Kiroro Snow World

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Huge amounts of snow”

Freeriding

60%

Some good trees

Freestyle

50%

A basic park

Pistes

70%

A nice selection of runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:1180m
Vertical drop:610m
Bottom lift:570m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   8 x Chairlifts  

Ride area 110ha

Easy
30%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:21
Longest Piste:4kms

Kiroro Snow World was first established by Yamaha (yes the guys that make keyboards and motorbikes!). Its coastal-Hokkaido location means Kiroro gets ludicrous amounts of snow. The quality is a little wetter than that of Hokkaido’s more inland resorts, but with over 13metres a season who really cares? The abundance of white stuff means the resort opens earlier than anywhere else in Japan and doesn’t close till late May, permitting approximately 167 riding days in total.

The lifts here are of a high standard: mostly detachable high speeds with bubbles helping to keep the frost bite off your face. They currently access a moderate range of terrain options spreading over two peaks: Nagamine and Asari. What’s more, Kiroro have plans to expand the ride area over the next few years.

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World Ranking

4th

Overall in Asia

  • #7 best freeride
  • #12 best freestyle
  • #4 best piste riding

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