Snow Cruise Onze (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Snow Cruise Onze
スノークルーズオーンズ (北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd November 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Snow Cruise Onze is located to the east of the main area of Otaru city and to the north west of Sapporo city in Hokkaido. The coast of Ishikari Bay is close by. This ski hill opens until 11:00pm every day in the main season and apparently all of the nighta lighting is now LED. There are a few new areas opening this season for beginners and kids.

This ski hill has a history dating back to 1965 and has been known as 'Snow Cruise Onze' since 1982.

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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Snow Cruise Onze Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 60cm 60cm 1st 60cm 60cm 1st 100cm 110cm 1st 98cm 145cm
2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 100cm 110cm 2nd 95cm 155cm
3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 100cm 110cm 3rd 98cm 160cm
4th 60cm 60cm 4th 60cm 50cm 4th 100cm 110cm 4th 90cm 160cm
5th 60cm 60cm 5th 60cm 60cm 5th 100cm 110cm 5th 90cm 145cm
6th 60cm 70cm 6th 60cm 60cm 6th 105cm 110cm 6th 96cm 150cm
7th 50cm 70cm 7th 60cm 70cm 7th 135cm 110cm 7th 88cm 150cm
8th 60cm 70cm 8th 60cm 70cm 8th 140cm 110cm 8th 90cm 150cm
9th 60cm 70cm 9th 60cm 65cm 9th 130cm 110cm 9th 80cm 140cm
10th 60cm 70cm 10th 60cm 65cm 10th 130cm 110cm 10th 65cm 130cm
11th 60cm 70cm 11th 60cm 65cm 11th 130cm 110cm 11th 65cm 130cm
12th 60cm 60cm 12th 60cm 65cm 12th 130cm 130cm 12th 65cm 130cm
13th 60cm 60cm 13th 60cm 70cm 13th 128cm 130cm 13th 55cm 130cm
14th 60cm 70cm 14th 60cm 80cm 14th 130cm 130cm 14th 50cm 130cm
15th 60cm 70cm 15th 60cm 80cm 15th 125cm 135cm 15th 50cm 130cm
16th 60cm 70cm 16th 60cm 80cm 16th 130cm 135cm 16th 50cm 120cm
17th 60cm 70cm 17th 60cm 80cm 17th 120cm 135cm 17th 57cm 125cm
18th 60cm 70cm 18th 60cm 80cm 18th 120cm 135cm 18th 52cm 125cm
19th 60cm 50cm 19th 88cm 85cm 19th 120cm 145cm 19th 50cm 120cm
20th 60cm 50cm 20th 88cm 85cm 20th 115cm 145cm 20th 45cm 120cm
21st 60cm 50cm 21st 80cm 85cm 21st 110cm 145cm 21st 40cm 120cm
22nd 60cm 60cm 22nd 82cm 85cm 22nd 120cm 145cm 22nd 35cm 120cm
23rd 60cm 60cm 23rd 80cm 85cm 23rd 100cm 145cm 23rd 50cm 110cm
24th 60cm 50cm 24th 80cm 95cm 24th 102cm 145cm 24th 55cm 110cm
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 92cm 95cm 25th 100cm 145cm 25th 50cm 110cm
26th 60cm 40cm 26th 100cm 100cm 26th 102cm 145cm 26th 43cm -
27th 60cm 50cm 27th 105cm 100cm 27th 104cm 145cm 27th 37cm -
28th 60cm 60cm 28th 100cm 100cm 28th 100cm 145cm 28th 35cm -
29th 60cm 60cm 29th 100cm 110cm 29th - - 29th 38cm -
30th 60cm 65cm 30th 98cm 110cm 30th 30th 38cm -
31st 60cm 60cm 31st 105cm 110cm 31st 31st 33cm -

Previous Statistics

Snow Cruise Onze Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime. 
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' is located by the base near the quad lift.

A new 6 degree easy course opens by the Number 1 car park and a 'yuki asobi hiroba' (playing in the snow area) open this season.

There is also a free-to-use 'Kids Room' in the base Onze Center House. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Fun Park' by the pair lift - usually open from January 

Snow Cruise Onze Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Cruise Onze is generally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm from December during the main season.

Snow Cruise Onze Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,800 yen
6 Hours 3,300 yen 2,400 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,100 yen 2,400 yen
2 Hours 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,100 yen
Nighta 6 Hours 2,700 yen 1,900 yen 2,200 yen
Nighta 4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 2 Hours 2,300 yen 1,600 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 29,800 yen 23,800 yen 27,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Cheaper tickets are available in the early season (23rd November until 14th December 2018).

Getting to Snow Cruise Onze

By public transport
3.1km from Zenibako Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Snow Cruise Once is just over 3km from Zenibako Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
A free bus is available from Zenibako Station.
By Car
3.3km from the Zenibako IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (0.6km away)
The base of this ski resort is 0.5km off Route 5 (Ororon Line) and very close by the side of the Sasson Expressway.

The Zenibako IC exit on that expressway is the closest to Snow Cruise Onze and just over a 3km journey from the car parks.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
Parking is available in three main car parks by the base of Snow Cruise Onze. Parking is free every day.

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