Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai (Tateshina Town, Nagano)

Shirakaba Kogen Kokusai
白樺高原国際 (長野県 立科町)
Planned season: Thursday 15th December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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 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 55cm
10th - - 10th 65cm 30cm 10th 90cm 65cm 10th 90cm 55cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 30cm 11th 90cm 65cm 11th 90cm 55cm
12th - - 12th 65cm 30cm 12th 90cm 65cm 12th 90cm 60cm
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 60cm 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 20cm 20th 70cm 50cm 20th 90cm 60cm 20th 90cm 60cm
21st 40cm 20cm 21st 80cm 60cm 21st 90cm 55cm 21st 90cm 60cm
22nd 40cm 20cm 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

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 'Kids Fantasy 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 3,900 yen 2,570 yen 3,080 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,670 yen 1,740 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,670 yen 1,740 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Gondola (one-way) 530 yen 340 yen
Gondola (return) 920 yen 610 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 25,700 yen 30,800 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.

If using Lift Coupons, the Gondola requires 2 coupons.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (apart from 4th January 2017). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,000 yen.

Mens Day is the first and third Thursday (apart from 5th January 2017). On those days a 1 day ticket for men is 1,000 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
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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