Rankoshi Chisenupuri is a small ski hill located on the southern slopes of Mt Chisenupuri and to the west of Mt Niseko Annupuri and the famous ski and snowboard resorts in Kutchan and Niseko. It had been closed as a ski hill since late 2013 but it looks like some snow cat tours are being held there during the 2016/2017 season.
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.
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Getting to Rankoshi Chisenuppuri
By public transport
11.5km from Konbu Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Rankoshi Chisenuppuri is about 25 minutes from Niseko Station by taxi. The nearest train station on the Hakodate Honsen line is Konbu Station.
40km from the Kuromatsunai IC on the Kuromatsunai Shindo
Nearest national route: Route 5 (11.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 66
From Route 5 in the Niseko area, head up into the mountains on Prefecture Road 66 - keep going past Niseko Annupuri ski resort for another 10 minutes - once you see the small Army base on the left you have arrived. Pull in to the large parking area on the left at the base of Chisenupuri ski field.
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and 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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