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: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
Closed on certain days - see below
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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 is a cross-country course at this ski hill. Note that this ski hill closes on certain days - we advise you check before going. On weekdays (and from mid February) only the Number 2 lift operates.

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.

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The Mountain

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Family Gerende Kirigamine Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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27th - 20cm 27th - 30cm 27th - 30cm 27th - -
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30th - 20cm 30th - 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 20cm 31st - 40cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Family Gerende Kirigamine Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Family Gerende Kirigamine. 
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 with a moving walkways is located at the base of the ski hill. The entry charge to use is 490 yen. The moving walkway costs 1,010 yen for one day. 
Park Information
Park information

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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am 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
Family Gerende Kirigamine is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

Closed on the following dates:
- 18th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th February 2020
- 2nd-6th, 9th-13th, 16th-18th March 2020

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Family Gerende Kirigamine Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 2,610 yen 1,570 yen 1,570 yen
4 Hours 1,880 yen 1,040 yen 1,040 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 15,710 yen 10,470 yen 10,470 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Children's Day is 19th January, 16th February and 15th March 2020 - on those days the child ticket is free.

Pre-school infants free.

Getting to Family Gerende Kirigamine

By public transport
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
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.

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A bus from Kamisuwa Station takes about 30 minutes.

A taxi takes about 20 minutes.
By 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
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.

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About 50 minutes from Suzat IC
There is parking for 600 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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