Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park (Chino City, Nagano)

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park
白樺リゾート池の平スノーパーク (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is a small ski hill located on the eastern side of Shirakaba Lake in Chino city, in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. There are numerous activities and attractions for families with young children.

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

1470m
50m
1420m
20"
3
550m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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21st - 0cm 21st 85cm 50cm 21st 90cm 60cm 21st - 50cm
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25th 30cm 0cm 25th 85cm 60cm 25th 90cm 50cm 25th - -
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28th 30cm 20cm 28th 85cm 60cm 28th 90cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 20cm 29th 85cm 60cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 50cm 30cm 30th 85cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 30cm 31st 85cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Snow Park. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Rental equipment is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Pota Snow Land' is located by the base of the Number lift, entry is 500 yen. It features numerous activities for young children as well as some live animals and dog sledging. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park. 

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ikenotaira Snow Park is normally open from 9am until 4:30pm. (This resort is closed on 27th and 28th December 2016).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Cheaper lift tickets are available for guests at the base hotel.

Getting to Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park

By public transport
Train
Train
36.1km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
20.2km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is about 20km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

To the north the Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is about 36km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus information is available.
By Car
Car
22.4km from the Suwa IC on the Chugoku Expressway
25.4km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
34.3km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (1.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Direction
Direction
Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park is less than 23km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

From the Suwa IC exit turn right onto Route 20 and just over 1km later turn left onto Route 152. Follow this road up to Lake Shirakaba and follow the signs to the ski hill which is located on the eastern side of the lake.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,900 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Shirakabako
Tateshina-machi
Kitasaku-gun
Nagano-ken
384-2309
Telephone
Telephone
0266-68-2100
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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