Hiraya Kogen (Hiraya Village, Nagano)

Hiraya Kogen
平谷高原 (長野県 平谷村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hiraya Kogen is located just to the south of the main Hiraya village area in the south-western region of Nagano Prefecture. There are two pair lifts and one rope tow lift at Hiraya Kogen. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.

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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Hiraya Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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Hiraya Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hiraya Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledges are also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' with a moving walkway. There is an entry charge of 500 yen. There is also a sledging area that is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a quarter pipe and a few items by the D Course. 

Hiraya Kogen 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 from 8:00am 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
Hiraya Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

The rope tow lift is usually only open on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hiraya Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Rope tow (1 time) 100 yen 100 yen 100 yen
Rope tow (12 times) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen

Getting to Hiraya Kogen

By public transport
31.7km from Inakozawa Station on the Iida Line
34.7km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Hiraya Kogen is about 32km from Inakozawa Station on the Iida line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
26.9km from the Iida Yamamoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
28.2km from the Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 153 (0.1km away)
The base of Hiraya Kogen is right by the side of Route 153, otherwise known as the Sanshu Highway, just to the south of the central area of Hiraya village.

The Iida Yamamoto IC and Sonohara IC to the north of the ski hill are the nearest exits on the Chuo Expressway. From that area take Route 153 to the south and follow the road to reach Hiraya Kogen.

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There is parking for 1,000 vehicles available at the base of Hiraya Kogen. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on weekends and holidays.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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