HAKUBA VALLEY 2018 Summer Operation Schedule
Here is the 2018 summer operation schedule of the ski resorts in HAKUBA VALLEY.
[Summer Operation Schedule of Ski Resorts]
Cortina Adventure Land … Weekends & Holiday in May 12 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun) *Open every day in July & Aug.
Hakuba Cortina English Garden … May 19 (Sat)－Oct. 21 (Sun)
Tsugaike Panorama Way … June 1 (Fri)－Oct. 31 (Wed)
Iwatake Gondola … Weekends in May 12 (Sat)－June 24 (Sun), June 30 (Sat)－Aug. 26 (Sun), Weekends & Holiday in Sep. 1 (Sat)－17 (Mon), Sep. 22 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun)
Happo Alpen Line … June 2 (Sat)－Oct. 28 (Sun)
Kurobishi Line … July 1 (Sun)－Oct. 21 (Sun)
Kitaone Quad … Apr. 28 (Sat)－June 3 (Sun), July 14 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun)
Hakuba47 … July 14 (Sat)－Sep. 2 (Sun), Weekends & Holiday in Sep. 1 (Sat)－24 (Mon)
Goryu Tele-cabin … July 16 (Sat)－Oct. 28 (Sun)
Kashimayari … Apr. 2 (Mon)－Nov. 30 (Fri)
May 26(Sat), Teiitsu-sai Festival
To celebrate summer mountain season, “the 52nd Teiitsu-sai Festival” will be held on May 26(Sat). The annual event; “Daisekkei Treking Tour with guides” will be also held.
[Date] May 26(Sat), 2018
[Place] Hakuba Village Sarukura Parking Area
[Schedule] Reception 7:30 a.m.-, Anzen-kigan-sai 8:20 a.m., Starting 8:50 a.m.
[Fee] 1,000JPY (Children under 15 y/o are free) * Guide fee, commemorative pin badge and premium are included
[Entry] Deadline is May 23 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.
June 10 (Sun), The 4th Hakuba Cycle Festa
The 4th Hakuba Cycle Festa will be held on June 10 (Sun). The rule is simply “go through the designated checkpoint”. You can challenge the 90 km long course or enjoy the delicious Hakuba foods offered in aid stations. You can enjoy freely and feel the beautiful nature of Hakuba.
[Date] June 9 (Sat)－June 10 (Sun)
[Place] Hakuba Goryu Escal Plaza
June 10 (Sat): 6:00 p.m.－Eve of the Cycle Festa
June 11 (Sun): 7:30 a.m.－ Opening Ceremony, 8:00 a.m.－ Start
* The entry is already closed because the number of applicants reached the quota.
Opening Festivals of Mountains in Nagano
The summer season is just around the corner! Here is a list of schedule of opening mountain festivals in Nagano.
Teiitsu-sai Festival・Opening Festival of Hakuba Peaks … May 26 (Sat) At the start of the trail to Mt. Hakuba, Sarukura Parking Area (Hakuba Village)
Akiyama-go Opening Festival … June 1 (Fri) At in front of Koakasawa Naeba Shrine (Sakae Village)
Mt. Nyugasa Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At the start of trail to Mt. Nyugasa, Gosyodaira Parking Area (Fujimi Town)
Mt. Harinoki-dake Shintaro Festival … June 3 (Sun) At around Harinoki Snow Valley (Omachi City)
Mt. Yatsuga-take Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At Summit of Mt. Aka-dake, Summit of Mt. Kitayoko-dake (Chino City)
Mt. Yatsuga-take (Mt. Amida-dake) Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At Summit of Mt. Amida-dake (Hara Village)
Mt. Kurohime Opening Festival・Spring Mountain Trek … June 17 (Sun) At Mt. Kurohime (Shinano Town)
Mt. Kazafuki-take Opening Festival … June 24 (Sun) At Mt. Kazafuki-take (Otari Village)
*Weston Festival (Kami-kochi) on June 2 (Sat) and June 3 (Sun).
From Apr. 28: Hakuba Iwatake Spring Operation
Iwatake Gondola will operate as “Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort” from Apr. 28(Sat) to May 6(Sun) and weekends of May & June! Some of ” Hakuba Iwatake MTB Park”, the guide tour of Nezuko Forest, “Buggy Cruise”, slacklines, and many more will be available to enjoy the spring of Hakuba. Restaurant Sky Arc will offer the special menus using local wild vegetables. Astronomical show and meteor shower observation meetings will be also held at night.
“Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort”
[Dates] April 28(Sat) – May 6, 2018 and weekends of May & June
[Hours] 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[Place] Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort
[Fee] Gondola round trip: Adult 1,800JPY, Child under 12 y/o 1,000JPY, Pet 600JPY
The 23rd Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival
Katakuri (dogtooth violet) of Goryu Katakuri Garden is one-third in bloom on April 21 (Sat). They are expected to in full bloom around April 28 when “Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival” will be held.
“Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival”
[Date] April 28, 2018
[Place] Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort Escal Plaza
"Japanese Sake Brewing Project" Rice Planting Tour
2nd year of Japanese Sake Brewing Project of “Hakuba Happo Kurobishi” has started. The first step of the project “Japanese Sake Rice Planting Tour” has many events like BBQ, onsen tour and Japanese Sake will served for free. Let’s make Japanese Sake “Kurobishi” together!
“Hakuba Happo Kurobishi” Rice Planting Tour
[Date] May 19 – May 20, 2018 * Day trip is only on May 19.
[The meeting place] Hakuba Happo Information Center: 9:30 a.m.
[Fee] Accommodation Plan: Adult 14,000JPY, Child 8,000JPY, Day Trip Plan: Adult 2,500JPY, Child: 1,500JPY
[Contents] Rice planting tour, BBQ, Free foods, foot bath, Onsen tour
* There is a option for accommodation plan: Kita-one Kogen Sunrise Tour (Adult 2,200JPY, Child 1,800JPY)
4/29 2018 BANKED SLALOM TGK
On Apr. 29 (Sun), “2018 BANKED SLALOM in TSUGAIKE” will be held in Tsuga-no-mori slope of Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort. Every snowboarders, including male or female, professionals or amateurs, juniors or masters, will compete their speed at the slalom course with banks. As your last event in this season, come and join with the race!
[Date] Apr. 29, 2018 (Sun)
[Schedule] Entry 8:00 a.m, Opening Ceremony 9:00 a.m, Inspection 9:15 a.m, Start 10:00 a.m, Prize-giving & Closing Ceremony 2:30 p.m.
[Place] Tsuga-no-mori Special Course, Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
[Entry] Apr. 16－Apr. 22, 2018 Adult JPY3,500, Child 3,000
*If there are vacancies, you can entry on the day. (Adult JPY4,000, Child 3,000)
[Capacity] Male (Under 45 y/o, Professional/Amateur) 100 people, Female (Under 45 y/o, Professional/Amateur) 60 people, Junior (Under 13 y/o) 20 people, Masters (Over 45 y/o) 20 people
Pyeongchang Olympic & W Cup Athlete Parade
On Apr. 14 (Sat), “Pyoengchang Olympic・Paralympic Athlete & World Cup Nordic Combined Winner Parade・Debrief・Prize-giving・Celeblation Event” will be held in Hakuba Village. After the parade by the athletes on the convertible, sport achievement awards will be given and a celebration party will be held.
[Date] Apr. 14, 2018 (Sat)
[Schedule] Parade 10:30 a.m. (JA Hakuba Office – Hachijuni Bank – Hakuba Vill. Office), Debrief & Prize-giving 11:00 a.m. (Parking Area of Hakuba Vill. Office), Celebration Party 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Hakuba Vill. Public Hall)
[Guest] Watabe Akito (Nordic Combined), Watabe Yoshito (Nordic Combined), Nishi Nobuyuki (Flee Style Mogul), Watabe Yurie (Free Style Half Pipe), Natsume Kenji (Alpen Ski)
[Fee] Parade … Free, Celebration Party … JPY1,000
[Parking Area] Happo No.4 Parking Area, Hakuba Kita Elementary School, Hapia Parking Area)
Yoshimoto Spring Talk Show in Omachi 2018
Comedians of Yoshimoto will come to Omachi City again! Toro Salmon, the champion of “M-1 Grand Prix 2017”, Yasei Bakudan, Jangle Pocket, Total Ten Bosch, and other guest will crack you up!!
[Date] Apr. 13 (Fri) Open 6:30 p.m, Start 7:00 p.m.
[Place] Main Hall, Omachi City Culture Center
[Guest] Yasei Bakudan, Total Ten Bosch, Toro Salmon, Sakuma Kazuyuki, Super Maradona, Jangle Pocket, Kotetsu
[Fee] Advance JPY3,500, Door JPY4,000
*All seats are reserved. Children under 4 y/o can sit on knees without fees. Tickets are on sale at the culture center and others.
Apr. 8 HAPPO BANKS Finishes Operation
“HAPPO BANKS the snow park” will finish the operation on Apr. 8 (Sun). Guest riders will join and ride together on the day! Let’s enjoy riding!
[Date] Apr. 8, 2018 (Sun) 9:30 a.m.－
[Place] Happo-one Ski Resort “HAPPO BANKS the snow park”
[Fee] Free (Lift pass is required)