By / 8th February, 2015 / Snowboarding, The snow resorts / Off

Hakuba Kashimayari

Kashimayari is by far our favorite night riding spot. While most of resorts have night skiing available they tend to only keep the bunny hill open. Kashima however, runs several lifts providing access to beginner, intermediate, park runs and even a bit of off-piste.  UPDATE: Although still a fun spot for night riding, our favorite lift is now only open during the day.

During the day when all, or at least most runs are open, Kashimari has beginner to advanced trails with some ungroomed runs for powder lovers. Most people have not heard of Kashimayari which makes this a great resort for those wanting to get away from the crowds and if you really want to chill out they even have an excellent spa with majestic mountain views.

To get to Kashimayari from The Goryu Village:

Hakuba Valley Omachi Shuttle Bus Line provides several shuttles a day to/from the Goryu Village. Please check their website or Lodge tabi-tabi‘s information area for current time-tables.

You can also take the train from Kamishiro Station in Goryu to Yanaba Station and walk from there. The 12 minute ride costs ¥210.