Banshogahara (Ueda City, Nagano)

Banshogahara
番所ヶ原 (長野県 上田市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Banshogahara is a small ski hill located in the south-west region of Ueda city in 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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

1400m
200m
1200m
25"
5
1000m
2
25%
50%
25%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Banshogahara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 60cm 1st - 60cm
2nd - - 2nd - 20cm 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 65cm
3rd - - 3rd - 20cm 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 60cm 4th - 60cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th - 60cm 5th - 60cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 60cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 20cm 7th - 60cm 7th - 65cm
8th - - 8th - 20cm 8th - 60cm 8th - 65cm
9th - - 9th - 40cm 9th - 60cm 9th - 65cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 65cm
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 65cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 65cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th - 50cm 14th - 65cm 14th - 60cm
15th - - 15th - 50cm 15th - 65cm 15th - 60cm
16th - - 16th - 50cm 16th - 65cm 16th - 60cm
17th - - 17th - 50cm 17th - 65cm 17th - 60cm
18th - - 18th - 55cm 18th - 65cm 18th - 60cm
19th - - 19th - 55cm 19th - 65cm 19th - 60cm
20th - - 20th - 55cm 20th - 65cm 20th - 60cm
21st - - 21st - 60cm 21st - 65cm 21st - 50cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 60cm 22nd - 65cm 22nd - 50cm
23rd - - 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 65cm 23rd - 50cm
24th - - 24th - 60cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 50cm
25th - - 25th - 60cm 25th - 60cm 25th - 50cm
26th - - 26th - 60cm 26th - 60cm 26th - 50cm
27th - - 27th - 60cm 27th - 60cm 27th - -
28th - 20cm 28th - 60cm 28th - 65cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 20cm 30th - 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 20cm 31st - 60cm 31st 31st - -

Banshogahara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Banshogahara. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special 'Kids Area' at the base area of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Banshogahara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Banshogahara is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

These is no nighta at this ski hill.

Banshogahara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Special discounted 1 day tickets for 2,800 yen are available for residents of Ueda City or Nerima (Tokyo).

Getting to Banshogahara

By public transport
Train
Train
30.2km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
24.9km from Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Information
Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo line is about 25km from Banshogahara.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen is just over 30km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
29.9km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (15.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 62
Direction
Direction
Banshogahara is about 30km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joetsu Expressway and over 31km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit.

From close by Oya Station, take Route 152 south for just over 9m until reaching the turn off for Prefecture Road 62 on the right hand side. Turn right here and continue on this road for about 15.5km. The ski hill is a few hundred metres off this road on the left hand side.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of Banshogahara. A moving walkways connects the car park with the slopes.

More Information

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Address
Address
Takeshikamihoniri
Ueda-shi
Nagano-ken
386-0507
Telephone
Telephone
0268-85-282
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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