Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別 (北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until late March 2018
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

270m
150m
120m
30"
3
1600m
3
25%
25%
50%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Snow Depth Statistics

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

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kokusetsu Ashibetsu. 
Rental
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 Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
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
Train
Train
2.2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Kokusetsu Ashibetsu is just over 2km from Ashibetsu Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
24.4km from the Takikawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Asahi-cho 11
Ashibetsu-shi
Hokkaido
075-0036
Telephone
Telephone
01242-2-3545
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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