Kokusetsu Ashibetsu (Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu
国設芦別
(北海道 芦別市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 15th March 2020
Closed on some days - see below
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
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 26cm 60cm 1st 32cm 70cm 1st 47cm 58cm
2nd - - 2nd 26cm 62cm 2nd 30cm 69cm 2nd 47cm 57cm
3rd - - 3rd 37cm 68cm 3rd 30cm 66cm 3rd 43cm 57cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 63cm 4th 40cm 66cm 4th 40cm 57cm
5th - - 5th 33cm 66cm 5th 43cm 70cm 5th - 50cm
6th - - 6th 39cm 67cm 6th 39cm 71cm 6th - 49cm
7th - - 7th 39cm 67cm 7th 43cm 74cm 7th - 49cm
8th - - 8th 34cm 63cm 8th 46cm 74cm 8th - 48cm
9th - - 9th 31cm 63cm 9th 43cm 72cm 9th - 47cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 64cm 10th 43cm 71cm 10th - 42cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 66cm 11th 40cm 70cm 11th - 42cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 66cm 12th 39cm 70cm 12th - 42cm
13th - - 13th 31cm 58cm 13th 38cm 76cm 13th - 39cm
14th - - 14th 31cm 55cm 14th 35cm 79cm 14th - 37cm
15th - - 15th 32cm 55cm 15th 33cm 80cm 15th - 36cm
16th - - 16th 30cm 54cm 16th 36cm 82cm 16th - 36cm
17th - - 17th 37cm 65cm 17th 36cm 75cm 17th - 36cm
18th - - 18th 33cm 67cm 18th 42cm 75cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 33cm 75cm 19th 40cm 74cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 33cm 68cm 20th 45cm 72cm 20th - -
21st 15cm - 21st 36cm 68cm 21st 46cm 67cm 21st - -
22nd 16cm 27cm 22nd 40cm 69cm 22nd 43cm 63cm 22nd - -
23rd - 23cm 23rd 41cm 72cm 23rd 42cm 63cm 23rd - -
24th 16cm 31cm 24th 40cm 77cm 24th 52cm 62cm 24th - -
25th 31cm 31cm 25th 41cm 74cm 25th 52cm 62cm 25th - -
26th 27cm 31cm 26th 43cm 68cm 26th 44cm 58cm 26th - -
27th - 54cm 27th 43cm 66cm 27th 41cm 61cm 27th - -
28th 21cm 51cm 28th 37cm 66cm 28th 43cm 59cm 28th - -
29th 21cm 72cm 29th 37cm 65cm 29th 44cm - 29th - -
30th 21cm 82cm 30th 34cm 62cm 30th 30th - -
31st 14cm 72cm 31st 32cm 61cm 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
 
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 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... or until sunset, apparently!

Closed on the following dates:

- 16th, 23rd December 2019
- 14th, 20th, 27th January 2020
- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 25th February 2020
- 2nd, 9th March 2020

Kokusetsu Ashibetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
65 years & over
1 Day 2,310 yen 1,540 yen 1,790 yen
4 Hours 1,150 yen 780 yen 890 yen
1 Lift Coupon 190 yen 130 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,980 yen 1,320 yen 1,540 yen
Season Ticket 25,300 yen 16,500 yen 19,450 yen 18,970 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four 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

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Address
Address
Asahi-cho 11
Ashibetsu-shi
Hokkaido
075-0036
Telephone
Telephone
01242-2-3545
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