Ishikari Heigen is a small ski area located in Tobetsu town to the north east of Sapporo and about one hour drive from the main city.
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.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
There is a sledding course area at the base of the ski area.
Ishikari Heigen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Early March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Ishikari Heigen is normally open from 9:00am.
Until 17th January 2021 it is open until 6:00pm on weekdays and until 7:30pm on weekends and holidays. From 18th January 2020, it is open until 4:00pm on weekdays and until 7:30pm on weekends and holidays.
Ishikari Heigen might have a special opening from 19th December... if there is enough snow.
Ishikari Heigen Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age & under
1 Lift Coupon
12 Lift Coupons
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays)
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
Getting to Ishikari Heigen
By public transport
5.1km from Ishikari Tobetsu Station on the Sassho line
32.5km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Ishikari Heigen is about 5km from Ishikari Tobetsu Station on the Sassho line.
There is a local free bus service going to the ski area from Tobetsu Station during the main season.
20.5km from the Ebetsu Nishi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
21.4km from the Ebetsu Higashi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
25.3km from the Kariki IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 275 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 28
Ishikari Heigen is about 21km from the Ebetsu Nishi IC and Ebetsu Higashi IC exits of the Hokkaido Expressway.
The ski hill is found about 6km off Route 275 to the north of central Tobetsu town.
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