Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake (Kawakami Village, Nagano)

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake
(長野県 川上村)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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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 40cm 40cm 1st 70cm 70cm 1st 80cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 40cm 2nd 70cm 70cm 2nd 80cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 40cm 3rd 70cm 70cm 3rd 75cm 70cm
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5th - - 5th 40cm 40cm 5th 75cm 70cm 5th 75cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 45cm 40cm 6th 75cm 70cm 6th 75cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 45cm 40cm 7th 75cm 70cm 7th 75cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 45cm 8th 75cm 70cm 8th 75cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 50cm 9th 75cm 70cm 9th 75cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 50cm 10th 80cm 70cm 10th 70cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 50cm 11th 80cm 70cm 11th 60cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 50cm 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 60cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 50cm 13th 80cm 75cm 13th 60cm 90cm
14th 35cm - 14th 50cm 50cm 14th 80cm 75cm 14th 60cm 90cm
15th 35cm 30cm 15th 50cm 55cm 15th 80cm 75cm 15th 65cm 90cm
16th 35cm 30cm 16th 50cm 55cm 16th 80cm 75cm 16th 65cm 90cm
17th 35cm 30cm 17th 50cm 55cm 17th 80cm 75cm 17th 65cm 90cm
18th 35cm 30cm 18th 55cm 55cm 18th 80cm 75cm 18th 65cm 90cm
19th 35cm 30cm 19th 60cm 55cm 19th 80cm 75cm 19th 65cm 85cm
20th 30cm 30cm 20th 60cm 55cm 20th 80cm 75cm 20th 60cm 85cm
21st 30cm 30cm 21st 60cm 55cm 21st 80cm 75cm 21st 55cm 80cm
22nd 35cm 30cm 22nd 60cm 55cm 22nd 80cm 75cm 22nd 50cm 80cm
23rd 40cm 30cm 23rd 60cm 55cm 23rd 80cm 75cm 23rd 45cm 75cm
24th 40cm 30cm 24th 60cm 55cm 24th 80cm 75cm 24th 40cm 75cm
25th 40cm 30cm 25th 60cm 60cm 25th 80cm 75cm 25th 40cm 75cm
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 60cm 65cm 26th 80cm 75cm 26th 40cm 70cm
27th 40cm 30cm 27th 60cm 65cm 27th 80cm 70cm 27th 35cm 70cm
28th 40cm 30cm 28th 70cm 65cm 28th 80cm 70cm 28th 35cm 70cm
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 70cm 65cm 29th 80cm - 29th 35cm 65cm
30th 40cm 35cm 30th 70cm 65cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 40cm 35cm 31st 70cm 65cm 31st 31st - 55cm

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 sledging 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 4th January and 16th March 2020, it is open until 7:00pm for what it calls 'short nighta'. Nighta also open from 28th December 2019 until 3rd January 2020, 12th January and 23th February 2020.

Chateraise Ski 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 2019-2020 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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
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 1500-1600 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.

>> More information on the Chuo Expressway
There is parking for 1000 vehicles at the base area of the resort on five car parks. Parking is free every day of the season.

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