Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別
(北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Closed
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th February 2021]

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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 was reported that it would remain open until the 2019-2020 season.

The last day of operation for this ski area was 4th March 2020. It has now closed for good.

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
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1st - - 1st - 26cm 1st - 32cm 1st - 47cm
2nd - - 2nd - 26cm 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 47cm
3rd - - 3rd - 37cm 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 43cm
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 40cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th - 33cm 5th - 43cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 39cm 6th - 39cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 39cm 7th - 43cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 34cm 8th - 46cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 31cm 9th - 43cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 30cm 10th - 43cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 30cm 11th - 40cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 30cm 12th - 39cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 31cm 13th - 38cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 31cm 14th - 35cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 32cm 15th - 33cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 30cm 16th - 36cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 37cm 17th - 36cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 33cm 18th - 42cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 33cm 19th - 40cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 33cm 20th - 45cm 20th - -
21st - 15cm 21st - 36cm 21st - 46cm 21st - -
22nd - 16cm 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 43cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 41cm 23rd - 42cm 23rd - -
24th - 16cm 24th - 40cm 24th - 52cm 24th - -
25th - 31cm 25th - 41cm 25th - 52cm 25th - -
26th - 27cm 26th - 43cm 26th - 44cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 43cm 27th - 41cm 27th - -
28th - 21cm 28th - 37cm 28th - 43cm 28th - -
29th - 21cm 29th - 37cm 29th - 44cm 29th - -
30th - 21cm 30th - 34cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 14cm 31st - 32cm 31st 31st - -

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
 
Park Information
Park information
 

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information

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
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

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Asahi-cho 11
Ashibetsu-shi
Hokkaido
075-0036
Telephone
Telephone
01242-2-3545
2020-2021 UPDATES
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