Jigatake (Omachi City, Nagano)

(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until late March 2022
Official snow depth 170cm (0cm) [updated on 23rd January 2022]

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Jigatake is located in Omachi city, to the south of Hakuba village of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the southeastern slopes of Mt Jigatake. While it is a little further out than the other ski areas, it is counted as one of the 'Hakuba Valley' group resorts.

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. 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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Jigatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 110cm 130cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 130cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 140cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th 150cm 140cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th 160cm 130cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 130cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 70cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 130cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 140cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 150cm 9th - 110cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 150cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 150cm 11th - 120cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 150cm 12th - 110cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 140cm 150cm 13th - 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 180cm 130cm 14th - 100cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 190cm 130cm 15th - 90cm 15th - -
16th - 40cm 16th 180cm 130cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - 40cm 17th 180cm 130cm 17th - 100cm 17th - -
18th 15cm 40cm 18th 180cm 130cm 18th - 120cm 18th - -
19th 20cm 80cm 19th 180cm 140cm 19th - 140cm 19th - -
20th 30cm 100cm 20th 180cm 140cm 20th - 130cm 20th - -
21st 30cm 100cm 21st 180cm 130cm 21st - 120cm 21st - -
22nd 30cm 90cm 22nd 170cm 130cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd 30cm 90cm 23rd 170cm 130cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm 80cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 90cm 24th - -
25th 30cm 80cm 25th - 115cm 25th - 90cm 25th - -
26th 40cm 90cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th 60cm 90cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th 70cm 90cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 80cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 75cm 70cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 95cm 90cm 31st - 100cm 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 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

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 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'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
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
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 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.

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.
There is a bus that goes to the ski area from Shinano Omachi Station.

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.
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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