Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake (Kawakami Village, Nagano)

Chateraise Ski Resort Yatsugatake
(長野県 川上村)
Planned season: Saturday 11th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
Official snow depth 60cm (0cm) [updated on 17th January 2022]

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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 ski area 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.

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 45cm 1st - 75cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 45cm 2nd - 75cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 45cm 3rd - 75cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 45cm 4th - 75cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 45cm 5th - 75cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 50cm 6th - 75cm 6th - 65cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 50cm 7th - 75cm 7th - 65cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 50cm 8th - 75cm 8th - 65cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 50cm 9th - 75cm 9th - 65cm
10th - 30cm 10th 50cm 50cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 60cm
11th - 30cm 11th 50cm 50cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 65cm
12th - 35cm 12th 50cm 55cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 60cm
13th - 35cm 13th 50cm 55cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 60cm
14th - 35cm 14th 60cm 55cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 60cm
15th 30cm 35cm 15th 60cm 55cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 60cm
16th 30cm 35cm 16th 60cm 55cm 16th - 85cm 16th - 60cm
17th 30cm 35cm 17th 60cm 55cm 17th - 80cm 17th - 60cm
18th 30cm 35cm 18th - 55cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 60cm
19th 35cm 40cm 19th - 55cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 55cm
20th 35cm 40cm 20th - 55cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 55cm
21st 35cm 40cm 21st - 55cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 55cm
22nd 35cm 40cm 22nd - 55cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 35cm
23rd 40cm 45cm 23rd - 55cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 30cm
24th 40cm 45cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 30cm
25th 40cm 45cm 25th - 75cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 30cm
26th 40cm 45cm 26th - 75cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 30cm
27th 40cm 45cm 27th - 75cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 30cm
28th 40cm 45cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 30cm
29th 40cm 45cm 29th - 75cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 40cm 45cm 30th - 75cm 30th 30th - -
31st 45cm 45cm 31st - 75cm 31st 31st - -

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 & wear rental is 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 Wakuwaku Park. There is also a Bank Park near the base. 

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 8:15am until 4:45pm
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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:15am until 4:45pm on weekends and holidays.

'Short Nighta' is until 7:00pm on Saturdays from 8th January until 12th March 2022. Also on 29th December through 2nd January, 9th January and 11th February 2022.

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) 4,500 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 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 43,000 yen 18,000 yen 33,000 yen 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 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.

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

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

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