Kiroro (Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido)

キロロスノーワールド (北海道 赤井川村)
Planned season: Thursday 23rd November 2017 until early May 2018
Official snow depth 320cm (0cm) [updated on 22nd January 2018]

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Kiroro is located on the western slopes of Asaridake, in Akaigawa village to the south of Otaru city and to the west of Sapporo city in Hokkaido. This particular region often enjoys the most snowfall on Hokkaido, and very fine quality snowfall as well. It has been operating since 1991 making it one of the newer resorts in Hokkaido. Many people visiting Niseko visit Kiroro on day trips and it is also easy accessible from the Otaru region to the north.

For the 2017-2018 season a new trail called Center Link is introduced, giving access to Powder Ride and Center A course.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Kiroro Course Map

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Kiroro Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 190cm - 1st 260cm 240cm 1st - 325cm 1st - 350cm
2nd 190cm - 2nd 260cm 240cm 2nd - 330cm 2nd - 350cm
3rd 200cm - 3rd 260cm 230cm 3rd - 310cm 3rd - 340cm
4th 200cm - 4th 265cm 230cm 4th - 310cm 4th - 340cm
5th 200cm - 5th 265cm 260cm 5th - 300cm 5th - 340cm
6th 210cm - 6th 265cm 280cm 6th - 290cm 6th - 335cm
7th 220cm - 7th 270cm 270cm 7th - 290cm 7th - 335cm
8th 225cm - 8th 270cm 270cm 8th - 290cm 8th - 350cm
9th 240cm - 9th 270cm 270cm 9th - 300cm 9th - 360cm
10th 240cm - 10th 280cm 270cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 370cm
11th 230cm - 11th 300cm 270cm 11th - 300cm 11th - 380cm
12th 230cm - 12th 300cm 270cm 12th - 310cm 12th - 370cm
13th 255cm - 13th 310cm 270cm 13th - 315cm 13th - 365cm
14th 255cm - 14th 320cm 270cm 14th - 315cm 14th - 360cm
15th 255cm 220cm 15th 320cm 280cm 15th - 320cm 15th - 360cm
16th 255cm 250cm 16th 320cm 285cm 16th - 310cm 16th - 355cm
17th 255cm 240cm 17th 320cm 285cm 17th - 310cm 17th - 360cm
18th 255cm 220cm 18th 310cm 285cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 360cm
19th 280cm 200cm 19th 320cm 290cm 19th - 310cm 19th - 355cm
20th 290cm 190cm 20th 320cm 290cm 20th - 315cm 20th - 355cm
21st 290cm 190cm 21st 320cm 290cm 21st - 315cm 21st - 350cm
22nd 290cm 185cm 22nd 320cm 285cm 22nd - 330cm 22nd - 350cm
23rd 280cm 220cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 325cm 23rd - 355cm
24th 270cm 240cm 24th - 305cm 24th - 340cm 24th - 390cm
25th 270cm 240cm 25th - 325cm 25th - 340cm 25th - 420cm
26th 270cm 220cm 26th - 335cm 26th - 350cm 26th - 415cm
27th 270cm 230cm 27th - 325cm 27th - 360cm 27th - 415cm
28th 270cm 235cm 28th - 330cm 28th - 360cm 28th - 400cm
29th 270cm 235cm 29th - 330cm 29th - - 29th - 400cm
30th 270cm 240cm 30th - 320cm 30th 30th - 390cm
31st 260cm 245cm 31st - 320cm 31st 31st - 400cm

Previous Statistics

Kiroro Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kiroro. 
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 'Snow Park' area for small children, featuring snow and sled games. Entry is 1,500 yen per day. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of activities available including snow cat and snow shoe tours, snow buggy, snow banana boat, mini snowmobiles, snow segway,  

Kiroro Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 7:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 7:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Kiroro is generally open from 9:00am until 7:30pm in the main season. Only the Center Express lift remains operating after 6:00pm.

Kiroro Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
6-12 year olds
Older Child
13-18 year olds
Over 65 years
1 Day 5,800 yen 3,000 yen 5,100 yen 5,100 yen
Beginner 1 Day 4,200 yen 2,200 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 10,700 yen 5,500 yen 9,500 yen 9,500 yen
3 Days 15,600 yen 8,000 yen 14,000 yen 14,000 yen
4 Days 20,500 yen 10,500 yen 18,500 yen 18,500 yen
5 Days 25,400 yen 13,000 yen 23,000 yen 23,000 yen
6 Days 30,300 yen 15,500 yen 27,500 yen 27,500 yen
7 Days 35,200 yen 18,000 yen 32,000 yen 32,000 yen
2 Weeks 40,100 yen 20,500 yen 36,500 yen 36,500 yen
Season Ticket 72,000 yen 35,000 yen 45,000 yen 57,000 yen
3 Hours 4,200 yen 2,200 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
6 Hours 4,900 yen 2,600 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

A refundable 500 yen deposit is required for all tickets.

Multiple day tickets are valid from opening until closing on the last day (excluding special operating days).

The '2 Week' ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days from the date of first use.

The 'Beginner Ticket' is valid on the Family lift, Nagamine Number 1 Express lift and Center Express lift.

The 3 Hour and 6 Hour tickets can only be bought online between 1st-7th January 2018.

For the 2017-2018 season, Kiroro has teamed up with Niseko Moiwa with a joint season pass. This pass costs 55,000 yen for adults and 25,000 yen for children under 12 years old.

Getting to Kiroro

By public transport
26.1km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
26.6km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kiroro is about 26km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line

A shuttle bus service is available from the Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line. The journey costs 700 yen and reservations are required.

Bus services from Sapporo and the international airport are also available.
By Car
25km from the Asari IC on the Sasson Expressway
28.1km from the Otaru IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 393 (4.1km away)
Kiroro is about 4km off Route 393 (otherwise known as the Akaigawa National Highway), and less than 30km from central Otaru.

From the Asari IC exit on the Sasson Expressway, turn right onto Prefecture Road 1 and then soon onto Prefecture Road 956 and continue on this road for just under 4km until reaching Route 393. Turn left onto Route 393 and continue on this road for about 17km until the turn off for Kiroro Snow Resort. Turn left at the signs to head up to the car parks. Many people also visit Kiroro from the Niseko area which is about 50km to the south west of Kiroro Snow Resort.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
There is parking for 2,000 vehicles close to the base of Kiroro Snow World. Parking is free every day of the season.

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