Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort (Chino City, Nagano)

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
ピラタス蓼科スノーリゾート (長野県 茅野市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 40cm (0cm) [updated on 17th December 2018]

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Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is located in the central area of Tateshina highland area in Chino city in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. The ski courses at this resort are on the western slopes of Mt Yokodake. The resort has two main areas - base and upper - and the 100-capacity Pilatus Tateshina Ropeway goes from base to the top.

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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Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 75cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 110cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 110cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th - 60cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 110cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 100cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 100cm
8th 30cm - 8th - 60cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 100cm
9th 30cm 60cm 9th - 60cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 90cm
10th - 60cm 10th - 60cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 80cm
11th - 60cm 11th - 70cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 90cm
12th - 60cm 12th - 70cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 90cm
13th - 60cm 13th - 70cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 90cm
14th 30cm 60cm 14th - 70cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 90cm
15th 40cm 60cm 15th - 70cm 15th - 110cm 15th - 90cm
16th 40cm 60cm 16th - 70cm 16th - 110cm 16th - 80cm
17th 40cm 60cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 110cm 17th - 80cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 80cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 80cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 80cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 70cm 21st - 110cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 75cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 80cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 75cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 75cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 75cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 75cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 80cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 75cm 29th - - 29th - 80cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 75cm 30th 30th - 80cm
31st - 60cm 31st - 75cm 31st 31st - 80cm

Previous Statistics

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort. 
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 'Kids Area' at Pilatus is located at the base near the triple lift. It is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm and entry is free (snow escalator us 500 yen for the day). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.  

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

The Ropeway operates every 10 or 20 minutes (depending on how busy the resort is).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,300 yen 3,000 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,900 yen 1,800 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,900 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Voucher 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Ropeway 1 time 1,000 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 27,600 yen 40,000 yen

Getting to Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort

By public transport
44.5km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
21km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is about 21km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

It is just under 45km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
23.4km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
26.7km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
42.7km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 299 (6.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 192
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is easy to reach from both the Chuo and Chubu Odan Expressways.

The nearest exits on the Chuo Expressway are Suwa IC and Suwa Minami IC.

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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Kitayama 4035-2541
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