Yanaba Snow & Green Park (Omachi City, Nagano)

Yanaba Snow & Green Park
ヤナバスノー&グリーンパーク (長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Yanaba will not be opening for the 16-17 season
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Yanaba Snow & Green Park is located in Omachi city by the side of Lake Aoki and just to the south of Hakuba village in Nagano Prefecture. Yanaba managed to only open for less than 50 days during the 2015-2016 season and does not plan to open at all for the 2016-2017 season.

Hakuba village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics including alpine skiing (at Hakuba Happo-one), ski jump events and cross country events. The backdrop of the North Alps makes for a spectacular mountain setting. Along with the ski and snowboard resorts in neighbouring Otari village to the north and Omachi City to the south - collectively known as 'Hakuba Valley' - this is one of the major ski and snowboard resort regions of Japan. In recent years the Hakuba region has become one of the most popular winter sport regions of Japan for visitors from overseas.

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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Yanaba Snow & Green Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 3cm 1st - 30cm 1st - 45cm
2nd - - 2nd - 3cm 2nd - 35cm 2nd - 45cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 45cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 45cm
5th - - 5th - 5cm 5th - 35cm 5th - 35cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th - 40cm 6th - 30cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - 40cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 10cm 8th - 40cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 10cm 9th - 40cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 10cm 10th - 80cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 10cm 11th - 80cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 10cm 12th - 80cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 8cm 13th - 75cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 5cm 14th - 75cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - - 16th - 60cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - - 17th - 55cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - - 18th - 60cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - - 19th - 60cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - - 20th - 50cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - - 21st - 45cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 20cm 22nd - 50cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 50cm 23rd - 50cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 50cm 24th - 50cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 40cm 25th - 50cm 25th - -
26th - 0cm 26th - 40cm 26th - 50cm 26th - -
27th - 0cm 27th - 40cm 27th - 50cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 30cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 30cm 29th - 45cm 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 3cm 31st - 40cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yanaba Snow & Green Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yanaba. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Yanaba Snow & Green Park 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
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yanaba will not be operating during the 16-17 season.

Yanaba Snow & Green Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen

Getting to Yanaba Snow & Green Park

By public transport
50.5km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
0.2km from Yanaba Ski Jo Mae Station on the Oito Line
11.9km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Yanaba base is very close to the Yanaba Ski Jo Mae Station on the Oito line.

Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is 50km away.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
38.4km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
47.2km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
56.6km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (0.1km away)
Omachi city is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture, just to the south of Hakuba village. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

Yanaba Snow & Green Park is actually located in Omachi city but many people know of it as one of the 'Hakuba' resorts.

To get to Yanaba Snow & Green Park from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. The resort is just off Route 148 on the left, about 11km from Hakuba station.

Getting to the Hakuba region
There are three main ways to approach Hakuba village by road – from Nagano city (and the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway), from the south (and the Azumino IC exit on the Nagano Expressway) and from the north (and the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway).

Approaching Hakuba village from Nagano IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
From the Nagano IC exit, turn right Prefecture Road 35 and head north for about 3.5km until arriving at the Nagano Minami By-pass (Route 19). Turn left onto Route 19 and drive by the river for around 13km until arriving at the Hakuba Nagano Toll Road. Turn onto this road (the normal charge is 210 yen per vehicle) and then continue straight on Prefecture Road 31 and then Prefecture Road 33 to head into Hakuba, which is well signposted. The journey from Nagano IC to central Hakuba is around 46km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Azumino IC (Nagano Expressway)
From the Azumino IC exit, go straight ahead at the exit traffic lights and follow Prefecture Road 310 for just over 4.5km until reaching Route 147. Turn right onto Route 147 (signposted as Omachi and Matsukawa Village). Follow this road and then Route 148 into Hakuba. The journey from Azumino IC to central Hakuba is around 50km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Itoigawa IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
From the Itoigawa IC exit, turn left to head south on Route 148 to the Hakuba area, passing through Otari Village along the way. The journey from Itoigawa IC to central Hakuba is about 45km.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
There is parking available by the base. Parking 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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