Sapporo Kokusai resort review (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Sapporo on 19th January 2014
Deep fresh powder!!
Just got back from a trip.

As I don't have a car I got the bus from Maruyama (return bus ticket, day lift pass - ¥4,800) and got there at around 9:30am. Today was a Sunday, so quite busy waiting for the gondola. It hadn't snowed for a few days so I had low wrong I was!! I'm not someone that likes to stay on the courses, especially not today because there were MANY people taking lessons blocking up the courses, so, I spent most of the day riding under the main gondola. There was plenty of fresh lines to choose, especially in the trees to the side of the path under the gondola and I was finding fresh lines until 3pm!

Kokusai is a great resort if you are on holiday in Sapporo or staying in Jozankei, also great for people like me because I don't have to go to Sapporo JR station to catch the bus! Very busy on weekends or holidays, especially when there are school trips going. No hotels. No resort. Great snow.
Date visited: From 19 January, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Deep pow in the trees despite no snow for days!
Things I liked: Deep pow.
Things I didn't like: Ski schools everywhere.
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
Not recommended for: Beginner riders
General score: 80
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 80

Sapporo Kokusai

Sapporo City, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 70
Snow conditions: 52
Courses/Terrain: 67
Lift system: 52
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1100m
Min. elevation: 630m
Vertical: 470m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 3600m
Number of lifts: 5

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