Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake (Kamikawa Town, Hokkaido)

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake
大雪山層雲峡黒岳 (北海道 上川町)
Planned season: Saturday 11th November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kurodake in the Sounkyo region of Kamikawa town in central Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). The Ropeway - which usually closes from early open until mid February - first opened in 1967. With the base up at an elevation of 1300m, it is popular for often excellent snow conditions and backcountry.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

1520m
220m
1300m
40"
1
1200m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st 220cm - 1st 350cm 330cm 1st - - 1st 440cm 420cm
2nd 220cm - 2nd 350cm 330cm 2nd - - 2nd 445cm 420cm
3rd 220cm - 3rd 350cm 330cm 3rd - - 3rd 445cm 420cm
4th 240cm - 4th - - 4th - - 4th 445cm 420cm
5th 240cm - 5th - - 5th - - 5th 460cm 420cm
6th 300cm - 6th - - 6th - - 6th 460cm 420cm
7th 300cm - 7th - - 7th - - 7th 460cm 420cm
8th 305cm - 8th - - 8th - - 8th 470cm 420cm
9th 300cm - 9th - - 9th - - 9th 450cm 430cm
10th 300cm - 10th - - 10th - - 10th 450cm 435cm
11th 300cm - 11th - - 11th - - 11th 430cm 435cm
12th 300cm - 12th - - 12th - - 12th 430cm 435cm
13th 300cm - 13th - - 13th - - 13th 440cm 435cm
14th 300cm - 14th - - 14th - - 14th 440cm 430cm
15th 300cm 300cm 15th - - 15th - - 15th 440cm 430cm
16th 300cm 300cm 16th - - 16th - - 16th 450cm 430cm
17th 300cm 300cm 17th - - 17th 430cm 370cm 17th 450cm 420cm
18th 310cm 300cm 18th - - 18th 420cm 370cm 18th 460cm 430cm
19th 310cm 300cm 19th - - 19th 420cm 370cm 19th 460cm 430cm
20th 310cm 300cm 20th - - 20th 425cm 370cm 20th 460cm 430cm
21st 310cm 300cm 21st - - 21st 430cm 370cm 21st 485cm 430cm
22nd 310cm 300cm 22nd - - 22nd 430cm 380cm 22nd 470cm 420cm
23rd 320cm 300cm 23rd - - 23rd 430cm 380cm 23rd 470cm 420cm
24th 320cm 300cm 24th - - 24th 440cm 380cm 24th 470cm 420cm
25th 320cm 300cm 25th - - 25th 440cm 385cm 25th 460cm 420cm
26th 320cm 300cm 26th - - 26th 440cm 390cm 26th 460cm 400cm
27th 320cm 300cm 27th - - 27th 440cm 420cm 27th 465cm 420cm
28th 320cm 330cm 28th - - 28th 440cm 420cm 28th 465cm 420cm
29th 320cm 330cm 29th - - 29th - - 29th 465cm 435cm
30th 350cm 330cm 30th - - 30th 30th 450cm 435cm
31st 350cm 330cm 31st - - 31st 31st 445cm 435cm

Previous Statistics

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no official ski or snowboard school at Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski and snowshoe equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:20pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:20pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Open from 9am until 3:20pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

The Ropeway closes for a few weeks in January and the ski lift closes for a few weeks in the first half of February.

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
1 Day 3,800 yen 2,200 yen
Ropeway one-way 1,100 yen 550 yen
Ropeway return 1,950 yen 1,000 yen
Pair lift 1 ride 400 yen 250 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day ticket includes Ropeway (return) and unlimited use of the pair lift.

Getting to Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake

By public transport
Train
Train
22.4km from Kamikawa Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Kamikawa Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line is just over 22km to the north west of the Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake.
bus
Bus
There is no direct shuttle bus, but a local bus service from Kamikawa Station does stop in Sounkyo, about 5 minutes walk from the Ropeway.
By Car
Car
21.9km from the Kamikawa Sounkyo IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
47.1km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 39 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
The Ropeway at the base of the resort is just a few hundred metres off Route 39, otherwise known as Taisetsu National Highway.

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake is just under 22km from the Kamikawa Sounkyo IC exit of the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway.



Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base station of the Ropeway for 60 cars. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Sounkyo
Kamikawa-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
078-1701
Telephone
Telephone
01658-5-3031
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Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
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