Resort Spotlight: Togari Onsen (Iiyama, Nagano)

Togari Onsen
Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture

2018-2019 season planned dates:
Sat 22nd Dec 2018 until Sun 31st Mar 2019
www.togari.jp

Togari Onsen is located in the north eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. This region enjoys particularly heavy snowfall every winter but also a fair share of fine days to enjoy all the fresh snow. Togari Onsen overlooks the popular Nozawa Onsen resort which is on the other side of the valley (and within easy reach). It enjoys similar snow conditions... but less people!  Nagano City as well as Obuse are also within easy reach for a cultural fix, with other ski and snowboard resorts also close by (including Madarao, Myoko and Shiga Kogen).

This season sees more ungroomed and tree run courses in the upper areas of the resort - popular with experienced riders looking for fun in the powder on a day with fresh snowfall. There's plenty fun for beginners and intermediates too both with skiing and snowboarding and just enjoying some snow experiences.

NEW FOR THE 18-19 SEASON - YUKICHARI SNOW PARK

A new way to enjoy the snow... how about sliding down the snow with a fat bike? The new Yukichari Snow Park area this is offering a fun new snow-related experience. Details can be found below...

18 courses 
12,080m
6 ungroomed 
2,554m
Advanced
18% 
Intermediate
44% 
5,340m
Beginner
38%
4,570m
  Level Length Max Gradient Max Gradient Min Gradient
PEGASUS AREA          
?? Course Intermediate 800m 19º 13º 9º
Mimizuku Course Beginner 1080m      
Dynamic Course ** UNGROOMED** Advanced 540m 21º 18º 10º
ツルブリッケン Course Intermediate 980m 21º 14º 8º
Rinkan Course Intermediate 1370m 14º 11º 2º
Jet Course ** UNGROOMED** Advanced 750m 29º 17º 3º
Rabbit Course  ** UNGROOMED** Advanced 320m 34º 26º 15º
ORION AREA          
Paradise Course Beginner 670m 14º 12º 0º
Shirakaba Course Beginner 990m      
Alpen Course Intermediate 880m 20º 12º 5º
Umanose Course  ** UNGROOMED** Advanced 310m 25º 22º 11º
坂落し Course  ** UNGROOMED** Advanced 384m 35º 12º 1º
Miharashi Course Beginner 250m      
TONDAIRA AREA          
Challenge Course  ** UNGROOMED (PART) ** Advanced 250m 25º 23º 20º
Naranoki Course Beginner 730m      
城山 Course Intermediate 250m 25º 19º 11º
Champion Course Intermediate 800m 24º 20º 1
Clover Line Beginner 420m      
iharashi Course     35º 12º 1º

** Click here to view larger Course Map (PDF file) **

 

Togari Yukichari Snow Park

This season at Togari Onsen why not try out the exciting new 'Yukichari Snow Park' (雪ちゃりSnow Park

Basically, it's riding bicycles on the snow!  The hydraulic-brake equipped bikes feature special 'fat' tyres and they can be ridden even in lovely fresh snow during the peak season.

A specially prepared fat bike course area - only found at Togari Onsen - will be available just for the bikes and can be found by the Orion Number 1 pair lift.

This brand new experience will give the slopes a completely different feel, so why not give it a try this season? If you just want to try it out for one hour, a special 'taiken' (experience) course is available.

Open from: 10:00am until 4:00pm

Special 'taiken' experience course: 1 hour @ 2000 yen (adults) or 1500 yen for children. (Charges includes bike and helmet rental and usage of the course).

Fat Bike Fat Bike Kids Snow Strider Snowshoe
 
TICKET TYPE
 
ADULTS 2 HOURS 4 HOURS 6 HOURS 1 TIME
FAT BIKE RENTAL & YUKICHARI SNOW PARK ENTRY
* Bike and helmet rental, park entry (includes use of ski lift)
Adult 5,000 yen 8,400 yen 9,800 yen 2,800 yen
Child 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 5,800 yen 2,000 yen
FAT BIKE RENTAL
* Bike and helmet rental
Adult 2,500 yen 4,000 yen 5,000 yen 2,000 yen
Child 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 1,500 yen
YUKICHARI SNOW PARK ENTRY
* Park entry (includes use of ski lift)
Adult 2,500 yen 4,000 yen 4,800 yen 800 yen
Child 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 500 yen
SNOW STRIDER
* 2 - 6 year olds
Child 1,000 yen - - -
SNOW SHOES
* Includes poles. 2000 yen for over 2 hours
Adult 1,000 yen - - -

