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Shiga Giant

Shiga Giant Ski Resort Guide

Shiga Giant, Japan

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length2km1 miles
Highest Lift1,580m5,184ft
Resort Height1,340m4,396ft
 Nearest AirportsKobe and Kansai
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Shiga Giant

A gigantic ski area, largest in Japan and one of the world's largest, comprised 22, largely lift-inter-connected ski resorts. A huge variety of terrain and the site for half-a dozen of the 1998 Olympic events.

Summary

The Japanese ski resort of Shiga Giant is at an altitude of 1,340m4,396ft, with 2km1 miles of marked runs.

Shiga Giant has direct access to 2km1 miles of downhill skiing, with 3 marked pistes, served by a total of 2 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Shiga Giant.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Shiga Giant?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Shiga Giant.

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Ski Area Stats

Shiga Giant Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 1km1 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 1km1 miles
Downhill
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
2

Altitudes

Shiga Giant Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,580m5,184ft
Lowest Piste1,340m4,396ft
Resort Altitude (Shiga Giant)1,340m4,396ft
Max Vertical240m787ft

Shiga Giant Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Shiga Giant is 1km1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Shiga Giant?

This ski resort is in Shiga, Japan.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Shiga Giant is Kobe, 80 minutes drive away.

Kansai and Chubu Centrair airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The two ski lifts are able to uplift 2,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Shiga Giant open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Shiga Giant, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

Shiga Giant