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.
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
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.
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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