Apr. 31 & May 1: Happo-one Usagidaira Thanks Fair
“Happo-one Usagidaira Thanks Fair” will be held at Happo Usagidaira Terrace on Apr. 31 (Tue) and May 1 (Wed). The events such as Irish music live, Mochitsuki, Mochi treat, game meat tasting and Kids Park event with prizes are scheduled.
Happo-one Usagidaira Thanks Fair
[Dates] Apr. 31 & May 1, 2019
[Place] Speacial Stage at Usagidaira, Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort
[Hours] 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Apr. 21: Ski Children's Day
“Ski Children’s Day” will be held at Tsugaike, Happo, Goryu & Hakuba 47 on Apr. 21 (Sun). Children under 12 years old are free of charge!
* Infants under 6 years old are always free of charge.
Snow Wall Walk Festival
All routes of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has opened on Apr. 15 (Sat) and “2019 Tateyama Kurobe Snow Wall Walk Festival”, where you can enjoy “Snow Corridor”, “Panorama Road” and more, had started from today!
2019 Tateyama Kurobe Snow Wall Walk Festival
[Period] Apr. 16 (Tue)－June 22 (Sat)
[Hours] 9:30 a.m.－3:15 p.m. (Last Entry 3:00 p.m.)
[Fee] FREE *But ticket to Murodo Sta. is required
HAKUBA VALLEY 2019 Summer Operation Schedule
Here is the 2019 summer operation schedule of the ski resorts in HAKUBA VALLEY. Cortina, Iwatake & Kitaone will start the summer operation from Golden Week (GW).
[Summer Operation Schedule of Ski Resorts]
Cortina Adventure Land … Weekends & Holiday from Apr. 27 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Mon) *Open every day in GW, July & Aug.
Hakuba Cortina English Garden … May 18 (Sat)－Oct. 20 (Sun)
Tsugaike Panorama Way … June 1 (Sat)－Oct. 31 (Thu)
Hakuba Tsugaike WOW! … Apr. 27 (Sat)–May 6 (Mon), June 1 (Sat)－Oct. 31 (Thu)
Iwatake Gondola … Apr. 27 (Sat)－Nov. 10 (Sun)
Happo Alpen Line … June 1 (Sat)－Oct. 27 (Sun)
Kurobishi Line … July 1 (Mon)－Oct. 20 (Sun)
Kitaone Quad … Apr. 27 (Sat)－June 2 (Sun), July 13 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun)
Hakuba47 … July 14 (Sat)－Sep. 1 (Sun), Sep. 14 (Sat)－16 (Mon)
Goryu Tele-cabin … June 15 (Sat)－Oct. 27 (Sun)
Kashimayari … Apr. 27 (Sat)－
Kashimayari finished the operation on Apr. 14
Kashimayari Ski Resort has extended the season than the original schedule, and ended the 2018-19 winter season on Apr. 14 (Sun).
Cherry Blossom information of Nagano
Blooming of cherry blossom in Nagano have become late because of chilly weather from late March. By the way, apricot flowers in Chikuma City have bloomed on Mar. 28. Usually it take about a week to bloom fully, but it took about two week this year.
Takato Castle Site Park (Ina City) … half in bloom
Mt. Kobo Tomb (Matsumoto City) … start to bloom
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto City) … three-quarter in bloom
Matsumoto Joyama Park (Matsumoto City) … start to bloom
Uedajo Castle (Ueda City) … three-quarter in bloom
Nagano City Joyama Park (Nagano City) … in bud
Garyu Park (Suzaka City) … start to bloom
Omachi Park (Omachi City) … in bud
Oide Park (Hakuba Village) … in bud
Special Shuttle Bus will operate on Golden Week
The Special Shuttle Bus, which links various places of Hakuba Village, Happo, Iwatake and Tsugaike, will be operating on Golden Week.
[Operation Period] Apr. 27 (Sat)–May 6 (Mon), 2019
[How to Use] Please snow the lift tickets of Happo, Iwatake or Tsugaike
Kashimayari: Additional Open!
HAKUBA VALLEY Kashimayari Ski Resort was scheduled to end the season on Apr. 7 (Sun), but plenty of snow remained on the north slope, so the No.5 Pair will open additionally on Apr. 13 (Sat) & 14 (Sun)!
