Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
札幌国際
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 20th November 2020 until Sunday 9th May 2021
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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

1100m
470m
630m
30"
7
3600m
5
20%
50%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 2 1 0 2 0 0

Sapporo Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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1st - 50cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 180cm 1st - 300cm
2nd - 50cm 2nd - 104cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 300cm
3rd - 40cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 300cm
4th - 70cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 300cm
5th - 70cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 300cm
6th - 70cm 6th - 140cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 300cm
7th - 70cm 7th - 145cm 7th - 200cm 7th - 300cm
8th - 80cm 8th - 145cm 8th - 240cm 8th - 300cm
9th - 80cm 9th - 145cm 9th - 240cm 9th - 300cm
10th - 70cm 10th - 145cm 10th - 240cm 10th - 280cm
11th - 70cm 11th - 140cm 11th - 240cm 11th - 250cm
12th - 70cm 12th - 140cm 12th - 240cm 12th - 250cm
13th - 80cm 13th - 140cm 13th - 240cm 13th - 260cm
14th - 75cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 240cm 14th - 280cm
15th - 90cm 15th - 145cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 280cm
16th - 90cm 16th - 145cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 280cm
17th - 90cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 290cm
18th - 80cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 295cm
19th - 80cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 290cm
20th - 100cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 280cm
21st - 110cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 280cm
22nd - 110cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 280cm
23rd - 110cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 240cm 23rd - 280cm
24th - 125cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 250cm 24th - 280cm
25th - 125cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 285cm
26th - 125cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 280cm
27th - 125cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 270cm
28th - 125cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 260cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 180cm 29th - 300cm 29th - 260cm
30th - 130cm 30th - 180cm 30th 30th - 250cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 180cm 31st 31st - 250cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Kokusai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Kokusai. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'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 2020 the ski area is open from 9:00am until 3:20pm.
From 1st April 2021 it is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at Sapporo Kokusai.

Sapporo Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
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) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 71,500 yen 11,000 yen 30,000 yen 61,500 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 46,000 yen
Season Ticket (from 1st Apr) 14,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 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 2020.
Spring season tickets are valid from Thursday 1st April until closing.

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

Getting to Sapporo Kokusai

By public transport
Train
Train
19.1km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
19.8km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
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
Bus
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
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
Direction
Direction
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.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 1,850 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Jozankai 937
Minami-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
061-2301
Telephone
Telephone
011-598-4511
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