Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort (Chino City, Nagano)

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
(長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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 60cm 1st 95cm 95cm 1st 110cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 70cm 2nd 100cm 95cm 2nd 100cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 70cm 3rd 100cm 95cm 3rd 100cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 70cm 4th 100cm 95cm 4th 100cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 70cm 5th 100cm 95cm 5th 100cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 70cm 6th 100cm 95cm 6th 100cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 70cm 7th 100cm 95cm 7th 100cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 70cm 8th 100cm 95cm 8th 100cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 70cm 9th 100cm 95cm 9th 100cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 70cm 10th 100cm 95cm 10th 100cm 95cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 70cm 11th 100cm 95cm 11th 100cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 70cm 12th 100cm 95cm 12th 90cm 95cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 70cm 13th 100cm 95cm 13th 90cm 95cm
14th - 50cm 14th 70cm 70cm 14th 100cm 95cm 14th 90cm 95cm
15th - 50cm 15th 70cm 70cm 15th 100cm 95cm 15th 80cm 95cm
16th - 50cm 16th 70cm 75cm 16th 100cm 90cm 16th 80cm 100cm
17th - 50cm 17th 70cm 75cm 17th 100cm 90cm 17th 80cm 100cm
18th - 50cm 18th 70cm 75cm 18th 110cm 90cm 18th 80cm 110cm
19th 40cm 50cm 19th 70cm 75cm 19th 110cm 90cm 19th 80cm 115cm
20th 40cm 50cm 20th 70cm 90cm 20th 110cm 90cm 20th 80cm 115cm
21st 40cm 50cm 21st 70cm 90cm 21st 110cm 90cm 21st 70cm 115cm
22nd 40cm 50cm 22nd 80cm 90cm 22nd 110cm 90cm 22nd 50cm 115cm
23rd 40cm 50cm 23rd 80cm 90cm 23rd 110cm 90cm 23rd 50cm 115cm
24th 40cm 50cm 24th 90cm 90cm 24th 110cm 90cm 24th 50cm 115cm
25th 40cm 50cm 25th 95cm 90cm 25th 110cm 90cm 25th 50cm 115cm
26th 40cm 50cm 26th 95cm 90cm 26th 110cm 90cm 26th 50cm 115cm
27th 40cm 50cm 27th 95cm 90cm 27th 110cm 100cm 27th 50cm 100cm
28th 50cm 50cm 28th 95cm 95cm 28th 110cm 100cm 28th 50cm 100cm
29th 50cm 50cm 29th 95cm 95cm 29th - 100cm 29th 40cm 100cm
30th 50cm 50cm 30th 95cm 95cm 30th 30th 40cm 95cm
31st 50cm 60cm 31st 95cm 95cm 31st 31st 40cm 95cm

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 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
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 2020-2021 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 - 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.

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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.

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Kitayama 4035-2541
2020-2021 UPDATES
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