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EXPERIENCE KIRORO: WORLD'S BEST POWDER SNOW

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF LUXURY SKI IN SKI OUT HOTELS AND STAY STEPS FROM THE POWDER

If Kiroro could be summed up in one word it would be 'powder'. Escape the crowds and get into some of the best-untracked powder snow that Japan has to offer. With steep terrain and abundant off-piste areas for advanced level skiers and snowboarders, Kiroro ski resort offers an exhilarating Japan ski experience.  Read More

Kiroro resort, traditionally a day-trip favourite from Niseko resort, has increasingly become a destination in its own right for powder snow lovers and those wishing to avoid some of the more crowded Hokkaido resorts. The resort is located about an hour and change from Sapporo City and just over 30 minutes from the historical town of Otaru, which makes a fantastic day trip from the resort.

Kiroro ski resort enjoys the incredible powder dumps long associated with northern Japan, with some reports declaring an annual snowfall of anywhere from 17 to 21 meters! Either way, Kiroro is certainly one of the best ski resorts in Japan for amount of snowfall, no matter how you look at it. With more relaxed policies in recent years for out-of-bounds skiing and snowboarding, the resort is quickly becoming an off-piste powder-seekers paradise.

Unlike some of the other Hokkaido ski resorts such as Niseko and Furano, Kiroro does not have any kind of village area at its base and its accommodation options are limited to three luxury-style ski-in-ski-out hotels. This makes it perfect for those seeking easy access to the lifts and a higher quality of accommodation with everything in-house and at your fingertips. Despite the small size, the resort serves up some excellent dining options, with over 15 different cafes and restaurants, both western and Japanese style.

Kiroro resort offers both beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders plenty of groomed runs and for the more advanced adventure seekers, tree-skiing is now permitted and accessed via gates. Families will enjoy Kiroro for the convenience of ski in / ski out access, with a kids snow park area offering and other non-ski activities like tubing, tobogganing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Kiroro also has an onsite International ski school.  For more information, including Kiroro trail map and services including Kiroro ski pass and Kiroro rental, click on the tabs below.

Make your stay in Kiroro about more than just the exceptional Hokkaido powder with accommodation that delivers in every way. Submit an enquiry for your ski accommodation in Kiroro and receive a tailor-made quote for your stay.

 

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Kiroro Highlights

Hidden Powder Paradise

Usually receiving more snow than its sibling resorts, come to escape the lift lines and find deep untracked tree skiing.

Immaculately Groomed Runs

Find secluded steep and deep, wide open groomed courses, without lift lines.  Fresh tracks can be found for days.

Winter Activities

Many fun winter activities, including snow Segway, banana boat, buggy, rafting and snowmobiling.

Snow Fun

Try the snow bubble ball, snow park, forest exploration, panorama forest and the Double Experience tour.

Ski In/Out Hotels

Kiroro resort offers the most convenient ski in / ski out accommodation – both hotels set at the base of the mountain.

Incredible Dining

Enjoy from 10+ in-house restaurants and bars during your stay, featuring fresh Hokkaido treats and unbeatable local flavour.

Kiroro Facts

Kiroro Resort features two ski in / out hotels at the mountain base servicing Kiroro's 21 courses.

BASIC RESORT INFORMATION

  • Ski Resorts: 1
  • Ski Hours: 09:00-19:30
  • Ski Season: late Nov – early May

Kiroro FEATURES

  • Average Snow Fall: 21 metres
  • Vertical Drop: 610 metres
  • Gondolas: 1
  • Lifts: 8

Skiing: Terrain/Trails

Terrain Info

  • Beginner Terrain: 30%
  • Intermediate Terrain: 30%
  • Advanced Terrain: 40%
  • Backcountry Ski : Not available

Additional Information

  • Trails: 21
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Longest Run: 4.05 km

Tree Skiing

Half Pipe

Night Skiing

Snow Monkeys

Resort Maps

Japan Ski Resorts Map

Resort Trail Maps

Kiroro Services

Japan Ski Experience can arrange all the resort services you need to perfect your Japan ski holiday. Use the links below to jump to each section.

Equipment

Kiroro Rentals

The Kiroro Rental Shop is located in the Mountain Centre on the 1st floor. 

Hours:

  • Opens 20 minutes' prior to lift operation
  • Closes 30 minutes' after the lifts shut down for the day

Lift Passes

Kiroro Lift Passes

Kiroro Snow World Lift Passes

  • Additional ¥500 refundable deposit fee required
  • Multi-day pass is valid from operation opening until closing time
  • Preschoolers (under 5 years old) accompanied by guardians ride for free (¥500 card deposit required)
  • Seniors (65+) and students (Junior High School, University, College) must present ID for age or student status verification
  • Night Ski services from December 8, 2018 to April 6, 2019
  • Lift closing time changes daily depends on actual sunset time and weather condition

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Kiroro Lesssons

Airport Transfers

Kiroro Transfers

Coach transfer between Sapporo New Chitose Airport / Sapporo City and Kiroro.  Suitable for flights arriving prior to 17:25 (domestic) and 16:50 (international) and departing after 12:00 (domestic) and 13:00 (international).

Please note that there is a minimum connection time required in order to confirm your coach between Airport and Resort:

Scheduled coach departure time will be aligned to your arrival flight time to leave the airport at least:

  • 45 minutes after Domestic flight arrival
  • 90 minutes after International flight arrival

Scheduled coach departure time will be aligned to your departure flight time to arrive at airport at least:

  • 60 minutes before Domestic flight departure
  • 120 minutes before International flight departure

Children 0-2 travel free of charge (no seat).

2019-20 Rates

Sapporo New Chitose Airport <-> Kiroro Resort

  • Adult - JPY 4,100 per way
  • Child (3-11) - JPY 3,100 per way
  • Infant (0-2) - FOC

Please get in touch with us to add Kiroro coach transfers to your booking.

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