Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kurodake in the Sounkyo region of Kamikawa town in central Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). With the base up at an elevation of 1300m, it is popular for often excellent snow conditions and backcountry and is unlike most ski resorts in Japan. There is one pair lift up at the top of the of the Ropeway.
The Ropeway - which first opened in 1967 - and the pair lift usually close during the peak of the winter season. Details below.
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.
MESSAGE FROM SNOWJAPAN We feel for everyone who wanted to be able to visit Japan this winter but are unable to. Please read this message about this season and coronavirus. Stay safe everyone, wherever you are.
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page,
please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.