Ishikari Heigen (Tobetsu Town, Hokkaido)

Ishikari Heigen
石狩平原 (北海道 当別町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 28th April 2017]

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Ishikari Heigen is a small ski hill located in Tobetsu town to the north east of Sapporo and about one hour drive from the main city.

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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Boarders
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Ishikari Heigen Snow Depth Statistics

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Ishikari Heigen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
There is a ski school at Ishikari Heigen. 
Rental
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
There is a sledging course area at the base of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Ishikari Heigen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:30am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ishikari Heigen is open from 9:30am until 4pm on weekdays and from 9:30am until 8pm on weekends and holidays.

Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Ishikari Heigen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
6 Hours 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 20,000 yen
2 Hours 1,500 yen 1,200 yen
1 lift coupon 200 yen 160 yen
12 lift coupons 2,000 yen 1,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ladies & Seniors Day is every Tuesday and Wesnedays from 17th January 2017. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies or seniors is 1,500 yen and a 4 hour ticket is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Ishikari Heigen

By public transport
Train
Train
5.1km from Ishikari Tobetsu Station on the Sassho line
32.5km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Ishikari Heigen is about 5km from Ishikari Tobetsu Station on the Sassho line.
bus
Bus
There is a local free bus service going to the ski hill from Tobetsu Station.
By Car
Car
20.5km from the Ebetsu Nishi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
21.4km from the Ebetsu Higashi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
25.3km from the Kariki IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 275 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 28
Direction
Direction
Ishikari Heigen is about 21km from the Ebetsu Nishi IC and Ebetsu Higashi IC exits of the Hokkaido Expressway.

The ski hill is found about 6km off Route 275 to the north of central Tobetsu town.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway


Parking
Parking
There is parking for 200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Benkebetsu 2991
Tobetsu-cho
Ishikari-gun
Hokkaido
061-0208
Telephone
Telephone
01332-3-1101
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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