Yachiho Kogen (Sakuho Town, Nagano)

Yachiho Kogen
(長野県 佐久穂町)
Planned season: Wednesday 27th November 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Yachiho Kogen is located in Sakuho town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region...

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

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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Yachiho Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 30cm 1st 70cm 75cm 1st 80cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 30cm 2nd 70cm 75cm 2nd 80cm 70cm
3rd 30cm - 3rd 60cm 30cm 3rd 70cm 75cm 3rd 80cm 70cm
4th 30cm - 4th 60cm 30cm 4th 75cm 75cm 4th 80cm 70cm
5th 30cm - 5th 65cm 40cm 5th 75cm 70cm 5th 80cm 70cm
6th 30cm - 6th 65cm 40cm 6th 75cm 70cm 6th 85cm 70cm
7th 40cm - 7th 65cm 40cm 7th 80cm 70cm 7th 85cm 70cm
8th 40cm - 8th 60cm 40cm 8th 80cm 70cm 8th 85cm 70cm
9th 45cm - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 80cm 70cm 9th 85cm 70cm
10th 45cm - 10th 55cm 40cm 10th 80cm 70cm 10th 85cm 70cm
11th 45cm - 11th 55cm 40cm 11th 80cm 75cm 11th 80cm 70cm
12th 45cm - 12th 55cm 40cm 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 75cm 70cm
13th 45cm - 13th 55cm 40cm 13th 75cm 70cm 13th 75cm 70cm
14th 45cm 30cm 14th 55cm 40cm 14th 75cm 70cm 14th 75cm 80cm
15th 45cm 30cm 15th 65cm 40cm 15th 75cm 70cm 15th 80cm 80cm
16th 45cm 30cm 16th 65cm 40cm 16th 75cm 70cm 16th 80cm 80cm
17th 45cm 30cm 17th 65cm 50cm 17th 70cm 70cm 17th 85cm 80cm
18th 45cm 30cm 18th 70cm 50cm 18th 70cm 70cm 18th 90cm 80cm
19th 40cm 30cm 19th 70cm 50cm 19th 70cm 70cm 19th 90cm 80cm
20th 40cm 30cm 20th 70cm 50cm 20th 75cm 70cm 20th 90cm 80cm
21st 45cm 30cm 21st 70cm 60cm 21st 75cm 70cm 21st 90cm 80cm
22nd 45cm 30cm 22nd 70cm 60cm 22nd 75cm 70cm 22nd 85cm 80cm
23rd 60cm 30cm 23rd 70cm 60cm 23rd 75cm 70cm 23rd 80cm 80cm
24th 60cm 30cm 24th 60cm 60cm 24th 75cm 70cm 24th 80cm 80cm
25th 60cm 30cm 25th 60cm 60cm 25th 75cm 70cm 25th 80cm -
26th 60cm 30cm 26th 60cm 60cm 26th 80cm 70cm 26th 75cm -
27th 60cm 30cm 27th 60cm 70cm 27th 80cm 70cm 27th 75cm -
28th 60cm 30cm 28th 65cm 70cm 28th 80cm 70cm 28th 70cm -
29th 60cm 30cm 29th 70cm 70cm 29th 80cm - 29th 70cm -
30th 60cm 30cm 30th 70cm 70cm 30th 30th 75cm -
31st 60cm 30cm 31st 70cm 70cm 31st 31st 70cm -

Previous Statistics

Yachiho Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yachiho Kogen. 
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
'Kids Land' is by the Number 4 lift at the base of the resort and open 21st December through 15th March. 
Park Information
Park information
There is park called '8 Park' and also a mogul run area called 'Bumps 8'. There is also a 'Mini 8 Cross' course. 

Yachiho Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early April
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
Yachiho Kogen is open from 8:45am until 4:15pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yachiho Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-12 year olds
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Mens Day is every Monday - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.
Ladies ticket is every weekday - on those days a 1 day ticket for women is 3,000 yen and includes an 800 yen lunch voucher).
Seniors Day is every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - on those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 1,500 yen.
Couples ticket is every weekday - on those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.

If you have a Season Ticket for Yachiho Kogen, you can buy a one-day lift ticket at Sun Meadows resort for 1,000 yen.

Getting to Yachiho Kogen

By public transport
32.2km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
17.3km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi Line
53km from Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Yachiho Kogen is about 17km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi line.

It is just over 32km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

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By Car
30.4km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
48.4km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
54km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 299 (14.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Right by the side of Route 299, Yachiho Kogen is just over 30km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway and just over 48km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway, turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and continue north for about 22km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to Yachiho Kogen.

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There is parking available for 600 cars at the base of Yachiho Kogen. Parking is free and open 24 hours a day.

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(Updated 24th September)

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