Ontake 2240 is located on the south eastern slopes of Mt Ontake in Otaki village, in the western region of Nagano Prefecture. The top of the resort is at an elevation of 2240m, hence the name. It first opened as just Ontake in 1961, changing the name to Ontake 2240 in 2007. This resort had to temporarily close during 2014 due to volcanic activity on Mt Ontake, but at the time of writing is currently back open!
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ontake 2240.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' is located by the base area and includes a sledging area. Sledges are available to rent.
The Snow Park is located near the Number 5 quad lift.
Ontake 2240 Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Early May
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:15am until 4:00pm
Normally open from 8:45am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Ontake 2240 is open from 8:45am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:15am until 4:00pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.
Ontake 2240 Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary & Junior High School age
55 years & over
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
Getting to Ontake 2240
By public transport
34.4km from Kiso Fukushima Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Ontake 2240 about 34km from Kiso Fukushima Station on the Chuo Honsen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
65.4km from the Ina IC on the Chuo Expressway
86.4km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 19 (31.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 256
The ski resort is about 14km to the north of the central part of Otaki village.
It is about 65km from the Ina IC on the Chuo Expressway (to the east) and about 86km from the Nakatsugawa IC exit on the same expressway (to the south).
Approach the resort by turning off Route 19 onto Prefecture Road 256 and heading into Otaki village. Continue on this road through the village heading north towards the resort. There are signposts to help!
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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