Sunlaiva (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)

サンライバ (北海道 登別市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Thursday 21st March 2019
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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

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Sunlaiva Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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2nd - - 2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 70cm 100cm
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10th - - 10th 30cm 40cm 10th 80cm 70cm 10th 70cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 40cm 11th 80cm 70cm 11th 70cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 40cm 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 60cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 50cm 13th 80cm 70cm 13th 60cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 50cm 14th 80cm 70cm 14th 60cm 100cm
15th 30cm - 15th 30cm 50cm 15th 80cm 75cm 15th 60cm 100cm
16th 30cm 30cm 16th 30cm 55cm 16th 80cm 75cm 16th 60cm 100cm
17th 30cm 30cm 17th 30cm 55cm 17th 80cm 80cm 17th 60cm 100cm
18th 30cm 35cm 18th 40cm 55cm 18th 80cm 80cm 18th 60cm 100cm
19th 30cm 40cm 19th 40cm 55cm 19th 80cm 90cm 19th 60cm 100cm
20th 30cm 40cm 20th 40cm 55cm 20th 80cm 90cm 20th 60cm 100cm
21st 30cm 40cm 21st 40cm 55cm 21st 80cm 90cm 21st 60cm 100cm
22nd 30cm 40cm 22nd 40cm 55cm 22nd 80cm 90cm 22nd - -
23rd 30cm 40cm 23rd 40cm 55cm 23rd 80cm 90cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm 40cm 24th 40cm 55cm 24th 80cm 100cm 24th - -
25th 30cm 40cm 25th 50cm 55cm 25th 80cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 35cm 26th 50cm 60cm 26th 80cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 35cm 27th 50cm 60cm 27th 80cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 35cm 28th 50cm 60cm 28th 80cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 50cm 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 30cm 30th 50cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 30cm 31st 50cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Sunlaiva Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sunlaiva. 
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
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Sunlaiva 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 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sunlaiva is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day.

Just the Number 1 lift is open from 4:00pm until 5:00pm on weekdays.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Sunlaiva Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,300 yen
6 Hours 2,600 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 230 yen 190 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 1,900 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 6 Hour ticket is valid for six hours from the time of purchase.

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

Getting to Sunlaiva

By public transport
13.9km from Noboribetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport 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.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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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Parking for about 600 vehicles is available near the base of Sunlaiva. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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