Geihoku Kokusai (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Geihoku Kokusai
芸北国際 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019

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Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture and is one of the larger ski resorts in western Japan - over 100 hectares which is over 68 Tokyo Domes, apparently!

There are three main areas to the resort - Kokusai Area, Oohira Area and Kakezu Area - with base car parks at both Kokusai and Oohira as well as a free shuttle bus connecting them. Until December 2016, Geihoku Kokusai was home to the only 6-person ski lift in Japan, but a new 6-person lift opened at the Niseko Village resort in Hokkaido for the 2016-2017 season and a new 6-person and gondola hybrid lift opens at Ishiuchi Maruyama in Niigata for the 2018-2019 season.

Geihoku Kokusai has been operating since 1972. The smaller Osa and Ogahara Kogen ski hills are nearby.

Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.

The Mountain

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Geihoku Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 60cm 1st 90cm 200cm 1st 45cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 90cm 200cm 2nd 45cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 90cm 200cm 3rd 45cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 65cm 4th 50cm 200cm 4th 45cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 65cm 5th 50cm 210cm 5th 45cm 125cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 65cm 6th 50cm 220cm 6th 45cm 95cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 65cm 7th 50cm 230cm 7th 45cm 95cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 60cm 8th 50cm 230cm 8th 45cm 85cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 55cm 9th 50cm 230cm 9th 45cm 85cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 65cm 10th 60cm 220cm 10th 45cm 85cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 110cm 11th 60cm 200cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 190cm 12th 60cm 200cm 12th - 75cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 200cm 13th 60cm 200cm 13th - 70cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 210cm 14th 60cm 210cm 14th - 65cm
15th 50cm - 15th 50cm 210cm 15th 60cm 190cm 15th - 65cm
16th 50cm 80cm 16th 50cm 200cm 16th 60cm 180cm 16th - 65cm
17th 50cm 90cm 17th 50cm 190cm 17th 60cm 180cm 17th - 45cm
18th 50cm 90cm 18th 50cm 160cm 18th 60cm 175cm 18th - 35cm
19th 50cm 100cm 19th 50cm 150cm 19th 60cm 165cm 19th - -
20th 50cm 105cm 20th 50cm 140cm 20th 50cm 160cm 20th - -
21st 50cm 105cm 21st 50cm 130cm 21st 50cm 160cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm 105cm 22nd 50cm 120cm 22nd 50cm 160cm 22nd - -
23rd 50cm 105cm 23rd 50cm 130cm 23rd 50cm 150cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm 95cm 24th 50cm 140cm 24th 50cm 150cm 24th - -
25th 50cm 80cm 25th 50cm 160cm 25th 50cm 150cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 70cm 26th 70cm 180cm 26th 50cm 150cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 70cm 27th 90cm 190cm 27th 45cm 150cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 70cm 28th 90cm 200cm 28th 45cm 150cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 70cm 29th 90cm 200cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 70cm 30th 80cm 200cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 70cm 31st 80cm 200cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Geihoku Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geihoku 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 'Kids Park' features a 80m moving belt and a sledging area. Entry is free if you have a valid lift ticket, 500 yen otherwise.

There is also a 'Kids Spece' in the Kokusai Lodge building. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is in the Kokusai Area of the resort. There is also a 'Powder Area' towards the top. 

Geihoku Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 7:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Geihoku Kokusai is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm on most days. On weekends and holidays on days when there is no nighta, it is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm.

The Kokusai Area plans to open on 15th December 2018; the Oohira Area plans to open in late December 2018.

The resort is open from until 9:00pm on the following dates:

- January 5th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th 2019
- February 2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd 2019

Geihoku Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 4,800 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day + Nighta 5,500 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen
PM + Nighta (12pm-9pm) 4,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information U-25 - on weekdays only (except 31st December 2018 until 3rd January 2019), adults aged under 25 years old can buy a lift ticket for 3,700 yen.

A pack that includes a 1 day lift ticket for an adult and a 1 day lift ticket for an accompanying child is available for 5,000 yen.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturdays of January and February. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,000 yen for children up to the age of 12 years.

Getting to Geihoku Kokusai

By public transport
71.9km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
33.1km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Geihoku Kokusai is about 33km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and aboue 72km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available. Various bus tours are available.
By Car
29.6km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
32.9km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
40.8km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (2.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 11
Geihoku Kokusai is just over 2km off Route 186 (Iwami Highway).

It is is about 30km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.

From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and then turn left again after a further 2.5km. Follow the signs to Geihoku Kokusai.
There is parking available for 2,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking costs 1,000 yen.

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