Blanche Takayama Ski Resort (Nagawa Town, Nagano)

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort
ブランシュたかやまスキーリゾート (長野県 長和町)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is a skiers-only resort, located in Nagawa town to the north of Lake Shirakaba in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is the most northerly of the ski resorts in this particular area and has been operating since 1985. The resort boasts of fine weather on over 80% of days during the season (though some readers may well be feeling that such a thing is not something to boast about!)

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

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Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 65cm 1st 110cm 80cm 1st 100cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 65cm 2nd 120cm 85cm 2nd 100cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 65cm 3rd 120cm 85cm 3rd 100cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 65cm 4th 120cm 85cm 4th 100cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 65cm 5th 120cm 85cm 5th 120cm 95cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 65cm 6th 120cm 85cm 6th 120cm 95cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 65cm 7th 120cm 85cm 7th 140cm 95cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 65cm 8th 120cm 85cm 8th 140cm 95cm
9th - 55cm 9th 70cm 65cm 9th 120cm 85cm 9th 140cm 90cm
10th - 55cm 10th 70cm 65cm 10th 120cm 85cm 10th 140cm 90cm
11th - 55cm 11th 70cm 65cm 11th 120cm 90cm 11th 150cm 90cm
12th - 55cm 12th 70cm 65cm 12th 120cm 100cm 12th 150cm 90cm
13th - 55cm 13th 70cm 65cm 13th 120cm 100cm 13th 150cm 90cm
14th 35cm 55cm 14th 70cm 70cm 14th 120cm 100cm 14th 150cm 90cm
15th 40cm 55cm 15th 70cm 70cm 15th 120cm 100cm 15th 150cm 90cm
16th 40cm 60cm 16th 70cm 70cm 16th 120cm 100cm 16th 150cm 80cm
17th 40cm 60cm 17th 70cm 70cm 17th 120cm 100cm 17th 150cm 80cm
18th 40cm 60cm 18th 70cm 70cm 18th 120cm 100cm 18th 150cm 80cm
19th 40cm 60cm 19th 70cm 70cm 19th 120cm 100cm 19th 150cm 80cm
20th 45cm 60cm 20th 70cm 70cm 20th 120cm 100cm 20th 150cm 80cm
21st 45cm 60cm 21st 75cm 70cm 21st 120cm 100cm 21st 150cm 80cm
22nd 45cm 60cm 22nd 75cm 70cm 22nd 120cm 100cm 22nd 120cm 80cm
23rd 45cm 60cm 23rd 75cm 75cm 23rd 120cm 100cm 23rd 120cm 80cm
24th 40cm 60cm 24th 75cm 80cm 24th 120cm 100cm 24th 120cm 80cm
25th 45cm 60cm 25th 75cm 80cm 25th 120cm 100cm 25th 120cm 80cm
26th 40cm 60cm 26th 75cm 80cm 26th 120cm 100cm 26th 120cm 75cm
27th 40cm 60cm 27th 80cm 80cm 27th 100cm 100cm 27th 120cm 70cm
28th 45cm 65cm 28th 80cm 80cm 28th 100cm 100cm 28th 120cm 70cm
29th 45cm 65cm 29th 110cm 80cm 29th - - 29th 120cm 70cm
30th 45cm 65cm 30th 110cm 80cm 30th 30th 120cm 70cm
31st 45cm 65cm 31st 110cm 80cm 31st 31st 120cm 70cm

Previous Statistics

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Blanche Takayama Ski Resort at the Ski School and the Kids School.

Snowboarding is not allowed at this resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibikko Wan-Park' is located at the base of the resort and there are 4 areas: Ski Area, Sledge Area, Tubing Area and Snowmobile Area. Entry is 1,000 yen, other charges for various activities may apply.  
Park Information
Park information
There is also a 4km long beginner cross course. 

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am 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
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
55-69 year olds
1 Day 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days 7,400 yen 1,800 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Half Day 3,300 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 7,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A Gold ticket for those ages 70 and over is also available - charges are 2,800 yen for 1 day, 5,000 yen for 2 days and 2,200 yen for a half day.

Half day tickets are valid from opening until 1:00pm or from 11:30am until 4:30pm.

A number of family tickets are available:

Family A ticket (1 adult and 1 elementary school age child) - 6,300 yen
Family B ticket (1 adult and 2 elementary school age children) - 8,600 yen
Family C ticket (2 adults and 1 elementary school age child) - 10,200 yen
Family D ticket (2 adults and 2 elementary school age children) - 12,500 yen

Elementary School age children can get a one day lift ticket for free on the third Sunday of the month.

Getting to Blanche Takayama Ski Resort

By public transport
37.9km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
27km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is about 27km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.
No free shuttle bus service is available.

A taxi from Chino Station takes about 50 minutes.
By Car
23.5km from the Okaya IC on the Nagano Expressway
29.5km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
39.2km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (3.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 155
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is located to the north of Shirakaba lake and just under 4km off Route 152, otherwise known as Daimon Highway.

From the Suwa IC exit on the Chuo Expressway, turn right onto Route 20 and just over 1.3km later turn left onto Route 152. Follow this road up to and past Lake Shirakaba and follow the signs to the resort which is signposted off Route 152 to the north of the lake.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway

Parking is available for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

The car parks are open 24 hours a day and free to use.

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Takayama Daimon
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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