Northern Arc Resort (Kitami City, Hokkaido)

Northern Arc Resort
ノーザンアークリゾート (北海道 北見市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Northern Arc Resort is located in Kitami city in the eastern region of Hokkaido. It is the Tanno area to the north of the city centre. This ski hill originally operated from 1989 under the name 'Tanno Mebius'.

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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Northern Arc Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 20cm 1st 35cm 50cm 1st 35cm 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 20cm 2nd 35cm 50cm 2nd 35cm 50cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 20cm 3rd 35cm 50cm 3rd 35cm 50cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 20cm 4th 35cm 50cm 4th 30cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 20cm 5th 35cm 50cm 5th 35cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 20cm 6th 35cm 50cm 6th 35cm 50cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 20cm 7th 35cm 50cm 7th 35cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 20cm 8th 35cm 50cm 8th 35cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 20cm 9th 30cm 50cm 9th 35cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 20cm 10th 35cm 50cm 10th 35cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 20cm 11th 35cm 50cm 11th 35cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 20cm 12th 35cm 50cm 12th 35cm 50cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 20cm 13th 35cm 50cm 13th 35cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 20cm 14th 35cm 50cm 14th 30cm 60cm
15th - - 15th 30cm 25cm 15th 35cm 50cm 15th 35cm 60cm
16th 20cm - 16th 30cm 30cm 16th 35cm 50cm 16th 35cm 60cm
17th 20cm - 17th 30cm 30cm 17th 35cm 50cm 17th 35cm 60cm
18th 20cm - 18th 30cm 25cm 18th 35cm 50cm 18th 35cm 60cm
19th 20cm 20cm 19th 30cm 25cm 19th 35cm 50cm 19th 35cm 50cm
20th 20cm 20cm 20th 30cm 30cm 20th 35cm 50cm 20th 30cm 60cm
21st 20cm 20cm 21st 30cm 40cm 21st 35cm 50cm 21st - 50cm
22nd 20cm 20cm 22nd 30cm 50cm 22nd 35cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd 30cm 20cm 23rd 30cm 50cm 23rd 35cm 50cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm 20cm 24th 35cm 50cm 24th 35cm 50cm 24th - -
25th 30cm 20cm 25th 35cm 50cm 25th 35cm 50cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 20cm 26th 35cm 50cm 26th 35cm 50cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 20cm 27th 35cm 40cm 27th 35cm 50cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 20cm 28th 35cm 50cm 28th 35cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 20cm 29th 35cm 50cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 20cm 30th 35cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 20cm 31st 35cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Northern Arc Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Northern Arc Resort. 
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
There is a small kids area and snow tubing (800 yen for 2 hours). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Northern Arc Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid 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 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Northern Arc Resort is open from 9am until 9pm for most of the main season on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

It is open from 9am until 5pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays and holidays.

Northern Arc Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
65 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Half Day 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 400 yen
7 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen

Getting to Northern Arc Resort

By public transport
3.7km from Tanno Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line
9.4km from Kitami Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line
Transport Information
Northern Arc Resort is less than 4km from Tanno Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line.

The larger Kitami Station on the same line is less than 10km away.
A bus service is available from Kitami Station.
By Car
63.2km from the Maruseppu IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
101km from the Ashoro IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 333 (2.8km away)
The base of the ski hill can be found just off Route 333, also known as the Engaru National Highway, less than 10km to the north of central Kitami city.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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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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