Mount Racey (Yubari City, Hokkaido)

Mount Racey
(北海道 夕張市)
Planned season: Saturday 7th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Mount Racey is located on the western slopes of Mt Reisui in the western area of Yubari City, in the region of Hokkaido to the east of Sapporo and Chitose. It is the most recently opened of the larger ski resorts found on Hokkaido. One of the four ungroomed 'nature zones' boasts a 45 degree slope. This particular region doesn't usually get as much snow as other popular areas in Hokkaido, but Mount Racey has snow making machines to help things along when needed.

Fun fact: Yubari city is famous for melons (that sell for ludicrously large amounts of money at auction). Oishii! Sadly, they are not in season when there's snow... but look out for some melon-themed souvenirs!

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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Mount Racey Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 10cm 120cm 1st 40cm 240cm 1st 110cm 270cm
2nd - - 2nd 11cm 125cm 2nd 40cm 260cm 2nd 110cm 260cm
3rd - - 3rd 11cm 130cm 3rd 60cm 260cm 3rd 110cm 260cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 130cm 4th 90cm 260cm 4th 105cm 255cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 130cm 5th 90cm 290cm 5th 105cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 135cm 6th 87cm 280cm 6th 115cm 250cm
7th 20cm - 7th 65cm 135cm 7th 100cm 280cm 7th 115cm 245cm
8th 20cm 20cm 8th 65cm 130cm 8th 100cm 290cm 8th 115cm 245cm
9th 25cm 30cm 9th 65cm 130cm 9th 100cm 290cm 9th - 245cm
10th 15cm 50cm 10th 50cm 135cm 10th 100cm 290cm 10th - 240cm
11th 5cm 50cm 11th 50cm 140cm 11th 100cm 270cm 11th - 230cm
12th 0cm 40cm 12th 45cm 160cm 12th 100cm 290cm 12th - 230cm
13th 10cm 40cm 13th 40cm 160cm 13th 100cm 300cm 13th - 230cm
14th 18cm 45cm 14th 40cm 160cm 14th 95cm 310cm 14th - 230cm
15th 8cm 55cm 15th 35cm 155cm 15th 95cm 310cm 15th - 230cm
16th 6cm 55cm 16th 40cm 165cm 16th 85cm 320cm 16th - 235cm
17th 6cm 40cm 17th 40cm 170cm 17th 90cm 310cm 17th - 235cm
18th 3cm 40cm 18th 40cm 190cm 18th 100cm 310cm 18th - 235cm
19th 6cm 40cm 19th 40cm 205cm 19th 110cm 300cm 19th - 225cm
20th 5cm 55cm 20th 40cm 205cm 20th 110cm 290cm 20th - 220cm
21st 8cm 55cm 21st 40cm 210cm 21st 110cm 285cm 21st - 215cm
22nd 12cm 50cm 22nd 50cm 230cm 22nd 120cm 275cm 22nd - 205cm
23rd 12cm 45cm 23rd 50cm 230cm 23rd 100cm 275cm 23rd - 205cm
24th 18cm 50cm 24th 50cm 215cm 24th 110cm 275cm 24th - 205cm
25th 40cm 60cm 25th 50cm 235cm 25th 115cm 270cm 25th - 205cm
26th 35cm 60cm 26th 50cm 230cm 26th 115cm 270cm 26th - 200cm
27th 30cm 60cm 27th 50cm 220cm 27th 110cm 270cm 27th - 185cm
28th 28cm 70cm 28th 50cm 220cm 28th 110cm 270cm 28th - 210cm
29th 33cm 90cm 29th 50cm 220cm 29th 110cm - 29th - 210cm
30th 30cm 130cm 30th 45cm 220cm 30th 30th - 210cm
31st 10cm 130cm 31st 45cm 220cm 31st 31st - 200cm

Previous Statistics

Mount Racey Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mount Racey. 
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 'Kids Park' and 'Yuki Asobi Field' (playing in the snow area) are located close to the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Terrain Park' is by the lower part of the Number 4 lift and features a range of items. 

Mount Racey Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Mount Racey is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm during the daytime.

Mount Racey Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 5,100 yen 3,100 yen 4,100 yen 4,100 yen
Half Day (4 Hours) 4,400 yen 2,600 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
8 Hours 8,700 yen 5,100 yen 6,900 yen 6,900 yen
12 Hours 13,000 yen 7,600 yen 10,300 yen 10,300 yen
16 Hours 17,300 yen 10,100 yen 13,700 yen 13,700 yen
Sunset (3pm-8pm) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Nighta (5pm-8pm) 1,600 yen 1,000 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen 500 yen
10 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Gondola (one way) 1,000 yen 800 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Gondola (return) 1,500 yen 1,200 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A family pack for 2 adults and 1 child is 12,000 yen.
A family pack for 1 adult and 1 child is 7,400 yen.

Note that since the 2017-2018 season, Mount Racey has not been included in the 'K Winter Pass' season pass deal.

Getting to Mount Racey

By public transport
0.1km from Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
16.6km from Shin Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
Transport Information
Yubari Station on the Sekisho line is just at the base of Mount Racey.

Shin Yubari station is under 17km to the south of the resort.

>> More information on the Sekisho-sen train line
A free shuttle bus is available from Shin Chitose Airport to Mount Racey. The journey takes about 70 minutes.

Bus services from Sapporo are also available.
By Car
17.9km from the Yubari IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 452 (8.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 38
The ski resort is located just off Prefecture Road 38 (Yubari National Highway).

Yubari IC on the Doto Expressway is about 18km to the south of the resort.

From the IC exit turn right onto Route 274 and then after about 2km turn left onto Route 452. After another 7.5km carry straight on using Prefecture Road 38, which heads to the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Car parking is available at the base of the resort.

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