Banshogahara is a small ski hill located in the south-west region of Ueda city in Nagano Prefecture.
A strong typhoon on 12th-13th October 2019 caused considerable damage and Banshogahara did not open for the 2019-2020 winter season. The good news is that they are back and re-opening for the 2020-2021 season. On the first day of the season the ski lifts are free to use. They are also offering 1,000 yen off all 1 day lift tickets during the season - so an adult 1 day ticket this season is 2,550 yen.
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.
29.9km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (15.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 62
Banshogahara is about 30km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joetsu Expressway and over 31km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit.
From close by Oya Station, take Route 152 south for just over 9m until reaching the turn off for Prefecture Road 62 on the right hand side. Turn right here and continue on this road for about 15.5km. The ski hill is a few hundred metres off this road on the left hand side.
MESSAGE FROM SNOWJAPAN We feel for everyone who wanted to be able to visit Japan this winter but are unable to. Please read this message about this season and coronavirus. Stay safe everyone, wherever you are.
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page,
please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.