Mount Racey (Yubari City, Hokkaido)

Mount Racey
マウントレースイ (北海道 夕張市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 19th April 2019]

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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

702m
404m
298m
45"
18
3500m
5
40%
40%
20%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 1 2 0 2 0 0

Mount Racey Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st 120cm 100cm 1st 240cm 230cm 1st 270cm 305cm
2nd - 5cm 2nd 125cm 100cm 2nd 260cm 230cm 2nd 260cm 320cm
3rd - 2cm 3rd 130cm 100cm 3rd 260cm 230cm 3rd 260cm 360cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 100cm 4th 260cm 230cm 4th 255cm 320cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 95cm 5th 290cm 230cm 5th 250cm 300cm
6th - 25cm 6th 135cm 95cm 6th 280cm 230cm 6th 250cm 300cm
7th - 20cm 7th 135cm 130cm 7th 280cm 230cm 7th 245cm 330cm
8th 20cm 20cm 8th 130cm 130cm 8th 290cm 225cm 8th 245cm 320cm
9th 30cm 20cm 9th 130cm 125cm 9th 290cm 225cm 9th 245cm 295cm
10th 50cm 20cm 10th 135cm 125cm 10th 290cm 220cm 10th 240cm 255cm
11th 50cm 15cm 11th 140cm 125cm 11th 270cm 220cm 11th 230cm 250cm
12th 40cm 15cm 12th 160cm 130cm 12th 290cm 220cm 12th 230cm 250cm
13th 40cm 15cm 13th 160cm 130cm 13th 300cm 220cm 13th 230cm 245cm
14th 45cm 30cm 14th 160cm 135cm 14th 310cm 210cm 14th 230cm 225cm
15th 55cm 30cm 15th 155cm 130cm 15th 310cm 215cm 15th 230cm 220cm
16th 55cm 35cm 16th 165cm 140cm 16th 320cm 240cm 16th 235cm 215cm
17th 40cm 40cm 17th 170cm 135cm 17th 310cm 245cm 17th 235cm 215cm
18th 40cm 50cm 18th 190cm 135cm 18th 310cm 240cm 18th 235cm 215cm
19th 40cm 50cm 19th 205cm 145cm 19th 300cm 240cm 19th 225cm 200cm
20th 55cm 45cm 20th 205cm 145cm 20th 290cm 250cm 20th 220cm 190cm
21st 55cm 45cm 21st 210cm 145cm 21st 285cm 280cm 21st 215cm 185cm
22nd 50cm 45cm 22nd 230cm 145cm 22nd 275cm 310cm 22nd 205cm 180cm
23rd 45cm 45cm 23rd 230cm 145cm 23rd 275cm 310cm 23rd 205cm 180cm
24th 50cm 40cm 24th 215cm 150cm 24th 275cm 315cm 24th 205cm 165cm
25th 60cm 25cm 25th 235cm 150cm 25th 270cm 320cm 25th 205cm 160cm
26th 60cm 35cm 26th 230cm 190cm 26th 270cm 315cm 26th 200cm 145cm
27th 60cm 35cm 27th 220cm 220cm 27th 270cm 315cm 27th 185cm 125cm
28th 70cm 70cm 28th 220cm 225cm 28th 270cm 310cm 28th 210cm 115cm
29th 90cm 100cm 29th 220cm 240cm 29th - - 29th 210cm 105cm
30th 130cm 105cm 30th 220cm 240cm 30th 30th 210cm 90cm
31st 130cm 100cm 31st 220cm 230cm 31st 31st 200cm 85cm

Previous Statistics

Mount Racey Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mount Racey. 
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 'Kids Park' and 'Yuki Asobi Field' (playing in the snow area) are located close to the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Racey 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 Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Nighta
'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.

Nighta operations are from 5:00pm until 9:00pm from Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019.
2nd - 15th December 2018 opening times: 9:00am until 4:00pm.
18th March - 7th April 2019 opening times: 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Mount Racey Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 5,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Half Day (4 Hours) 4,300 yen 2,500 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
8 Hours 8,500 yen 4,900 yen 6,700 yen 6,700 yen
12 Hours 12,700 yen 7,300 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen
16 Hours 16,900 yen 9,700 yen 13,300 yen 13,300 yen
Sunset (3pm-8pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-8pm) 1,500 yen 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 3,600 yen 3,600 yen
Gondola (one way) 800 yen 600 yen 800 yen 800 yen
Gondola (return) 1,200 yen 900 yen 1,200 yen 1,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information Some special packs are available for families or including lunch or entry to onsen hot springs.

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
Train
Train
0.1km from Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
16.6km from Shin Yubari Station on the Sekisho Line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
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
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Address
Address
Suehiro 2-4
Yubari-shi
Hokkaido
068-0411
Telephone
Telephone
0123-52-5151
Current resort snow depth
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(change since last update)
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