Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira (Kijimadaira Village, Nagano)

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira
北信州 木島平 (長野県 木島平村)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
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Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira - often just known as Kijimadaira - is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kosha in Kijimadaira village in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It has been operating since 1963 and known for the 45 degree ‘Pioneer’ course, one of the steepest in Japan.

In recent seasons, Kijimadaira was one of five connected ski hills on the slopes of Mt Kosha that were branded as 'Mt Kosha' and joint lift tickets were available. However, since last year there have been various changes and for the 2017-2018 season the big ‘Mt Kosha’ concept seems to have fractured further.
See lift ticket information below for details on Kijimadaira lift tickets for the 2017-2018 season.

X-JAM Takaifuji and Yomase Onsen now offer a joint ticket; Makinoiri Snow Park is operating independently and Yamabiko-no-oka is apparently closed for 2017-2018.

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.

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The Mountain

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Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 50cm 1st 145cm 140cm 1st 135cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 130cm 40cm 2nd 145cm 160cm 2nd 135cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 130cm 35cm 3rd 145cm 160cm 3rd 130cm 140cm
4th - - 4th 140cm 35cm 4th 140cm 150cm 4th 130cm 140cm
5th - - 5th 150cm 30cm 5th 150cm 140cm 5th 130cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 150cm 50cm 6th 150cm 130cm 6th 125cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 150cm 50cm 7th 140cm 150cm 7th 125cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 150cm 45cm 8th 140cm 160cm 8th 120cm 140cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 40cm 9th 140cm 150cm 9th 120cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 140cm 45cm 10th 140cm 160cm 10th 120cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 140cm 60cm 11th 140cm 160cm 11th 105cm 140cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 60cm 12th 135cm 170cm 12th 105cm 130cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 70cm 13th 135cm 170cm 13th 105cm 130cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 80cm 14th 135cm 160cm 14th 100cm 120cm
15th - - 15th 140cm 110cm 15th 135cm 160cm 15th 100cm 120cm
16th - - 16th 140cm 130cm 16th 135cm 160cm 16th 95cm 120cm
17th - - 17th 140cm 150cm 17th 135cm 150cm 17th 95cm 120cm
18th - - 18th 125cm 140cm 18th 155cm 150cm 18th 95cm 120cm
19th - - 19th 115cm 140cm 19th 155cm 150cm 19th 90cm 110cm
20th - - 20th 110cm 120cm 20th 155cm 140cm 20th 90cm 110cm
21st - - 21st 105cm 125cm 21st 155cm 160cm 21st 90cm 100cm
22nd - - 22nd 105cm 130cm 22nd 150cm 170cm 22nd 80cm 110cm
23rd 60cm - 23rd 110cm 150cm 23rd 150cm 150cm 23rd 80cm 100cm
24th 60cm 20cm 24th 120cm 160cm 24th 150cm 150cm 24th 80cm 100cm
25th 50cm 30cm 25th 135cm 170cm 25th 150cm 150cm 25th 75cm 100cm
26th 55cm 30cm 26th 140cm 150cm 26th 150cm 140cm 26th 75cm 90cm
27th 80cm 15cm 27th 140cm 150cm 27th 140cm 140cm 27th 70cm 90cm
28th 120cm 30cm 28th 140cm 140cm 28th 140cm 130cm 28th 70cm 90cm
29th 120cm 50cm 29th 140cm 130cm 29th - - 29th 70cm 90cm
30th 130cm 60cm 30th 145cm 130cm 30th 30th 65cm 80cm
31st 130cm 50cm 31st 145cm 150cm 31st 31st 65cm 70cm

Previous Statistics

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kodomo Hiroba' childrens area is located at the base of the resort. It is free to enter.

A child care facility ('Wakuwaku Kids Room') is located in the Ski Centre, previous reservations required - 3,000 yen for half day and 5,000 yen for full day. 
Park Information
Park information
Some items are scheduled to appear on the slopes. 

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm in the daytime.

For the 2017-2018 season there will be nighta operations on the following dates from 4:45pm until 8:45pm.

December 2017: 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 27th
February 2018: 3rd, 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th

Early ski from 6:30am until 8:00am is also available, reservations required.

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,900 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 4,900 yen
3 Days 8,200 yen 6,500 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 2,600 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:45pm) 2,600 yen 2,000 yen
Happy Time (10am-3pm) 2,600 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (4:45pm-8:45pm) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season 3 Days 8,500 yen 6,500 yen
Season Ticket 36,000 yen 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children of elementary school age and under can ride the lifts for free every day of the season.

A 'Premier Ticket' for the top steep Pioneer course is available for up to 30 people on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It costs 1,000 yen in addition to the normal one-day (and above) lift ticket.

Changes for the 2017-2018 season:

For the 2017-2018 season there are no longer any joint lift tickets with the other ski hills on Mt Kosha.

However, if you present anything more than a 1 day ticket for Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira at X-JAM Takaifuji or Yomase Onsen, you can get a lift ticket for those areas at half price.

There is no similar ticket deal with the adjoining Makinoiri Snow Park area.

The Yamabiko-no-oka area is closed for the 2017-2018 season.

Getting to Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira

By public transport
8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
8km from Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
16.2km from Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
Transport Information
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is 8km from Iiyama Station.

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A shuttle bus is available from Iiyama Station.

A taxi from the same station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
13.8km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
22.6km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
34.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (1.3km away)
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is about 14km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

From the Toyota Iiyama IC exit, turn right onto Route 117 until reaching the turn off for Route 403 (about 8km). Turn right onto Route 403 and follow the signs to the ski hill.

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There is parking for 1500 vehicles around the base of the ski hill on four car parks. Parking is free every day of the season.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

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