Snow Cruise Onze (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Snow Cruise Onze
(北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd November 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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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 hill has a history dating back to 1965 and has been known as 'Snow Cruise Onze' since 1982.

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 50cm 60cm 1st 50cm 60cm 1st 50cm 100cm 1st 50cm 98cm
2nd 50cm 60cm 2nd 50cm 60cm 2nd 50cm 100cm 2nd 50cm 95cm
3rd 50cm 60cm 3rd 50cm 60cm 3rd 50cm 100cm 3rd 50cm 98cm
4th 50cm 60cm 4th 50cm 60cm 4th 50cm 100cm 4th 50cm 90cm
5th 50cm 60cm 5th 50cm 60cm 5th 50cm 100cm 5th 50cm 90cm
6th 50cm 60cm 6th 50cm 60cm 6th 60cm 105cm 6th 50cm 96cm
7th 50cm 50cm 7th 50cm 60cm 7th 50cm 135cm 7th 50cm 88cm
8th 50cm 60cm 8th 50cm 60cm 8th 50cm 140cm 8th 50cm 90cm
9th 50cm 60cm 9th 50cm 60cm 9th 50cm 130cm 9th 50cm 80cm
10th 50cm 60cm 10th 50cm 60cm 10th 50cm 130cm 10th 50cm 65cm
11th 50cm 60cm 11th 50cm 60cm 11th 50cm 130cm 11th 50cm 65cm
12th 50cm 60cm 12th 50cm 60cm 12th 50cm 130cm 12th 50cm 65cm
13th 50cm 60cm 13th 50cm 60cm 13th 50cm 128cm 13th 50cm 55cm
14th 50cm 60cm 14th 50cm 60cm 14th 50cm 130cm 14th 50cm 50cm
15th 50cm 60cm 15th 50cm 60cm 15th 50cm 125cm 15th 50cm 50cm
16th 50cm 60cm 16th 50cm 60cm 16th 50cm 130cm 16th 50cm 50cm
17th 50cm 60cm 17th 50cm 60cm 17th 50cm 120cm 17th 50cm 57cm
18th 50cm 60cm 18th 50cm 60cm 18th 50cm 120cm 18th 50cm 52cm
19th 50cm 60cm 19th 50cm 88cm 19th 50cm 120cm 19th 50cm 50cm
20th 50cm 60cm 20th 50cm 88cm 20th 50cm 115cm 20th 50cm 45cm
21st 50cm 60cm 21st 50cm 80cm 21st 50cm 110cm 21st 50cm 40cm
22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 50cm 82cm 22nd 50cm 120cm 22nd 50cm 35cm
23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 50cm 80cm 23rd 50cm 100cm 23rd 50cm 50cm
24th 50cm 60cm 24th 50cm 80cm 24th 50cm 102cm 24th 50cm 55cm
25th 50cm 60cm 25th 50cm 92cm 25th 50cm 100cm 25th 50cm 50cm
26th 50cm 60cm 26th 50cm 100cm 26th 50cm 102cm 26th 50cm 43cm
27th 50cm 60cm 27th 50cm 105cm 27th 50cm 104cm 27th 50cm 37cm
28th 50cm 60cm 28th 50cm 100cm 28th 50cm 100cm 28th 50cm 35cm
29th 50cm 60cm 29th 50cm 100cm 29th 50cm - 29th 50cm 38cm
30th 50cm 60cm 30th 50cm 98cm 30th 30th - 38cm
31st 50cm 60cm 31st 50cm 105cm 31st 31st - 33cm

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) open this season.

There is also a free-to-use 'Kids Room' in the base Onze Center House. 
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 from 14th December 2019 through 29th March 2020.

Open until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays in January 2020.

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 2,100 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hours 2,500 yen 1,800 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 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Cheaper tickets are available in the early season (until 13th December 2019) and for the spring season from 9th March 2020.

A 4 hour family pack for 1 adult and 1 child (including 1,000 yen meal voucher) is available for 5,000 yen.

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.

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A free bus is available from Zenibako 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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