Your address will show here +12 34 56 78

Kiroro

##_Japan-Ski_##

The Resorts

Kiroro is a hidden gem in terms of Japanese ski resorts. The Kiroro ski resort spans over two notable peaks, Asari and Nagamine, and has 21 runs that are serviced by 8 modern, high speed gondolas. It is considerably less popular than surrounding resorts such as Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano, this has given birth to one of its finest qualities, the lack of crowds. Enjoy some peace and quiet on the slopes and work on your skills without having to dodge the masses. To this end, the resort itself is very well equipped for all skill levels, boasting almost an even split of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. Kiroro also has a very relaxed policy for tree skiing, expert skiers are often found tearing up new tracks in Kiroro’s abundant off piste playground.

Resort Facts

  • Start Season: Mid December
  • Season End: Early May
  • Night Skiing: Yes, until 7pm
  • Max Elevation (m): 1,180
  • Vertical Rise (m): 610
  • Difficulty (beg/int/adv): 35% / 35% / 30%   
  • Longest Course (m): 4,050
  • No. of Courses/Runs: 21
  • No. of Lifts  & Gondolas: 8
  • Max Gradient: 37 degrees


Getting there

New Chitose airport is the gateway to exploring the ski resorts of Hokkaido and is roughly 2 hours (105km) from Kiroro. Once in New Chitose Airport, you have two choices available, get a shuttle bus or self drive. Seeing as both options travel via road, both get you into Kiroro in very similar times, however comfort and safety really favors shuttle buses. Regular services run after many major flights into and out of New Chitose Airport and is quite easily the recommended way to get to and from Kiroro.

Wintertime in Hokkaido sees the road accident and fatality rate skyrocket. For the brave soul who wishes to rent a car and tackle the conditions to make their own way to Kiroro, the weather is extremely unpredictable and can produce adverse road conditions, thus we categorically do not recommend guests drive to Kiroro.

New Chitose Airport to Kiroro - Coach transfer, 2hrs

 


The Snow

To premance the snow in Kiroro, it is worth noting that it delves into the absolute absurd given the fact that it boasts an average annual snowfall of 21m! Both geography and topography have a lot to do with this unprecedented snowfall, however the biggest contributor is the ‘ocean snow effect’, Some may know of the ‘Lake Snow Effect’ and for all intents and purposes, Ocean Snow Effect is very similar. As an ice cold Siberian southeasterly air masses make their way across the warmer sea of Japan, it collects a massive amount of moisture from and upon hitting landfall, becomes unstable and dumps its contents.

Kiroro Ski Resort sits upon Mt Yoichi, which isn’t an enormous mountain at 1,483m, however it is less than 50km to the western seaboard. This is where the geography and topography come into play, it is the highest and closest point to the sea of Japan, meaning it is first to get brutalised by massive amounts of snow. Enjoy a ridiculous amount of fresh powder that is deep and light, perfect for any discerning powderhound!

 


The Resort Life

The Kiroro Ski Resort is comprised of two main hotels, the Kiroro Tribute Portfolio Hotel and The Sheraton. Each of these hotels provides truly world class facilities for you to experience. An important part of the modern day ski resort is the provision of quality, heart warming food. Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort provides two major restaurants, The Rivierouge that serve up buffet of international foods and Robata Hokki, a traditional Japanese restaurant that celebrates the local Japanese produce in each and every dish. There is also a fantastic lounge area around the lobby that has plenty to offer in the way of après.

To cover the other important facet of the modern day ski resort, the Kiroro Tribute Portfolio Hotel has a extremely well executed relaxation spa. Skiing and snowboarding can be particularly taxing on the body and an integral part of the rinse and repeat of the daily ski holiday routine is the relaxation and recuperation process after a day on the slopes. In Japan, a key player in this process is the onsen and spa, of which the Kiroro Tribute Portfolio Hotel has many of options available! Including an onsen hot spring, a spa-bath, a stone sauna, a relaxation centre and a 25m resort swimming pool with jacuzzi. Make sure to truly unwind after a day on the magnificent slopes of Mt. Asaridake.

 

Book / Enquire

We can tailor make your trip according to your requests






























Accommodation Standard




Inclusions
FlightsLessonsLift PassInsuranceStopoverGear HireTransfersRail Pass




Hotel
Onsen hot-springFamilySki-in/ Ski-out

KIRORO TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO HOTEL

4 nights from $693* per person

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Book by 31 Oct

Includes return coach transfers from Sapporo airport + daily breakfast + 3 day lift pass

Book / enquire

More info

Hotel
Onsen hot-springFamilySki-in/ Ski-out

SHERATON KIRORO RESORT

4 nights from $693* per person

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Book by 31 Oct

Includes return coach transfers from Sapporo airport + daily breakfast + 3 day lift pass

Book / enquire

More info

Ski lessons

ANNIE KIDS SKI ACADEMY

The world’s first sister school with Europe’s largest dedicated children’s ski school village de Zanfan in France. Lessons are taught with a unique method that combines fun with learning. The schools also offers full day programs that combine lunch and recreation. For booking details, please contact JTB. 

Book / enquire