Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park (Chino City, Nagano)

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park
白樺リゾート池の平スノーパーク (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is a small ski hill located on the eastern side of Shirakaba Lake in Chino city, in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. There are numerous activities and attractions for families with young children.

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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Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 50cm 1st - 85cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 85cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 85cm 3rd - 90cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 85cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 85cm 5th - 90cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 85cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 85cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 65cm 9th - 85cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - 65cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - 65cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th - 65cm 12th - 90cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th - 90cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th - 70cm 14th - 90cm 14th - 90cm
15th - - 15th - 70cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 90cm
16th - - 16th - 70cm 16th - 90cm 16th - 90cm
17th - - 17th - 70cm 17th - 90cm 17th - 90cm
18th - - 18th - 70cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 90cm
19th - - 19th - 70cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 90cm
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 90cm 20th - 90cm
21st - - 21st - 85cm 21st - 90cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 85cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - -
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - -
24th - 30cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 90cm 24th - -
25th - 30cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 90cm 25th - -
26th - 30cm 26th - 85cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 85cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 85cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 85cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 50cm 30th - 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 50cm 31st - 85cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Snow Park. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Rental equipment is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Pota Snow Land' is located by the base of the Number lift, entry is 500 yen. It features numerous activities for young children as well as some live animals and dog sledging. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park. 

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ikenotaira Snow Park is normally open from 9am until 4:30pm. (This resort is closed on 27th and 28th December 2016).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Cheaper lift tickets are available for guests at the base hotel.

Getting to Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park

By public transport
36.1km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.2km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is about 20km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

To the north the Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 36km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus information is available.
By Car
22.4km from the Suwa IC on the Chugoku Expressway
25.4km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
34.3km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (1.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is less than 23km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

From the Suwa IC exit turn right onto Route 20 and just over 1km later turn left onto Route 152. Follow this road up to Lake Shirakaba and follow the signs to the ski hill which is located on the eastern side of the lake.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
There is parking for 1,900 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

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We are currently in the process of updating ski resort information for the upcoming 17-18 season. Please note that as of the beginning of October, much of the information is still for the previous season - though you should be noticing updates over the coming weeks. All information should be freshly updated by the end of November. (Updated: 2nd October 2017)
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