Yabuhara Kogen (Kiso Town, Nagano)

Yabuhara Kogen
やぶはら高原 (長野県 木曽町)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Yabuhara Kogen is located on the north east slopes of Okumine, close to the centre of Kiso village in the western region of Nagano Prefecture.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Yabuhara Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 40cm 1st 100cm 70cm 1st 110cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 40cm 2nd 100cm 70cm 2nd 110cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 40cm 3rd 100cm 70cm 3rd 110cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 40cm 4th 100cm 70cm 4th 110cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 40cm 5th 100cm 70cm 5th 110cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 40cm 6th 100cm 70cm 6th 110cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 40cm 7th 100cm 70cm 7th 110cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 40cm 8th 100cm 90cm 8th 110cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 100cm 90cm 9th 110cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 40cm 10th 100cm 90cm 10th 110cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 40cm 11th 110cm 90cm 11th 110cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 40cm 12th 110cm 100cm 12th 110cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 40cm 13th 110cm 100cm 13th 110cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 40cm 14th 110cm 90cm 14th 110cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 70cm 50cm 15th 110cm 90cm 15th 110cm 80cm
16th 40cm - 16th 70cm 50cm 16th 110cm 90cm 16th 110cm 80cm
17th 40cm - 17th 80cm 50cm 17th 110cm 90cm 17th 110cm 80cm
18th 45cm - 18th 80cm 50cm 18th 110cm 90cm 18th 110cm 80cm
19th 45cm 20cm 19th 80cm 50cm 19th 110cm 90cm 19th 110cm 80cm
20th 45cm 30cm 20th 100cm 60cm 20th 110cm 90cm 20th 110cm 80cm
21st 45cm 30cm 21st 90cm 60cm 21st 110cm 90cm 21st 110cm 80cm
22nd 45cm 30cm 22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 110cm 90cm 22nd 110cm 80cm
23rd 30cm 30cm 23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 110cm 90cm 23rd 110cm 60cm
24th 30cm 30cm 24th 90cm 70cm 24th 110cm 90cm 24th 110cm 60cm
25th 40cm 30cm 25th 100cm 70cm 25th 110cm 90cm 25th 110cm 60cm
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 90cm 70cm 26th 110cm 90cm 26th 110cm 60cm
27th 40cm 30cm 27th 100cm 70cm 27th 110cm 90cm 27th - 60cm
28th 40cm 30cm 28th 100cm 70cm 28th 110cm 90cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 100cm 70cm 29th - 90cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 40cm 30th 100cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 40cm 31st 100cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yabuhara Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yabuhara Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Sledge and wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Maruyama Family course at the base has a special area for children.

A child-care service called 'Donguri' is available on the 2nd Floor of the Centre House - reservations required and charges apply (1,500 yen for half day; 3,000 yen for full day). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Satsuki Snow Park' is located by the Satsuki course. 

Yabuhara Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yabuhara Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yabuhara Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,300 yen 2,200 yen 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,300 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 15,000 yen 28,000 yen
Spring Season (6 Feb-) 15,500 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Every Wednesday, a 1 day lift ticket is 2,300 yen for adults; 1,200 yen for children; and 1,800 yen for seniors.

Every Friday, a 1 day lift ticket is 2,300 yen for adults; 2,200 yen for children; and 2,300 yen for women.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a lift ticket for children is 700 yen.

Getting to Yabuhara Kogen

By public transport
7.9km from Yabuhara Station on the Chuo Honsen line
34km from Shiojiri Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
Yabuhara Kogen is about 8km from Yabuhara Station on the Chuo Honsen line.
A shuttle bus is available from Yabuhara Station and costs 100 yen.

The bus ride takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
31.4km from the Ina IC on the Chuo Expressway
36.6km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 19 (8.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 26
Yabuhara Kogen is about 31km from the Ina IC exit of the Chuo Expressway and just under 37km from the Shiojiri IC exit of the Nagano Expressway.

The ski hill can be found just to the north west of Yabuhara Kogen off Prefecture Road 26. About 5km from the central area of Kiso village on that road the turn off for the ski hill is clearly signposted.

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More information on the Nagano Expressway

Parking is available for 1,500 vehicles by the base of Yabuhara Kogen. It is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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