Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai
白樺高原国際 (長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth 35cm (0cm) [updated on 18th December 2018]

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Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai is a skiers-only hill located on the northern eastern slopes of Mt Tateshina and to the north east of Lake Shirakaba in Tateshina town, Nagano Prefecture. This resort and nearby Shirakaba 2 in 1 share a joint lift ticket.

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 Kogen Kokusai is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 65cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 85cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 65cm 4th - 85cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 85cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 85cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 85cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 65cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 65cm 9th - 85cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - 65cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - 65cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th - 65cm 12th - 100cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th - 100cm 13th - 90cm
14th 20cm - 14th - 65cm 14th - 100cm 14th - 90cm
15th 35cm 50cm 15th - 65cm 15th - 100cm 15th - 90cm
16th 35cm 50cm 16th - 65cm 16th - 100cm 16th - 90cm
17th 35cm 50cm 17th - 65cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 75cm
18th 35cm 50cm 18th - 65cm 18th - 100cm 18th - 75cm
19th - 50cm 19th - 65cm 19th - 100cm 19th - 75cm
20th - 50cm 20th - 65cm 20th - 100cm 20th - 75cm
21st - 50cm 21st - 65cm 21st - 100cm 21st - 75cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 65cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 70cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 75cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 70cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 75cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 75cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 75cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 75cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 75cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 75cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 75cm 29th - - 29th - 75cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 75cm 30th 30th - 75cm
31st - 60cm 31st - 75cm 31st 31st - 70cm

Previous Statistics

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a small kids play area by the base called 'Shirakaba Snow World' with a moving walkway. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,200 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,400 yen 5,500 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 25,000 yen 32,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The lift tickets are valid also at the nearby Shirakaba 2 in 1 resort. Note that Shirakaba 2 in 1 welcomes both skiers and snowboarders.

A number of Family tickets are available:

Family A: 1 adult and 1 child - 6,000 yen
Family B: 1 adult and 2 child - 8,300 yen
Family C: 2 adult and 1 child - 9,600 yen
Family D: 2 adults and 2 children - 12,000 yen

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (apart from 3rd January 2018). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Thursday (apart from 28th December 2017 and 4th January 2018). On those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children elementary school age and under is free.

Getting to Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai

By public transport
31.5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
25km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai is 25km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

The resort is about 31.5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line

No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
27.2km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
29.6km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
30.2km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai is about 27km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway and also easy to get to from the Saku Minami IC exit on the Chubu Odan Expressway.

The resort is located to the north east of Lake Shirakaba just off Prefecture 40.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway

There is parking available for 1500 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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