Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
札幌国際 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 17th November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
Official snow depth 250cm (0cm) [updated on 22nd January 2018]

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Sapporo Kokusai is located in the Minami Ward of Sapporo city. It is located further to the west than the other resorts located within the boundaries of the capital city. The location of Sapporo Kokusai makes it also easy to get to from Otaru as well as Sapporo. The runs at Sapporo Kokusai are on the eastern side of Asaridake (Kiroro is on the opposite western side) and this region usually gets a lot of good quality snow. The resort is smaller in scale than Kiroro but the weather is usually more stable. It has been operating since 1978 and so the 2017-2018 is the 40th Anniversary 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.

The Mountain

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Sapporo Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 150cm - 1st 220cm 200cm 1st - 300cm 1st - 400cm
2nd 170cm - 2nd 220cm 200cm 2nd - 320cm 2nd - 390cm
3rd 170cm - 3rd 220cm 200cm 3rd - 330cm 3rd - 390cm
4th 170cm - 4th 220cm 200cm 4th - 330cm 4th - 390cm
5th 170cm - 5th 220cm 210cm 5th - 330cm 5th - 390cm
6th 200cm - 6th 220cm 230cm 6th - 330cm 6th - 390cm
7th 200cm - 7th 220cm 230cm 7th - 330cm 7th - 390cm
8th 200cm - 8th 220cm 230cm 8th - 340cm 8th - 390cm
9th 210cm - 9th 220cm 230cm 9th - 340cm 9th - 390cm
10th 210cm - 10th 220cm 230cm 10th - 340cm 10th - 400cm
11th 210cm - 11th 220cm 230cm 11th - 340cm 11th - 400cm
12th 200cm - 12th 220cm 240cm 12th - 340cm 12th - 400cm
13th 210cm - 13th 240cm 250cm 13th - 340cm 13th - 400cm
14th 210cm - 14th 250cm 250cm 14th - 340cm 14th - 400cm
15th 210cm 140cm 15th 250cm 260cm 15th - 340cm 15th - 400cm
16th 210cm 150cm 16th 250cm 260cm 16th - 340cm 16th - 400cm
17th 210cm 150cm 17th 250cm 260cm 17th - 340cm 17th - 400cm
18th 200cm 150cm 18th 250cm 260cm 18th - 340cm 18th - 400cm
19th 240cm 150cm 19th 240cm 260cm 19th - 340cm 19th - 400cm
20th 250cm 150cm 20th 250cm 260cm 20th - 340cm 20th - 400cm
21st 250cm 150cm 21st 250cm 260cm 21st - 340cm 21st - 390cm
22nd 250cm 150cm 22nd 250cm 260cm 22nd - 370cm 22nd - 390cm
23rd 250cm 160cm 23rd - 270cm 23rd - 370cm 23rd - 400cm
24th 250cm 160cm 24th - 290cm 24th - 400cm 24th - 400cm
25th 200cm 180cm 25th - 300cm 25th - 400cm 25th - 410cm
26th 200cm 190cm 26th - 300cm 26th - 400cm 26th - 410cm
27th 250cm 190cm 27th - 300cm 27th - 400cm 27th - 410cm
28th 200cm 190cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 400cm 28th - 410cm
29th 210cm 190cm 29th - 300cm 29th - - 29th - 410cm
30th 220cm 200cm 30th - 300cm 30th 30th - 410cm
31st 220cm 200cm 31st - 300cm 31st 31st - 410cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Kokusai. 
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
The 'Yu-kki no yuki asobi hiroba' area for kids with various attractions is located by the base area and there is also an area for 'overseas' beginners, also by base. Both are open during the main season.

There is a 'Kids Room' in the main base building - that facility is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The beginners 'Snow Park' is located in the base area by the Number 6 Sky Cabin lift. 

Sapporo Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Kokusai is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 6:00pm on weekends in the main season.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Sapporo Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen
3 Hours 3,600 yen
5 Hours 3,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 230 yen 350 yen
Sky Cabin (return) 1,450 yen 1,000 yen 1,450 yen
Season Ticket (all) 70,000 yen 11,000 yen 31,000 yen 60,000 yen
Spring Season (26th Mar to close) 13,500 yen
Early & Spring 1 Day 3,600 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 500 yen returnable deposit is required.

A Grand Senior ticket is available for people 65 years and over. The charge for this ticket is 3,000 yen for 1 day.

4 lift coupons are required to ride a Sky Cabin gondola one-way.
2 lift coupons are required to ride the quad lift.
1 lift coupon is required to ride the pair lifts.

The early season ticket is valid from 17th November 2017 until 8th December 2017.
The spring season ticket is from Monday 26th March until closing in spring 2018.

Various lift ticket packages are available - family packs, including lunch or entry to onsen hot springs.

Getting to Sapporo Kokusai

By public transport
19.1km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
19.8km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Sapporo Kokusai is about 19km from Asari Station and 20km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
17.5km from the Asari IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (18.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1
Sapporo Kokusai is about 17.5km from the Asari IC exit of the Sasson Expressway.

The resort is found just off Prefecture Road 1 to the south of Asari.

It is about 60 minutes from central Sapporo.

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There is parking for over 1500 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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