Shintotsukawa Sochidake is a very small ski hill located in the southern part of Shintotsukawa town, just to the west of Sunagawa city and Takikawa city in Hokkaido.
The planned opening for this ski area for the 2020-2021 season is Thursday 10th December... at 5:00pm!
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.
There is no ski or snowboard school at Shintotsukawa Sochidake.
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available.
Shintotsukawa Sochidake Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Shintotsukawa Sochidake opens and closes at different times depending on the day.
Generally on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays it is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm. Generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays it is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Note there are some exceptions to the above pattern.
Only open between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on the following dates: December 2020: 10th-11th, 14th-18th February 2021: 22nd, 24th-26th March 2021: 1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-19th
Closed on 31st December 2020 and 1st January 2021.
Shintotsukawa Sochidake Lift Ticket Charges
Junior School age & under
1 Day (9am-4:45pm)
1 Lift Coupon
Nighta (from 4pm)
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
Cheaper tickets are available for people living in Shintotsukawa town.
Special family ticket rates are also available.
Getting to Shintotsukawa Sochidake
By public transport
9.4km from Shintotsukawa Station on the Sassho line
12.8km from Takikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Shintotsukawa Station on the Sassho line is approximately 8km away.
The larger Takikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is just under 12km away.
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