Blanche Takayama Ski Resort (Nagawa Town, Nagano)

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort
ブランシュたかやまスキーリゾート (長野県 長和町)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until early April 2017
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Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is a skiers-only resort, located in Nagawa town to the north of Lake Shirakaba in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is the most northerly of the ski resorts in this particular area and has been operating since 1985.

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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Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 35cm 1st 90cm 70cm 1st 110cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 35cm 2nd 90cm 70cm 2nd 110cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 35cm 3rd 90cm 70cm 3rd 110cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 35cm 4th 90cm 70cm 4th 110cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 35cm 5th 90cm 70cm 5th 110cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 35cm 6th 90cm 70cm 6th 110cm 70cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 35cm 7th 90cm 70cm 7th 110cm 65cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 35cm 8th 90cm 70cm 8th 110cm 65cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 35cm 9th 90cm 70cm 9th 110cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 35cm 10th 95cm 70cm 10th 110cm 65cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 35cm 11th 110cm 70cm 11th 110cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 35cm 12th 110cm 70cm 12th 110cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 35cm 13th 110cm 70cm 13th 110cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 35cm 14th 110cm 60cm 14th 110cm 70cm
15th 35cm - 15th 80cm 35cm 15th 110cm 60cm 15th 110cm 80cm
16th 35cm - 16th 80cm 45cm 16th 110cm 60cm 16th 110cm 80cm
17th 40cm - 17th 85cm 45cm 17th 110cm 60cm 17th 110cm 80cm
18th 40cm - 18th 85cm 55cm 18th 110cm 60cm 18th 110cm 80cm
19th 40cm 15cm 19th 85cm 55cm 19th 110cm 60cm 19th 110cm 65cm
20th 40cm 15cm 20th 85cm 60cm 20th 110cm 60cm 20th 110cm 60cm
21st 40cm 15cm 21st 85cm 70cm 21st 110cm 60cm 21st 110cm 60cm
22nd 40cm 15cm 22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 110cm 60cm 22nd 110cm 60cm
23rd 35cm 25cm 23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 110cm 60cm 23rd 110cm 60cm
24th 35cm 25cm 24th 90cm 70cm 24th 110cm 60cm 24th 110cm 60cm
25th 40cm 25cm 25th 90cm 70cm 25th 110cm 60cm 25th 110cm 60cm
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 90cm 70cm 26th 110cm 60cm 26th 110cm 60cm
27th 35cm 30cm 27th 90cm 70cm 27th 110cm 60cm 27th 120cm 60cm
28th 45cm 30cm 28th 90cm 70cm 28th 110cm 60cm 28th 120cm 60cm
29th 45cm 35cm 29th 90cm 70cm 29th - 60cm 29th 120cm 60cm
30th 60cm 35cm 30th 90cm 70cm 30th 30th 120cm 60cm
31st 60cm 35cm 31st 90cm 70cm 31st 31st 120cm 50cm

Previous Statistics

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Blanche Takayama Ski Resort at the Ski School and the Kids School.
Snowboarding is not allowed at this resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibikko Wan-Park' is located at the base of the resort and there are 4 areas: Ski Area, Sledge Area, Tubing Area and Snowmobile Area. Entry is 1000 yen or free for people with a valid lift ticket.

A Kids Room child-care facility - for children over 1 year old and up to 12 years old - can be found in the base Family House Pumpkin building and it costs 1000 yen per hour per child. 
Park Information
Park information
The Splash Cross area is located in the lower area of Romantic Course. 

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Blanche Takayama Ski Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
55-69 year olds
1 Day 4,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days 7,400 yen 1,800 yen 4,200 yen 5,800 yen
Half Day 3,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 7,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A Gold ticket for those ages 60 and over is also available - charges are 2,800 yen for 1 day, 5,000 yen for 2 days and 2,200 yen for a half day.

Half day tickets are valid from opening until 1pm or from 11:30am until 4:30pm.

A number of family tickets are available:

Family A ticket (1 adult and 1 elementary school age child) - 6,300 yen
Family B ticket (1 adult and 2 elementary school age children) - 8,600 yen
Family C ticket (2 adults and 1 elementary school age child) - 10,200 yen
Family D ticket (2 adults and 2 elementary school age children) - 12,500 yen

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket is free for children of elementary school age and below.

Getting to Blanche Takayama Ski Resort

By public transport
37.9km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
27km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is about 27km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.
No shuttle bus service is available.

A taxi from Chino Station takes about 50 minutes.
By Car
23.5km from the Okaya IC on the Nagano Expressway
29.5km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
39.2km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (3.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 155
Blanche Takayama Ski Resort is located to the north of Shirakaba lake and just under 4km off Route 152, otherwise known as Daimon Highway.

From the Suwa IC exit on the Chuo Expressway, turn right onto Route 20 and just over 1.3km later turn left onto Route 152. Follow this road up to and past Lake Shirakaba and follow the signs to the resort which is signposted off Route 152 to the north of the lake.

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Parking is available for 1500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.
The car parks are open 24 hours a day.

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Takayama Daimon
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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