Shirakaba 2 in 1 (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba 2 in 1
しらかば2 in 1 (長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Thursday 15th December 2016 until late March 2017
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Shirakaba 2 in 1 is located on the northern slopes of Yashigamine, by the side of the Venus Line road in Tateshina town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. This resort offers fine views of Mt Tateshina, Kirigamine and Mt Asama. Apparently the name comes from the fact that one section opened later than the original area, so you are getting '2 in 1'. There are still two base areas and car parks. This resort and nearby Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai share a joint lift ticket. This ski hill has been operating since 1976.

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 2 in 1 Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 30cm 1st 85cm 60cm 1st 90cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 30cm 2nd 85cm 60cm 2nd 90cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 30cm 3rd 85cm 60cm 3rd 90cm 60cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 30cm 4th 85cm 60cm 4th 90cm 60cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 30cm 5th 85cm 60cm 5th 90cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 30cm 6th 85cm 60cm 6th 90cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 30cm 7th 85cm 60cm 7th 90cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 30cm 8th 85cm 60cm 8th 90cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 65cm 30cm 9th 85cm 60cm 9th 90cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 65cm 30cm 10th 90cm 60cm 10th 90cm 55cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 30cm 11th 90cm 65cm 11th 90cm 55cm
12th - - 12th 65cm 30cm 12th 90cm 65cm 12th 90cm 55cm
13th - - 13th 65cm 30cm 13th 90cm 65cm 13th 90cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 30cm 14th 90cm 65cm 14th 90cm 60cm
15th - - 15th 70cm 30cm 15th 90cm 65cm 15th 90cm 65cm
16th - - 16th 70cm 30cm 16th 90cm 65cm 16th 90cm 65cm
17th - - 17th 70cm 30cm 17th 90cm 60cm 17th 90cm 65cm
18th - - 18th 70cm 35cm 18th 90cm 60cm 18th 90cm 65cm
19th - - 19th 70cm 40cm 19th 90cm 60cm 19th 90cm 65cm
20th 40cm - 20th 70cm 50cm 20th 90cm 60cm 20th 90cm 60cm
21st 40cm - 21st 80cm 60cm 21st 90cm 55cm 21st 90cm 60cm
22nd 40cm - 22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd 90cm 55cm 22nd 90cm 60cm
23rd 35cm 20cm 23rd 85cm 60cm 23rd 90cm 55cm 23rd 90cm 60cm
24th 35cm 20cm 24th 85cm 60cm 24th 90cm 55cm 24th 90cm 60cm
25th 35cm 20cm 25th 85cm 60cm 25th 90cm 55cm 25th 90cm 60cm
26th 35cm 20cm 26th 85cm 60cm 26th 90cm 55cm 26th 90cm 60cm
27th 35cm 20cm 27th 85cm 60cm 27th 90cm 55cm 27th 90cm 60cm
28th 40cm 20cm 28th 85cm 60cm 28th 90cm 55cm 28th 90cm 50cm
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 85cm 60cm 29th - 55cm 29th 90cm 50cm
30th 40cm 30cm 30th 85cm 60cm 30th 30th 90cm 50cm
31st 45cm 30cm 31st 85cm 60cm 31st 31st 90cm 50cm

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Shirakaba 2 in 1 Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shirakaba 2 in 1. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Penguin Park' is located at the northern base and is free to enter. There is also a snow rafting/tubing course (200 yen per go).

A 'Kids Room' can be found on the 2nd and 3rd Floor of the base building. 
Park Information
Park information
There are various park items around Shirakaba 2 in 1. 

Shirakaba 2 in 1 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 2 in 1 is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Shirakaba 2 in 1 Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,900 yen 2,570 yen 3,080 yen
Half Day 2,670 yen 1,740 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 25,700 yen 30,800 yen
Snow Rafting (1 time) 200 yen
Snow Rafting (6 times) 1,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The lift tickets are valid also at the nearby Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai resort... note that Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai is skiers-only.

A season pass for just Shirakaba 2 in 1 (which does allow snowboarding) is available for 36,000 yen for adults and 23,600 yen for children.

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

Getting to Shirakaba 2 in 1

By public transport
38km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
22.1km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
38km from Sakudaira Station on the Koumi Line
Transport Information
Shirakaba 2 in 1 is about 20km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

It is about 38km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

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A bus from Chino Station takes about 45 minutes to Lake Shirakaba. A taxi from there takes about 5 minutes.
By Car
24.8km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
28.2km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
36.1km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (3.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 192
Shirakaba 2 in 1 is about 25km 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 south west of Lake Shirakaba by the side of Prefecture Road 192, otherwise known as the Venus Line.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
There is parking for about 2,000 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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