Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira (Kijimadaira Village, Nagano)

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira
北信州 木島平 (長野県 木島平村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 25th March 2017]

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Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira - often just known as Kijimadaira - is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kosha in Kijimadaira village in the north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It has been operating since 1963 and known for the 45 degree Pioneer course, one of the steepest in Japan. Kijimadaira is one of the connected ski hills on the north, east and southern slopes of Mt Kosha that make up 'Mt Kosha'. A joint lift ticket is available. The others are Yamabiko-no-oka and X-JAM Takaifuji. Until the 2016-2017 season Yomase Onsen was also part of the group and shared a lift ticket, but that appears to now not be the case. (A fifth ski hill called Makinoiri Snow Park is located to the west of - and directly connected with - Kijimadaira, but it is currently not operating). In the regions surrounding Mt Kosha, Myoko and Madarao Kogen are to the west, Nozawa Onsen is to the north and Shiga Kogen is to south west.

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

1271m
796m
475m
45"
10
3000m
7
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 2 0 5 0 0
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is lift-connected with:
Makinoiri Snow Park, X-JAM Takaifuji, Yamabiko no oka, Yomase Onsen

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 50cm 30cm 1st 140cm 70cm 1st 130cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 30cm 2nd 160cm 65cm 2nd 130cm 65cm
3rd - - 3rd 35cm 30cm 3rd 160cm 65cm 3rd 140cm 65cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 30cm 4th 150cm 60cm 4th 140cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 25cm 5th 140cm 60cm 5th 130cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 25cm 6th 130cm 60cm 6th 130cm 55cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 25cm 7th 150cm 60cm 7th 130cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 25cm 8th 160cm 55cm 8th 140cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 25cm 9th 150cm 55cm 9th 140cm 45cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 25cm 10th 160cm 90cm 10th 130cm 45cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 25cm 11th 160cm 90cm 11th 140cm 45cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 25cm 12th 170cm 90cm 12th 130cm 45cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 25cm 13th 170cm 80cm 13th 130cm 40cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 25cm 14th 160cm 40cm 14th 120cm 40cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 25cm 15th 160cm 40cm 15th 120cm 45cm
16th - - 16th 130cm 25cm 16th 160cm 55cm 16th 120cm 45cm
17th - - 17th 150cm 25cm 17th 150cm 55cm 17th 120cm 40cm
18th - - 18th 140cm 35cm 18th 150cm 60cm 18th 120cm 35cm
19th - - 19th 140cm 35cm 19th 150cm 60cm 19th 110cm 30cm
20th - - 20th 120cm 40cm 20th 140cm 60cm 20th 110cm 25cm
21st - - 21st 125cm 55cm 21st 160cm 55cm 21st 100cm 25cm
22nd - 0cm 22nd 130cm 55cm 22nd 170cm 50cm 22nd 110cm 20cm
23rd - 0cm 23rd 150cm 55cm 23rd 150cm 50cm 23rd 100cm -
24th 20cm 0cm 24th 160cm 55cm 24th 150cm 55cm 24th 100cm -
25th 30cm 0cm 25th 170cm 60cm 25th 150cm 55cm 25th 100cm -
26th 30cm 5cm 26th 150cm 60cm 26th 140cm 55cm 26th - -
27th 15cm 5cm 27th 150cm 60cm 27th 140cm 50cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 10cm 28th 140cm 55cm 28th 130cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 30cm 29th 130cm 50cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 60cm 30cm 30th 130cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 30cm 31st 150cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kodomo Hiroba' childrens area is located at the base of the resort (Area 7). It is free to enter.

A child care facility ('Kids Room') is located in the Ski Centre, previous reservations required - 3000 yen for half day and 5000 yen for full day. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is located by lift number 11. One make, box, wave, rail. 

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen yen 2,600 yen
Half Day 2,600 yen yen 2,000 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 4,600 yen
3 Days 8,200 yen 6,200 yen
Season 3-day 8,500 yen 6,500 yen
Nighta 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 36,000 yen 33,000 yen
Mt Kosha 1 Day 4,100 yen 3,100 yen
Mt Kosha 2 Days 7,200 yen 5,600 yen
Mt Kosha 3 Days 9,700 yen 7,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children of elementary school age and under can ride the lifts for free every day of the season.

The tickets marked as Mt Kosha are also valid at the connecting Yamabiko-no-oka and X Jam, and are available from 23rd December 2016 until 20th March 2017.

Getting to Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira

By public transport
Train
Train
8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
8km from Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
16.2km from Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
Transport Information
Information
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is 8km from Iiyama Station.

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bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Iiyama Station.

A taxi from the same station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
Car
13.8km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
22.6km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
34.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 403 (1.3km away)
Direction
Direction
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira is about 14km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

From the Toyota Iiyama IC exit, turn right onto Route 117 until reaching the turn off for Route 403 (about 8km). Turn right onto Route 403 and follow the signs to the ski hill.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1500 vehicles around the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kamikijima 3876-2
Kijimadaira-mura
Shimotakai-gun
Nagano-ken
389-2303
Telephone
Telephone
0269-82-3434
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Current resort snow depth
100cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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