Karigahara (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Karigahara
雁が原 (福井県 勝山市)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 20th January 2018]

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Karigahara is a small ski hill located just a few kilometres from the central area of Katsuyama city in the north eastern region of Fukui Prefecture. The larger Ski Jam Katsuyama resort is close by.

Fukui Prefecture is in the Chubu region of central Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Ishikawa to the north, Gifu to the east and Kyoto and Shiga to the south. Most of the ski hills in Fukui Prefecture are found in the north eastern region to the east of the capital, Fukui city.

The Mountain

420m
220m
200m
21"
6
1500m
5
0%
20%
80%
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 1 0 0 4 0

Karigahara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st 40cm - 1st - 110cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm - 2nd - 130cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 0cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th 70cm - 5th - 110cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th 60cm - 6th - 110cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 60cm - 7th - 100cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 50cm - 8th - 100cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 40cm - 9th - 100cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 60cm - 10th - 140cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 80cm - 11th - 150cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 110cm - 12th - 170cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 130cm - 13th - 170cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 130cm 60cm 14th - 160cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 130cm 80cm 15th - 170cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 110cm 90cm 16th - 140cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 100cm 110cm 17th - 130cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 100cm 110cm 18th - 130cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 100cm 110cm 19th - 120cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 100cm 110cm 20th - 120cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 110cm 21st - 130cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - -
23rd 40cm - 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm - 24th - 150cm 24th - 120cm 24th - -
25th 20cm - 25th - 150cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th 20cm - 26th - 150cm 26th - 100cm 26th - -
27th 40cm - 27th - 150cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th 40cm - 28th - 140cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th 50cm - 29th - 140cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 40cm - 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm - 31st - 120cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Karigahara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Karigahara. 
Rental
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
There is a special sledging area for children at the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Karigahara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Karigahara is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. 'All night' operations planned in February.

Karigahara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,800 yen 3,000 yen
Half Day 2,800 yen 2,500 yen
3pm-8pm 2,800 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (5pm-10pm) 2,800 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen
10 Lift Coupons 1,800 yen

Getting to Karigahara

By public transport
Train
Train
3.9km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line
29.9km from Fukui Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Karigahara is under 4km from Katsuyama Station on the Katsuyama Eiheiji line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
23.1km from the Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
26.1km from the Maruoka IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
30.3km from the Fukui IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 157 (1.6km away)
Direction
Direction
Karigahara is about 23km from the Fukui Kita IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.

From the Fukui Kita IC expressway exit, take Route 416 to head into Katsuyama.

From the city centre take Route 157 in a north easterly direction. The ski hill is signposted just off the road.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for 1,200 vehicles at the base of Karigahara. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen for cars on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Karigahara
Murokocho Terao
Katsuyama-shi
Fukui-ken
911-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0779-88-1616
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
100cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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