Araragi Kogen (Achi Village, Nagano)

Araragi Kogen
あららぎ高原 (長野県 阿智村)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Sunday 18th March 2018
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Araragi Kogen is located in Achi village in the south-western region of Nagano Prefecture. For the 16-17 season, Araragi Kogen will be operating one lift and there will be no nighta operations. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.

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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Araragi Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Araragi Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Araragi Kogen. 
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
'Snow Land' is a safe area for children to play in the snow. It features a moving snowbelt, a sledging area, a gentle ski practice slope and an air dome. Entry is 500 yen and sledge rental is 500 yen. People with a one-day or half-day lift ticket can enter for free. Children under 12 years can enter for free on special 'Kids Days'. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area with a number of items including some kickers. 

Araragi Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:15pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:15pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Araragi Kogen is open from 8:45am until 4:15pm on weekdays and from 8:15am until 4:15pm on weekends and holidays.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 8:45pm on some specific days (mostly weekends and holidays).

Araragi Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
Nighta 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
PM & Nighta 3,500 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen
Season Ticket 23,000 yen 12,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 12:00pm.

The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until 4:15pm.

Ladies Day is weekday (excluding national holidays and over New Year). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Seniors Day is weekday (excluding national holidays and over New Year). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

A Season Ticket that is valid at the following nine ski resorts is available and costs 63,000 yen is purchased in December:

- Araragi Kogen
- Ciao Ontake Snow Resort
- Dynaland
- Hirugano Kogen
- Mt Norikura Snow Resort
- Ontake 2240
- Takasu Snow Park
- Washigatake
- White Pia Takasu

Getting to Araragi Kogen

By public transport
23km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
24.4km from Iida Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Araragi Kogen is 23km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
15.2km from the Iida Yamamoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
16.5km from the Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 153 (1.9km away)
The base of Araragi Kogen is about 2km off Route 153 to the south west of the central area of Achi village.

The Iida Yamamoto IC and Sonohara IC to the north of the ski hill are the nearest exits on the Chuo Expressway.

From the Iida Yamamoto IC exit turn left onto Route 153. After just under 13.5km turn right and follow that road to head to the base of Araragi Kogen.

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There are 5 car parks close to the base of Araragi Kogen. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on weekends and holidays (though Car Park Number 5 is free every day).

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Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

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