Fu's Snow Area (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Fu's Snow Area
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020

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Fu's Snow Area is located in Fujino in the southern part of Sapporo city in Hokkaido. It first opened in 1963 as Fujino Healthland Kokusai Ski-jo and was re-named to Fu's Snow Area in 2001. Fu's Snow Area is within easy reach of Sapporo via Route 230.

There is a luge practice course by the side of the ski courses - one of only two in Japan. Now that the 'Spiral' facility in Nagano Prefecture has sadly closed, we believe this makes this the only one that is operating in Japan. It was previously used for national luge events.

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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Fu's Snow Area Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Fu's Snow Area. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.

Wear, snow bike, snowshoes and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Kids Land' by the base area is open for simple sledging and playing in the snow and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park at Fu's Snow Land.

Fu's Snow Land features one of only two luge facilities in Japan (the other being the Spiral facility in Nagano city). 

Fu's Snow Area Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late 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
Fu's Snow Area is generally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm every day.

Fu's Snow Area Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior & Senior High School age
Over 60 years
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,700 yen
6 Hours 2,600 yen 2,000 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen
3 Hours 1,800 yen 1,400 yen 1,600 yen
2 Hours 1,200 yen 900 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 1,500 yen 1,200 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (6pm-9pm) 900 yen 700 yen 900 yen
Season (all) 38,000 yen 28,000 yen 33,000 yen
Season (Nighta) 23,000 yen 18,400 yen 23,000 yen
Late Season 18,500 yen 13,600 yen 16,000 yen
Night Late Season 11,200 yen 8,900 yen 11,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

The 1 day ticket does not include night time operations.

The Late Season and Nighta Late Season tickets are valid from the beginning of February and available to buy from 25th January 2020.

Getting to Fu's Snow Area

By public transport
8.7km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
18.3km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Fu's Snow Area is less than 9km from Makomanai Station, and just over 18km from Sapporo Station. About 30 minutes from central Sapporo.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line

A free bus service is available from Makomanai Station. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Public buses to fairly close-by are available.

A taxi from central Sapporo costs around 5,000 yen.
A taxi from Makomanai Station costs around 2,000 yen.
By Car
20.9km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
21.6km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (0.9km away)
Fu's Snow Area is about 21km from the Sapporo Minami IC exit on the on the Hokkaido Expressway.

The ski hill is located less than 1km from Route 230 and to the south of the main town of the Fujino.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
More information on Sasson Expressway

About 30 minutes from central Sapporo.
Parking is available at the base area.

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