Jigatake (Omachi City, Nagano)

爺ガ岳 (長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Jigatake is located in Omachi city, to the south of Hakuba village of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the south eastern slopes of Mt Jigatake and while it is a little further out than the other resorts it is counted as one of the resorts in the 'Hakuba Valley' group.

Hakuba village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics including alpine skiing (at Hakuba Happo-one), ski jump events and cross country events. The backdrop of the North Alps makes for a spectacular mountain setting. Along with the ski and snowboard resorts in neighbouring Otari village to the north and Omachi City to the south - collectively known as 'Hakuba Valley' - this is one of the major ski and snowboard resort regions of Japan. In recent years the Hakuba region has become one of the most popular winter sport regions of Japan for visitors from overseas.

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 Hakuba region

The Mountain

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Jigatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 5cm 20cm 1st 110cm 85cm 1st 130cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 20cm 2nd 110cm 85cm 2nd 120cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 15cm 3rd 110cm 85cm 3rd 120cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 5cm 15cm 4th 110cm 80cm 4th 120cm 60cm
5th - - 5th 0cm 10cm 5th 110cm 80cm 5th 120cm 55cm
6th - - 6th 0cm 10cm 6th 110cm 80cm 6th 120cm 50cm
7th - - 7th 0cm 10cm 7th 130cm 80cm 7th 120cm 45cm
8th - - 8th 0cm 15cm 8th 130cm 75cm 8th 120cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 15cm 15cm 9th 130cm 75cm 9th 120cm 35cm
10th - - 10th 10cm 10cm 10th 140cm 130cm 10th 120cm 45cm
11th - - 11th 10cm 10cm 11th 145cm 130cm 11th 120cm 45cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 10cm 12th 150cm 110cm 12th 120cm 45cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 10cm 13th 150cm 100cm 13th 120cm 40cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 10cm 14th 150cm 80cm 14th 110cm 40cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 10cm 15th 150cm 70cm 15th 110cm 50cm
16th - - 16th 120cm 10cm 16th 150cm 70cm 16th 110cm 40cm
17th - - 17th 130cm 10cm 17th 150cm 70cm 17th 110cm 35cm
18th - 0cm 18th 130cm 30cm 18th 140cm 70cm 18th 110cm 30cm
19th - 3cm 19th 130cm 50cm 19th 140cm 70cm 19th 100cm 0cm
20th - 0cm 20th 120cm 70cm 20th 140cm 60cm 20th 100cm -
21st - 0cm 21st 130cm 85cm 21st 140cm 60cm 21st - -
22nd - 0cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 150cm 60cm 22nd - -
23rd - 0cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 150cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 0cm 24th 130cm 70cm 24th 140cm 60cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 0cm 25th 130cm 75cm 25th 140cm 60cm 25th - -
26th 10cm 3cm 26th 130cm 75cm 26th 140cm 60cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 10cm 27th 130cm 75cm 27th 130cm 65cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 10cm 28th 120cm 70cm 28th 130cm 65cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 20cm 29th 120cm 70cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 5cm 15cm 30th 110cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 5cm 15cm 31st 110cm 85cm 31st 31st - -

Jigatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Jigatake. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is located by the base area of Jigatake and is serviced by something of a unique 'lift'. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Item Zone' is located by the lower area of the Number 2 lift and features various snow park items. 

Jigatake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Jigatake is open from 8:30am until 4:50pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Jigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,800 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,800 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 270 yen 220 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,700 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 5,700 yen 3,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 10,000 yen 5,600 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 14,900 yen 8,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information 'Hakuba Valley' tickets
The tickets marked as ‘Hakuba Valley’ can be used at any of 10 ski and snowboard resorts in the Omachi-Hakuba-Otari valley (listed below).
The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day tickets can be used on any 2 days within three days of purchase.
The 3 Day tickets can be used on any 3 days within five days of purchase.
Nighta is not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

- Hakuba Sanosaka
- Hakuba Goryu
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Hapoo-one
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Tsugaike Kogen
- Hakuba Norikura
- Hakuba Cortina
- Kashimayari
- Jigatake

Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.

Getting to Jigatake

By public transport
63.1km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
6.9km from Shinano Kizaki on the Oito Line
10.3km from Shinano Omachi Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Jigatake is about 7km from Shinano Kizaki Station and just over 10km from Shinano Omachi Station on the Oito line.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available. A taxi from Shinano Omachi Station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
35.5km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
64.6km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
72.1km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 147 (6.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 325
Omachi city is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture, to the south of Hakuba village. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

To get to Jigatake from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. After about 23km after passing by Lake Aoki and Lake Kizaki (both on the right hand side), turn right onto Prefecture Road 325 and follow this road to the base of the ski hill.

Getting to the Hakuba region
There are three main ways to approach Hakuba village by road – from Nagano city (and the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway), from the south (and the Azumino IC exit on the Nagano Expressway) and from the north (and the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway).

Approaching Hakuba village from Nagano IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
From the Nagano IC exit, turn right Prefecture Road 35 and head north for about 3.5km until arriving at the Nagano Minami By-pass (Route 19). Turn left onto Route 19 and drive by the river for around 13km until arriving at the Hakuba Nagano Toll Road. Turn onto this road (the normal charge is 210 yen per vehicle) and then continue straight on Prefecture Road 31 and then Prefecture Road 33 to head into Hakuba, which is well signposted. The journey from Nagano IC to central Hakuba is around 46km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Azumino IC (Nagano Expressway)
From the Azumino IC exit, go straight ahead at the exit traffic lights and follow Prefecture Road 310 for just over 4.5km until reaching Route 147. Turn right onto Route 147 (signposted as Omachi and Matsukawa Village). Follow this road and then Route 148 into Hakuba. The journey from Azumino IC to central Hakuba is around 50km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Itoigawa IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
From the Itoigawa IC exit, turn left to head south on Route 148 to the Hakuba area, passing through Otari Village along the way. The journey from Itoigawa IC to central Hakuba is about 45km.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
There is parking for 800 vehicles at three car parks around the base of Jigatake. Parking is free every day of the season.

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

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