Jigatake (Omachi City, Nagano)

(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 15th March 2020
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Jigatake is located in Omachi city, to the south of Hakuba village of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the south eastern slopes of Mt Jigatake and while it is a little further out than the other resorts it is counted as one of the resorts in the 'Hakuba Valley' group.

Hakuba village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics including alpine skiing (at Hakuba Happo-one), ski jump events and cross country events. The backdrop of the North Alps makes for a spectacular mountain setting. Along with the ski and snowboard resorts in neighbouring Otari village to the north and Omachi City to the south - collectively known as 'Hakuba Valley' - this is one of the major ski and snowboard resort regions of Japan. In recent years the Hakuba region has become one of the most popular winter sport regions of Japan for visitors from overseas.

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 Hakuba region

The Mountain

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Jigatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 10cm 20cm 1st 25cm 110cm 1st - 45cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 40cm 2nd 25cm 110cm 2nd - 45cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 40cm 3rd 25cm 100cm 3rd - 45cm
4th - - 4th 15cm 40cm 4th 15cm 100cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 40cm 5th 15cm 95cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 30cm 25cm 6th 15cm 80cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 30cm - 7th 15cm 80cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 20cm 25cm 8th 20cm 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 15cm 60cm 9th 30cm 80cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th 30cm 90cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 15cm 60cm 11th 50cm 90cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 15cm 55cm 12th 40cm 90cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 20cm 50cm 13th 35cm 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 20cm 40cm 14th 20cm 90cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 20cm 40cm 15th 15cm 90cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 40cm 40cm 16th 15cm 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 35cm 40cm 17th 10cm 90cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 30cm 50cm 18th 15cm 80cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 30cm 50cm 19th 15cm 70cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 30cm 50cm 20th - 70cm 20th - -
21st 0cm - 21st 30cm 60cm 21st - 70cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm - 22nd 30cm 80cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - -
23rd 5cm - 23rd 30cm 90cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th 5cm - 24th 10cm 100cm 24th - 60cm 24th - -
25th 0cm - 25th 10cm 100cm 25th - 50cm 25th - -
26th 0cm - 26th 10cm 90cm 26th - 50cm 26th - -
27th 0cm - 27th 10cm 100cm 27th - 50cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 20cm 28th 30cm 100cm 28th - 45cm 28th - -
29th 10cm - 29th 20cm 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 10cm 40cm 30th 20cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 10cm 40cm 31st 25cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Jigatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Jigatake. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is located by the base area of Jigatake and is serviced by something of a unique 'lift' called トロイカ (toroika). It's like a very large sledge being pulled up the slope... One ride costs 160 yen; 10 rides is 1,400 yen (free with valid lift ticket).  
Park Information
Park information
The 'Item Zone' is located by the lower area of the Number 2 lift and features various snow park items. 

Jigatake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Jigatake is open from 8:30am until 4:50pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Jigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,900 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
2 Days 6,900 yen 3,900 yen 4,900 yen
Half Day 2,900 yen 1,900 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 270 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,300 yen
Season Ticket 34,000 yen 18,000 yen 30,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,100 yen 3,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 11,000 yen 6,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,300 yen 9,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,700 yen 12,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 27,100 yen 15,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 32,500 yen 18,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,900 yen 21,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

A family ticket for one adult and one child is 5,400 yen.
A family ticket for one adult and two children is 6,800 yen.

Cheaper tickets are available from 7th March 2020:
Adults - 3,000 yen
Child - 1,500 yen
Senior - 2,200 yen

On weekdays between 25th-28th February, a one day lift ticket costs as follows:
Adults - 2,700 yen
Child - 1,400 yen
Senior - 2,000 yen

'Hakuba Valley' tickets

The tickets marked as ‘Hakuba Valley’ can be used at any of 10 ski and snowboard resorts in the Omachi-Hakuba-Otari valley (listed below).

The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day tickets can be used on any 2 days within three days of purchase.
The 3 Day tickets can be used on any 3 days within five days of purchase.
The 4 Day tickets can be used on any 4 days within seven days of purchase.
The 5 Day tickets can be used on any 5 days within nine days of purchase.
The 6 Day tickets can be used on any 6 days within ten days of purchase.
The 7 Day tickets can be used on any 7 days within eleven days of purchase.
Nighta is not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Cortina
- Hakuba Goryu
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Norikura
- Hakuba Sanosaka
- Jigatake
- Kashimayari
- Tsugaike Kogen

Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.

Getting to Jigatake

By public transport
63.1km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
6.9km from Shinano Kizaki on the Oito Line
10.3km from Shinano Omachi Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Jigatake is about 7km from Shinano Kizaki Station and just over 10km from Shinano Omachi Station on the Oito line.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available. A taxi from Shinano Omachi Station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
35.5km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
64.6km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
72.1km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 147 (6.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 325
Omachi city is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture, to the south of Hakuba village. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

To get to Jigatake from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. After about 23km after passing by Lake Aoki and Lake Kizaki (both on the right hand side), turn right onto Prefecture Road 325 and follow this road to the base of the ski hill.

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.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
There is parking for 800 vehicles at three car parks around the base of Jigatake. Parking is free every day of the season. The Number 2 parking area is open overnight and has a public toilet.

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