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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Orofure.
Limited ski, snowboard equipment and wear rental is available.
There is a kids area near base with a sledging course.
There is a half-pipe at Orofure.
Orofure Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Elementary School age & under
Junior High School age
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
Getting to Orofure
By public transport
19.5km from Nagawa Station on the Muroran Honsen line
20.2km from Datemombetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
The nearest train station is Nagawa Station (20km) on the Muroran Honsen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
19.1km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 453 (3.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
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.
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.
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