Resort Spotlight: Shirakabako Royal Hill (Nagano)

Chino City, Nagano Prefecture

www.royalhill.co.jp

2019-2020 season planned dates:
Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm during the daytime
Open from 5:30pm until 9:30pm (10:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays) until 22nd March 2020
Planned opening dates and times are subject to change depending on snow conditions
** Resort details, information and forecast on SnowJapan **

Shirakabako Royal Hill is located on the northern foothills of Yashigamine and facing the south side of Lake Shirakaba in Chino city, Nagano Prefecture. The resort offers beautiful views of the lake and beyond that, Mt Kirigamine. The region normally enjoys about 80% chance of clear weather through the winter season, as well as family friendly and beginner facilities. There are also three 'Zone' park areas, as well as night operations until 10:00pm on weekends and holidays.


Courses

 FAMILY COURSE
 About The course by the snow escalator with the sledding area nearby
 Skill level Beginner
 Length 200m
 Steepest gradient 12º
 Average gradient 11º
 
 KANOSHIKA COURSE
 About This long winding course is suitable for beginners, from the top of the quad lift
 Skill level Beginner
 Length 1,200m
 Steepest gradient 15º
 Average gradient 14º
 
 PANORAMA C COURSE
 About A wide area suitable for first timers and beginner skiers and snowboarders
 Skill level Beginner
 Length 500m
 Steepest gradient 16º
 Average gradient 15º
 
 WAKUWAKU COURSE
 About This course is accessed from the Number 3 pair lift

 Skill level Beginner
 Length 500m
 Steepest gradient 16º
 Average gradient 15º
 
 ALPEN COURSE
 About The main course in the lower part of the resort, open for nighta and featuring the Snow Park.
 Skill level Intermediate
 Length 800m
 Steepest gradient 18º
 Average gradient 15º
 
 RAICHO COURSE
 About Intermediate course
 Skill level Intermediater
 Length 500m
 Steepest gradient -
 Average gradient -
 
 PANORAMA B COURSE
 About The main course in the upper area of the resort
 Skill level Intermediate
 Length 700m
 Steepest gradient 20º
 Average gradient 16º
 
 PANORAMA A COURSE
 About This flat course is good for intermediates looking for big turns. Pole practice on this course.
 Skill level Intermediate - Advanced
 Length 600m
 Steepest gradient 21º
 Average gradient 18º
 
 GIANT COURSE
 About The steepest course at this ski resort, featuring moguls by the side.
 Skill level Advanced
 Length 600m
 Steepest gradient 26º
 Average gradient 23º
   
 SNOW PARK ZONE 1
 About On the right hand side of the main Alpen Course in the lower part of the resort, featuring various items. Open for night operations.
   
 SNOW PARK ZONE 2
 About On the upper part of the main Alpen Course in the lower part of the resort. By the lift so you can check other people out - and be checked by others too! Open for night operations.
   
 SNOW PARK ZONE 3
 About This is the main park on the Panorama Course in the upper area of the resort. Featuring various items and supported by snow making machines if necessary.


Night operations

Scheduled for every day until 22nd March 2020.
The courses are closed from 4:45pm until 5:30pm and groomed before night operations.
Until 10:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and days before holidays (otherwise 9:30pm)


Shirakabako Royal Hotel

Hotel located directly by the base of the ski hill. Includes information Center and other facilities.




Restaurant Shirakaba

Open from 10:00am until 5:00pm with last orders at 4:30pm
The restaurant within the base hotel offering a variety of menu choices.
Seating for 600 people



Cafe Royal Hill

Open from 10:00am until 5:00pm with last orders at 4:30pm
Hot drinks, cakes, frankfurter sausages, curry bread and other light snacks.
Seating for 60 people



How to get to Shirakabako Royal Hill

About 50 minutes from Chino Station on the Chuo Line using a local bus
The base of the ski resort is just a few minutes walk from the Minami Shirakabako bus stop

