Snow Cruise Onze (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Snow Cruise Onze
(北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 20th November 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
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Snow Cruise Onze is located to the east of the main area of Otaru city and to the north west of Sapporo city in Hokkaido. The coast of Ishikari Bay is close by. This ski hill opens until 11:00pm every day in the main season and apparently all of the nighta lighting is now LED.

This ski area has a history dating back to 1965 and has been known as 'Snow Cruise Onze' since 1982. All floodlights at LEF!

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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Snow Cruise Onze Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Snow Cruise Onze Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime. 
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
The 'Kids Park' is located by the base near the quad lift.

A new 6 degree easy course opens by the Number 1 car park and a 'yuki asobi hiroba' (playing in the snow) area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Fun Park' by the pair lift - usually open from January. 

Snow Cruise Onze Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Cruise Onze is generally open from 9:00am until 11:00pm in the main season.

Snow Cruise Onze Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,200 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
6 Hours 3,200 yen 2,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,900 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hours 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 22,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season lift tickets

The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Getting to Snow Cruise Onze

By public transport
3.1km from Zenibako Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Snow Cruise Once is just over 3km from Zenibako Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
A free shuttle bus service is available. It starts at Miyanosawa Station, stopping off at Teine Station and Zenibako Station on the way. The first one leaves Miyanosawa Station at 9:15am and arrives at the ski area at 10:00am.

There is also a bus from Asabu Station.
By Car
3.3km from the Zenibako IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (0.6km away)
The base of this ski resort is 0.5km off Route 5 (Ororon Line) and very close by the side of the Sasson Expressway.

The Zenibako IC exit on that expressway is the closest to Snow Cruise Onze and just over a 3km journey from the car parks.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway

About 10 minutes drive from Zenibako IC.
About 40 minutes drive from Sapporo or Otaru city.
Parking is available in three main car parks by the base of Snow Cruise Onze. Parking is free every day.

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