Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai
白樺高原国際 (長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 19th February 2018]

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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 2 in 1 share a joint lift ticket.

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 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 45cm 1st 80cm 85cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 45cm 2nd 80cm 85cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 50cm 3rd 85cm 85cm 3rd - 90cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 50cm 4th 85cm 85cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 50cm 5th 85cm 85cm 5th - 90cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 50cm 6th 85cm 85cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 50cm 7th 85cm 85cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 50cm 8th 85cm 85cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th 65cm 65cm 9th 85cm 85cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th 65cm 65cm 10th 85cm 90cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 65cm 11th 85cm 90cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th 65cm 65cm 12th 100cm 90cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th 65cm 65cm 13th 100cm 90cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th 65cm 70cm 14th 100cm 90cm 14th - 90cm
15th 50cm - 15th 65cm 70cm 15th 100cm 90cm 15th - 90cm
16th 50cm - 16th 65cm 70cm 16th 100cm 90cm 16th - 90cm
17th 50cm - 17th 65cm 70cm 17th 100cm 90cm 17th - 90cm
18th 50cm - 18th 65cm 70cm 18th 100cm 90cm 18th - 90cm
19th 50cm - 19th 65cm 70cm 19th 100cm 90cm 19th - 90cm
20th 50cm 40cm 20th 65cm 70cm 20th - 90cm 20th - 90cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 65cm 80cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 90cm
22nd 60cm 40cm 22nd 65cm 80cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd 60cm 35cm 23rd 70cm 85cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 90cm
24th 60cm 35cm 24th 70cm 85cm 24th - 90cm 24th - 90cm
25th 60cm 35cm 25th 70cm 85cm 25th - 90cm 25th - 90cm
26th 60cm 35cm 26th 75cm 85cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 90cm
27th 60cm 35cm 27th 75cm 85cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 90cm
28th 60cm 40cm 28th 75cm 85cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 90cm
29th 60cm 40cm 29th 75cm 85cm 29th - - 29th - 90cm
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 75cm 85cm 30th 30th - 90cm
31st 60cm 45cm 31st 75cm 85cm 31st 31st - 90cm

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 small kids play area by the base called 'Shirakaba Snow World' with a moving walkway. 
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
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 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
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 7,000 yen 4,400 yen 5,500 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 (apart from 3rd January 2018). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Mens Day is every Thursday (apart from 28th December 2017 and 4th January 2018). 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 shuttle bus service information is available.
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 1500 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Tateshina Bokujo
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
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