Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort (Chino City, Nagano)

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
(長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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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. A 100-capacity Pilatus Tateshina Ropeway goes from base to the top of the resort.

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 50cm 1st 95cm 100cm 1st 100cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 50cm 2nd 95cm 110cm 2nd 100cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 50cm 3rd 95cm 110cm 3rd 100cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 50cm 4th 95cm 110cm 4th 100cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 50cm 5th 95cm 105cm 5th 100cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 50cm 6th 95cm 105cm 6th 100cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 50cm 7th 95cm 105cm 7th 100cm 90cm
8th - 30cm 8th 70cm 50cm 8th 95cm 105cm 8th 100cm 90cm
9th - 30cm 9th 70cm 50cm 9th 95cm 105cm 9th 100cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 50cm 10th 95cm 105cm 10th 95cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 50cm 11th 95cm 105cm 11th 95cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 95cm 105cm 12th 95cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 50cm 13th 95cm 105cm 13th 95cm 100cm
14th 50cm 30cm 14th 70cm 50cm 14th 95cm 105cm 14th 95cm 110cm
15th 50cm 40cm 15th 70cm 50cm 15th 95cm 105cm 15th 95cm 110cm
16th 50cm 40cm 16th 75cm 50cm 16th 90cm 105cm 16th 100cm 110cm
17th 50cm 40cm 17th 75cm 50cm 17th 90cm 105cm 17th 100cm 110cm
18th 50cm 40cm 18th 75cm 50cm 18th 90cm 105cm 18th 110cm 110cm
19th 50cm 40cm 19th 75cm 50cm 19th 90cm 105cm 19th 115cm 110cm
20th 50cm 40cm 20th 90cm 60cm 20th 90cm 100cm 20th 115cm 110cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 90cm 70cm 21st 90cm 100cm 21st 115cm 100cm
22nd 50cm 50cm 22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 90cm 100cm 22nd 115cm 100cm
23rd 50cm 50cm 23rd 90cm 80cm 23rd 90cm 100cm 23rd 115cm 90cm
24th 50cm 50cm 24th 90cm 80cm 24th 90cm 100cm 24th 115cm 90cm
25th 50cm 50cm 25th 90cm 80cm 25th 90cm 100cm 25th 115cm 90cm
26th 50cm 50cm 26th 90cm 90cm 26th 90cm 90cm 26th 115cm 90cm
27th 50cm 50cm 27th 90cm 90cm 27th 100cm 90cm 27th 100cm 90cm
28th 50cm 50cm 28th 95cm 90cm 28th 100cm 90cm 28th 100cm 90cm
29th 50cm 50cm 29th 95cm 90cm 29th 100cm - 29th 100cm 90cm
30th 50cm 50cm 30th 95cm 90cm 30th 30th 95cm 90cm
31st 60cm 50cm 31st 95cm 90cm 31st 31st 95cm 90cm

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 10:00am until 4:00pm and entry is free (snow escalator us 500 yen for the day). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.

Snow shoe tours are available. 

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early 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 9:00am until 4:00pm.

The Ropeway operates every 10 or 20 minutes (depending on how busy the resort is).

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 4,500 yen 2,600 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 8,000 yen 4,600 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,200 yen 2,100 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 3,200 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Voucher 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Ropeway 1 time 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 26,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A sightseeing ticket for the Ropeway is available:

Return - 1,900 yen (adults), 950 yen (children)
One-way - 1,000 yen (adults), 500 yen (children)

* Not sure why there would be a 'one way sightseeing ticket'...(!)

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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
A public bus is available from the West Exit of Chino Station. The journey takes about 50 minutes and costs 1,250 yen one day (2,200 yen return).
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.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the resort for 600 cars. Open 24 hours a day and not charged.

More Information

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Kitayama 4035-2541
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(Updated 24th September)

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