Shirakabako Royal Hill (Chino City, Nagano)

Shirakabako Royal Hill
白樺湖ロイヤルヒル (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Shirakabako Royal Hill is located on the south side of Shirakaba Lake in Chino city, in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. This ski hill has and upper area and lower area and the main car park and ski centre is actually located between the two areas. The upper area has the gentler slopes. The resort uses snow making machines in times of need! This ski hill has been operating since 1961.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

1750m
300m
1450m
26"
10
1800m
3
25%
40%
35%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 2 0 1 0 0

Shirakabako Royal Hill Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 95cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 115cm
3rd - - 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 95cm 3rd - 120cm
4th - - 4th - 40cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 120cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 120cm
6th - - 6th - 40cm 6th - 105cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th - 40cm 7th - 105cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th - 40cm 8th - 105cm 8th - 120cm
9th 40cm - 9th - 50cm 9th - 105cm 9th - 120cm
10th 40cm - 10th - 50cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 120cm
11th 40cm - 11th - 50cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 50cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th - 50cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 50cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 130cm
15th - 30cm 15th - 70cm 15th - 110cm 15th - 130cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 70cm 16th - 110cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 35cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 110cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 35cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 35cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 35cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 35cm 21st - 85cm 21st - 110cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - 35cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 135cm
23rd - 35cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 135cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 90cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 135cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 90cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 135cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 140cm
27th - 30cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 30cm 28th - 95cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 150cm
29th - 30cm 29th - 95cm 29th - - 29th - 150cm
30th - 30cm 30th - 95cm 30th 30th - 150cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 95cm 31st 31st - 150cm

Previous Statistics

Shirakabako Royal Hill Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shirakabako Royal Hill. 
Rental
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
There are two areas for kids - a sledging area near base and the 'Yuki-asobi-hiroba' area by the Panorama C course in the upper area.

There is a 'Kids Room' on the 1st Floor of the hotel. People not staying at the hotel can also use that facility. 
Park Information
Park information
There are three park areas - Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3 - as well as a beginners 'Skill Up Zone' area. 

Shirakabako Royal Hill Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 9:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Shirakabako Royal Hill is open from 8:30am until 9:30pm every day.

Between 16th December 2017 and 25th March 2018, it will be open until 10:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Shirakabako Royal Hill Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years and over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,800 yen 2,200 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Super 1 Day (weekends) 6,000 yen 2,700 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Super 1 Day (weekdays) 5,000 yen 2,700 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
5 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,800 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
5 Hours (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
PM & Night (weekends) 4,800 yen 2,200 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
PM & Nighta (weekdays) 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Nighta A (5:30pm-9:30pm) 2,800 yen 1,500 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
Nighta B (7:30pm-9:30pm) 2,200 yen 1,200 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 250 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 1,800 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 48,000 yen 12,000 yen 38,000 yen 38,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 38,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Season TIcket (nighta) 28,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Snow Escalator (all day) 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Super 1 Day ticket is valid from opening until the end of nighta (8:30am-9:30pm).

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

The PM & Nighta ticket is valid from 12:00pm until 9:30pm.

Getting to Shirakabako Royal Hill

By public transport
Train
Train
37.8km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
19.2km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Shirakabako Royal Hill is about 19km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

To the north the Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 38km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A bus service from Chino Station stops nearby and takes about 50 minutes.
By Car
Car
22.2km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
24.3km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
35.9km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Direction
Direction
Shirakaba Royal Hill is about 22km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

From the Suwa IC exit turn right onto Route 20 and just over 1.3km later turn left onto Route 152. Follow this road up to Lake Shirakaba and follow the signs to Shirakaba Royal Hill which is located on the southern side of the lake.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available at the base of the resort for 900 vehicles. Open 24 hours a day.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kitayama Shirakabako 3419-1
Chino-shi
Nagano-ken
391-0301
Telephone
Telephone
0266-68-2120
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