Shimashima Station.
|7:50||Matsumoto Bus Terminal Boarding Point #9||5:20 p.m.|
|8:10||Matsumoto Godochosha (Pref. Govt. Office)||5:00 p.m.|
|8:30||Shin-Shimashima Sta.||4:40 p.m.|
|8:35||Matsumoto City Hall’s Azumi Branch Office||4:35 p.m.|
|9:25||Yukemurikan (Onsen)||3:45 p.m.|
|9:30||Mt. Norikura Skow Resort No. 3 Parking Lot||3:40 p.m.|
Regular Alpico Bus Shirahone Line
Take the Matsumoto Dentetsu Line from Matsumoto to Shin-Shimashima (30 minutes), then board a bus bound for Kyukamura or Shirahone Onsen and get off at Ski Resort(Ski-Jo Mae) (50 minutes from Shin-Shimashima). There is also one direct bus from the Matsumoto bus terminal. The English timetable is here.
Alpico Bus (until Mar 18, 2018)
Reservations (not necessary) & Where to Buy
- Reserve over the phone +81-263-35-7400 (8 a.m.－8 p.m.) or online.
- Purchase tickets directly at the Matsumoto Bus Terminal , Matsumoto IC Office (Nagano Expwy), Hakuba-Happo Bus Terminal, or Alpico Bus Hakuba Office near Hakuba Station.
Oito Line Train
The train runs from Matsumoto Station to Hakuba Station.