Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 18th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
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Latest report posted at 8:04am on Tuesday 25th January 2022
Official snow depth 280cm (0cm) [updated on 25th January 2022]

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (often known just as Kashimayari) is a ski area located in the northern region of Omachi city, just to the south of Hakuba village. Kashimayari used to be the southern part of three interconnected ski areas. Since the central area (Sun Alpina Aokiko) closed in 2009, the physical connection with the third ski area (Hakuba Sanosaka) is no longer available. Kashimayashi has been operating since 1963.

Hakuba Village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. It was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, including alpine skiing, ski jump events and cross country events. In recent years, the Hakuba region has become one of Japan's most popular winter sports regions with visitors from overseas.

The Mountain

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 170cm 210cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 195cm
2nd - - 2nd 170cm 225cm 2nd - 240cm 2nd - 195cm
3rd - - 3rd 180cm 235cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 195cm
4th - - 4th 210cm 240cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 195cm
5th - - 5th 210cm 240cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th 210cm 240cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 190cm
7th - - 7th 215cm 240cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 190cm
8th - - 8th 215cm 245cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 190cm
9th - - 9th 215cm 270cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 180cm
10th - - 10th 215cm 270cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 175cm
11th - - 11th 210cm 275cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 175cm
12th - - 12th 240cm 275cm 12th - 230cm 12th - 175cm
13th - - 13th 240cm 275cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 165cm
14th - - 14th 270cm 275cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 155cm
15th 0cm 20cm 15th 270cm 275cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 155cm
16th 0cm 60cm 16th 270cm 275cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 155cm
17th 0cm 100cm 17th 270cm 275cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 155cm
18th 40cm 100cm 18th 280cm 275cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 155cm
19th 60cm 125cm 19th 280cm 285cm 19th - 215cm 19th - 155cm
20th 70cm 135cm 20th 280cm 285cm 20th - 215cm 20th - 155cm
21st 70cm 135cm 21st 280cm 285cm 21st - 215cm 21st - 155cm
22nd 70cm 135cm 22nd 280cm 285cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 145cm
23rd 70cm 135cm 23rd 280cm 275cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 145cm
24th 70cm 135cm 24th 280cm 275cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 145cm
25th 70cm 135cm 25th 280cm 275cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 145cm
26th 70cm 145cm 26th - 275cm 26th - 195cm 26th - 145cm
27th 100cm 145cm 27th - 275cm 27th - 195cm 27th - 145cm
28th 110cm 145cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 195cm 28th - 135cm
29th 110cm 145cm 29th - 250cm 29th - - 29th - 125cm
30th 130cm 145cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - 115cm
31st 150cm 180cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - 105cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kashimayari. There are also a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Hakuba area, please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The themed Pokemon Snow Adventure has a snow tubing area, playland area and area for beginners. Entry is 1,900 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children with a valid ski lift ticket. Otherwise 3,500 yen and 1,900 yen. Planned opening dates are late December through mid March. 9:00am until 4:00pm (3:00pm on weekdays). 
Park Information
Park information

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

Early skiing from 18th December until 24th December 2021.

Spring skiing from 22nd March until 27th March 2022.

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High & College
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (8:30am-4:30pm) 7,200 yen 3,700 yen 6,600 yen 6,600 yen
AM or PM 3,600 yen 1,900 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 500 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,600 yen 3,800 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 12,500 yen 7,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 18,700 yen 10,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 24,900 yen 13,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 31,000 yen 17,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 37,200 yen 20,800 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 43,400 yen 24,300 yen
Hakuba Valley 8 Days 49,000 yen 27,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 9 Days 54,700 yen 30,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 10 Days 60,300 yen 33,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

The AM ticket is valid from opening until 12:30pm.
The PM ticket is valid from 12:00pm until 4:30pm.

Cheaper lift tickets for early (until 24th December 2021) and late season (from 22nd March 2022) are available.

A family pack that includes 1 day tickets for 1 adult and 1 child as well as a 2,000 yen meal voucher costs 6,300 yen. An additional adult costs 4,200 yen and an additional child costs 2,900 yen (and those additional charges include 1,000 yen meal voucher).

Getting to Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

By public transport
53.2km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
0.6km from Yanaba Station on the Oito Line
14.3km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Yanaba Station on the Oito line is less than 1km from the base of the ski area.
A free shuttle bus service is available from Shinano Omachi Station.
By Car
37.3km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
49.7km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
59.1km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (0.8km away)
Omachi city is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture, just to the south of Hakuba village. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is actually located in Omachi city but many people know of it as one of the 'Hakuba' resorts.

To get to Hakuba Valley Kashimayari from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. The resort is just off Route 148 and about 14km from Hakuba station.

Getting to the Hakuba region
There are three main ways to approach Hakuba village by road – from Nagano city (and the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway), from the south (and the Azumino IC exit on the Nagano Expressway) and from the north (and the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway).

Approaching Hakuba village from Nagano IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
From the Nagano IC exit, turn right Prefecture Road 35 and head north for about 3.5km until arriving at the Nagano Minami By-pass (Route 19). Turn left onto Route 19 and drive by the river for around 13km until arriving at the Hakuba Nagano Toll Road. Turn onto this road (the normal charge is 210 yen per vehicle) and then continue straight on Prefecture Road 31 and then Prefecture Road 33 to head into Hakuba, which is well signposted. The journey from Nagano IC to central Hakuba is around 46km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Azumino IC (Nagano Expressway)
From the Azumino IC exit, go straight ahead at the exit traffic lights and follow Prefecture Road 310 for just over 4.5km until reaching Route 147. Turn right onto Route 147 (signposted as Omachi and Matsukawa Village). Follow this road and then Route 148 into Hakuba. The journey from Azumino IC to central Hakuba is around 50km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Itoigawa IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
From the Itoigawa IC exit, turn left to head south on Route 148 to the Hakuba area, passing through Otari Village along the way. The journey from Itoigawa IC to central Hakuba is about 45km.
There is parking for over 2,500 vehicles close to base. It is free every day of the season.

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