 

Lift Tickets

 
TICKET TYPE
 
ADULTS CHILD
(13-15) years)
CHILD
(6-12 years)
SENIOR
(Over 55 years)
NOTES
1 Day Ticket 4,200 yen 2,800 yen 1,500 yen 3,800 yen Any day
2 Day Ticket 7,500 yen 4,300 yen 2,500 yen 6,600 yen 22 Dec-30 Mar
3 Day Ticket 9,900 yen 5,500 yen 3,500 yen 8,000 yen 22 Dec-30 Mar
Morning Ticket 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 8:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon Ticket 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 12:30pm - 4:50pm
1 Ride Ticket 500 yen 400 yen 300 yen 500 yen All days
Night Ticket 1,800 yen 1,300 yen 800 yen 1,800 yen 5:50pm - 8:00pm
Early Ski Ticket 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 3,000 yen Coming soon
Spring Ski Ticket 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 3,000 yen Coming soon
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 20,000 yen 15,000 yen 30,000 yen All days

Night time operations on 29th December 2018 until 2nd January 2019; 12th-13th January 2019; 9th-10th February 2019
Early Ski Ticket valid from 23rd December until 27th December 2018
Spring Ski Ticket valid from 24th March until 31st March 2019
A 'Grand Senior' ticket is available for people over the age of 70 years
Pre-school children can ride the lifts for free on all days.

You can reserve 'nighta' at the resort for private use at the price of just 70,000 yen - ask the resort for details.

 

Ski & Snowboard Equipment Rental
Available at both the Pegasus and Orion base areas
ADULTS
TICKET TYPE
 
SKI/BOARD
SET
WEAR SKI/BOARD BOOTS POLES
1 Day Ticket 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 500 yen
2 Day Ticket 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
3 Day Ticket 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
CHILDREN
TICKET TYPE
 
SKI/BOARD
SET
WEAR SKI/BOARD BOOTS POLES
1 Day Ticket 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 500 yen 300 yen
2 Day Ticket 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 500 yen
3 Day Ticket 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
GRADE UP MODEL!
TICKET TYPE
 
SKI/BOARD
SET
WEAR SKI/BOARD BOOTS POLES
1 Day Ticket 3,000 yen - 2,500 yen - -
2 Day Ticket 5,000 yen - 3,500 yen - -
3 Day Ticket 7,000 yen - 4,500 yen - -

 

Togari Pro Snowboard School

 
TICKET TYPE
 
ADULTS CHILD
(13-15) years)
Beginner 2,500 yen 90 mins
Recommended Lesson 4,000 yen 180 mins
Intermediate Lesson 4,000 yen 90 mins
Private Lesson 10,000 yen 90 mins

Junior lessons (Elementary School 4th-6th grade) - same charges as above
Lessons from 2-8 participants

Morning lessons from 10:30am until 12:00pm
Afternoon lessons from 1:30pm until 3:00pm

 

Getting to Togari Onsen

By Car

Togari Onsen is located in Iiyama City in the northern-eastern region part of Nagano Prefecture.
The resort base is about 25 minutes drive from from the Shinano IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway and about 70 minutes from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

Parking is free every day of the season for people visiting for the day.

By Train

Togari Onsen is about 5 minutes from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station on the Iiyama local train line. Kita Shinano line.
A taxi from the station usually costs around 1,100-1,300 yen (additional charges may be applied for gear).

Togari Onsen is about 30 minutes from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
A shuttle bus service is available from Iiyama Station (500 yen adults; 250 yen children)

JR Iiyama Station to Togari Onsen Togari Onsen to JR Iiyama Station
JR Iiyama Station Togari Onsen
Pegasus
Togari Onsen
Orion
Togari Onsen
Orion
Togari Onsen
Pegasus
JR Iiyama Station
10:00am 10:19am 10:35am 11:10pm 11:15pm 11:45am
11:00am 11:19am 11:35am 12:10pm 12:15pm 12:45am
12:35pm 12:54pm 1:10pm 1:20pm 1:25pm 1:55pm
      5:10pm 5:15pm 5:45pm

www.togari.jp