Kiroro Ski Holidays

A great mid-sized resort, just one hour from Niseko and Rusutsu, Kiroro offers wide groomers and excellent off-piste potential.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
A great mid-sized resort, just one hour from Niseko and Rusutsu, Kiroro offers wide groomers and excellent off-piste potential.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

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Intermediate
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Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Quick Transfer Time

Relatively under-the-radar, Kiroro has deep powder, quiet slopes and fantastic tree runs off-piste.

Built in 2001, this modern resort sits just two hours from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. Less high profile than other Hokkaido resorts, it receives more consistent snowfall than nearby Niseko and Rusutsu and is a fantastic place to escape the crowds.

Spread over two peaks the pistes are varied and well-groomed, but the real appeal of Kiroro ski holidays is its Powder Zone and off-piste - the backcountry was recently opened up, with three designated points giving easy access. For the best powder skiing, we usually head for the trees.

There’s no real village at Kiroro. Instead, there are two resort-style hotels with shops, restaurants and facilities that include swimming pools, onsens and karaoke. You’ve also got the Mountain Centre at the base of the slopes, with a ski rental shop, café and kids’ area. To combine Kiroro’s skiing with the culture of other resorts, take a look at our Hokkaido Explorer Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort stats

Season
December - April
Nearest airport
Sapporo Chitose
Transfer time
2 hours
Transport
Transfer
Elevation
1,180m
Vertical drop
610m
Avg snowfall
14m
Ski lifts
9
Runs
21
Grade
35% advanced
30% intermediate
35% beginner

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Accommodation

Kiroro has two international standard hotels just below the ski area. The Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort is right by the Mountain Centre, and the Kiroro Tribute Portfolio Hotel is a little further along the road. Next to the Tribute is a mall-style promenade with souvenir shops, an arcade, a swimming pool and spa/onsen.

We’ve stayed at both Kiroro hotels, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best one for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The newly renovated 140 room Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort is located ski-in ski-out at the base of Kiroro Resort.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Spa
Of Kiroro’s two accommodation options, this 282-room hotel has the most going on, and it’s just down the road from the ski area.

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10/03/2018 Steven Jones

A lovely up and coming resort, quiet but well equipped. Fabulous Ice bar and restaurant

26/02/2018 Alastair Thomson

Really only 2 hotels and not much else but access to great tree skiing. Pistes very limited - you would be bored with them within a day. So very much about the tree skiing. Excellent off piste skiing once you had worked out the system of getting a pass for the gates by submitting your days plan and routes.

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News

A Little Taste of Japow

A Little Taste of Japow

29th March 2018 - Craig Charley

Back in March 2017, six of our team headed to Japan to experience first-hand the outstanding skiing and unique culture. We were based in Niseko but also skied the nearby resorts of Kiroro and Rusutsu before rounding the trip off with 24 hours in Tokyo. Myself, Andy, Hannah and Matt had never...

Telegraph Japan Readers' Trip

Looking Back at Our 2018 Japan Group Trips

28th March 2018 - Andrea Selig

It's been a bumper year for group trips to Hokkaido. Two trips with the Warren Smith Ski Academy provided expert tuition on powder techniques. A trip with the editor and readers of Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine and finally our very own Niseko Powder Week were both focussed on searching out...