Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 5th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (often known just as Kashimayari) is a resort 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 resorts, but since the middle area (Sun Alpina Aokiko) closed in 2009, the physical connection with the still-operating third resort (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. 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. This map shows the ski and snowboard resorts in the main Hakuba region. 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.

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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 210cm 55cm 1st 240cm 90cm 1st 195cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 225cm 55cm 2nd 240cm 90cm 2nd 195cm 95cm
3rd - - 3rd 235cm 55cm 3rd 240cm 90cm 3rd 195cm 95cm
4th - - 4th 240cm 55cm 4th 240cm 90cm 4th 195cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 240cm 85cm 5th 240cm 90cm 5th 190cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 240cm 85cm 6th 230cm 90cm 6th 190cm 95cm
7th - - 7th 240cm 85cm 7th 230cm 90cm 7th 190cm 95cm
8th - - 8th 245cm 85cm 8th 230cm 90cm 8th 190cm 95cm
9th - - 9th 270cm 85cm 9th 230cm 95cm 9th 180cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 270cm 85cm 10th 230cm 95cm 10th 175cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 275cm 85cm 11th 230cm 105cm 11th 175cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 275cm 85cm 12th 230cm 105cm 12th 175cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 275cm 85cm 13th 220cm 105cm 13th 165cm 90cm
14th - 40cm 14th 275cm 85cm 14th 210cm 105cm 14th 155cm 90cm
15th 20cm 40cm 15th 275cm 85cm 15th 200cm 105cm 15th 155cm 90cm
16th 60cm 40cm 16th 275cm 85cm 16th 200cm 105cm 16th 155cm 90cm
17th 100cm 40cm 17th 275cm 85cm 17th 200cm 90cm 17th 155cm 90cm
18th 100cm 40cm 18th 275cm 85cm 18th 210cm 90cm 18th 155cm 95cm
19th 125cm 40cm 19th 285cm 85cm 19th 215cm 100cm 19th 155cm 90cm
20th 135cm 40cm 20th 285cm 85cm 20th 215cm 90cm 20th 155cm 90cm
21st 135cm 40cm 21st 285cm 85cm 21st 215cm 90cm 21st 155cm 105cm
22nd 135cm 35cm 22nd 285cm 85cm 22nd 200cm 90cm 22nd 145cm 105cm
23rd 135cm 45cm 23rd 275cm 85cm 23rd 200cm 90cm 23rd 145cm 90cm
24th 135cm 45cm 24th 275cm 85cm 24th 200cm 90cm 24th 145cm 90cm
25th 135cm 45cm 25th 275cm 85cm 25th 200cm 100cm 25th 145cm 90cm
26th 145cm 45cm 26th 275cm 85cm 26th 195cm 100cm 26th 145cm 90cm
27th 145cm 45cm 27th 275cm 85cm 27th 195cm 100cm 27th 145cm 90cm
28th 145cm 55cm 28th 250cm 90cm 28th 195cm 100cm 28th 135cm 85cm
29th 145cm 55cm 29th 250cm 90cm 29th - 100cm 29th 125cm 80cm
30th 145cm 55cm 30th 250cm 90cm 30th 30th 115cm 90cm
31st 180cm 55cm 31st 250cm 90cm 31st 31st 105cm 90cm

Previous Statistics

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 rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Shimashika Kids Park' is an area near base for young children and features a moving walkway, sledging, striders and items to play with. Entry is 1,000 yen (and free for 1 accompanying adult).

A 500m long snow tubing course called 'Tubers High' is planned for the 2020-2021 season - apparently it is the longest in Japan. Planned opening dates are mid December until mid March. If you have a valid lift ticket it is 3,900 yen for unlimited rides and 1,900 yen for 1 ride. Without a valid lift ticket it is 4,400 yen for unlimited rides and 1,900 yen for 1 ride. (Adult charges). 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is near the base area. 

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

Night skiing only on 28th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 and 9th-11th January 2021. From 4:30pm until 9:00pm. Charges are 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. The Number 2P lift operates for night skiing.

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High & College
60 years & over
1 Day (open-4:30pm) 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (open-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 2020-2021 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 18th December 2020) and late season (from 22nd March 2021) 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).

Tuesdays are Ladies Day. Wednesdays are Men's Day. Thursdays Seniors Day. On those days a one day ticket for those people is 3,300 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 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 resort.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
A free shuttle bus service is available from Shinano Omachi Station (14km) and the journey takes about 40 minutes. The bus leaves that station at 7:05am, 9:00am, 11:20am and 3:50pm. Reservations are not required.
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.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
There is parking for over 2,500 vehicles close to base. It is free every day of the season.

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