Resort Spotlight: Kiroro Resort, Akaigawa, Hokkaido

KIRORO RESORT
Hokkaido
kiroro.co.jp/en

Besides Gondola Kiroro Resort offers to its customers up to 21 courses, skilled ski and snowboard instructors, 5 High-Speed Hooded Lifts and 3 Pair Lifts, amazing powder snow, that is used to call probably the best in the area. In Kiroro the first snow comes in late October. Due to many climate factors such as temperature and topography, within Kiroro area unbelievably light and dry powder snow falls every year. Normal average snowfall reaches here near 450 cm per month on the upper mountain and 300 cm on the lower mountain. Maximum accumulation exceeds 500 cm. Every day, the ski fields grooming machines spend hour after hour turning this continuously falling powder snow into expertly groomed courses. However, even when compacted, the snow on course maintains its powdery and pliable nature.

Kiroro Snow World opens in late November and closes in early May, and snow on the surrounding mountains disappears in late June, what makes Kiroro the longest open resort in this area. From beginners to advanced skiers – there are courses prepared for every difficulty level.

 

Topics

The Kiroro Pass – Kiroro will be offering state of the art technology to allow you to create an online profile and order our lift passes, lessons and rentals as well as numerous other services from your computer or smartphone. Simply login and order!

Backcountry Exits – For the first time ever, Kiroro will be allowing backcountry enthusiasts and mountain climbers designated exits at the Nagamine and Asari Peak as well as the Family Lift at the base of the mountain. Backcountry skiers and boarders will be required to register with local police force and must carry shovel, beacon and probe.

Kiroro Mountain Club – Our new members club will be located in the Mountain Centre alongside our brand new coffee shop! Members will have access to our new Cat and Hike service, discounted backcountry equipment rental, express police registration service, First Tracks 0755 and free avalanche and backcountry awareness seminars!

Automated ticketing system – no more fumbling in your pockets for your lift pass! With our new automated gates, you can also join our Mileage Challenge and ski and ride for prizes! We will also be introducing flexible multi day passes to use all season and beginner only passes for those new to snow sports!

International Academy – Kiroro is offering tailor-made lessons structured specifically for foreigners with a large team of multilingual instructors in our newly refurbished Academy !

Powder Zones – In addition to our enormously popular powder zone, we will also be adding designated ungroomed areas for limited times only. Check our website for details!

Premium Rental Equipment – Our fleet of outstanding gear has grown to include a wide range of powder skis and boards as well as backcountry gear. Limited stock so be sure to book in advance!
 

Resort Statistics
21 Courses (beginner 38%, intermediate 24%, advanced 38%)
Gondola, 5 high-speed Hooded Lifts and 3 pair lifts
Longest course 4050m
For more information, please visit kiroro.co.jp/en

 

Kiroro Resort
In Kiroro Resort you can enjoy a huge range of programs, different restaurants, shops and recreation activities. The response from foreigners and Japanese guests until now were positive, they enjoyed the delicious food, the various courses and interesting, funny programs. One of the guests wrote a review about Kiroro: “I can say that Kiroro is one of the best Family Ski Resort in Asia. Nice accessibility from the base. Long & Wide Advanced slopes, great Kids program. Wonderful food, kindly staff and comfortable accommodation.”



Restaurants
Customers can choose different kind of restaurants and experience the variety of flavors. The Resort offers mainly buffet or casual restaurants. Most of them are placed in Hotel Piano, but there are some restaurants in the ski area and in Mountain Hotel as well. Every kind of cuisine can be found here from Italian to traditional Japanese meals. On the top of that there is an operating restaurant on the summit of Mt. Asari to show beautiful scenery for skiers and snowboarders.



Annie Kids Ski Academy
Annie Kids Ski Academy in Kiroro models itself on French Annie Ski School founded by Annie Famose. The academy has high standards and good reputation as a ski school for children between the age of 3 and 12. Parents can decide if they want their children to take a half-day long or full-day long ski or snowboard course. Besides the lessons, animators are eager to prepare a range of amusing and interesting recreational activities to make the tuition complete and finish the day with a good memory. Signing for group or private lesson with English speaking instructor is also an option for teenagers and adults.

Contact:
e-mail: academy@kiroro.co.jp
tel.: 0135-34-7128





Rental equipment
Kiroro Rental Station offers a huge range of ski and snowboard garments and accessories like gloves, goggles etc. in the best quality for rent. You can choose between full set or single equipment for your liking. Ski or snowboard set for one day is \4,500 for hotel guests.



 

Kiroro Activites
Besides the ski and snowboard courses, for being up to date, and make the customers’ stay memorable, Kiroro widens its menu of activities (such as Segway on the snow or Banana Boat) as frequently as possible. After spending your day on the slopes the best way to relax is to use Kiroro hot spring, which help you to make your body and mind feel at ease. If you would you like to have some excitement for night, we invite you to the BB bar in Kiroro Town, where entertaining and enthusiastic staff members await the guests.



Terrain Park
Terrain Park prepared by the specialist to make your ski and snowboard experience more exciting. You can enjoy different obstacles such as kickers, bumps or wall.



Accommodation
Kiroro Resort has 2 hotels where customers can stay during their travel. The luxurious Hotel Piano offers both Japanese and Western style rooms – Suite rooms, Deluxe King rooms and many more. For the room on the 11th and 12th floor guests can get some benefits from the hotel such as free drink coupons, free access to the Japanese style hot spring etc. Mountain Hotel –which is next to the ski area – also proposes Japanese and Western style rooms. Guests can choose between different types of rooms such as Standard Japanese rooms, Suite Rooms, Deluxe Twin Rooms, Standard Twin rooms.

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Location

90 minutes from Chitose IC.
60 minutes from Sapporo Nishi IC.
50 minutes from Niseko.
40 minutes from Otaru.
For more information, please visit kiroro.co.jp/en

kiroro.co.jp/en