Resort Reviews - tagged 'Akaigawa'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Akaigawa'. Currently 17 reviews.
Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by lonepeak on 3rd November 2017
Powder real deep but slope not steep
We day tripped from Niseko, signed up for the off-piste "no hike" side country area, then waded through thigh deep snow in the trees. The snow seemed a slight bit heavy which made it difficult to move downhill at times since the terrain was not very steep. It was bitterly cold as well with wind so we had to warm up every few runs. I would like to catch a rare good weather day following snow which
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by AndyK on 2nd February 2017
Waste of Money
The steeper slops are short and ending always with an flat sections. So you have to speed up, that you get over the flat section.
The same is with the free-riding area.... Really short steep beginning ended up with a flat section.

The resort is good for beginners, but not for freeriders from overseas looking for steeper terrain... sorry, but for us it was a waste of time & money and the advertising the resort does is delusory
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by endure on 6th March 2015
Kiroro resort
My friend and I had a great time at Kiroro for a day trip. We were staying near Niseko and it was about an hours drive to get there. It was great to get away from the crowds around Hirafu. The drive was easy, even with some freezing rain on the roads.

Once we got there, we were told that the gondola was closed for the day because of the weather (moderate to high winds in particular).
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 18th February 2015
Let's Kiroro Again!
I did a repeat of my 2014 season day trip from Otaru to Kiroro, staying at the same hostel (Morinoki), and taking the same bus at the same time (leaves Otaru station at 08:10), though it now costs a little more at a still reasonable 930Yen. The big difference I noticed upon arrival was the large number of foreign, particularly "Western" punters in the lobby. Obviously the secret has got out but this was a Tuesday in early Feb so
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by TubbyBeaverinho on 15th February 2015
Powder Powder everwhere
The resort itself is fairly compact, with the 2 areas of the resort.

The lifts were reasonably fast, although the gondola takes 15mins to get to the top of the mountain. The trees certainly have some great riding to be had BUT you should ride with someone who knows the place well because there are a lot of gullies and ravines that you could dead end in and it'd be very difficult to climb your way out.

The flat sections
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by PowderGal on 10th February 2015
Great powder skiing and few line ups!
On Sunday, Jan 25th, for our 7th day of skiing in Japan my husband and I rented a car and traveled to Kiroro. Our friend won a free 6 hour day of skiing from the SnowJapan contest. He did not have time to make it to Kiroro so he gave us the pass as long as we wrote this review. I have never written a official ski review before so I thought this would give me a good opportunity
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by agillgren on 9th February 2015
Snow! And lots of it.....
Some say this resort gets more than the close by big N. Can't say that for sure, but it does get slightly different weather sometimes and we've had a few great days here over the years when it has been shallow elsewhere.

First thing that stands out is the quick/modern lift system. I think all lifts are covered they are quick too... we also never seemed to be waiting in lines. Was definitely a nice change
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by Sapporo on 24th January 2015
Great powder, great groomers, great sidecountry!!
After an up and down past few weeks (temperature wise) and a lack of fresh snow for a couple days, it was great to see a snow storm heading throughout Hokkaido the day before we headed to Kiroro!

The day before, there had been an avalanche and the road to Kiroro (Kenai-Toge...name of road and spelling could be a bit off?!) had been closed for around 7 hours. That road is pretty steep and has lots of hairpins and this morning
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 8th March 2014
Let's Kiroro!
Took a day trip to Kiroro from Otaru, killing 2 birds with one stone as I’d wanted to visit both for some time. I stayed at a cool little hostel called Morinoki, which is about a 20 minute walk from the JR station though a local bus would half that. There’s an infrequent shuttle bus from the station to the resort, departing at 08:10 and 11:30, and returning at 13:30 and 17:00. If you’re staying at Morinoki, you can use
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 30th March 2007
Kiroro Snow World review by kp
The scenery is magnificent and the snow is really powder(crazy snowing).

Not much people come there, esp weekday morning. It is easy to reach, about 40 mins (bus) from otariu station. Stay in Otariu at night is more economy. Many Course to choose, more than 3 courses are suitable to beginner.

Facility, Service, Price and everything is good, except, some beginner courses are too flat to ski(sometimes walk), even for beginner and the indication diagram for
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by rossno on 10th January 2006
Kiroro Snow World review by rossno
Great place to visit with the family or for a romantic getaway with someone special, if your priority is not Snowboarding or Skiing most of the time
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by bly on 18th February 2005
Kiroro Snow World review by bly
First trip to Hokkaido and we went to Kiroro for a day trip after Niseko. It was snowing like crazy everywhere so the trip from Sapporo took 2.5+ hours instead of 1.5! That cut short our day so we only manage to explore a small part of the resort (My wife being a beginner in snowboarding didn't help...!!!).

From what we see, Kiroro looks like a very local, down to earth type of resort. It's medium in size and snow quality
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