Karigahara (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Karigahara
雁が原
(福井県 勝山市)
Planned season: Mid December 2019 until early March 2020
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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
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200m
21"
6
1500m
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35%
65%
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%
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Karigahara Snow Depth Statistics

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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 Mid 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
Nighta (from 5pm) 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 1300 vehicles at the base of Karigahara. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen for cars on weekends and holidays. Open 24 hours.

More Information

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Address
Address
Karigahara
Murokocho Terao
Katsuyama-shi
Fukui-ken
911-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0779-88-1616
2019-2020 UPDATES
6th December 2019: We are in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the 19-20 winter season - we hope all updates will be done by mid-December. For more information about our updates, please read this
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