Geihoku Kokusai (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Geihoku Kokusai
芸北国際 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019

Official snow depth 50cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture and is one of the larger ski resorts in western Japan - over 100 hectares which is over 68 Tokyo Domes, apparently!

There are three main areas to the resort - 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 opened at the Niseko Village resort in Hokkaido for the 2016-2017 season and a new 6-person and gondola hybrid lift opens at Ishiuchi Maruyama in Niigata for the 2018-2019 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

1126m
426m
700m
34"
20
2800m
4
10%
60%
40%
Skiers
35%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
65%
0 0 1 1 1 0 1

Geihoku Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 150cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 130cm
4th - - 4th - 65cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 130cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 125cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 95cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 95cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 85cm
9th - - 9th - 55cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 85cm
10th - - 10th - 65cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 110cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 190cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 75cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 70cm
14th - - 14th - 210cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 65cm
15th 50cm - 15th - 210cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 65cm
16th 50cm 80cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 65cm
17th - 90cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 45cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 175cm 18th - 35cm
19th - 100cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 165cm 19th - -
20th - 105cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 160cm 20th - -
21st - 105cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 160cm 21st - -
22nd - 105cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - -
23rd - 105cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - -
24th - 95cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 150cm 24th - -
25th - 80cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 150cm 25th - -
26th - 70cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 150cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 150cm 27th - -
28th - 70cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 150cm 28th - -
29th - 70cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 70cm 30th - 200cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 70cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Geihoku Kokusai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geihoku Kokusai. 
Rental
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. There is also a 'Powder Area' towards the top. 

Geihoku Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'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 15th December 2018; the Oohira Area plans to open in late December 2018.

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

- January 5th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th 2019
- February 2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd 2019

Geihoku Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 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 31st December 2018 until 3rd January 2019), 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
Train
Train
71.9km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
33.1km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
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.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available. Various bus tours are available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.
Parking
Parking
There is parking available for 2,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking costs 1,000 yen.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nakaso 19
Kitahiroshima-cho
Yamagata-gun
Hiroshima-ken
731-2432
Telephone
Telephone
0826-35-0250
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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