Orofure (Sobetsu Town, Hokkaido)

Orofure
オロフレ (北海道 壮瞥町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until early March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 29th April 2017]

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Orofure is located about 7km from the south east shores of Lake Toya in Sobetsu town, Hokkaido.

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

454m
136m
318m
25"
5
800m
1
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
85%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
15%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Orofure Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 30cm 25cm 1st 50cm 45cm 1st 65cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 25cm 2nd 60cm 40cm 2nd 65cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 20cm 3rd 65cm 40cm 3rd 65cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 20cm 4th 65cm 40cm 4th 65cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 20cm 5th 60cm 45cm 5th 62cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 20cm 6th 60cm 40cm 6th 65cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 25cm 7th 60cm 45cm 7th 60cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 25cm 8th 60cm 45cm 8th 60cm 65cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 20cm 9th 60cm 45cm 9th 65cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 20cm 10th 60cm 55cm 10th 65cm 60cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 25cm 11th 60cm 50cm 11th 65cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 25cm 12th 60cm 50cm 12th 65cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 25cm 13th 60cm 50cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th 25cm 40cm 14th 60cm 40cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 25cm 40cm 15th 50cm 40cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 30cm 35cm 16th 50cm 35cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 30cm 35cm 17th 50cm 35cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 30cm 30cm 18th 55cm 50cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 40cm 40cm 19th 55cm 40cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 40cm 40cm 20th 55cm 35cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 40cm 40cm 21st 55cm 50cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 55cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 50cm 40cm 23rd 55cm 55cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 50cm 45cm 24th 70cm 55cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 50cm 40cm 25th 65cm 45cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 50cm 40cm 26th 75cm 50cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 50cm 40cm 27th 70cm 50cm 27th - -
28th 20cm 30cm 28th 45cm 40cm 28th 65cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 25cm 25cm 29th 45cm 40cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 20cm 30th 45cm 45cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 20cm 31st 50cm 40cm 31st 31st - -

Orofure Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Orofure. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Limited ski, snowboard equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a kids area near base with a sledging course. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a half-pipe at Orofure. 

Orofure Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Orofure is open from 9am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Orofure Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
1 Day 2,910 yen 2,160 yen
4 Hours 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 160 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
Season Ticket 29,160 yen 16,200 yen 21,600 yen 21,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Orofure

By public transport
Train
Train
19.5km from Nagawa Station on the Muroran Honsen line
20.2km from Datemombetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is Nagawa Station (20km) on the Muroran Honsen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
19.1km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 453 (3.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Orofure is about 19km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Date IC exit head striaght on until reaching Route 37. Turn right onto Route 37 and then about 4.5km later turn onto Route 453. Continue on this road for about 15km and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 2. The ski hill is about 4km off this road.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 250 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Bankei 204-5
Sobetsu-cho
Usu-gun
Hokkaido
052-0015
Telephone
Telephone
0142-65-2323
Season dates and information
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.
Current resort snow depth
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