Sunlaiva (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)

Sunlaiva
サンライバ (北海道 登別市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Wednesday 21st March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 22nd April 2018]

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Sunlaiva is located in the Karurusu-cho area just to the north of central Noboribetsu in Hokkaido. The popular Noboribetsu Onsen hot spring area is nearby. The full formal name of the ski hill is actually Karurusu Onsen Sunlaiva, though that hardly ever seems used.

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

1040m
690m
350m
27"
5
1600m
2
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Sunlaiva 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
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st 40cm 50cm 1st 60cm 60cm 1st 100cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 50cm 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 100cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 50cm 3rd 60cm 70cm 3rd 100cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 50cm 4th 60cm 80cm 4th 100cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 50cm 5th 70cm 80cm 5th 100cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 50cm 6th 70cm 80cm 6th 100cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 50cm 7th 70cm 80cm 7th 100cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 50cm 8th 70cm 80cm 8th 100cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 50cm 9th 70cm 80cm 9th 100cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 50cm 10th 70cm 80cm 10th 100cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 50cm 11th 70cm 80cm 11th 100cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 50cm 12th 70cm 80cm 12th 100cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 50cm 13th 70cm 80cm 13th 100cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 50cm 14th 70cm 80cm 14th 100cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 50cm 50cm 15th 75cm 80cm 15th 100cm 80cm
16th 30cm - 16th 55cm 50cm 16th 75cm 80cm 16th 100cm 80cm
17th 30cm 40cm 17th 55cm 50cm 17th 80cm 80cm 17th 100cm 80cm
18th 35cm 40cm 18th 55cm 50cm 18th 80cm 80cm 18th 100cm 80cm
19th 40cm 40cm 19th 55cm 50cm 19th 90cm 80cm 19th 100cm 80cm
20th 40cm 40cm 20th 55cm 60cm 20th 90cm 80cm 20th 100cm 80cm
21st 40cm 40cm 21st 55cm 60cm 21st 90cm 80cm 21st 100cm -
22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 55cm 60cm 22nd 90cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 40cm 40cm 23rd 55cm 60cm 23rd 90cm 80cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm 40cm 24th 55cm 60cm 24th 100cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 40cm 40cm 25th 55cm 60cm 25th 100cm 80cm 25th - -
26th 35cm 40cm 26th 60cm 60cm 26th 100cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 35cm 40cm 27th 60cm 60cm 27th 100cm 80cm 27th - -
28th 35cm 40cm 28th 60cm 60cm 28th 100cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 40cm 29th 60cm 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 40cm 30th 60cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 40cm 31st 60cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Sunlaiva Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sunlaiva. 
Rental
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 are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Sunlaiva Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid 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 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sunlaiva is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day.

Just Number 1 lift open from 4:00pm until 5:00pm on weekdays.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Sunlaiva Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,300 yen
6 Hours 2,600 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 230 yen 190 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 1,900 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 6 Hour ticket is valid for six hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Sunlaiva

By public transport
Train
Train
13.9km from Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line is the closest train station. It is just under 14km from the resort and close to the coastline.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
12km from the Noboribetsu Higashi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 36 (13.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Sunlaiva is 12km from the Noboribetsu Higashi IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Noboribetsu Higashi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 2 (Noboribetsu Onsen Dori) and follow this road for just over 11km up to the signposted turn off for the resort base.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking for about 600 vehicles is available near the base of Sunlaiva. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Karurusu-cho 27-1
Noboribetsu-shi
Hokkaido
059-0551
Telephone
Telephone
0143-84-2872
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
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