Kokusetsu Horotachi (Horokanai Town, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Horotachi
国設ほろたち (北海道 幌加内町)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kokusetsu Horotachi is a small ski hill located near the central area of Horokanai town in northern region of 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 Horotachi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 100cm 100cm 1st 180cm 175cm 1st 170cm 240cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 100cm 2nd 180cm 190cm 2nd 170cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 110cm 3rd 180cm 190cm 3rd 170cm 240cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 110cm 4th 185cm 190cm 4th 140cm 240cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 120cm 5th 185cm 195cm 5th 145cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 130cm 6th 185cm 190cm 6th 145cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 130cm 7th 185cm 210cm 7th 145cm 220cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 140cm 8th 175cm 210cm 8th 145cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 150cm 9th 175cm 210cm 9th 145cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 160cm 10th 170cm 210cm 10th 150cm 220cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 170cm 11th 170cm 220cm 11th 150cm 200cm
12th - - 12th 130cm 160cm 12th 165cm 220cm 12th 145cm 190cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 170cm 13th 165cm 190cm 13th 145cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 170cm 14th 160cm 170cm 14th 145cm 190cm
15th 70cm - 15th 160cm 170cm 15th 160cm 175cm 15th 145cm 190cm
16th 70cm - 16th 160cm 170cm 16th 160cm 225cm 16th 145cm 190cm
17th 90cm - 17th 160cm 160cm 17th 140cm 260cm 17th 135cm 190cm
18th 90cm - 18th 160cm 160cm 18th 145cm 260cm 18th 135cm 185cm
19th 80cm - 19th 160cm 150cm 19th 160cm 270cm 19th 135cm 160cm
20th 80cm 40cm 20th 160cm 150cm 20th 160cm 210cm 20th 130cm 160cm
21st 75cm 40cm 21st 160cm 140cm 21st 155cm 220cm 21st 130cm 160cm
22nd 75cm 42cm 22nd 160cm 140cm 22nd 150cm 220cm 22nd 130cm 160cm
23rd 85cm 40cm 23rd 160cm 140cm 23rd 150cm 220cm 23rd 130cm 160cm
24th 90cm 40cm 24th 160cm 140cm 24th 160cm 220cm 24th 125cm 160cm
25th 90cm 40cm 25th 160cm 140cm 25th 160cm 220cm 25th 120cm 155cm
26th 90cm 44cm 26th 165cm 160cm 26th 170cm 220cm 26th 115cm 150cm
27th 90cm 50cm 27th 165cm 180cm 27th 170cm 240cm 27th - 150cm
28th 90cm 60cm 28th 170cm 170cm 28th 170cm 240cm 28th - -
29th 90cm 90cm 29th 175cm 175cm 29th - 240cm 29th - -
30th 90cm 100cm 30th 175cm 170cm 30th 30th - -
31st 100cm 100cm 31st 175cm 175cm 31st 31st - -

Kokusetsu Horotachi Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kokusetsu Horotachi. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment 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 Horotachi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kokusetsu Horotachi is open from 9am until 4pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Usually it is not open on every day later in the season (usually closed in the last week of February and on Mondays to Thursdays in March)

Kokusetsu Horotachi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
1 Day 2,200 yen 1,600 yen 2,200 yen
4 Hours 1,400 yen 1,000 yen 1,400 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,100 yen 800 yen 1,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 150 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 21,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Kokusetsu Horotachi

By public transport
30.3km from Wassamu Station on the Soya Honsen line
46.5km from Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Wassamu Station on the Soya Honsen line.

Asahikawa Station and the Hakodate Honsen line is about 46km to the south.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
32.8km from the Wassamu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
41.5km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 275 (1.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 126
The ski hill is located close by the side of Prefecture Road 126 and less than 2km from Route 275, to the west of Horokanai town centre.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Limited parking is available at the base of Kokusetsu Horotachi.

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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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