Banshogahara (Ueda City, Nagano)

Banshogahara
番所ヶ原 (長野県 上田市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth 50cm (0cm) [updated on 25th March 2017]

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Banshogahara is a small ski hill located in the south-west region of Ueda city in Nagano Prefecture.

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

1400m
200m
1200m
25"
5
1000m
2
25%
50%
25%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
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Banshogahara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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11th - - 11th 40cm 25cm 11th 65cm 70cm 11th 65cm 50cm
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14th - - 14th 50cm 25cm 14th 65cm 70cm 14th 60cm 50cm
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16th - - 16th 50cm 25cm 16th 65cm 50cm 16th 60cm 60cm
17th - - 17th 50cm 25cm 17th 65cm 50cm 17th 60cm 60cm
18th - - 18th 55cm 50cm 18th 65cm 60cm 18th 60cm 60cm
19th - - 19th 55cm 50cm 19th 65cm 60cm 19th 60cm 50cm
20th - - 20th 55cm 70cm 20th 65cm 60cm 20th 60cm 50cm
21st - - 21st 60cm 70cm 21st 65cm 60cm 21st 50cm 50cm
22nd 20cm - 22nd 60cm 70cm 22nd 65cm 60cm 22nd 50cm 50cm
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26th - 5cm 26th 60cm 70cm 26th 60cm 60cm 26th - 50cm
27th - 10cm 27th 60cm 70cm 27th 60cm 60cm 27th - 50cm
28th 20cm 10cm 28th 60cm 70cm 28th 65cm 60cm 28th - -
29th - 10cm 29th 60cm 70cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 20cm 10cm 30th 60cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 10cm 31st 60cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Banshogahara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Banshogahara. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special 'Kids Area' at the base area of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Banshogahara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
These is no nighta at this ski hill.

Banshogahara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Special discounted 1 day tickets for 2,800 yen are available for residents of Ueda City or Nerima (Tokyo).

Getting to Banshogahara

By public transport
Train
Train
30.2km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
24.9km from Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo Line
Transport Information
Information
Oya Station on the Shinano Tetsudo line is about 25km from Banshogahara.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen is just over 30km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
29.9km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (15.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 62
Direction
Direction
Banshogahara is about 30km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joetsu Expressway and over 31km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit.

From close by Oya Station, take Route 152 south for just over 9m until reaching the turn off for Prefecture Road 62 on the right hand side. Turn right here and continue on this road for about 15.5km. The ski hill is a few hundred metres off this road on the left hand side.

>> More information on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of Banshogahara. A moving walkways connects the car park with the slopes.

More Information

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Address
Address
Takeshikamihoniri
Ueda-shi
Nagano-ken
386-0507
Telephone
Telephone
0268-85-282
16-17 Ski Resort Information
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Current resort snow depth
50cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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