Sapporo Kokusai (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Kokusai
(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

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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 60cm 50cm 1st 160cm 100cm 1st 250cm 180cm 1st 340cm 300cm
2nd 80cm 50cm 2nd 170cm 104cm 2nd 250cm 180cm 2nd 340cm 300cm
3rd 90cm 40cm 3rd 170cm 140cm 3rd 270cm 180cm 3rd 350cm 300cm
4th 90cm 70cm 4th 170cm 140cm 4th 270cm 180cm 4th 350cm 300cm
5th 90cm 70cm 5th 170cm 140cm 5th 270cm 180cm 5th 350cm 300cm
6th 90cm 70cm 6th 170cm 140cm 6th 270cm 200cm 6th 330cm 300cm
7th 90cm 70cm 7th 170cm 145cm 7th 270cm 200cm 7th 330cm 300cm
8th 90cm 80cm 8th 170cm 145cm 8th 280cm 240cm 8th 330cm 300cm
9th 90cm 80cm 9th 200cm 145cm 9th 280cm 240cm 9th 330cm 300cm
10th 90cm 70cm 10th 200cm 145cm 10th 290cm 240cm 10th 330cm 280cm
11th 90cm 70cm 11th 200cm 140cm 11th 290cm 240cm 11th 330cm 250cm
12th 90cm 70cm 12th 200cm 140cm 12th 290cm 240cm 12th 330cm 250cm
13th 90cm 80cm 13th 200cm 140cm 13th 290cm 240cm 13th 330cm 260cm
14th 90cm 75cm 14th 200cm 140cm 14th 290cm 240cm 14th 330cm 280cm
15th 100cm 90cm 15th 200cm 145cm 15th 290cm 220cm 15th 330cm 280cm
16th 105cm 90cm 16th 200cm 145cm 16th 290cm 220cm 16th 320cm 280cm
17th 110cm 90cm 17th 200cm 150cm 17th 290cm 220cm 17th 320cm 290cm
18th 110cm 80cm 18th 210cm 150cm 18th 290cm 220cm 18th 310cm 295cm
19th 145cm 80cm 19th 210cm 150cm 19th 290cm 220cm 19th 310cm 290cm
20th 145cm 100cm 20th 250cm 150cm 20th 290cm 230cm 20th 310cm 280cm
21st 120cm 110cm 21st 250cm 160cm 21st 300cm 230cm 21st 310cm 280cm
22nd 140cm 110cm 22nd 250cm 160cm 22nd 300cm 230cm 22nd 310cm 280cm
23rd 140cm 110cm 23rd 250cm 160cm 23rd 300cm 240cm 23rd 310cm 280cm
24th 140cm 125cm 24th 250cm 160cm 24th 300cm 250cm 24th 300cm 280cm
25th 140cm 125cm 25th 250cm 170cm 25th 300cm 290cm 25th 300cm 285cm
26th 150cm 125cm 26th 250cm 180cm 26th 300cm 290cm 26th 300cm 280cm
27th 160cm 125cm 27th 250cm 180cm 27th 340cm 290cm 27th 290cm 270cm
28th 160cm 125cm 28th 250cm 180cm 28th 340cm 300cm 28th 290cm 260cm
29th 160cm 130cm 29th 250cm 180cm 29th - 300cm 29th 280cm 260cm
30th 160cm 130cm 30th 250cm 180cm 30th 30th 270cm 250cm
31st 160cm 100cm 31st 250cm 180cm 31st 31st 260cm 250cm

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 area for kids with various attractions is located by the base area.

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

There is a 'Kids Room' in the main base building - that facility is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a beginners 'Snow Park' located in the base area. 

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 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
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
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 1,850 vehicles at the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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