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: Late December 2018 until late March 2019
Closed on certain days - check before going!
Official snow depth --- [updated on 18th December 2018]

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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.

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
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 70cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 75cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 75cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 75cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 75cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 75cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 75cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 75cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th - 50cm 9th - 75cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 55cm 10th - 75cm 10th - 50cm
11th - - 11th - 55cm 11th - 70cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 55cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 60cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th - 60cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 50cm
15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 50cm
16th - - 16th - 60cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 50cm
17th - - 17th - 60cm 17th - 80cm 17th - 45cm
18th - - 18th - 60cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 45cm
19th - - 19th - 60cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 45cm
20th - - 20th - 60cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 40cm
21st - - 21st - 60cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 40cm
22nd - - 22nd - 60cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 40cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 40cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 70cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 40cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 70cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 40cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 70cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 40cm
27th - 40cm 27th - 70cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 40cm
28th - 40cm 28th - 70cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 40cm
29th - 40cm 29th - 70cm 29th - - 29th - 40cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 70cm 30th 30th - 40cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 70cm 31st 31st - 40cm

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 charge to use is 500 yen (or free with a valid ski lift ticket). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.

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 from8:30am 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.

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 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
4 Hours 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
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.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
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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