Banshogahara (Ueda City, Nagano)

Banshogahara
番所ヶ原
(長野県 上田市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 13th December 2019]

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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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

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Boarders
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Banshogahara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Banshogahara. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special 'Kids Area' at the base area of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
No specific park facilities. 

Banshogahara Season & Opening Times

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

Banshogahara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 2,550 yen 520 yen 1,030 yen
Half Day 2,540 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,540 yen
Season Ticket 25,400 yen 15,200 yen 15,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

To celebrate the return of Banshogahara after a year off due to typhoon damage, the first day of the 2020-2021 season will be free.

1 day lift tickets are also 1,000 yen less than the normal charge for the whole season. An adult 1 day ticket is usually 3,550 yen, but this year 2,550 yen.

Getting to Banshogahara

By public transport
Train
Train
30.2km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
24.9km from Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Information
Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo line is about 25km from Banshogahara.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen is just over 30km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No specific bus information is available
By Car
Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at base.

More Information

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Address
Address
Takeshikamihoniri
Ueda-shi
Nagano-ken
386-0507
Telephone
Telephone
0268-85-282
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