Kashimayariisasmall-mediumsizeskiresortandisthefirstoneyouwill seecomingtoHakubafromTokyo.Itisalsooneoftheleastcrowded resortsasmostpeopletendtobypassitonthewaytoHakubaproper. That isapityasithasagoodrangeofcoursesincludingsomeverychallenging steeponesandsomegoodbeginnerruns.Italsohassomegreatviewsof theNorthernJapanAlpsandKashimayaripeakitselfisperhapsthe prettiestinthewholerange.Therearefreebusesthere-seetheshuttle bus timetable.
UNCROWDED, UNDERRATED RESORT WITH STUNNING ALPINE VIEWS
•DON’T MISS: The view of Lake Aokiko and Hakuba Valley from top of Course 5•BEST QUIRK The amazingly retro cafeteria/dining area inside Central Plaza. (bottom of lift No. 2)•BEST POWDER: Course 5 and the tree run to the skiers right of it.
THE COURSES IN DETAILORIENTATION AND OVERVIEWFromthemainbaseatLakeNakatsunaeveryonewillcatchthequadliftno.6whichtakesyouto thetopofabowlwhereonacleardayyouwillhaveamazingviewsofMtKashimayariandother alpinepeaks.Fromthebottomofthebowlinanutshellyoucaneithercatchliftno.5ontheleft hand side, or the no. 1 or no. 7 lift on the right hand side. COURSE 5 Catchingliftno.5willgiveyouaccesstocourses5A,5Band5C.Thesearethesteepestrunsat theresortandpartsareoftenmoguled,butitisusuallyeasytoavoidthemogulsifyouchoose.It ispossibletoseeLake Aokikofromthetopofthelift. Theofficialtreerunareaisontheridersright of5A,butisshortandgetstrackedoutveryquickly.Theeasiestwaydownisbyfollowingcourse 5A proper, and intermediates up will have no problem getting down. COURSES 1 & 9Liftno.1willprovideyouwithaccesstocourses1&9onthenorthernsideoftheresort.These are mostly of intermediate level with steepness between 25c and 28c. GETTING BACK DOWN TO THE CAR PARKYouwillneedtocatchliftno.2togetbacktothetopofthebowl,fromtherefollowthesignsto Course6ontheleft(knownastheBunaDownhillcourse.Itisquitesteepinplacesandgetsicyin themidtolateafternoon. Atthebottomofthecoursethereisasmallterrainparkofsortssuitable for beginners.
DAYCARE AND KIDS AREAS KashimayarihasaPokemonthemedsnowparkforkidswithsleds,tubingandasnowescalator. Youwillseeit whenyougetoffthefirstliftfromthebottom(liftno.6).Costis1,900foradultsand1,500forchildren,ontop of your lift price. Thereisadaycareservice(bookingnecessary)for2-6yrolds.Costis3,500forthefirst2hoursthen1,500 per hour after that. PLACES TO EAT •The only place to eat is at the Central Plaza 1130 at the bottom of pair lift no. 2 with a choice between the Red Cedar Restaurant or the gloriously retro food court area. GETTING THERE To get here get one of the free shuttle buses (only a few a day) ,or if you are driving they have a free car park. PLACES TO STAY Most people just catch the shuttle bus rather than stay here.
THE COURSES IN DETAILORIENTATION AND OVERVIEWFromthemainbaseatLakeNakatsunaeveryonewill catchtheLift6whichtakesyoutothetopofabowlwith great views and access to the other lifts.COURSE 5 CatchingLift5willgiveyouaccesstocourses5A,5B and5Cwhicharethesteepestrunsattheresort.Itis possibletoseeLakeAokikofromthetopofthelift.The officialtreerunareaisontheridersrightof5A,butis short and gets tracked out very quickly. COURSES 1 & 9Lift1willprovideyouwithaccesstocourses1&9on thenorthernsideoftheresort.Thesearemostlyof intermediate level with steepness between 25c and 28c. GETTING BACK DOWN TO THE CAR PARKYouwillneedtocatchLift2togetbacktothetopofthe bowlfromtherefollowthesignstoCourse6ontheleft (knownastheBunaDownhillcourse.Itisquitesteepin places and gets icy in the mid to late afternoon.
DAYCARE AND KIDS AREAS KashimayarihasaPokemonthemedsnowparkforkidswith sleds,tubingandasnowescalator.Youwillseeitwhenyou getoffthefirstliftfromthebottom(liftno.6).Costis1,900for adults and 1,500 for children, on top of your lift price. Thereisadaycareservice(bookingnecessary)for2-6yr olds.Costis3,500forthefirst2hoursthen1,500perhour after that. PLACES TO EAT •The only place to eat is at the Central Plaza 1130 at the bottom of pair lift no. 2 with a choice between the Red Cedar Restaurant or the gloriously retro food court area. GETTING THERE Togetheregetoneofthefreeshuttlebuses(onlyafewa day) ,or if you are driving they have a free car park. PLACES TO STAY Most people just catch the shuttle bus rather than stay here.