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: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until 31st March 2019
Closed on 26th-27th December 2018
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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 - the 'Pota Snow Land' are plans to be open until 1st April 2018.

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 40cm 60cm 1st 100cm 75cm 1st 85cm 105cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 60cm 2nd 100cm 85cm 2nd 85cm 105cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 60cm 3rd 100cm 85cm 3rd 85cm 105cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 60cm 4th 100cm 85cm 4th 85cm 105cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 60cm 5th 100cm 85cm 5th 85cm 105cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 60cm 6th 100cm 85cm 6th 85cm 85cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 60cm 7th 100cm 85cm 7th 85cm 85cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 60cm 8th 100cm 85cm 8th 85cm 85cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 65cm 9th 100cm 85cm 9th 85cm 85cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 65cm 10th 100cm 85cm 10th 85cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 65cm 11th 100cm 85cm 11th 85cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 65cm 12th 100cm 105cm 12th 85cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 65cm 13th 100cm 105cm 13th 85cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 65cm 14th 100cm 105cm 14th 85cm 70cm
15th - - 15th 60cm 65cm 15th 100cm 105cm 15th 85cm 70cm
16th - - 16th 60cm 65cm 16th 100cm 105cm 16th 85cm 70cm
17th - - 17th 60cm 65cm 17th 100cm 105cm 17th 85cm 70cm
18th - - 18th 60cm 65cm 18th 100cm 105cm 18th 85cm 70cm
19th - - 19th 60cm 65cm 19th 100cm 105cm 19th 85cm 70cm
20th - - 20th 60cm 65cm 20th 85cm 105cm 20th 85cm 70cm
21st - - 21st 60cm 65cm 21st 85cm 105cm 21st 85cm 70cm
22nd 35cm - 22nd 75cm 65cm 22nd 85cm 105cm 22nd 85cm 70cm
23rd 35cm 50cm 23rd 75cm 75cm 23rd 85cm 105cm 23rd 85cm 70cm
24th 35cm 50cm 24th 75cm 75cm 24th 85cm 105cm 24th 85cm 70cm
25th 35cm 55cm 25th 75cm 75cm 25th 85cm 105cm 25th 85cm 70cm
26th 35cm 55cm 26th 75cm 75cm 26th 85cm 105cm 26th 85cm -
27th 35cm 55cm 27th 75cm 75cm 27th 85cm 105cm 27th 85cm -
28th 35cm 55cm 28th 75cm 75cm 28th 85cm 105cm 28th 85cm -
29th 40cm 55cm 29th 80cm 75cm 29th - - 29th 85cm -
30th 40cm 60cm 30th 80cm 75cm 30th 30th 85cm -
31st 40cm 60cm 31st 80cm 75cm 31st 31st 85cm -

Previous Statistics

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shirakaba Resort 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 area and entry is 500 yen. It features numerous activities for young children as well as some live animals and dog sledging.

This area is open from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019. 
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 Late 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 9:00am until 4:30pm.

Closed on 26th and 27th December 2018.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

The 'Pota Snow Land' area is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018 (one week beyond the planned closing of the ski lifts).

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 four 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
Bus services from Chino Station is available - it takes about 40 minutes.
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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