Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is located to the east of Lake Konuma in Nanae town, to the north of Hakodate city in southern Hokkaido. It is about 50 minutes by car from central Hakodate. This resort has been operating since January 1985 and was originally known as Hakodate Onuma Nanae Ski-jo. The 6-person Gondola lift at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is one of the longest in Japan at 3319m in length. Visitors can just use the gondola to see the 'snow monsters' at the top in peak season, usually during January and February. There are two other ski hills in this region - Greenpia Onuma and Niyama Kogen.
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
A 'Kids Park' area is at the base area of the resort. There is a 'Kids Room' in the restaurant building on the 1st Floor, open from 9am until 5pm.
There are no special snow park facilities.
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is open from 9am until 5pm every day in the daytime. Nighta is open until 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before national holidays (between 17th December and 5th March). The 'Sunset' ticket is valid from 3pm until 10pm on the days when there is nighta. The 'Nighta' ticket is valid from 5pm until 10pm on the days when there is nighta.
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
55 years & over
Gondola going up
Gondola going down
11 Lift Coupons
Getting to Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
By public transport
19.3km from Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line
3.9km from Nagareyama Onsen Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
8.3km from Onuma Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
The closest train station to Hakodate Nanae is Nagareyama Onsen Station on the Hakodate Honsen line and that is less than 4km away.
Onuma Station on the same train line is 8.3km away.
Hakodate Station is about 36km to the south.
Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen is just over 19km from Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.
A free shuttle bus is available from Onuma Station. The journey to the resort from the station takes about 15 minutes.
14.8km from the Onuma Koen IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (11.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 43
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is located about 2km off Prefecture Road 43.
From central Hakodate, travel north on Route 5 towards Sapporo and then use Prefecture Roads 338 and Prefecture Road 43 to approach to the resort, which is well signposted.
The resort is about 50 minutes drive from central Hakodate city.
From the Onuma Koen IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway, turn left at the exit and then turn right onto Route 5. After about 6.5km turn left onto Prefecture Road 338 and then follow the signposts using Prefecture Road 43 to get to the resort.
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