Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別 (北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is a small ski hill located close to the central area of Ashibetsu city in central Hokkaido. In February 2017 it was reported that this ski hill would not be opening the following season (due to old facilities that needed updating)... but since then it has been further reported that it will open until the 2020 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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Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 61cm 1st 70cm 115cm 1st 58cm 117cm
2nd - - 2nd 62cm 59cm 2nd 69cm 109cm 2nd 57cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 68cm 60cm 3rd 66cm 105cm 3rd 57cm 122cm
4th - - 4th 63cm 60cm 4th 66cm 102cm 4th 57cm 119cm
5th - - 5th 66cm 60cm 5th 70cm 102cm 5th 50cm 119cm
6th - - 6th 67cm 68cm 6th 71cm 98cm 6th 49cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 67cm 83cm 7th 74cm 97cm 7th 49cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 63cm 83cm 8th 74cm 98cm 8th 48cm 108cm
9th - - 9th 63cm 83cm 9th 72cm 104cm 9th 47cm 104cm
10th - - 10th 64cm 79cm 10th 71cm 100cm 10th 42cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 66cm 78cm 11th 70cm 108cm 11th 42cm 107cm
12th - - 12th 66cm 73cm 12th 70cm 118cm 12th 42cm 107cm
13th - - 13th 58cm 73cm 13th 76cm 118cm 13th 39cm 92cm
14th - - 14th 55cm 72cm 14th 79cm 125cm 14th 37cm 91cm
15th - - 15th 55cm 72cm 15th 80cm 127cm 15th 36cm 89cm
16th - - 16th 54cm 82cm 16th 82cm 127cm 16th 36cm 93cm
17th - - 17th 65cm 83cm 17th 75cm 132cm 17th 36cm 90cm
18th - - 18th 67cm 78cm 18th 75cm 127cm 18th - 86cm
19th - - 19th 75cm 85cm 19th 74cm 127cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 68cm 85cm 20th 72cm 123cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 68cm 92cm 21st 67cm 124cm 21st - -
22nd 27cm - 22nd 69cm 92cm 22nd 63cm 120cm 22nd - -
23rd 23cm 72cm 23rd 72cm 98cm 23rd 63cm 125cm 23rd - -
24th 31cm 70cm 24th 77cm 94cm 24th 62cm 125cm 24th - -
25th 31cm 70cm 25th 74cm 94cm 25th 62cm 126cm 25th - -
26th 31cm 52cm 26th 68cm 120cm 26th 58cm 126cm 26th - -
27th 54cm 69cm 27th 66cm 126cm 27th 61cm 125cm 27th - -
28th 51cm 70cm 28th 66cm 121cm 28th 59cm 116cm 28th - -
29th 72cm 72cm 29th 65cm 121cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 82cm 67cm 30th 62cm 125cm 30th 30th - -
31st 72cm 62cm 31st 61cm 120cm 31st 31st - -

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kokusetsu Ashibetsu. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
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
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm... or until sunset, apparently!

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
65 years & over
1 Day 2,260 yen 1,510 yen 1,760 yen
4 Hours 1,130 yen 760 yen 870 yen
1 Lift Coupon 190 yen 130 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,940 yen 1,290 yen 1,510 yen
Season Ticket 24,840 yen 16,200 yen 19,100 yen 18,630 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Kokusetsu Ashibetsu

By public transport
2.2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is just over 2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line

No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
24.4km from the Takikawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (0.4km away)
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is located close to the centre of Ashibetsu city.

The ski hill is about 400m off the main Route 452 road on the eastern side of Sorachi River.

Takikawa IC is the nearest exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 38 and continue on this road until arriving in Ashibetsu. Turn left onto Route 452, over the river and then left again to approach the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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