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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

1271m
796m
475m
45"
10
3000m
7
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 2 0 5 0 0

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'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
Train
Train
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
Information
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is 8km from Iiyama Station.

>> More information on the Iiyama-sen train line
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bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Iiyama Station.

A taxi from the same station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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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Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kamikijima 3876-2
Kijimadaira-mura
Shimotakai-gun
Nagano-ken
389-2303
Telephone
Telephone
0269-82-3434
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
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Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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