Family Gerende Kirigamine (Suwa City, Nagano)

Family Gerende Kirigamine
ファミリーゲレンデ 霧ヶ峰 (長野県 諏訪市)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Family Gerende Kirigamine is a small ski hill located in Suwa city in the Kirigamine highland area of central eastern Nagano Prefecture. As the name suggests it is suited to young children and families.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

1650m
50m
1600m
20"
3
400m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
90%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
10%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Family Gerende Kirigamine Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 50cm 1st - 85cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 85cm
3rd - - 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 85cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th - 50cm 4th - 85cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 50cm 5th - 85cm
6th - - 6th - 30cm 6th - 60cm 6th - 85cm
7th - - 7th - 30cm 7th - 65cm 7th - 85cm
8th - - 8th - 30cm 8th - 65cm 8th - 85cm
9th - - 9th - 40cm 9th - 65cm 9th - 85cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 45cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 45cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th - 45cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 85cm
14th - - 14th - 45cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 85cm
15th - - 15th - 45cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 85cm
16th - - 16th - 50cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 85cm
17th - - 17th - 50cm 17th - 80cm 17th - 85cm
18th - - 18th - 50cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 85cm
19th - - 19th - 50cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 85cm
20th - - 20th - 50cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 80cm
21st - - 21st - 50cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - - 22nd - 50cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd - 20cm 23rd - 50cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 80cm
24th - 20cm 24th - 50cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 20cm 25th - 50cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 20cm 26th - 50cm 26th - 85cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 20cm 27th - 50cm 27th - 85cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 20cm 28th - 50cm 28th - 85cm 28th - 80cm
29th - 20cm 29th - 50cm 29th - - 29th - 80cm
30th - 20cm 30th - 50cm 30th 30th - 80cm
31st - 20cm 31st - 50cm 31st 31st - 80cm

Previous Statistics

Family Gerende Kirigamine Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Family Gerende Kirigamine. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Snow shoe and wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
A sledging area for children is located at the base of the ski hill. Entry is free, 500 yen to use the moving walkway. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.
 

Family Gerende Kirigamine Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Family Gerende Kirigamine is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Family Gerende Kirigamine Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
4 Hours 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Family Gerende Kirigamine

By public transport
Train
Train
48.9km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.9km from Kamisuwa Station on the Chuo Honsen line
18.1km from Chino Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Family Gerende Kirigamine is about 13km from Kamisuwa Station on the Chuo Honsen line.

It is about 49km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A bus from Kamisuwa Station takes about 30 minutes.

A taxi takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
16.6km from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
26.8km from the Okaya IC on the Chuo Expressway
47.1km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (11.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Direction
Direction
Family Gerende Kirigamine is just under 17km from the Suwa IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

From the IC exit go straight ahead and then at the junction after less than 1km turn left onto Route 20. After about 3.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 40 and then keep on this road to head up to the ski hill. Family Gerende Kirigamine is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 600 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kirigamine 13338-1
Suwa-shi
Nagano-ken
382-0008
Telephone
Telephone
0266-53-1664
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