How to travel from Yudanaka Onsen to Yokoteyama?
Can we go on the chair lift and the automatic elevator in May?
You can travel from Yudanaka Station to Yokoteyama using the Nagano Dentetsu Shigakogen line bus. The Yokoteyama Daiichi lift or Yokoteyama Ski-jo bus stops are at the bottom of the Yokoteyama resort. During spring (from April onward), you can also take the bus to the Nozoki bus stop (the location of the sky escalator).
The ski resort usually closes at the beginning of May, and reopens for the green season in early June. Depending on the snow, the chair lifts may continue running until late May, and in that case you can take the chair lifts to the top of the mountain. Otherwise, you won’t be able to reach the top until the sky escalator begins operating in early June.
I hope that answers your question.