Yabuhara Kogen (Kiso Town, Nagano)

Yabuhara Kogen
やぶはら高原 (長野県 木曽町)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Yabuhara Kogen is located on the north east slopes of Okumine, close to the centre of Kiso village in the western region of Nagano Prefecture.

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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Yabuhara Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 40cm 1st 110cm 100cm 1st 130cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 50cm 2nd 110cm 100cm 2nd 130cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 50cm 3rd 110cm 100cm 3rd 130cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 50cm 4th 110cm 100cm 4th 130cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 50cm 5th 110cm 100cm 5th 130cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 50cm 6th 120cm 100cm 6th 120cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 50cm 7th 120cm 100cm 7th 120cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 50cm 8th 120cm 100cm 8th 120cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 60cm 9th 120cm 100cm 9th 120cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 60cm 10th 120cm 100cm 10th 120cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 60cm 11th 120cm 110cm 11th 120cm 110cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 60cm 12th 130cm 110cm 12th 110cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 70cm 13th 130cm 110cm 13th 110cm 110cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 70cm 14th 130cm 110cm 14th 110cm 110cm
15th 40cm - 15th 90cm 70cm 15th 130cm 110cm 15th 110cm 110cm
16th 40cm 40cm 16th 90cm 70cm 16th 130cm 110cm 16th 110cm 110cm
17th 40cm 40cm 17th 90cm 80cm 17th 130cm 110cm 17th 110cm 110cm
18th 50cm 45cm 18th 90cm 80cm 18th 130cm 110cm 18th 90cm 110cm
19th 50cm 45cm 19th 90cm 80cm 19th 130cm 110cm 19th 90cm 110cm
20th 50cm 45cm 20th 90cm 100cm 20th 130cm 110cm 20th 90cm 110cm
21st 50cm 45cm 21st 90cm 90cm 21st 130cm 110cm 21st 90cm 110cm
22nd 50cm 45cm 22nd 90cm 90cm 22nd 130cm 110cm 22nd 90cm 110cm
23rd 50cm 30cm 23rd 100cm 90cm 23rd 130cm 110cm 23rd 90cm 110cm
24th 50cm 30cm 24th 110cm 90cm 24th 130cm 110cm 24th 90cm 110cm
25th 50cm 40cm 25th 110cm 100cm 25th 130cm 110cm 25th 90cm 110cm
26th 50cm 40cm 26th 110cm 90cm 26th 130cm 110cm 26th - 110cm
27th 50cm 40cm 27th 110cm 100cm 27th 130cm 110cm 27th - -
28th 60cm 40cm 28th 110cm 100cm 28th 130cm 110cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 40cm 29th 110cm 100cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 40cm 30th 110cm 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 40cm 31st 110cm 100cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yabuhara Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yabuhara Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Sledge and wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Maruyama Family course at the base has a special area for children.

A child-care service called 'Donguri' is available on the 2nd Floor of the Centre House - reservations required and charges apply (1,500 yen for half day; 3,000 yen for full day). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Satsuki Snow Park' is located by the Satsuki course. 

Yabuhara Kogen 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yabuhara Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm. Early season lifts close at 4:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yabuhara Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,300 yen 2,200 yen 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,300 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 15,000 yen 28,000 yen
Spring Season (6 Feb-) 15,500 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Every Wednesday, a 1 day lift ticket is 2,300 yen for adults; 1,200 yen for children; and 1,800 yen for seniors.

Every Friday, a 1 day lift ticket is 2,300 yen for adults; 2,200 yen for children; and 2,300 yen for women.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a lift ticket for children is 700 yen.

Getting to Yabuhara Kogen

By public transport
7.9km from Yabuhara Station on the Chuo Honsen line
34km from Shiojiri Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
Yabuhara Kogen is about 8km from Yabuhara Station on the Chuo Honsen line.
A shuttle bus is available from Yabuhara Station and costs 100 yen.

The bus ride takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
31.4km from the Ina IC on the Chuo Expressway
36.6km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 19 (8.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 26
Yabuhara Kogen is about 31km from the Ina IC exit of the Chuo Expressway and just under 37km from the Shiojiri IC exit of the Nagano Expressway.

The ski hill can be found just to the north west of Yabuhara Kogen off Prefecture Road 26. About 5km from the central area of Kiso village on that road the turn off for the ski hill is clearly signposted.

>> More information on the Chuo Expressway
More information on the Nagano Expressway

Parking is available for 1,500 vehicles by the base of Yabuhara Kogen. It is free every day of the season.

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