Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake (Kawakami Village, Nagano)

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake
(長野県 川上村)
Planned season: Saturday 5th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake is located on the north-western foothills of Mt Yokoo in Kawakami village in the eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is known for fine views of Yatsugatake and has been open since 1989. The resort itself boasts of '85% chance of fine weather' during the season - lots of clear days. The one day ticket and season ticket is also valid at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley resort, about 30 minutes away.

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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Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 40cm 1st 75cm 70cm 1st 80cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 40cm 2nd 75cm 70cm 2nd 70cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 40cm 3rd 75cm 70cm 3rd 70cm 75cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 40cm 4th 75cm 70cm 4th 70cm 75cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 40cm 5th 75cm 75cm 5th 70cm 75cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 45cm 6th 75cm 75cm 6th 65cm 75cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 45cm 7th 75cm 75cm 7th 65cm 75cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 45cm 8th 75cm 75cm 8th 65cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 45cm 9th 75cm 75cm 9th 65cm 75cm
10th 30cm - 10th 50cm 45cm 10th 80cm 80cm 10th 60cm 70cm
11th 30cm - 11th 50cm 45cm 11th 80cm 80cm 11th 65cm 60cm
12th 35cm - 12th 55cm 50cm 12th 80cm 80cm 12th 60cm 60cm
13th 35cm - 13th 55cm 50cm 13th 80cm 80cm 13th 60cm 60cm
14th 35cm 35cm 14th 55cm 50cm 14th 80cm 80cm 14th 60cm 60cm
15th 35cm 35cm 15th 55cm 50cm 15th 80cm 80cm 15th 60cm 65cm
16th 35cm 35cm 16th 55cm 50cm 16th 85cm 80cm 16th 60cm 65cm
17th 35cm 35cm 17th 55cm 50cm 17th 80cm 80cm 17th 60cm 65cm
18th 35cm 35cm 18th 55cm 55cm 18th 80cm 80cm 18th 60cm 65cm
19th 40cm 35cm 19th 55cm 60cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th 55cm 65cm
20th 40cm 30cm 20th 55cm 60cm 20th 80cm 80cm 20th 55cm 60cm
21st 40cm 30cm 21st 55cm 60cm 21st 80cm 80cm 21st 55cm 55cm
22nd 40cm 35cm 22nd 55cm 60cm 22nd 80cm 80cm 22nd 35cm 50cm
23rd 45cm 40cm 23rd 55cm 60cm 23rd 80cm 80cm 23rd 30cm 45cm
24th 45cm 40cm 24th 65cm 60cm 24th 80cm 80cm 24th 30cm 40cm
25th 45cm 40cm 25th 75cm 60cm 25th 80cm 80cm 25th 30cm 40cm
26th 45cm 40cm 26th 75cm 60cm 26th 80cm 80cm 26th 30cm 40cm
27th 45cm 40cm 27th 75cm 60cm 27th 80cm 80cm 27th 30cm 35cm
28th 45cm 40cm 28th 75cm 70cm 28th 80cm 80cm 28th 30cm 35cm
29th 45cm 40cm 29th 75cm 70cm 29th - 80cm 29th - 35cm
30th 45cm 40cm 30th 75cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 45cm 40cm 31st 75cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake. 
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
The 'Kids Park' features a number of attractions for young children including a moving walkway, a sledding area and an area to play in the snow. Entry is 500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake including 'JoyJoy Park' and 'Wanpaku'. 

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake 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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake is generally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

On Saturdays between 9th January and 6th March 2021, it is open until 7:00pm for what it calls 'short nighta'. (Also on 29th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 and special holidays).

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-School & Seniors
Older Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Master (50s)
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Short Nighta (4pm-7pm) 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 18,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

People aged 60 years and over are eligible for special 'Senior' tickets (same charge as Pre-elementary school age).

A number of special family lift tickets are available:

Family A set ticket (1 adult and 1 child) - 5,000 yen on holidays and 4,000 yen on weekdays.
Family B set ticket (2 adults and 1 child) - 8,000 yen on holidays and 6,500 yen on weekdays.
Family C set ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10,000 yen on holidays and 8,000 yen on weekdays.
Additional children charged 2000 yen on holidays and 1,500 yen on weekdays.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary and junior high school age children is 1,500 yen.

If you have a valid one-day ticket for nearby Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley, you can buy a 1 day or half day ticket for Chateraise for 500 yen.

Getting to Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake

By public transport
46.9km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
3.7km from Nobeyama Station on the Koumi Line
25km from Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake is less than 4km from Nobeyama Station on the Koumi line.

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No shuttle bus service from local stations is available. Some tour buses go to the resort.

A taxi from Nobeyama Station takes about 5 minutes and normally costs around 1,500-1,600 yen.
By Car
20.4km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
25.9km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
42.8km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (4km away)
Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake can be reached easily from the Joshinetsu Expressway and Chubu Odan Expressway to the north and from the Chuo Expressway from the south.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and then just over 3km later turn right at the sign to head up to the resort.

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There is parking for 1,000 vehicles at the base area of the resort on five car parks. Parking is free every day of the season.

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