Hiraya Kogen (Hiraya Village, Nagano)

Hiraya Kogen
(長野県 平谷村)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until late March 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hiraya Kogen is located just to the south of the main Hiraya village area in the south-western region of Nagano Prefecture. There are two pair lifts and one rope tow lift at Hiraya Kogen. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.

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

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Hiraya Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 30cm 1st 20cm 70cm 1st 30cm 40cm
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11th - - 11th 30cm 40cm 11th 50cm 60cm 11th 20cm 30cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 40cm 12th 50cm 60cm 12th 20cm 30cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 40cm 13th 50cm 60cm 13th 20cm 30cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 40cm 14th 50cm 60cm 14th 20cm 30cm
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17th - - 17th 30cm 50cm 17th 30cm 60cm 17th - 30cm
18th - - 18th 30cm 50cm 18th 40cm 60cm 18th - 30cm
19th - - 19th 30cm 50cm 19th 40cm 60cm 19th - 30cm
20th - - 20th 40cm 50cm 20th 40cm 50cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 40cm 50cm 21st 40cm 50cm 21st - -
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28th 20cm 30cm 28th 40cm 60cm 28th 40cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 20cm 30cm 29th 30cm 60cm 29th 40cm - 29th - -
30th 20cm 30cm 30th 30cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 30cm 31st 20cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Hiraya Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hiraya Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledges are also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' with a moving walkway (with tickets available for that 'snow conveyer', open on weekends). There is a 'Kids Park' entry charge of 500 yen (free for under 3 year olds). There is also a sledging area that is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a quarter pipe and a few items by the D Course. 

Hiraya Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hiraya Kogen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays (including New Year).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hiraya Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information <2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Tickets just for the snow escalator by the A course - open on weekends and holidays - are available:

1 day: 1,500 yen
1 time: 150 yen
12 times: 1,500 yen

Getting to Hiraya Kogen

By public transport
31.7km from Inakozawa Station on the Iida Line
34.7km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Hiraya Kogen is about 32km from Inakozawa Station on the Iida line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
26.9km from the Iida Yamamoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
28.2km from the Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 153 (0.1km away)
The base of Hiraya Kogen is right by the side of Route 153, otherwise known as the Sanshu Highway, just to the south of the central area of Hiraya village.

The Iida Yamamoto IC and Sonohara IC to the north of the ski hill are the nearest exits on the Chuo Expressway. From that area take Route 153 to the south and follow the road to reach Hiraya Kogen.

>> More information on the Chuo Expressway
There is parking for 1000 vehicles available at the base of Hiraya Kogen on two car parks. No mention of charges in official information.

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