Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別 (北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth 85cm (7cm) [updated on 19th January 2018]

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Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is a small ski hill located close to the central area of Ashibetsu city in central Hokkaido. In February 2017 it was reported that this ski hill would not be opening the following season (due to old facilities that needed updating)... but since then it has been further reported that it will open until the 2020 season.

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

270m
150m
120m
30"
3
1600m
3
25%
25%
50%
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 0 0 0 1 2 0

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 61cm 55cm 1st - 58cm 1st - 83cm
2nd - - 2nd 59cm 51cm 2nd - 79cm 2nd - 75cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 51cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 71cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 50cm 4th - 77cm 4th - 72cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 48cm 5th - 82cm 5th - 76cm
6th - - 6th 68cm 47cm 6th - 72cm 6th - 71cm
7th - - 7th 83cm 50cm 7th - 71cm 7th - 72cm
8th - - 8th 83cm 49cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th 83cm 47cm 9th - 83cm 9th - 78cm
10th - - 10th 79cm 52cm 10th - 75cm 10th - 84cm
11th - - 11th 78cm 54cm 11th - 72cm 11th - 77cm
12th - - 12th 73cm 67cm 12th - 71cm 12th - 72cm
13th - - 13th 73cm 63cm 13th - 69cm 13th - 71cm
14th - - 14th 72cm 60cm 14th - 66cm 14th - 69cm
15th - - 15th 72cm 56cm 15th - 65cm 15th - 66cm
16th - - 16th 82cm 55cm 16th - 64cm 16th - 68cm
17th - 32cm 17th 83cm 55cm 17th - 58cm 17th - 64cm
18th - 32cm 18th 78cm 52cm 18th - 68cm 18th - 62cm
19th - 24cm 19th 85cm 50cm 19th - 77cm 19th - 60cm
20th - - 20th - 50cm 20th - 82cm 20th - 59cm
21st - - 21st - 50cm 21st - 78cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 49cm 22nd - 76cm 22nd - -
23rd 72cm - 23rd - 58cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - -
24th 70cm - 24th - 56cm 24th - 82cm 24th - -
25th 70cm 49cm 25th - 53cm 25th - 95cm 25th - -
26th 52cm 48cm 26th - 55cm 26th - 95cm 26th - -
27th 69cm 47cm 27th - 53cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th 70cm 46cm 28th - 60cm 28th - 87cm 28th - -
29th 72cm 45cm 29th - 64cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 67cm 51cm 30th - 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 62cm 59cm 31st - 59cm 31st 31st - -

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kokusetsu Ashibetsu. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
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
Train
Train
2.2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is just over 2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
24.4km from the Takikawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Asahi-cho 11
Ashibetsu-shi
Hokkaido
075-0036
Telephone
Telephone
01242-2-3545
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
85cm
(7cm)
(change since last update)
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