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 9th December 2017 until early April 2018
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 20th February 2018]

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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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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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 65cm 60cm 1st 80cm 90cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 60cm 2nd 85cm 90cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 60cm 3rd 85cm 90cm 3rd - 110cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 60cm 4th 85cm 90cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 60cm 5th 85cm 90cm 5th - 110cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 60cm 6th 85cm 90cm 6th - 110cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 60cm 7th 85cm 90cm 7th - 110cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 60cm 8th 85cm 90cm 8th - 110cm
9th 55cm - 9th 65cm 80cm 9th 85cm 90cm 9th - 110cm
10th 55cm - 10th 65cm 80cm 10th 85cm 95cm 10th - 110cm
11th 55cm - 11th 65cm 80cm 11th 90cm 110cm 11th - 110cm
12th 55cm - 12th 65cm 80cm 12th 100cm 110cm 12th - 110cm
13th 55cm - 13th 65cm 80cm 13th 100cm 110cm 13th - 110cm
14th 55cm - 14th 70cm 80cm 14th 100cm 110cm 14th - 110cm
15th 55cm 35cm 15th 70cm 80cm 15th 100cm 110cm 15th - 110cm
16th 60cm 35cm 16th 70cm 80cm 16th 100cm 110cm 16th - 110cm
17th 60cm 40cm 17th 70cm 85cm 17th 100cm 110cm 17th - 110cm
18th 60cm 40cm 18th 70cm 85cm 18th 100cm 110cm 18th - 110cm
19th 60cm 40cm 19th 70cm 85cm 19th 100cm 110cm 19th - 110cm
20th 60cm 40cm 20th 70cm 85cm 20th 100cm 110cm 20th - 110cm
21st 60cm 40cm 21st 70cm 85cm 21st - 110cm 21st - 110cm
22nd 60cm 40cm 22nd 70cm 90cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 110cm
23rd 60cm 35cm 23rd 75cm 90cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 110cm
24th 60cm 35cm 24th 80cm 90cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 110cm
25th 60cm 40cm 25th 80cm 90cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 110cm
26th 60cm 40cm 26th 80cm 90cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 110cm
27th 60cm 35cm 27th 80cm 90cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 120cm
28th 65cm 45cm 28th 80cm 90cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 120cm
29th 65cm 45cm 29th 80cm 90cm 29th - - 29th - 120cm
30th 65cm 60cm 30th 80cm 90cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st 65cm 60cm 31st 80cm 90cm 31st 31st - 120cm

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 500 yen, other charges may apply.

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
There is also a 4km long beginner cross 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 normally 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 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 3,300 yen
2 Days 7,400 yen 1,800 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 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 1:00pm 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

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.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway

Parking is available for 1500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

The car parks are open 24 hours a day and free to use.

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Takayama Daimon
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
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