Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort (Chino City, Nagano)

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
ピラタス蓼科スノーリゾート (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is located in the central area of Tateshina highland area in Chino city in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The ski courses at this resort are on the western slopes of Mt Yokodake. The resort has two main areas - base and upper - and the 100-capacity Pilatus Tateshina Ropeway goes from base to the top.

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 40cm 1st 90cm 80cm 1st 120cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 40cm 2nd 90cm 80cm 2nd 120cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 40cm 3rd 90cm 80cm 3rd 120cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 40cm 4th 90cm 80cm 4th 120cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 40cm 5th 90cm 80cm 5th 120cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 40cm 6th 100cm 80cm 6th 120cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 40cm 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 120cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 50cm 8th 100cm 80cm 8th 120cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 50cm 9th 100cm 80cm 9th 120cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 50cm 10th 110cm 80cm 10th 120cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 50cm 11th 110cm 80cm 11th 120cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 110cm 80cm 12th 120cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 50cm 13th 110cm 80cm 13th 120cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 50cm 14th 110cm 80cm 14th 120cm 70cm
15th 40cm - 15th 80cm 50cm 15th 110cm 80cm 15th 120cm 70cm
16th 40cm - 16th 80cm 50cm 16th 110cm 80cm 16th 120cm 70cm
17th 40cm - 17th 90cm 50cm 17th 110cm 80cm 17th 120cm 70cm
18th 40cm - 18th 90cm 50cm 18th 110cm 80cm 18th 120cm 70cm
19th 40cm 40cm 19th 90cm 60cm 19th 110cm 80cm 19th 120cm 70cm
20th 40cm 40cm 20th 90cm 70cm 20th 110cm 80cm 20th 120cm 70cm
21st 40cm 40cm 21st 90cm 70cm 21st 120cm 80cm 21st 120cm 70cm
22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 100cm 70cm
23rd 40cm 40cm 23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 100cm 60cm
24th 40cm 40cm 24th 90cm 70cm 24th 120cm 80cm 24th 100cm 60cm
25th 40cm 40cm 25th 90cm 80cm 25th 120cm 80cm 25th 100cm 60cm
26th 40cm 40cm 26th 90cm 80cm 26th 120cm 80cm 26th 100cm 60cm
27th 40cm 40cm 27th 90cm 80cm 27th 120cm 80cm 27th 100cm 50cm
28th 40cm 40cm 28th 90cm 70cm 28th 120cm 80cm 28th 100cm 50cm
29th 50cm 40cm 29th 90cm 80cm 29th - 80cm 29th 100cm 50cm
30th 50cm 40cm 30th 90cm 80cm 30th 30th 100cm 50cm
31st 60cm 40cm 31st 90cm 80cm 31st 31st 100cm 50cm

Previous Statistics

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Area' at Pilatus is located at the base near the triple lift. It is open from 10am until 4pm and entry is free (snow escalator us 500 yen for the day). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is open from 9am until 4pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days 6,500 yen 3,500 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,900 yen 1,800 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,900 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Voucher 400 yen 400 yen
Ropeway 1 time 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 23,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Mens Day is most Thursdays (some exceptions). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 3,000 yen.

Ladies Day is most Fridays (some exceptions). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 3,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on 18th December 2016, 15th January, 19th February and 19th March 2017. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary school age children and younger is free.

Getting to Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort

By public transport
44.5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
21km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is about 21km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

It is just under 45km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
23.4km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
26.7km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
42.7km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 299 (6.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 192
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is easy to reach from both the Chuo and Chubu Odan Expressways.

The nearest exits on the Chuo Expressway are Suwa IC and Suwa Minami IC.

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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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