Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍 (長野県 大町市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 12th March 2017
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (often known just as Kashimayari) is a resort located in the northern region of Omachi city, just to the south of Hakuba village. Kashimayari used to be the southern part of three interconnected ski resorts, but since the middle area (Sun Alpina Aokiko) closed in 2009, the connection with the still-operating third resort (Hakuba Sanosaka) is no longer available. Kashimayashi has been operating since 1963.

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. This map shows the ski and snowboard resorts in the main Hakuba region. 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.

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The Mountain

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 65cm 1st 175cm 130cm 1st 180cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 75cm 2nd 180cm 130cm 2nd 180cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 70cm 3rd 180cm 130cm 3rd 170cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 65cm 4th 180cm 130cm 4th 170cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 55cm 5th 175cm 130cm 5th 170cm 105cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 55cm 6th 175cm 130cm 6th 160cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 55cm 7th 200cm 130cm 7th 160cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 70cm 8th 200cm 130cm 8th 160cm 83cm
9th - - 9th 35cm 80cm 9th 200cm 130cm 9th 160cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 35cm 80cm 10th 210cm 160cm 10th 160cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 85cm 11th 210cm 160cm 11th 160cm 75cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 90cm 12th 210cm 160cm 12th 160cm 75cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 90cm 13th 210cm 150cm 13th 155cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 90cm 14th 210cm 145cm 14th 155cm 75cm
15th 30cm 20cm 15th 130cm 90cm 15th 210cm 135cm 15th 155cm 75cm
16th 30cm 10cm 16th 150cm 90cm 16th 210cm 140cm 16th 155cm 70cm
17th 30cm 20cm 17th 170cm 90cm 17th 205cm 140cm 17th 150cm 65cm
18th 30cm 25cm 18th 170cm 115cm 18th 195cm 145cm 18th 140cm 60cm
19th 30cm 30cm 19th 170cm 115cm 19th 195cm 145cm 19th 140cm 50cm
20th 25cm 30cm 20th 170cm 125cm 20th 200cm 130cm 20th 140cm 50cm
21st 25cm 30cm 21st 175cm 125cm 21st 210cm 120cm 21st 140cm 50cm
22nd 20cm 30cm 22nd 175cm 110cm 22nd 210cm 115cm 22nd 140cm 50cm
23rd 15cm 30cm 23rd 180cm 110cm 23rd 215cm 113cm 23rd 140cm 45cm
24th 30cm 30cm 24th 180cm 110cm 24th 215cm 113cm 24th 140cm 50cm
25th 30cm 20cm 25th 180cm 115cm 25th 215cm 113cm 25th 140cm 50cm
26th 30cm 25cm 26th 180cm 115cm 26th 195cm 113cm 26th 130cm 50cm
27th 25cm 50cm 27th 180cm 115cm 27th 190cm 120cm 27th 130cm 45cm
28th 30cm 50cm 28th 180cm 115cm 28th 185cm 120cm 28th 120cm 40cm
29th 30cm 65cm 29th 180cm 115cm 29th - 110cm 29th 115cm 40cm
30th 35cm 65cm 30th 170cm 125cm 30th 30th 110cm 40cm
31st 35cm 60cm 31st 175cm 125cm 31st 31st 105cm 40cm

Previous Statistics

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kashimayari. There are also a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Hakuba area, please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Shimashika Kids Park' is an area near base for young children and features a moving walkway, sledging, striders and items to play with. Entry is 500 yen (and free for 1 accompanying adult). 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is near the base of the resort. 

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is normally open from 8am until 4:30pm in the daytime on weekdays and from 7:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and national holidays.

Nighta is from 4:30pm until 9pm.

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High & College
60 years & over
1 Day (open-4:30pm) 3,800 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days (open-4:30pm) 7,000 yen 3,500 yen 6,400 yen 6,400 yen
Super AM or PM 3,500 yen 1,700 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
AM or PM 3,300 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen 500 yen
5 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 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 The Super AM ticket is valid from opening until 2pm.
The Super PM ticket is valid from opening until from 10:30am until 4:30pm.
The AM ticket is valid from opening until 12:30pm.
The PM ticket is valid from 12pm until 4:30pm.

A ticket that is limited to the Number 2 pair lift, Number 6 quad lift and Number 8 pair lift is 2,500 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children.

'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 Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

By public transport
53.2km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
0.6km from Yanaba Station on the Oito Line
14.3km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Yanaba Station on the Oito line is less than 1km from the base of the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
A shuttle bus service is available from Shinano Omachi Station (11km) and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
By Car
37.3km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
49.7km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
59.1km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (0.8km away)
Omachi city is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture, just to the south of Hakuba village. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari is actually located in Omachi city but many people know of it as one of the 'Hakuba' resorts.

To get to Hakuba Valley Kashimayari from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. The resort is just off Route 148 and about 14km from Hakuba station.

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 over 2500 vehicles close to base. It is free every day of the season.

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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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