Sunlaiva (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)

Sunlaiva
サンライバ
(北海道 登別市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until mid March 2021
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Sunlaiva is located in the Karurusu-cho area just to the north of central Noboribetsu in Hokkaido. The popular Noboribetsu Onsen hot spring area is nearby. The full formal name of the ski hill is actually Karurusu Onsen Sunlaiva, though that hardly ever seems used. There are three lifts, but one seems to be in a 'not operating' status with two of the courses also 'not available'.

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

1040m
690m
350m
27"
5
1600m
2
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Sunlaiva Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 55cm 20cm 1st 90cm 60cm 1st 100cm 75cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 20cm 2nd 90cm 60cm 2nd 100cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 20cm 3rd 90cm 60cm 3rd 100cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 20cm 4th 90cm 70cm 4th 100cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 20cm 5th 90cm 70cm 5th 100cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 25cm 6th 90cm 70cm 6th 100cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 55cm 25cm 7th 90cm 70cm 7th 100cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 55cm 25cm 8th 90cm 70cm 8th 100cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 55cm 50cm 9th 90cm 70cm 9th 100cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 50cm 10th 100cm 70cm 10th 100cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 50cm 11th 100cm 70cm 11th 90cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 50cm 12th 100cm 70cm 12th 90cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 50cm 13th 100cm 70cm 13th 90cm 70cm
14th - 10cm 14th 65cm 40cm 14th 100cm 70cm 14th 90cm 70cm
15th - - 15th 65cm 40cm 15th 100cm 60cm 15th 90cm 70cm
16th - 10cm 16th 65cm 40cm 16th 100cm 60cm 16th 90cm 70cm
17th - 10cm 17th 80cm 40cm 17th 100cm 60cm 17th 70cm 70cm
18th - 10cm 18th 75cm 40cm 18th 100cm 75cm 18th 70cm 70cm
19th 30cm 10cm 19th 75cm 40cm 19th 100cm 75cm 19th 70cm 70cm
20th 30cm 10cm 20th 80cm 40cm 20th 100cm 75cm 20th 70cm 70cm
21st 30cm - 21st 80cm 50cm 21st 100cm 75cm 21st 70cm 70cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 80cm 50cm 22nd 100cm 75cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd 30cm 10cm 23rd 80cm 50cm 23rd 100cm 75cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm 10cm 24th 80cm 50cm 24th 100cm 75cm 24th - -
25th 30cm 20cm 25th 80cm 50cm 25th 100cm 75cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 20cm 26th 80cm 50cm 26th 100cm 75cm 26th - -
27th 40cm 20cm 27th 85cm 50cm 27th 100cm 75cm 27th - -
28th 55cm 20cm 28th 85cm 50cm 28th 100cm 75cm 28th - -
29th 55cm 20cm 29th 85cm 50cm 29th - 75cm 29th - -
30th 55cm 20cm 30th 90cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 55cm 20cm 31st 90cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Sunlaiva Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sunlaiva. 
Rental
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 are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
 

Sunlaiva 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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sunlaiva is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Sunlaiva Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4-18 years
Senior
65 years & over
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 1,200 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 12,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Sunlaiva

By public transport
Train
Train
13.9km from Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line is the closest train station. It is just under 14km from the resort and close to the coastline.
bus
Bus
A bus service from Noboribetsu Station is available and takes about 25 minutes.
By Car
Car
12km from the Noboribetsu Higashi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 36 (13.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Sunlaiva is 12km from the Noboribetsu Higashi IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Noboribetsu Higashi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 2 (Noboribetsu Onsen Dori) and follow this road for just over 11km up to the signposted turn off for the resort base.

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About 20 minutes from Noboribetsu Station by car
About 60 minutes from Shin Chitose Airport by car
About 90 minutes from Sapporo Station by car
Parking
Parking
Parking for about 600 vehicles is available near the base of Sunlaiva. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Karurusu-cho 27-1
Noboribetsu-shi
Hokkaido
059-0551
Telephone
Telephone
0143-84-2872
2020-2021 UPDATES
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