Mount Racey (Yubari City, Hokkaido)

Mount Racey
マウントレースイ (北海道 夕張市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
Official snow depth 55cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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Mount Racey is located on the western slopes of Mt Reisui in the western area of Yubari City, in the region of Hokkaido to the east of Sapporo and Chitose. It is the most recently opened of the larger ski resorts found on Hokkaido. One of the four ungroomed 'nature zones' boasts a 45 degree slope. This particular region doesn't usually get as much snow as other popular areas in Hokkaido, but Mount Racey has snow making machines to help things along when needed.

Fun fact: Yubari city is famous for melons (that sell for ludicrously large amounts of money at auction). Oishii! Sadly, they are not in season when there's snow... but look out for some melon-themed souvenirs!

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

702m
404m
298m
45"
18
3500m
5
40%
40%
20%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 1 2 0 2 0 0

Mount Racey 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 - 100cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 305cm
2nd - 5cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 320cm
3rd - 2cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 360cm
4th - - 4th - 100cm 4th - 230cm 4th - 320cm
5th - - 5th - 95cm 5th - 230cm 5th - 300cm
6th - 25cm 6th - 95cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 300cm
7th - 20cm 7th - 130cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 330cm
8th 20cm 20cm 8th - 130cm 8th - 225cm 8th - 320cm
9th 30cm 20cm 9th - 125cm 9th - 225cm 9th - 295cm
10th 50cm 20cm 10th - 125cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 255cm
11th 50cm 15cm 11th - 125cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 250cm
12th 40cm 15cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 250cm
13th 40cm 15cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 245cm
14th 45cm 30cm 14th - 135cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 225cm
15th 55cm 30cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 215cm 15th - 220cm
16th 55cm 35cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 240cm 16th - 215cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 135cm 17th - 245cm 17th - 215cm
18th - 50cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 240cm 18th - 215cm
19th - 50cm 19th - 145cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 200cm
20th - 45cm 20th - 145cm 20th - 250cm 20th - 190cm
21st - 45cm 21st - 145cm 21st - 280cm 21st - 185cm
22nd - 45cm 22nd - 145cm 22nd - 310cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - 310cm 23rd - 180cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 315cm 24th - 165cm
25th - 25cm 25th - 150cm 25th - 320cm 25th - 160cm
26th - 35cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 315cm 26th - 145cm
27th - 35cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 315cm 27th - 125cm
28th - 70cm 28th - 225cm 28th - 310cm 28th - 115cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 240cm 29th - - 29th - 105cm
30th - 105cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - 90cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 230cm 31st 31st - 85cm

Previous Statistics

Mount Racey Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mount Racey. 
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' and 'Yuki Asobi Field' (playing in the snow area) are located close to the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Racey Terrain Park' is by the lower part of the Number 4 lift and features a range of items. 

Mount Racey Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Mount Racey is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta operations are from 5:00pm until 9:00pm from Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019.
2nd - 15th December 2018 opening times: 9:00am until 4:00pm.
18th March - 7th April 2019 opening times: 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Mount Racey Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 5,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Half Day (4 Hours) 4,300 yen 2,500 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
8 Hours 8,500 yen 4,900 yen 6,700 yen 6,700 yen
12 Hours 12,700 yen 7,300 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen
16 Hours 16,900 yen 9,700 yen 13,300 yen 13,300 yen
Sunset (3pm-8pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-8pm) 1,500 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 3,600 yen 3,600 yen
Gondola (one way) 800 yen 600 yen 800 yen 800 yen
Gondola (return) 1,200 yen 900 yen 1,200 yen 1,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information Some special packs are available for families or including lunch or entry to onsen hot springs.

Note that since the 2017-2018 season, Mount Racey has not been included in the 'K Winter Pass' season pass deal.

Getting to Mount Racey

By public transport
Train
Train
0.1km from Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
16.6km from Shin Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
Transport Information
Information
Yubari Station on the Sekisho line is just at the base of Mount Racey.

Shin Yubari station is under 17km to the south of the resort.

>> More information on the Sekisho-sen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from Shin Chitose Airport to Mount Racey. The journey takes about 70 minutes.

Bus services from Sapporo are also available.
By Car
Car
17.9km from the Yubari IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (8.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 38
Direction
Direction
The ski resort is located just off Prefecture Road 38 (Yubari National Highway).

Yubari IC on the Doto Expressway is about 18km to the south of the resort.

From the IC exit turn right onto Route 274 and then after about 2km turn left onto Route 452. After another 7.5km carry straight on using Prefecture Road 38, which heads to the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Address
Address
Suehiro 2-4
Yubari-shi
Hokkaido
068-0411
Telephone
Telephone
0123-52-5151
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!
Current resort snow depth
55cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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