Sunlaiva (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)

サンライバ (北海道 登別市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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

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Sunlaiva Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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17th 40cm - 17th 50cm 40cm 17th 80cm 60cm 17th 80cm 80cm
18th 40cm - 18th 50cm 40cm 18th 80cm 60cm 18th 80cm 80cm
19th 40cm - 19th 50cm 50cm 19th 80cm 60cm 19th 80cm 80cm
20th 40cm - 20th 60cm 50cm 20th 80cm 60cm 20th 80cm 80cm
21st 40cm - 21st 60cm 50cm 21st 80cm 60cm 21st - 80cm
22nd 40cm - 22nd 60cm 50cm 22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd - -
23rd 40cm - 23rd 60cm 50cm 23rd 80cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm - 24th 60cm 50cm 24th 80cm 70cm 24th - -
25th 40cm - 25th 60cm 50cm 25th 80cm 70cm 25th - -
26th 40cm - 26th 60cm 50cm 26th 80cm 70cm 26th - -
27th 40cm 40cm 27th 60cm 50cm 27th 80cm 70cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 40cm 28th 60cm 50cm 28th 80cm 70cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 40cm 29th 60cm 50cm 29th - 70cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 40cm 30th 60cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 40cm 31st 60cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Sunlaiva Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sunlaiva. 
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
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
Sunlaiva is open from 9am until 4pm every day.
There is no nighta at this resort.

Sunlaiva Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
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 6 hours from the time of purchase.

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

Getting to Sunlaiva

By public transport
13.9km from Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport 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.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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.

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Parking for about 600 vehicles is available near the base of Sunlaiva. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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