Memuro (Memuro Town, Hokkaido)

Memuro
メムロ (北海道 芽室町)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Memuro is the name of a town located to the west of Obihiro city in the southern region of central Hokkaido. It is also the name of this small ski hill located to the south west of the main Memuro town centre.

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

330m
154m
176m
35"
7
1500m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
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Memuro Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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18/19
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4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 50cm 4th - 150cm
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10th - - 10th - 50cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 50cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th - 50cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 160cm
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16th - - 16th - 50cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th - 50cm 17th - 80cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th - 50cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th - 50cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 100cm
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21st - - 21st - 50cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 80cm
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Memuro Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Memuro. 
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
There is a free 'Kids Park' area at the base area of Memuro. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.

There are two cross country courses at Memuro - 5km and 10km. 

Memuro 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 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Memuro is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta operations are from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Memuro Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,050 yen 1,850 yen 3,050 yen
4 Hours 2,050 yen 1,300 yen 2,050 yen
Nighta 2,050 yen 1,300 yen 2,050 yen
1 Lift Coupon 230 yen 160 yen 230 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 1,600 yen 2,300 yen
Season Ticket (all) 41,150 yen 25,700 yen 41,150 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 28,800 yen 28,800 yen
Season Ticket (over 60s) 36,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Memuro

By public transport
Train
Train
10.9km from Memuro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
24.6km from Obihiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Memuro is just under 11km from Memuro Station and about 250km from Obihiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line

bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from the North Exit Obihiro Station and also in front of Nemuro Station.
By Car
Car
16.7km from the Memuro Obihiro IC on the Obihiro Hiroo Expressway
17.6km from the Memuro IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 38 (11.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 55
Direction
Direction
Memuro resort is located just off Road 55 and about 17km from both the Memuro Obihiro IC and Memuro IC expressway exits.

From the Memuro IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 54 and head towards Route 38 (Tokachi National Highway) and the town for 5.5km. On reaching Route 38 turn right and after just over 500m turn left and then keep heading south on Roads 317 and 55 to reach the ski hill. Memuro is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available for up to 800 vehicles in two car parks close to the base area.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Chubisei 2-42
Memuro-cho
Kasai-gun
Hokkaido
082-0076
Telephone
Telephone
0155-65-2121
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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