Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別 (北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is a small ski hill located close to the central area of Ashibetsu city in central Hokkaido.

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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Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 55cm 32cm 1st 58cm 50cm 1st 83cm 71cm
2nd - - 2nd 51cm 30cm 2nd 79cm 50cm 2nd 75cm 72cm
3rd - - 3rd 51cm 30cm 3rd 80cm 54cm 3rd 71cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 32cm 4th 77cm 56cm 4th 72cm 71cm
5th - - 5th 48cm 38cm 5th 82cm 50cm 5th 76cm 68cm
6th - - 6th 47cm 39cm 6th 72cm 53cm 6th 71cm 63cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 42cm 7th 71cm 55cm 7th 72cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 49cm 46cm 8th 85cm 61cm 8th 80cm 53cm
9th - - 9th 47cm 51cm 9th 83cm 58cm 9th 78cm 53cm
10th - - 10th 52cm 49cm 10th 75cm 62cm 10th 84cm 53cm
11th - - 11th 54cm 52cm 11th 72cm 68cm 11th 77cm 52cm
12th - - 12th 67cm 52cm 12th 71cm 57cm 12th 72cm 54cm
13th - - 13th 63cm 49cm 13th 69cm 55cm 13th 71cm 49cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 55cm 14th 66cm 47cm 14th 69cm 47cm
15th - - 15th 56cm 57cm 15th 65cm 44cm 15th 66cm 44cm
16th - - 16th 55cm 50cm 16th 64cm 46cm 16th 68cm 45cm
17th 32cm - 17th 55cm 49cm 17th 58cm 48cm 17th 64cm 43cm
18th 32cm - 18th 52cm 48cm 18th 68cm 58cm 18th 62cm 41cm
19th 24cm - 19th 50cm 48cm 19th 77cm 62cm 19th 60cm 34cm
20th - - 20th 50cm 43cm 20th 82cm 50cm 20th 59cm 30cm
21st - - 21st 50cm 39cm 21st 78cm 61cm 21st - 30cm
22nd - - 22nd 49cm 39cm 22nd 76cm 68cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 58cm 53cm 23rd 70cm 70cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 56cm 53cm 24th 82cm 68cm 24th - -
25th 49cm - 25th 53cm 51cm 25th 95cm 66cm 25th - -
26th 48cm - 26th 55cm 51cm 26th 95cm 75cm 26th - -
27th 47cm 33cm 27th 53cm 48cm 27th 90cm 68cm 27th - -
28th 46cm 39cm 28th 60cm 53cm 28th 87cm 68cm 28th - -
29th 45cm 38cm 29th 64cm 50cm 29th - 69cm 29th - -
30th 51cm 36cm 30th 60cm 48cm 30th 30th - -
31st 59cm 32cm 31st 59cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kokusetsu Ashibetsu. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard 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. 

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is open from 9am until 5pm.

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
65 years & over
1 Day 2,260 yen 1,510 yen 1,760 yen
4 Hours 1,130 yen 760 yen 870 yen
1 Lift Coupon 190 yen 130 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,940 yen 1,290 yen 1,510 yen
Season Ticket 24,840 yen 16,200 yen 19,100 yen 18,630 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Kokusetsu Ashibetsu

By public transport
2.2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is just over 2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line

No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
24.4km from the Takikawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (0.4km away)
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is located close to the centre of Ashibetsu city.

The ski hill is about 400m off the main Route 452 road on the eastern side of Sorachi River.

Takikawa IC is the nearest exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 38 and continue on this road until arriving in Ashibetsu. Turn left onto Route 452, over the river and then left again to approach the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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