Hidaka Kokusai (Hidaka Town, Hokkaido)

Hidaka Kokusai
(北海道 日高町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until mid March 2020
Official snow depth 30cm (0cm) [updated on 19th January 2020]

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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. The pretty light illuminations during night operations are popular.

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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Hidaka Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

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

Hidaka Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hidaka Kokusai 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'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.

There is no nighta on 31st December 2019, 1st January 2020 and on Sundays from February onwards.

Hidaka Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
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
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,400 yen 1,400 yen 2,400 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

It seems that cheaper one day lift tickets are available if you stay at local accommodation.

Getting to Hidaka Kokusai

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

>> More information on the Sekisho-sen train line

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 and costs 560 yen. From there you'll need a taxi.
By 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
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 two hours from Obihiro.
About two hours and ten minutes from Tomakomai.
About two and a half hours from Sapporo.
About two and a half hours from Asahikawa.
About two hours from Shin Chitose Airport.
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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1st January 2020
Happy New Year. The 'planned season' dates shown on the ski resort pages are planned opening dates - many ski hills around Japan have been experiencing delays.
Current resort snow depth
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