Rubeshibe-cho Happodai (Kitami City, Hokkaido)

Rubeshibe-cho Happodai
留辺蘂町八方台 (北海道 北見市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Thursday 21st March 2019
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Rubeshibe-cho Happodai is a small ski hill located close to the central town area of Rubsehibe, to the west of central Kitami city, in the eastern region of Hokkaido.

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.

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Rubeshibe-cho Happodai Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Rubeshibe-cho Happodai. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
This is a 120m long sledging course near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Rubeshibe-cho Happodai 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 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Rubeshibe-cho Happodai is generally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is daily from 2nd January 2018 until 28th February 2019.

On weekdays in March, opening times are 1:00pm until 9:00pm.

Rubeshibe-cho Happodai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
1 Day 2,800 yen 1,600 yen
4 Hours 1,600 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 140 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,400 yen
Season Ticket 29,200 yen 17,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Rubeshibe-cho Happodai

By public transport
2.9km from Rubeshibe Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line
Transport Information
Rubeshibe Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line is under 3km from the ski lift.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
54.7km from the Maruseppu IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
82.4km from the Ashoro IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 242 (0.8km away)
Rubeshibe-cho Happodai can be found just over 1km from Route 242, also known as the Oketo National Highway, to the south of the main town area of Rubeshibe.

The Maruseppu IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway is about 55km to the north west of this ski hill.

From the Maruseppu IC exit, turn right onto Route 333 and then follow that road and then Route 242 to Rubeshibe.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
There is parking for 200 vehicles close to the base of this ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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