Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai
(長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until early April 2021
Official snow depth 95cm (0cm) [updated on 7th March 2021]

Reader opinion No reviews yet Write review
Reader photos Photos [15] Upload photo
resort map

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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
1st - - 1st 65cm 60cm 1st 95cm 70cm 1st 95cm 65cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 60cm 2nd 95cm 70cm 2nd 95cm 65cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 60cm 3rd 95cm 70cm 3rd 95cm 65cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 60cm 4th 95cm 70cm 4th 95cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 60cm 5th 95cm 70cm 5th 95cm 65cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 60cm 6th 95cm 75cm 6th 95cm 65cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 60cm 7th 95cm 75cm 7th 95cm 65cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 55cm 8th 95cm 75cm 8th - 65cm
9th - - 9th 65cm 50cm 9th 100cm 75cm 9th - 65cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 50cm 10th 100cm 75cm 10th - 65cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 50cm 11th 100cm 75cm 11th - 55cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 100cm 75cm 12th - 55cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 50cm 13th 100cm 75cm 13th - 55cm
14th - 45cm 14th 75cm 50cm 14th 100cm 75cm 14th - 55cm
15th - 45cm 15th 75cm 50cm 15th 100cm 75cm 15th - 60cm
16th - 45cm 16th 75cm 60cm 16th 100cm 75cm 16th - 60cm
17th - 45cm 17th 75cm 60cm 17th 100cm 75cm 17th - 65cm
18th - 45cm 18th 75cm 60cm 18th 100cm 65cm 18th - 65cm
19th 55cm 40cm 19th 75cm 60cm 19th 100cm 65cm 19th - 65cm
20th 55cm 40cm 20th 75cm 60cm 20th 100cm 65cm 20th - 65cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 75cm 60cm 21st 100cm 65cm 21st - 65cm
22nd 55cm 40cm 22nd 75cm 60cm 22nd 95cm 65cm 22nd - 65cm
23rd 55cm 55cm 23rd 75cm 60cm 23rd 95cm 65cm 23rd - 65cm
24th 55cm 55cm 24th 85cm 60cm 24th 95cm 65cm 24th - 65cm
25th 55cm 55cm 25th 95cm 60cm 25th 95cm 65cm 25th - 65cm
26th 55cm 55cm 26th 95cm 60cm 26th 95cm 65cm 26th - 65cm
27th 55cm 55cm 27th 95cm 60cm 27th 95cm 65cm 27th - 65cm
28th 55cm 55cm 28th 95cm 65cm 28th 95cm 65cm 28th - 65cm
29th 55cm 60cm 29th 95cm 70cm 29th - 65cm 29th - 65cm
30th 55cm 60cm 30th 95cm 70cm 30th 30th - 65cm
31st 60cm 60cm 31st 95cm 70cm 31st 31st - 65cm

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 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 Early April
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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this ski area.

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 7,200 yen 4,500 yen 5,700 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 25,000 yen 32,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

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 (except 30th December). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Thursday (except 31st December). 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 ski area shuttle bus service information is available. However there are local bus services from Chino (50 minutes) and then from Shirakabako (10 minutes).
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 1,500 vehicles on three car parks close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Tateshina Bokujo
2020-2021 UPDATES
We feel for everyone who wanted to be able to visit Japan this winter but are unable to. Please read this message about this season and coronavirus. Stay safe everyone, wherever you are.

Current resort snow depth
(change since last update)
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (15) Upload
Read Reviews (0) Write
If you have visited Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.