Geihoku Kokusai (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Geihoku Kokusai
芸北国際 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until mid March 2018

Official snow depth 165cm (-10cm) [updated on 19th February 2018]

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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 60cm 55cm 1st 200cm 100cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 55cm 2nd 200cm 100cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 55cm 3rd 200cm 100cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 45cm 4th 200cm 100cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 45cm 5th 210cm 95cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 45cm 6th 220cm 85cm 6th - 70cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 50cm 7th 230cm 85cm 7th - 70cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 50cm 8th 230cm 90cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th 55cm 50cm 9th 230cm 100cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th 65cm 50cm 10th 220cm 110cm 10th - 110cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 50cm 11th 200cm 130cm 11th - 110cm
12th - - 12th 190cm 50cm 12th 200cm 150cm 12th - 110cm
13th - - 13th 200cm 50cm 13th 200cm 170cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th 210cm 50cm 14th 210cm 170cm 14th - 80cm
15th - - 15th 210cm 60cm 15th 190cm 175cm 15th - 80cm
16th 80cm - 16th 200cm 80cm 16th 180cm 170cm 16th - 90cm
17th 90cm 70cm 17th 190cm 90cm 17th 180cm 170cm 17th - 90cm
18th 90cm 70cm 18th 160cm 80cm 18th 175cm 160cm 18th - 70cm
19th 100cm 65cm 19th 150cm 80cm 19th 165cm 130cm 19th - 70cm
20th 105cm 65cm 20th 140cm 80cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 70cm
21st 105cm 50cm 21st 130cm 90cm 21st - 100cm 21st - -
22nd 105cm 50cm 22nd 120cm 90cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd 105cm 35cm 23rd 130cm 100cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th 95cm 35cm 24th 140cm 110cm 24th - 70cm 24th - -
25th 80cm 40cm 25th 160cm 120cm 25th - 70cm 25th - -
26th 70cm 40cm 26th 180cm 130cm 26th - 70cm 26th - -
27th 70cm 40cm 27th 190cm 120cm 27th - 70cm 27th - -
28th 70cm 40cm 28th 200cm 130cm 28th - 70cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 50cm 29th 200cm 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 55cm 30th 200cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 55cm 31st 200cm 100cm 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 80m 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 8:00am until 5:00pm on most days. On weekends and holidays on days when there is no nighta, it is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm.

The Kokusai Area plans to open on 22nd December 2017; the Oohira Area plans to open in late December.

The resort is open from 7:00am until 9:00pm on the following dates:

- January 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2018
- February 3rd, 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th 2018

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 1,000 yen.

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