[Additional Date] Apr. 13 (Sat) & 14 (Sun), 2019
[Lift] No.5 Pair
[Lift Price] 1-day ticket: Adult JPY1,500, 6–15 y/o JPY1,000
* Season Pass, Advance Ticket are available.
* Discount coupons are not available.
Happo Riesen Quad & Nakiyama 3 Triple will extend the operation period!
Happo Riesen Quad & Nakiyama 3 Triple will extend the operation period from April 7 to April 14!
[Final Operation Date]
Apr. 7 (Sun) … Kitaone 3 Pair, Sakka Kitaone Quad
Apr. 14 (Sun) … Nakiyama 3 Triple, Riesen Quad
May 6 (Mon) … Gondola, Grat Quad, Alpen Quad, Usagidaira Pair, Kurobishi Quad, Kurobishi 3, Skyline 2 Pair, Panorama Pair, Kokusai 1 Pair, Kokusai 3 Pair Nakiyama No.3 Triple
* Central Pair, Sakka 2 Pair, Sakka 3 Triple, Nakiyama 2 Pair, Shirakaba 1 Pair & Shirakaba 2 Pair have been already closed.
* Kokusai 1 Pair is suspending from Mar. 25 to Apr. 26.
* Kokusai 3 Pair will be suspended from Apr. 1 to Apr. 14.
* Night Skiing has ended on Mar. 2, Sakka Kids Park has ended on Mar. 24.
* HAPPO BANKS will finish on Apr. 7 (Sun).
Ski Resorts Still Open from Apr. 7 Onward
Here is a list of ski resorts in Japan where are still open from Apr. 7 (Mon) onward. (Month/Day) is the final operation date.
Sahoro Resort (4/14), Furano (5/6), Daisetsuzan Kurodake (5/6), Sapporo Kokusai (5/6), Sapporo Teine (5/6), Kiroro (5/6), Niseko Grand Hirafu (5/6), Niseko Annupuri International (5/6), Nakayama-toge (5/12)
[Tohoku & Kita-Kanto]
Appi Kogen (5/6), Geto Kogen (5/6), Akita Hachimantai (5/6), Ani (5/6), Yamagata Zao Onsen (Early May), Grandeco (5/6), Nekoma (5/6), Hakkoda (Mid May), Gassan (4/10－Late-July), Hunter Mountain Shiobara (4/14)
Kagura (5/26), GALA Yuzawa (5/6), Kandatsu Kogen (4/21), Uonuma Ohara (5/6), Okutadami Maruyama (Mid May), Akakura Kanko Resort (5/6), Charmant Hiuchi (5/6), Seki Onsen (Mid May), Lotte Arai (5/19)
Shiga Kogen (5/6), Nozawa Onsen (5/6), Ryuoo (5/6), Tsugaike Kogen (5/6), Hakuba Happo-one (5/6), Hakuba47 (5/6), Hakuba Goryu (5/6), Tateyama (4/15－Mid June), Ontake 2240 (5/6), Senjojiki (Late April–Late May)
[West Area from Gifu]
Takasu Snow Park (5/6)
Apr. 13: 2019 BANKED SLALOM TGK
On Apr. 13 (Sat), “2019 BANKED SLALOM TGK” will be held in Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort. Prizes are the season pass of next winter, items from the brands and also participation prize!
2019 BANKED SLALOM TGK
[Date] Apr. 13, 2019 (Sat)
[Hours] 8:00 a.m–3 p.m.
[Place] Special Course, Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
* Currently accepting secondary applications until Apr. 7 (Sun).
Apr. 6 & 7: Mountain Wave
On Apr. 6 (Sat) & Apr. 7 (Sun), “Mountain Wave” will be held at Toomi Slope, Hakuba Goryu! There are some special events such as Terrain Park Sessions (free) and Banked Slalom by class.
[Dates] Apr. 6 (Sat)－Apr. 7 (Sun)
[Place] Toomi Slope, Hakuba Goryu
[Reception] 2nd Floor of Escal Plaza. in front of Restaurant Hull
[Fee] Terrain Park Sessions: Free, Banked Slalom: JPY5,000 each class (For pre-registration click here)