Tateshina Tokyu (Chino City, Nagano)

Tateshina Tokyu
蓼科東急 (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Closed on certain days - see below
Official snow depth --- [updated on 11th December 2018]

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Tateshina Tokyu is a small ski hill located in Chino city, in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is suited to families and beginners.

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

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Tateshina Tokyu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 45cm 1st - 60cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 45cm 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 45cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 45cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 65cm
5th - - 5th - 45cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 60cm
6th - - 6th - 45cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 55cm
7th - - 7th - 45cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 55cm
8th - - 8th - 45cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 55cm
9th - - 9th - 40cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 50cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 50cm
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 85cm 12th - 45cm
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 90cm 13th - 45cm
14th - - 14th - 45cm 14th - 90cm 14th - 45cm
15th - - 15th - 50cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 45cm
16th - 25cm 16th - 50cm 16th - 85cm 16th - 40cm
17th - 25cm 17th - 50cm 17th - 85cm 17th - 40cm
18th - 25cm 18th - 50cm 18th - 85cm 18th - 40cm
19th - 25cm 19th - 50cm 19th - 85cm 19th - 40cm
20th - 25cm 20th - 50cm 20th - 85cm 20th - 40cm
21st - 25cm 21st - 50cm 21st - 85cm 21st - 40cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 50cm 22nd - 85cm 22nd - 45cm
23rd - 35cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - 50cm
24th - 35cm 24th - 60cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 45cm
25th - 35cm 25th - 60cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 50cm
26th - 35cm 26th - 60cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 47cm
27th - 40cm 27th - 60cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 43cm
28th - 40cm 28th - 60cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 40cm
29th - 40cm 29th - 60cm 29th - - 29th - 37cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 60cm 30th 30th - 33cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 60cm 31st 31st - 30cm

Previous Statistics

Tateshina Tokyu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Tateshina Tokyu. 
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
By the base is the 'Activity Area' (tubing, snow strider, snow racer, sledging) and a snow escalator. For 500 yen on top of the lift ticket charge, various activities can be enjoyed (tubing, snow racer, snow strider, sledding).

There is also an area for playing in the snow (yuki-asobi). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tateshina Tokyu 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tateshina Tokyu is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

It is closed on the following dates:

- Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018
- Tuesday 8th January, Friday 18th January, Tuesday 22nd January 2019
- Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9th January and 20th March 2019
- Tuesday 5th February 2019

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tateshina Tokyu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4-5 year olds
Older Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,900 yen 1,500 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 3,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 3,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 5,400 yen 5,400 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,700 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Snow Escalator (1 Day) 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Snow Escalator (half day) 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
Snow Escalator (2 days) 5,100 yen 4,700 yen 4,700 yen

Getting to Tateshina Tokyu

By public transport
54.6km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
16.8km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Tateshina Tokyu is about 17km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

It is just under 55km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
A bus service has been available from Chino Station (but not firm details this season).
By Car
19.2km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
22km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
52.7km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (7.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 192
Tateshina Tokyu is about 19km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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