Fu's Snow Area (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Fu's Snow Area
フッズスノーエリア (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Early December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Fu's Snow Area is located in Fujino in the southern part of Sapporo city in Hokkaido. It first opened in 1963 as Fujino Healthland Kokusai Ski-jo and was re-named to Fu's Snow Area in 2001. Fu's Snow Area is within easy reach of Sapporo via Route 230. There is a luge practice course by the side of the ski courses - one of only a few in Japan. Before the 'Spiral' facility opened in Nagano Prefecture, this facility was used for national luge events.

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

540m
260m
260m
38"
9
1800m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Previous Statistics

Fu's Snow Area Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Fu's Snow Area. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.

Wear, snow bike, snowshoes and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Kids Land' by the base area is open for simple sledging and playing in the snow and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park at Fu's Snow Land.

Fu's Snow Land does feature one of only two luge facilities in Japan (the other being the Spiral facility in Nagano city). 

Fu's Snow Area Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Fu's Snow Area is generally open from 9am until 9pm.

Fu's Snow Area Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior & Senior High School age
Senior
Over 60 years
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,700 yen
6 Hours 2,600 yen 2,000 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen
3 Hours 1,800 yen 1,400 yen 1,600 yen
2 Hours 1,200 yen 900 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 1,500 yen 1,200 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (6pm-9pm) 900 yen 700 yen 900 yen
Season (all) 38,000 yen 28,000 yen 33,000 yen
Season (Nighta) 23,000 yen 18,400 yen 23,000 yen
Late Season 18,500 yen 13,600 yen 16,000 yen
Night Late Season 11,200 yen 8,900 yen 11,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

A lunch pack ticket that includes 4 hours of lift time and a 500 yen lunch voucher costs 2,400 yen for adults and 2,000 yen for children.

The Late Season and Nighta Late Season tickets are valid from 1st February until 31st March 2017, and available to buy from late January.

Getting to Fu's Snow Area

By public transport
Train
Train
8.7km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
18.3km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Fu's Snow Area is less than 9km from Makomanai Station, and just over 18km from Sapporo Station.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line

bus
Bus
A free bus service is available from Makomanai Station. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Public buses to fairly close-by are available. A taxi from central Sapporo costs around 5,000 yen.
By Car
Car
20.9km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
21.6km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (0.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Fu's Snow Area is about 21km from the Sapporo Minami IC exit on the on the Hokkaido Expressway.

The ski hill is located less than 1km from Route 230 and to the south of the main town of the Fujino.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
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More information on Sasson Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base area.

More Information

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Address
Address
Fujino 473-1
Minami-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
061-2271
Telephone
Telephone
011-530-5550
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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