Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd November 2019 until Sunday 10th May 2020
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Sapporo Kokusai is located in the Minami Ward of Sapporo city. It is located further to the west than the other resorts located within the boundaries of the capital city. The location of Sapporo Kokusai makes it also easy to get to from Otaru as well as Sapporo. The runs at Sapporo Kokusai are on the eastern side of Asaridake (Kiroro is on the opposite western side) and this region usually gets a lot of good quality snow. The resort is smaller in scale than Kiroro but the weather is usually more stable. It has been operating since 1978.

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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Sapporo Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 110cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - 110cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 250cm
3rd - 110cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 250cm
4th - 100cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 240cm
5th - 70cm 5th - 200cm 5th - 250cm 5th - 240cm
6th - 80cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 240cm
7th - 80cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 250cm 7th - 240cm
8th - 110cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 260cm 8th - 240cm
9th - 120cm 9th - 240cm 9th - 260cm 9th - 230cm
10th - 130cm 10th - 240cm 10th - 260cm 10th - 230cm
11th - 130cm 11th - 240cm 11th - 260cm 11th - 230cm
12th - 130cm 12th - 240cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 240cm
13th - 130cm 13th - 240cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 230cm
14th - 130cm 14th - 240cm 14th - 270cm 14th - 230cm
15th - 130cm 15th - 240cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 230cm
16th - 130cm 16th - 240cm 16th - 270cm 16th - 230cm
17th - 130cm 17th - 240cm 17th - 270cm 17th - 230cm
18th - 140cm 18th - 240cm 18th - 270cm 18th - 230cm
19th - 150cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 270cm 19th - 230cm
20th - 170cm 20th - 240cm 20th - 270cm 20th - 230cm
21st - 180cm 21st - 240cm 21st - 270cm 21st - 230cm
22nd - 180cm 22nd - 240cm 22nd - 270cm 22nd - 230cm
23rd - 180cm 23rd - 240cm 23rd - 270cm 23rd - 230cm
24th - 160cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 280cm
25th - 180cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 250cm 25th - 260cm
26th - 180cm 26th - 240cm 26th - 250cm 26th - 260cm
27th - 200cm 27th - 240cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 270cm
28th - 200cm 28th - 240cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 270cm
29th - 200cm 29th - 240cm 29th - - 29th - 270cm
30th - 200cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - 270cm
31st - 200cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 270cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Kokusai. 
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 'Yu-kki no yuki asobi hiroba' area for kids with various attractions is located by the base area and there is also an area for 'overseas' beginners, also by base. Both are open during the main season.

A 'Snow Park' has free entry with some rental charges for sledges and tubing.

There is a 'Kids Room' in the main base building - that facility is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The beginners 'Snow Park' is located in the base area by the Number 6 Sky Cabin lift. 

Sapporo Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Kokusai is normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends in the main season.

Until 30th November 2019 it is open from 9:00am until 3:20pm.
From 1st April 2020 it is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Sapporo Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,600 yen 1,000 yen 2,300 yen 3,600 yen
4 Hours 3,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 360 yen 240 yen
Sky Cabin (return) 1,440 yen 960 yen 1,440 yen
Season Ticket (all) 71,500 yen 11,000 yen 26,000 yen 56,500 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 46,000 yen
Season Ticket (from 1st Apr) 14,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required.

A Grand Senior ticket is available for people 65 years and over. The charge for this ticket is 3,000 yen for 1 day.

4 lift coupons are required to ride a Sky Cabin gondola one-way.
2 lift coupons are required to ride the quad lift.
1 lift coupon is required to ride the pair lifts.

Early season tickets are valid from until 30th November 2019.
Spring season tickets are valid from Monday 1st April until closing on 10th May 2020.

Various lift ticket packages are available - family packs, including lunch or entry to onsen hot springs.

Getting to Sapporo Kokusai

By public transport
19.1km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
19.8km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Sapporo Kokusai is about 19km from Asari Station and 20km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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Bus services from Sapporo Station (and other pick up points) are available. Get the bus at Bus Terminal Number 17 near the Station. One way 1,300 yen for adults; 650 yen for children. The journey takes about 90 minutes. Operates daily in the main season.

Other bus tours to the resort are available from Shin Chitose Airport and central Sapporo.
By Car
17.5km from the Asari IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (18.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1
Sapporo Kokusai is about 17.5km from the Asari IC exit of the Sasson Expressway.

The resort is found just off Prefecture Road 1 to the south of Asari.

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About 60 minutes from central Sapporo.
About 40 minutes from central Otaru.
About 100 minutes from Shin Chitose Airport.
There is parking for over 1850 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 UPDATES
18th November 2019:
We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.
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