Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai
白樺高原国際
(長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
Official snow depth 60cm (0cm) [updated on 24th January 2020]

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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 2in1 share a joint lift ticket (and snowboarding is allowed at Shirakaba 2in1).

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

1850m
300m
1550m
30"
7
5000m
3
10%
40%
50%
Skiers
100%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
0%
0 1 1 0 1 0 0
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
19/20
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18/19
season
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 60cm 55cm 1st - 105cm 1st - 95cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 70cm 2nd - 105cm 2nd - 95cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 70cm 3rd - 105cm 3rd - 95cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 70cm 4th - 95cm 4th - 95cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 70cm 5th - 95cm 5th - 120cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 70cm 6th - 95cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 70cm 7th - 95cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th 55cm 70cm 8th - 95cm 8th - 120cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 75cm 9th - 95cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 75cm 10th - 95cm 10th - 120cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 75cm 11th - 95cm 11th - 130cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 75cm 12th - 95cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 75cm 13th - 95cm 13th - 130cm
14th 45cm 20cm 14th 50cm 75cm 14th - 95cm 14th - 130cm
15th 45cm 35cm 15th 50cm 75cm 15th - 95cm 15th - 130cm
16th 45cm 35cm 16th 60cm 75cm 16th - 95cm 16th - 130cm
17th 45cm 35cm 17th 60cm 75cm 17th - 95cm 17th - 130cm
18th 45cm 35cm 18th 60cm 75cm 18th - 95cm 18th - 130cm
19th 40cm 35cm 19th 60cm 75cm 19th - 95cm 19th - 130cm
20th 40cm 35cm 20th 60cm 75cm 20th - 95cm 20th - 130cm
21st 40cm 35cm 21st 60cm 75cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 130cm
22nd 40cm 35cm 22nd 60cm 75cm 22nd - 95cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd 55cm 35cm 23rd 60cm 80cm 23rd - 95cm 23rd - 100cm
24th 55cm 35cm 24th 60cm 80cm 24th - 95cm 24th - 100cm
25th 55cm 35cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 95cm 25th - 100cm
26th 55cm 35cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 95cm 26th - 100cm
27th 55cm 35cm 27th - 95cm 27th - 95cm 27th - 100cm
28th 55cm 40cm 28th - 95cm 28th - 95cm 28th - 100cm
29th 60cm 40cm 29th - 95cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th 60cm 55cm 30th - 95cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st 60cm 55cm 31st - 95cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Previous Statistics

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a kids play area by the base called 'Shirakaba Snow World' with a moving walkway. Entry is 1,000 yen (500 yen with valid lift ticket). Special kids ski lessons are also available. 
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
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 7,200 yen 4,500 yen 5,700 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 (some exceptions). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Thursday (some eceptions). 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
Train
Train
31.5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
25km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
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

bus
Bus
No resort shuttle bus service information is available. However there are local bus services from Chino (50 minutes) and then from Shirakabako (10 minutes).
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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

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

More Information

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Address
Address
Tateshina Bokujo
Ashitahakkano
Tateshina-machi
Kitasaku-gun
Nagano-ken
384-2309
Telephone
Telephone
0267-55-6201
1st January 2020
Happy New Year. The 'planned season' dates shown on the ski resort pages are planned opening dates - many ski hills around Japan have been experiencing delays.
Current resort snow depth
60cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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