Nukabira Gensenkyo (Kamishihoro Town, Hokkaido)

Nukabira Gensenkyo
ぬかびら源泉郷 (北海道 上士幌町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2017 until Friday 31st March 2018
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Nukabira Gensenkyo is located in the Nukabira region of Kamishiroho town in the central region of Hokkaido, close to the southern shores of Lake Nukabira. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). There are four lifts at this ski hill but recently only two (a quad and a pair lift, servicing the lower section of the resort) have been operating - and that is also the plan for the 2017-2018 season. This ski hill used to be known as Nukabira Onsen.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Nukabira Gensenkyo Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 80cm 1st 130cm 120cm 1st 150cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 135cm 120cm 2nd 170cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 80cm 80cm 3rd 135cm 120cm 3rd 170cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 80cm 4th 140cm 120cm 4th 170cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 75cm 5th 150cm 120cm 5th 170cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 80cm 6th 155cm 120cm 6th 170cm 120cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 80cm 7th 155cm 120cm 7th 170cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 80cm 8th 145cm 120cm 8th 170cm 120cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 80cm 9th 145cm 120cm 9th 185cm 120cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 80cm 10th 145cm 120cm 10th 180cm 120cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 80cm 11th 145cm 120cm 11th 180cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 80cm 12th 145cm 120cm 12th 180cm 120cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 80cm 13th 145cm 120cm 13th 180cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 80cm 14th 145cm 120cm 14th 170cm 120cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 80cm 15th 145cm 120cm 15th 170cm 120cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 90cm 16th 145cm 120cm 16th 170cm 120cm
17th - - 17th 110cm 90cm 17th 145cm 120cm 17th 170cm 120cm
18th - - 18th 110cm 90cm 18th 145cm 120cm 18th 170cm 120cm
19th - - 19th 110cm 83cm 19th 145cm 120cm 19th 170cm 120cm
20th - - 20th 110cm 100cm 20th 145cm 120cm 20th 170cm 120cm
21st - - 21st 115cm 100cm 21st 150cm 120cm 21st 170cm 110cm
22nd - - 22nd 115cm 100cm 22nd 150cm 120cm 22nd 170cm 110cm
23rd 70cm 50cm 23rd 115cm 120cm 23rd 150cm 120cm 23rd 170cm 110cm
24th 70cm 60cm 24th 125cm 120cm 24th 150cm 120cm 24th 170cm 110cm
25th 70cm 70cm 25th 125cm 120cm 25th 150cm 120cm 25th 170cm 110cm
26th 70cm 70cm 26th 125cm 120cm 26th 150cm 120cm 26th 170cm 110cm
27th 70cm 70cm 27th 125cm 120cm 27th 150cm 120cm 27th 170cm 100cm
28th 70cm 70cm 28th 125cm 120cm 28th 150cm 120cm 28th 165cm 100cm
29th 70cm 70cm 29th 130cm 120cm 29th - - 29th 100cm 100cm
30th 70cm 70cm 30th 130cm 120cm 30th 30th 100cm 100cm
31st 70cm 70cm 31st 130cm 120cm 31st 31st 100cm 100cm

Previous Statistics

Nukabira Gensenkyo Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nukabira Gensenkyo. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is usually a 'Chibbiko' area near the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nukabira Gensenkyo Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 2:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 2:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Lifts normally operate from 9:00am until 2:45pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nukabira Gensenkyo Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 10,000 yen 20,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Nukabira Gensenkyo

By public transport
63.7km from Obihiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Nukabira Gensenkyo is about 64km from Obihiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
Special lift ticket and bus packages from Obihiro are available.
By Car
51.6km from the Ashoro IC on the Doto Expressway
54.9km from the Otofuke Obihiro IC on the Doto Expressway
84.1km from the Kamikawa Sounkyo IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 273 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 85
The closest exit on the Doto Expressway is Ashoro IC, though if you are arriving from the south/west, the Otofuke Obihiro IC is the more convenient exit to use.

From the Otofuke Obihiro IC exit on the Doto Expressway, turn left onto Route 241 (Ashoro National Highway) and remain on this road for just over 30km until reaching Kamishihoro town. At Kamishirhoro turn left onto Route 273 (Nukabira National Highway) and follow this road for another 23km until reaching Nukabira Gensenkyo at the south western tip of Lake Nukabira. The base car parks are straight on as the main road turns a sharp right to continue north.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
There are 5 parking areas close to the base of Nukabira Gensenkyo, holding up to 800 vehicles.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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