Jigatake (Omachi City, Nagano)

爺ガ岳 (長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 9th December 2018]

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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 - 50cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th - 70cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 70cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 100cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 100cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 60cm 13th - 105cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th - 60cm 14th - 105cm 14th - 40cm
15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - 105cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 60cm 16th - 105cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 60cm 17th - 105cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 50cm 18th - 110cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 50cm 19th - 110cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 50cm 20th - 110cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 50cm 21st - 110cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 50cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 70cm 24th - 100cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 80cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 90cm 26th - 100cm 26th - -
27th - 60cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th - 70cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th - 70cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 60cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 60cm 31st - 90cm 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'. 
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 3,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,800 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,800 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 330 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,000 yen 3,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 10,800 yen 6,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,000 yen 9,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,300 yen 11,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 26,600 yen 14,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 31,900 yen 17,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,200 yen 20,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information '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.

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