Kiroro Snow World (Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido)

Kiroro Snow World
キロロスノーワールド (北海道 赤井川村)
Planned season: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Monday 8th May 2017
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Kiroro Snow World 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.

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.

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Kiroro Snow World Course Map

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Kiroro Snow World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 240cm 205cm 1st 325cm 310cm 1st 350cm 360cm
2nd - - 2nd 240cm 200cm 2nd 330cm 310cm 2nd 350cm 375cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd 230cm 200cm 3rd 310cm 310cm 3rd 340cm 375cm
4th - - 4th 230cm 200cm 4th 310cm 315cm 4th 340cm 375cm
5th - - 5th 260cm 200cm 5th 300cm 325cm 5th 340cm 370cm
6th - - 6th 280cm 205cm 6th 290cm 330cm 6th 335cm 370cm
7th - - 7th 270cm 205cm 7th 290cm 330cm 7th 335cm 360cm
8th - - 8th 270cm 230cm 8th 290cm 330cm 8th 350cm 345cm
9th - - 9th 270cm 245cm 9th 300cm 330cm 9th 360cm 325cm
10th - - 10th 270cm 250cm 10th 300cm 320cm 10th 370cm 330cm
11th - - 11th 270cm 270cm 11th 300cm 335cm 11th 380cm 330cm
12th - - 12th 270cm 265cm 12th 310cm 330cm 12th 370cm 340cm
13th - - 13th 270cm 265cm 13th 315cm 310cm 13th 365cm 340cm
14th - - 14th 270cm 265cm 14th 315cm 310cm 14th 360cm 330cm
15th 220cm 150cm 15th 280cm 290cm 15th 320cm 290cm 15th 360cm 330cm
16th 250cm 145cm 16th 285cm 290cm 16th 310cm 290cm 16th 355cm 330cm
17th 240cm 160cm 17th 285cm 295cm 17th 310cm 310cm 17th 360cm 320cm
18th 220cm 195cm 18th 285cm 290cm 18th 310cm 330cm 18th 360cm 320cm
19th 200cm 200cm 19th 290cm 300cm 19th 310cm 320cm 19th 355cm 320cm
20th 190cm 190cm 20th 290cm 320cm 20th 315cm 315cm 20th 355cm 320cm
21st 190cm 180cm 21st 290cm 360cm 21st 315cm 320cm 21st 350cm 335cm
22nd 185cm 190cm 22nd 285cm 350cm 22nd 330cm 325cm 22nd 350cm 335cm
23rd 220cm 190cm 23rd 300cm 330cm 23rd 325cm 335cm 23rd 355cm 335cm
24th 240cm 185cm 24th 305cm 320cm 24th 340cm 350cm 24th 390cm 350cm
25th 240cm 190cm 25th 325cm 315cm 25th 340cm 370cm 25th 420cm 380cm
26th 220cm 200cm 26th 335cm 310cm 26th 350cm 370cm 26th 415cm 395cm
27th 230cm 210cm 27th 325cm 310cm 27th 360cm 365cm 27th 415cm 390cm
28th 235cm 220cm 28th 330cm 310cm 28th 360cm 360cm 28th 400cm 380cm
29th 235cm 220cm 29th 330cm 310cm 29th - 360cm 29th 400cm 375cm
30th 240cm 210cm 30th 320cm 310cm 30th 30th 390cm 360cm
31st 245cm 200cm 31st 320cm 310cm 31st 31st 400cm 360cm

Previous Statistics

Kiroro Snow World Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kiroro Snow World. 
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 are a number of areas for young children at Kiroro including the 'Snow Park (Yuki-no-asobi Hiroba' area - entry is 1,000 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Kiroro including the Terrain Park. There are also special 'Powder Zone' areas. 

Kiroro Snow World 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 Snow World is generally open from 9am until 7:30pm in the main season. Only the Center Express lift remains operating after 6pm.

Kiroro Snow World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
65 years & over
1 Day 5,500 yen 2,800 yen 4,900 yen 4,900 yen
6 Hours 4,700 yen 2,500 yen 4,300 yen 4,300 yen
3 Hours 4,200 yen 2,200 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 250 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Gondola return 2,000 yen 1,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Season Ticket 68,000 yen 34,000 yen 42,000 yen 52,000 yen
2 Days consecutive 10,000 yen 5,100 yen 9,100 yen 9,100 yen
3 Days consecutive 14,500 yen 7,400 yen 13,300 yen 13,300 yen
4 Days consecutive 19,000 yen 9,700 yen 17,500 yen 17,500 yen
5 Days consecutive 23,500 yen 12,000 yen 21,700 yen 21,700 yen
6 Days consecutive 28,000 yen 14,300 yen 25,900 yen 25,900 yen
7 Days consecutive 32,000 yen 16,600 yen 30,100 yen 30,100 yen
8 Days consecutive 37,000 yen 18,900 yen 34,300 yen 34,300 yen
9 Days consecutive 41,500 yen 21,200 yen 38,500 yen 38,500 yen
10 Days consecutive 46,000 yen 23,500 yen 42,700 yen 42,700 yen
11 Days consecutive 50,500 yen 25,800 yen 46,900 yen 46,900 yen
12 Days consecutive 55,000 yen 28,100 yen 51,100 yen 51,100 yen
13 Days consecutive 59,500 yen 30,400 yen 55,300 yen 55,300 yen
14 Days consecutive 64,000 yen 32,700 yen 59,500 yen 59,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Getting to Kiroro Snow World

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 Snow World is about 26km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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A free shuttle bus service is available from the Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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 Snow World 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.

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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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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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Lift system 68
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