Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
札幌国際 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 18th November 2016 until early May 2017
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Sapporo Kokusai is located in the Minami Ward of Sapporo city. It is located further to the west than the other resorts located within the boundaries of the capital city. The location of Sapporo Kokusai makes it also easy to get to from Otaru as well as Sapporo. The runs at Sapporo Kokusai are on the eastern side of Asaridake (Kiroro is on the opposite western side) and this region usually gets a lot of good quality snow. The resort is smaller in scale than Kiroro but the weather is usually more stable. It has been operating since 1978.

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

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Sapporo Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 200cm 190cm 1st 300cm 300cm 1st 400cm 380cm
2nd - - 2nd 200cm 190cm 2nd 320cm 300cm 2nd 390cm 380cm
3rd - 80cm 3rd 200cm 215cm 3rd 330cm 310cm 3rd 390cm 380cm
4th - - 4th 200cm 215cm 4th 330cm 310cm 4th 390cm 380cm
5th - - 5th 210cm 220cm 5th 330cm 310cm 5th 390cm 380cm
6th - - 6th 230cm 240cm 6th 330cm 315cm 6th 390cm 380cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 240cm 7th 330cm 315cm 7th 390cm 360cm
8th - - 8th 230cm 250cm 8th 340cm 315cm 8th 390cm 360cm
9th - - 9th 230cm 250cm 9th 340cm 315cm 9th 390cm 360cm
10th - - 10th 230cm 255cm 10th 340cm 330cm 10th 400cm 360cm
11th - - 11th 230cm 260cm 11th 340cm 330cm 11th 400cm 360cm
12th - - 12th 240cm 260cm 12th 340cm 330cm 12th 400cm 360cm
13th - - 13th 250cm 260cm 13th 340cm 330cm 13th 400cm 360cm
14th - - 14th 250cm 260cm 14th 340cm 320cm 14th 400cm 360cm
15th 140cm 100cm 15th 260cm 270cm 15th 340cm 320cm 15th 400cm 360cm
16th 150cm 100cm 16th 260cm 280cm 16th 340cm 320cm 16th 400cm 360cm
17th 150cm 130cm 17th 260cm 280cm 17th 340cm 340cm 17th 400cm 360cm
18th 150cm 135cm 18th 260cm 280cm 18th 340cm 340cm 18th 400cm 360cm
19th 150cm 135cm 19th 260cm 280cm 19th 340cm 340cm 19th 400cm 360cm
20th 150cm 135cm 20th 260cm 290cm 20th 340cm 340cm 20th 400cm 360cm
21st 150cm 135cm 21st 260cm 300cm 21st 340cm 340cm 21st 390cm 360cm
22nd 150cm 135cm 22nd 260cm 300cm 22nd 370cm 340cm 22nd 390cm 360cm
23rd 160cm 135cm 23rd 270cm 300cm 23rd 370cm 340cm 23rd 400cm 360cm
24th 160cm 135cm 24th 290cm 300cm 24th 400cm 380cm 24th 400cm 360cm
25th 180cm 135cm 25th 300cm 300cm 25th 400cm 380cm 25th 410cm 360cm
26th 190cm 160cm 26th 300cm 300cm 26th 400cm 380cm 26th 410cm 360cm
27th 190cm 165cm 27th 300cm 300cm 27th 400cm 380cm 27th 410cm 360cm
28th 190cm 180cm 28th 300cm 300cm 28th 400cm 380cm 28th 410cm 350cm
29th 190cm 190cm 29th 300cm 300cm 29th - 380cm 29th 410cm 350cm
30th 200cm 190cm 30th 300cm 300cm 30th 30th 410cm 330cm
31st 200cm 190cm 31st 300cm 300cm 31st 31st 410cm 330cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo 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 'Yu-kki no yuki asobi hiroba' area for kids with various attractions is located by the base area and there is also an area for 'overseas' beginners, also by base. Both are open during the main season.

There is a 'Kids Room' in the main base building - that facility is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located in the base area by the Number 6 Sky Cabin lift. There are a few other items around the slopes of Sapporo Kokusai. 

Sapporo Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Kokusai is open from 9am until 5pm on weekdays and from 9am until 6pm on weekends in the main season.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Sapporo Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen
3 Hours 3,600 yen
5 Hours 3,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 230 yen 350 yen
Sky Cabin (return) 1,450 yen 1,000 yen 1,450 yen
Season Ticket (all) 70,000 yen 11,000 yen 31,000 yen 60,000 yen
Spring Season (27th Mar to close) 13,500 yen
Early & Spring 1 Day 3,600 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information A Grand Senior ticket is available for people 65 years and over. The charge for this ticket is 3,000 yen for 1 day.

4 lift coupons are required to ride a Sky Cabin gondola one-way.
2 lift coupons are required to ride the quad lift.
1 lift coupon is required to ride the pair lifts.

The early season ticket is valid from 18th November until 9th December 2016.
The spring season ticket is from 27th March until closing in spring 2017.

Getting to Sapporo Kokusai

By public transport
19.1km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
19.8km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Sapporo Kokusai is about 19km from Asari Station and 20km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
17.5km from the Asari IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (18.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1
Sapporo Kokusai is about 17.5km from the Asari IC exit of the Sasson Expressway.

The resort is found just off Prefecture Road 1 to the south of Asari.

It is about 60 minutes from central Sapporo.

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There is parking for over 1500 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be 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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