By Bus

From Chino Station to Minami Shirakabako

Chino Station Hori Interchange Kashiwabara Shako Mae Shirakabako Iriguchi Minami Shirakabako
7:45am 8:03am 8:08am 8:13am 8:26am 8:28am
10:20am 10:38am 10:43am 10:48am 11:01am 11:03am
1:45pm 2:03pm 2:08pm 2:13pm 2:26pm 2:28pm
2:55pm 3:13pm 3:18pm 3:23pm 3:36pm 3:38pm
4:10pm 4:28pm 4:33pm 4:38pm 4:51pm 4:53pm
5:50pm 6:08pm 6:13pm 6:18pm 6:31pm 6:33pm
From Minami Shirakabako to Chino Station
Minami Shirakabako Shirakabako Iriguchi Kashiwabara Shako Mae Interchange Hori Chino Station
6:35am 6:36am 6:47am 6:53am 6:59am 7:20am
7:05am 7:06am 7:17am 7:23am 7:29am 7:50am
9:25am 9:26am 9:37am 943am 9:49am 10:10am
12:05pm 12:06pm 12:17pm 12:23pm 12:29pm 12:50pm
5:15pm 3:16pm 3:27pm 3:33pm 3:39pm 4:00pm
4:30pm 4:31pm 4:42pm 4:48pm 4:54pm 5:15pm

Times shown in red are weekdays only. Times shown in blue are weekends and national holidays

Shinjuku Station to Chino Station takes about 2 hours on the Chuo line
Hachioji Station to Chino Station takes about 90 minutes on the Chuo line
 

By Car

40 minutes from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway
About 40 minutes from the Suwa Minami IC exit of the Chuo Expressway
About 80 minutes from the Saku IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway

Free parking for 900 vehicles. Open 24 hours a day.

Family Pack

Shirakabako Royal Hill Lift Tickets 2019-2020 Season

TICKET TYPE VALID TIMES ADULTS SENIORS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD
1 Day Passport 8:30am - 9:30pm 6,100 yen 4,300 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day 8:30am - 4:45pm 4,900 yen 3,800 yen 1,000 yen
5 Hours 5 hours from purchase 4,000 yen 3,500 yen 1,0000 yen
Nighta 5:30pm - 9:30pm 2,800 yen 2,800 yen 1,000 yen
1 point lift ticket - 600 yen 600 yen 300 yen
SNOW ESCALATOR        
1 day escalator 9:00am-12:30pm & 1pm-4:30pm 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Half day escalator 9:00am-12:30pm or 1pm-4:30pm 800 yen 800 yen 800 yen
1 point escalator   300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
SEASON TICKETS        
Every Day All season 50,000 yen 40,000 yen 12,000 yen
Weekdays Weekdays only 40,000 yen 30,000 yen  
Nighta Night operations only 30,000 yen 30,000 yen  

Senior tickets are valid for people ages 60 and over (ID required)
Credit cards are accepted

 

Shirakabako Royal Hill Rental 2019-2020 Season

  1 DAY
8:30pm until 4:30pm
5 HOURS  NIGHT TIME
5:30pm until 9:30pm
  ADULT JUNIOR ADULT JUNIOR ADULT JUNIOR
Ski set 3,500 yen 3,000 yen  3,000 yen 2,500 yen  2,500 yen 2,000 yen
Snowboard set 4,000 yen 3,500 yen  3,500 yen  3,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Snowblade set 3,000 yen -  2,500 yen  - yen 2,000 yen -
Wear 3,000 yen 3,000 yen  2,500 yen  2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Ski 2,500 yen 2,000 yen  2,000 yen  1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Ski boots 2,000 yen 1,500 yen  1,500 yen  1,200 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Snowboard 3,000 yen 2,500 yen  2,500 yen  2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
Soft boots 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,200 yen 1,500 yen 1,200 yen

Available equipment sizes:
Skis - from 90cm
Ski boots - from 15cm
Snowboards - from 148cm
Snowboard boots - from 22cm
Wear - from 90cm

Seniors are 60 years and over / Junior is elementary school age child / ID required

www.royalhill.co.jp