Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake (Kawakami Village, Nagano)

Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake
シャトレーゼスキーリゾート八ヶ岳 (長野県 川上村)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Chateraise 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 Resort Yatsugatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 55cm 1st 70cm 80cm 1st 70cm 105cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 55cm 2nd 70cm 85cm 2nd 70cm 105cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 55cm 3rd 70cm 85cm 3rd 70cm 105cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 60cm 4th 70cm 90cm 4th 70cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 60cm 5th 70cm 90cm 5th 80cm 95cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 60cm 6th 70cm 90cm 6th 80cm 95cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 60cm 7th 70cm 90cm 7th 80cm 95cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 60cm 8th 70cm 90cm 8th 80cm 85cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 60cm 9th 70cm 90cm 9th 80cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 55cm 10th 70cm 95cm 10th 80cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 60cm 11th 70cm 100cm 11th 90cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 60cm 12th 70cm 100cm 12th 90cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 60cm 13th 75cm 100cm 13th 90cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 65cm 14th 75cm 100cm 14th 90cm 80cm
15th 30cm 30cm 15th 55cm 65cm 15th 75cm 100cm 15th 90cm 75cm
16th 30cm 30cm 16th 55cm 65cm 16th 75cm 100cm 16th 90cm 70cm
17th 30cm 35cm 17th 55cm 65cm 17th 75cm 100cm 17th 90cm 70cm
18th 30cm 40cm 18th 55cm 60cm 18th 75cm 100cm 18th 90cm 70cm
19th 30cm 40cm 19th 55cm 60cm 19th 75cm 100cm 19th 85cm 65cm
20th 30cm 40cm 20th 55cm 60cm 20th 75cm 100cm 20th 85cm 60cm
21st 30cm 45cm 21st 55cm 60cm 21st 75cm 100cm 21st 80cm 60cm
22nd 30cm 45cm 22nd 55cm 65cm 22nd 75cm 100cm 22nd 80cm 65cm
23rd 30cm 45cm 23rd 55cm 70cm 23rd 75cm 100cm 23rd 75cm 65cm
24th 30cm 50cm 24th 55cm 70cm 24th 75cm 100cm 24th 75cm 65cm
25th 30cm 50cm 25th 60cm 75cm 25th 75cm 100cm 25th 75cm 65cm
26th 30cm 50cm 26th 65cm 75cm 26th 75cm 100cm 26th 70cm -
27th 30cm 50cm 27th 65cm 75cm 27th 70cm 100cm 27th 70cm -
28th 30cm 50cm 28th 65cm 75cm 28th 70cm 100cm 28th 70cm -
29th 30cm 50cm 29th 65cm 75cm 29th - - 29th 65cm -
30th 35cm 55cm 30th 65cm 75cm 30th 30th 60cm -
31st 35cm 55cm 31st 65cm 80cm 31st 31st 55cm -

Previous Statistics

Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chateraise 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 sledging area and an area to play in the snow. Entry is 500 yen, or free with a half day or day lift ticket. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake including 'JoyJoy Park' and 'Wanpaku'. 

Chateraise 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 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 5th January and 16th March 2018, it is open until 7:00pm for what it calls 'short nighta'. Nighta also open from 29th December 2018 until 3rd January 2019, 13th January and 10th February 2019.

Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-Elementary Scool age
Older Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Master 50-59 years
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 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.

Ladies Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,500 yen.

Couples Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.

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.

The season ticket is valid for nighta, the kids park and also at the nearby Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley resort.

Getting to Chateraise 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 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.
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 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.

>> More information on the Chuo Expressway
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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