Geihoku Kokusai (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Geihoku Kokusai
芸北国際 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until mid March 2017

Official snow depth --- [updated on 30th April 2017]

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Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture. There are three main areas - Kokusai Area, Oohira Area and Kakezu Area - with base car parks at both Kokusai and Oohira as well as a free shuttle bus connecting them. Until December 2016, Geihoku Kokusai was home to the only 6-person ski lift in Japan, but a new 6 person lift is opening at the Niseko Village resort in Hokkaido for the 16-17 season. Geihoku Kokusai has been operating since 1972. The smaller Osa and Ogahara Kogen ski hills are nearby.

Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.

The Mountain

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Geihoku Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 55cm 50cm 1st 100cm 120cm 1st 70cm 85cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 50cm 2nd 100cm 120cm 2nd 70cm 95cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 50cm 3rd 100cm 110cm 3rd 70cm 85cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 50cm 4th 100cm 100cm 4th 70cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 50cm 5th 95cm 100cm 5th 70cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 45cm 50cm 6th 85cm 100cm 6th 70cm 70cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 50cm 7th 85cm 100cm 7th 70cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 50cm 8th 90cm 100cm 8th 80cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 50cm 9th 100cm 100cm 9th 90cm 40cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 50cm 10th 110cm 100cm 10th 110cm 35cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 50cm 11th 130cm 90cm 11th 110cm 35cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 50cm 12th 150cm 80cm 12th 110cm 35cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 50cm 13th 170cm 80cm 13th 90cm 30cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 50cm 14th 170cm 70cm 14th 80cm -
15th - 50cm 15th 60cm 60cm 15th 175cm 70cm 15th 80cm -
16th - 50cm 16th 80cm 60cm 16th 170cm 70cm 16th 90cm -
17th 70cm 50cm 17th 90cm 60cm 17th 170cm 110cm 17th 90cm -
18th 70cm 70cm 18th 80cm 65cm 18th 160cm 110cm 18th 70cm -
19th 65cm 70cm 19th 80cm 75cm 19th 130cm 110cm 19th 70cm -
20th 65cm 60cm 20th 80cm 85cm 20th 130cm 110cm 20th 70cm -
21st 50cm 60cm 21st 90cm 95cm 21st 100cm 90cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm 55cm 22nd 90cm 95cm 22nd 100cm 90cm 22nd - -
23rd 35cm 50cm 23rd 100cm 95cm 23rd 100cm 80cm 23rd - -
24th 35cm 50cm 24th 110cm 130cm 24th 70cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 40cm 50cm 25th 120cm 170cm 25th 70cm 80cm 25th - -
26th 40cm 50cm 26th 130cm 180cm 26th 70cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 40cm 50cm 27th 120cm 180cm 27th 70cm 90cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 50cm 28th 130cm 180cm 28th 70cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 50cm 29th 130cm 175cm 29th - 75cm 29th - -
30th 55cm 50cm 30th 120cm 165cm 30th 30th - -
31st 55cm 50cm 31st 100cm 140cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Geihoku Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geihoku Kokusai. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' features a 60m moving belt and a sledging area. Entry is free if you have a valid lift ticket, 500 yen otherwise.

There is also a 'Kids Spece' in the Kokusai Lodge building. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is in the Kokusai Area of the resort. 

Geihoku Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Geihoku Kokusai is open from 8am until 5pm on most days. On weekends and holidays on days when there is no nighta, it is open from 7am until 5pm.

The Kokusai Area plans to open on 17th December 2016; the Oohira Area plans to open in late December.

The resort is open from 7am until 9pm on the following dates:

- January 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2017
- February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 2017

Geihoku Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day + Nighta 5,500 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen
PM + Nighta (12pm-9pm) 4,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information U-25 - on weekdays only (except 26th December until 3rd January), adults aged under 25 years old can buy a lift ticket for 3,700 yen.

A pack that includes a 1 day lift ticket for an adult and a 1 day lift ticket for an accompanying child is available for 5,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturdays of January and February. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,000 yen for children up to the age of 12 years.

Getting to Geihoku Kokusai

By public transport
71.9km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
33.1km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Geihoku Kokusai is about 33km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and aboue 72km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available. Various bus tours are available.
By Car
29.6km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
32.9km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
40.8km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (2.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 11
Geihoku Kokusai is just over 2km off Route 186 (Iwami Highway).

It is is about 30km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.

From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and then turn left again after a further 2.5km. Follow the signs to Geihoku Kokusai.
There is parking available for 2500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking costs 1000 yen.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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