Hidaka Kokusai (Hidaka Town, Hokkaido)

Hidaka Kokusai
日高国際 (北海道 日高町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until mid March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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There are two separate areas of Hidaka town - one on the coast and one is further inland to the north east. Hidaka Kokusai is a small ski hill located in the western region of the northern area of the town. A cross country course next to the ski hill that usually opens from January.

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

754m
500m
254m
39"
10
2980m
4
20%
50%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Hidaka Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st 65cm 35cm 1st 80cm 95cm 1st 85cm 95cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 35cm 2nd 90cm 95cm 2nd 85cm 115cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 40cm 3rd 90cm 95cm 3rd 85cm 115cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 40cm 4th 100cm 95cm 4th 85cm 105cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 40cm 5th 100cm 95cm 5th 80cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 40cm 6th 100cm 95cm 6th 80cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 40cm 7th 100cm 95cm 7th 80cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 40cm 8th 100cm 95cm 8th 80cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 100cm 95cm 9th 80cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 40cm 10th 100cm 95cm 10th 80cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 40cm 11th 100cm 95cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 75cm 12th 100cm 95cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 60cm 75cm 13th 100cm 95cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 60cm 75cm 14th 100cm 95cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 60cm 75cm 15th 100cm 95cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 60cm 75cm 16th 100cm 95cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 60cm 75cm 17th 100cm 95cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 60cm 75cm 18th 100cm 95cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 70cm 75cm 19th 100cm 95cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 70cm 75cm 20th 100cm 95cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 70cm 75cm 21st 100cm 95cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm - 22nd 70cm 75cm 22nd 100cm 95cm 22nd - -
23rd 50cm 20cm 23rd 70cm 75cm 23rd 100cm 95cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm 20cm 24th 70cm 75cm 24th 100cm 100cm 24th - -
25th 50cm 15cm 25th 80cm 75cm 25th 100cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 25cm 26th 80cm 75cm 26th 90cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 25cm 27th 80cm 75cm 27th 90cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 25cm 28th 80cm 75cm 28th 90cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 60cm 30cm 29th 80cm 95cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 65cm 35cm 30th 80cm 95cm 30th 30th - -
31st 65cm 35cm 31st 80cm 95cm 31st 31st - -

Hidaka Kokusai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hidaka Kokusai 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course at the base area of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hidaka Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hidaka Kokusai is generally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta operations are generally from 4:00pm until 9:00pm. No nighta on 31st December or 1st January, or on Sundays from February.

Hidaka Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,000 yen
5 Hours 2,300 yen 1,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hours 1,300 yen 800 yen 1,300 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 1,300 yen 800 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 3,000 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ticket (inc. nighta) 23,000 yen 5,000 yen 11,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Hidaka Kokusai

By public transport
Train
Train
17.5km from Shimukappu Station on the Sekisho Line
Transport Information
Information
Hidaka Kokusai is about 17.5km from Shimukappi Station on the Sekisho line.

>> More information on the Sekisho-sen train line

bus
Bus
No ski hill shuttle bus service information is available.

A public bus service from Shimukappu Station to the central Hidaka Town Office area is available. From there you'd need a taxi.
By Car
Car
14.7km from the Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway
34.5km from the Mukawa Hobetsu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 274 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 847
Direction
Direction
Hidaka Kokusai is located about 14.5km to the south of the Shimukappu IC exit on the Doto Expressway.

From the Shimukappu IC exit, turn left onto Route 237 (Furano Highway) and head south for just under 13km until reaching the junction with Route 274. Turn left onto Route 274 and after 900m continue straight on using Prefecture Road 847. Continue for another 600m, over the river bridge and then turn left to approach the base of the ski hill.

About 2 and a half hours from Sapporo.
About 2 and a half hours from Asahikawa.
About 2 hours from Shin Chitose Airport.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Tomioka 444-1
Hidaka-cho
Saru-gun
Hokkaido
055-2315
Telephone
Telephone
01457-6-3667
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