Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
札幌国際 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 16th November 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
Official snow depth 150cm (10cm) [updated on 19th December 2018]

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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 150cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 290cm 1st - 360cm
2nd 110cm 170cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 270cm 2nd - 360cm
3rd 110cm 170cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 270cm 3rd - 360cm
4th 100cm 170cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 270cm 4th - 360cm
5th 70cm 170cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 360cm
6th 80cm 200cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 270cm 6th - 360cm
7th 80cm 200cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 270cm 7th - 360cm
8th 110cm 200cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 270cm 8th - 360cm
9th 120cm 210cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 270cm 9th - 350cm
10th 130cm 210cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 270cm 10th - 360cm
11th 130cm 210cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 360cm
12th 130cm 200cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 360cm
13th 130cm 210cm 13th - 240cm 13th - 300cm 13th - 360cm
14th 130cm 210cm 14th - 250cm 14th - 300cm 14th - 360cm
15th 130cm 210cm 15th - 250cm 15th - 300cm 15th - 360cm
16th 130cm 210cm 16th - 250cm 16th - 330cm 16th - 360cm
17th 130cm 210cm 17th - 250cm 17th - 340cm 17th - 380cm
18th 140cm 200cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 340cm 18th - 380cm
19th 150cm 240cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 350cm 19th - 380cm
20th - 250cm 20th - 250cm 20th - 360cm 20th - 380cm
21st - 250cm 21st - 250cm 21st - 360cm 21st - 380cm
22nd - 250cm 22nd - 250cm 22nd - 360cm 22nd - 380cm
23rd - 250cm 23rd - 250cm 23rd - 360cm 23rd - 360cm
24th - 250cm 24th - 250cm 24th - 360cm 24th - 360cm
25th - 200cm 25th - 250cm 25th - 360cm 25th - 360cm
26th - 200cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 360cm 26th - 360cm
27th - 250cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 360cm 27th - 360cm
28th - 200cm 28th - 290cm 28th - 360cm 28th - 360cm
29th - 210cm 29th - 290cm 29th - - 29th - 340cm
30th - 220cm 30th - 290cm 30th 30th - 340cm
31st - 220cm 31st - 270cm 31st 31st - 340cm

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 open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends in the main season.

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 4,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 230 yen 350 yen
Sky Cabin (return) 1,450 yen 1,000 yen 1,450 yen
Season Ticket (all) 70,000 yen 11,000 yen 31,000 yen 60,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 45,000 yen
Season Ticket (from 26th Mar) 13,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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.

The early season ticket is valid from 16th November 2018 until 30th November 2018.
The spring season ticket is from Monday 1st April until closing in spring 2019.

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.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
Bus services from Sapporo Station are available. 1250 yen; 90 minutes.
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.

It is about 60 minutes from central Sapporo.

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There is parking for over 1,850 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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