Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort (Chino City, Nagano)

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
(長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 18th December 2021 until early April 2022
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 23rd January 2022]

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Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is located in the central area of the Tateshina highland area in Chino city in the central-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The runs at this ski area are on the western slopes of Mt Yokodake. There are two main areas - base and upper. A 100-capacity Pilatus Tateshina Ropeway goes from the base to the top of the ski area.

Several ski areas are scattered around the mountainous region that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, 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 clear weather conditions. It does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park. It is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

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 85cm 60cm 1st - 95cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 85cm 60cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 95cm 60cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th 95cm 60cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th 95cm 60cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th 95cm 60cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 100cm
7th - - 7th 95cm 60cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 100cm
8th - - 8th 95cm 60cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 100cm
9th - - 9th 95cm 60cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th 95cm 60cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 100cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 60cm 11th - 100cm 11th - 100cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 60cm 12th - 100cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th 120cm 70cm 13th - 100cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 70cm 14th - 100cm 14th - 90cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 70cm 15th - 100cm 15th - 80cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 70cm 16th - 100cm 16th - 80cm
17th - - 17th 100cm 70cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 80cm
18th 40cm - 18th 100cm 70cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 80cm
19th 40cm 40cm 19th 100cm 70cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 80cm
20th 50cm 40cm 20th 100cm 70cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 80cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 100cm 70cm 21st - 110cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 50cm 40cm 22nd 100cm 80cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 50cm
23rd 50cm 40cm 23rd 100cm 80cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 50cm
24th 50cm 40cm 24th - 90cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 50cm
25th 80cm 40cm 25th - 95cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 50cm
26th 80cm 40cm 26th - 95cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 50cm
27th 85cm 40cm 27th - 95cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 50cm
28th 85cm 50cm 28th - 95cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 50cm
29th 85cm 50cm 29th - 95cm 29th - - 29th - 40cm
30th 85cm 50cm 30th - 95cm 30th 30th - 40cm
31st 85cm 50cm 31st - 95cm 31st 31st - 40cm

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 & wear rental is 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 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 normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

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

There is no night skiing at this area.

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
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 1,200 yen 600 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 26,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Children's Day is the third Sunday of the month from December through March. On those days children can ride the lifts for free.

A sightseeing ticket for the Ropeway is available:

Return - 2,100 yen (adults), 1,050 yen (children)
One-way - 1,200 yen (adults), 600 yen (children)

* It is unclear sure why there is 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.
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.
Parking is available at the base of the ski area for 600 cars. Parking is open 24 hours a day and free to use.

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