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 9th November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2019
Closed from 6th January to 31st January 2020
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). With the base up at an elevation of 1300m, it is popular for often excellent snow conditions and backcountry and is unlike most ski resorts in Japan. There is one pair lift up at the top of the of the Ropeway.

The Ropeway - which first opened in 1967 - usually closes during the peak of the winter season. This season it is closed from 4th January until 15th March 2019. (The pair lift is closed until 29th March).

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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Boarders
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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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13th - 135cm 13th - - 13th - - 13th - -
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15th - 150cm 15th - - 15th - - 15th - -
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18th - 155cm 18th - - 18th - - 18th - -
19th - 165cm 19th - - 19th - - 19th - -
20th - 165cm 20th - - 20th - - 20th - -
21st - 165cm 21st - - 21st - - 21st - 320cm
22nd - 200cm 22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd - 310cm
23rd - 170cm 23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd - 310cm
24th - 170cm 24th - - 24th - - 24th - 330cm
25th - 170cm 25th - - 25th - - 25th - 330cm
26th - 180cm 26th - - 26th - - 26th - 330cm
27th - 180cm 27th - - 27th - - 27th - 360cm
28th - 180cm 28th - - 28th - - 28th - 360cm
29th - 180cm 29th - - 29th - - 29th - 400cm
30th - 180cm 30th - - 30th 30th - 400cm
31st - 200cm 31st - - 31st 31st - 400cm

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 Early November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm in winter (changes during season).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

The Ropeway - which first opened in 1967 - usually closes during the peak winter season. This season it is closed from 6th January until 31st January 2020.

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,400 yen
Ropeway one-way 1,400 yen
Ropeway return 2,400 yen 1,200 yen
Pair lift 1 ride 600 yen 400 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 1 Day ticket shown above includes a return trip on the Ropeway as well as unlimited use of the pair lift during the day.

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 about 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
2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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