Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍 (長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
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Latest report posted at 8:58am on Monday 10th December 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 9th December 2018]

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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 - 115cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 240cm
2nd - - 2nd - 115cm 2nd - 175cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - - 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 175cm 3rd - 240cm
4th - - 4th - 140cm 4th - 175cm 4th - 230cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 210cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 200cm
7th - - 7th - 140cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 200cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 190cm 8th - 190cm
9th - - 9th - 135cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 180cm
10th - - 10th - 140cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 170cm
11th - - 11th - 145cm 11th - 190cm 11th - 170cm
12th - - 12th - 145cm 12th - 195cm 12th - 165cm
13th - - 13th - 145cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 165cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 160cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 155cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 145cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 140cm
18th - 50cm 18th - 140cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 140cm
19th - 50cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 250cm 19th - 140cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 135cm 20th - 240cm 20th - 135cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 135cm 21st - 240cm 21st - 120cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 240cm 22nd - 120cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 235cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 235cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 230cm 27th - 120cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 230cm 28th - 115cm
29th - 110cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - 115cm
30th - 115cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 110cm
31st - 115cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - 110cm

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 500 yen (and free for 1 accompanying adult). Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is near the base of the resort. 

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 in the daytime.

No nighta planned for the 2018-2019 season.

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) 3,800 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days (open-4:30pm) 7,000 yen 3,500 yen 6,400 yen 6,400 yen
Super AM or PM 3,500 yen 1,700 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
AM or PM 3,300 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen 500 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
Season Ticket (Kashimayari) 45,000 yen 20,000 yen 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Super AM ticket is valid from opening until 2:00pm.
The Super PM ticket is valid from opening until from 10:30am until 4:30pm.
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 21st December 2018) and late season (from 18th March 2019) are available.

'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 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 shuttle bus service is available from Shinano Omachi Station (11km) and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
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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