Arguably the most snowfall in all of Japan, this is THE location for powder skiing and back country. Paired with top quality accommodation choices from world renowned Starwood Group's Sheraton and Tribute-Portfolio brand hotels, and a number of off-slope activities, Kiroro makes a great holiday destination for friends, family and couples alike.
Kiroro would have to be classed as one of the most modern and comfortable ski resorts in Japan. This recently refurbished and extremely well planned world class resort offers just about everything for a great ski vacation. The resort itself is situated about 40 kilometres west of Sapporo, close to the picturesque seaside town of Otaru. Skiing and snowboarding at Kiroro is extremely enjoyable, with a super fast lift system providing access to wide-open runs, and a variety of terrain well suited to beginners and intermediates. The resort has a well-designed lift network making it easy to get around the hill with a minimum of lift rides. For the more daring thrill seekers, Kiroro has an excellent back country program to allow guests to safely explore the expanse of deep off-piste snow.
Kiroro is a fantastic family resort with their needs extremely well catered for, with kids ski school, great child minding center and plenty of off-mountain activities to keep the whole family entertained. There are plenty of alpine alternatives including snowmobiling, backcountry tours, telemarking, tubing and Japanese craft classes! A short bus ride away is Otaru and Sapporo for those interested in sightseeing shopping and dining. If you are in Hokkaido between the 7-14th February, the Sapporo Ice Festival is a must see.
Base facilities are superb, with a large base lodge and two impressive hotels. The Sheraton Kiroro is situated on the slopes and offers luxurious accommodation. A variety of restaurants, cafes and services are within the hotel, not to mention one of the best rental shops seen anywhere. Just down from the resort is the larger Tribute Portfolio Hotel, this huge property has just about everything, including a large variety of restaurants, swimming pool and bar.