Jigatake (Omachi City, Nagano)

Jigatake
爺ガ岳
(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021
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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 ski areas it is counted as one of the resorts in the 'Hakuba Valley' group.

For the 2020-2021 season the Kids Park has grown and the motto for the season is 'Happy Snow Park'.

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

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Jigatake Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Jigatake. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'renewed for 2020-2021' Kids Park area is located by the base area of Jigatake. It is 95m in length and 55m in width and 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... entry and use of the lift is 500 yen and the lift is open from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

There is also a beginner slope next to the Kids Park. 
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Jigatake is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Jigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
Senior
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 6,600 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 2020-2021 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 1st March 2021.

On weekdays between 24th-26th February, a one day lift ticket costs as follows:
Adults - 2,700 yen
Child - 1,400 yen
Senior - 2,000 yen

'Hakuba Valley' tickets 2020-2021

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).
Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.
Includes use of the Hakuba Valley shuttle bus on the day of skiing, available from 25th December 2020 until 14th March 2021.

The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day ticket is valid for 4 days from the first day of use.
The 3 Day ticket is valid for 6 days from the first day of use.
The 4 Day ticket is valid for 8 days from the first day of use.
The 5 Day ticket is valid for 10 days from the first day of use.
The 6 Day ticket is valid for 11 days from the first day of use.
The 7 Day ticket is valid for 12 days from the first day of use.
The 8 Day ticket is valid for 13 days from the first day of use.
The 9 Day ticket is valid for 14 days from the first day of use.
The 10 Day ticket is valid for 16 days from the first day of use.
Night skiing operations are 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

Getting to Jigatake

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available. A taxi from Shinano Omachi Station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Taira 4819-1
Omachi-shi
Nagano-ken
398-0001
Telephone
Telephone
0261-22-0551
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