Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
(長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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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 55cm 70cm 1st 90cm 215cm 1st 100cm 185cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 80cm 2nd 90cm 215cm 2nd 95cm 185cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 85cm 3rd 90cm 215cm 3rd 95cm 185cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 85cm 4th 90cm 215cm 4th 90cm 175cm
5th - - 5th 85cm 85cm 5th 90cm 205cm 5th 90cm 175cm
6th - - 6th 85cm 85cm 6th 90cm 205cm 6th 95cm 170cm
7th - - 7th 85cm 80cm 7th 90cm 205cm 7th 95cm 170cm
8th - - 8th 85cm 80cm 8th 90cm 205cm 8th 95cm 170cm
9th - - 9th 85cm 100cm 9th 95cm 205cm 9th 95cm 165cm
10th - - 10th 85cm 100cm 10th 95cm 215cm 10th 90cm 165cm
11th - - 11th 85cm 100cm 11th 105cm 215cm 11th 90cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 85cm 100cm 12th 105cm 215cm 12th 90cm 155cm
13th - - 13th 85cm 100cm 13th 105cm 215cm 13th 90cm 145cm
14th 40cm - 14th 85cm 100cm 14th 105cm 225cm 14th 90cm 155cm
15th 40cm 30cm 15th 85cm 100cm 15th 105cm 225cm 15th 90cm 150cm
16th 40cm 30cm 16th 85cm 105cm 16th 105cm 225cm 16th 90cm 150cm
17th 40cm 30cm 17th 85cm 105cm 17th 90cm 225cm 17th 90cm 150cm
18th 40cm 35cm 18th 85cm 120cm 18th 90cm 225cm 18th 95cm 155cm
19th 40cm 35cm 19th 85cm 120cm 19th 100cm 225cm 19th 90cm 155cm
20th 40cm 55cm 20th 85cm 120cm 20th 90cm 210cm 20th 90cm 150cm
21st 40cm 55cm 21st 85cm 120cm 21st 90cm 210cm 21st 105cm 150cm
22nd 35cm 55cm 22nd 85cm 160cm 22nd 90cm 210cm 22nd 105cm 145cm
23rd 45cm 50cm 23rd 85cm 160cm 23rd 90cm 210cm 23rd 90cm 140cm
24th 45cm 50cm 24th 85cm 180cm 24th 90cm 205cm 24th 90cm 140cm
25th 45cm 50cm 25th 85cm 180cm 25th 100cm 205cm 25th 90cm 135cm
26th 45cm 50cm 26th 85cm 185cm 26th 100cm 195cm 26th 90cm 130cm
27th 45cm 55cm 27th 85cm 195cm 27th 100cm 190cm 27th 90cm 125cm
28th 55cm 70cm 28th 90cm 195cm 28th 100cm 190cm 28th 85cm 125cm
29th 55cm 70cm 29th 90cm 215cm 29th 100cm - 29th 80cm 130cm
30th 55cm 70cm 30th 90cm 215cm 30th 30th 90cm 125cm
31st 55cm 70cm 31st 90cm 215cm 31st 31st 90cm 125cm

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.

A 500m long snow tubing course is planned for the 2019-2020 season. Called 'Tubers High' and apparently it is the longest in Japan. Planned opening dates are 11th January until 8th March 2020. 
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 Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

For 2019-2020, nighta operations on 28th December until 5th January, 11th-13th January, 22nd-24th February 2020 (as well as some other events).

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 2,100 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
2 Days (open-4:30pm) 7,200 yen 3,700 yen 6,600 yen 6,600 yen
Super AM or PM 3,700 yen 1,900 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
AM or PM 3,500 yen 1,700 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 500 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,100 yen 3,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 11,000 yen 6,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,300 yen 9,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,700 yen 12,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 27,100 yen 12,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 32,500 yen 18,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,900 yen 21,200 yen
Season Ticket (Kashimayari) 45,000 yen 20,000 yen 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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 20th December 2019) and late season (from 16th March 2020) are available.

A family pack that includes 1 day tickets for 1 adult and 1 child as well as a 2000 yen meal voucher costs 5,900 yen. An additional adult costs 4,100 yen and an additional child costs 2,700 yen (and those additional charges include 1,000 yen meal voucher).

'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 free shuttle bus service is available from Shinano Omachi Station (14km) and the journey takes about 50 minutes. The bus leaves that station at 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 2500 vehicles close to base. It is free every day of the season.

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