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 Daily updates during snow season

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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
19/20
season
18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st - 120cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 270cm
2nd - - 2nd - 125cm 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 260cm
3rd - - 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 260cm 3rd - 260cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 260cm 4th - 255cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 290cm 5th - 250cm
6th - - 6th - 135cm 6th - 280cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 135cm 7th - 280cm 7th - 245cm
8th - 20cm 8th - 130cm 8th - 290cm 8th - 245cm
9th - 30cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 245cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 135cm 10th - 290cm 10th - 240cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 140cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 230cm
12th - 40cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 230cm
13th - 40cm 13th - 160cm 13th - 300cm 13th - 230cm
14th - 45cm 14th - 160cm 14th - 310cm 14th - 230cm
15th - 55cm 15th - 155cm 15th - 310cm 15th - 230cm
16th - 55cm 16th - 165cm 16th - 320cm 16th - 235cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 310cm 17th - 235cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 235cm
19th - 40cm 19th - 205cm 19th - 300cm 19th - 225cm
20th - 55cm 20th - 205cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 220cm
21st - 55cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 285cm 21st - 215cm
22nd - 50cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 275cm 22nd - 205cm
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 275cm 23rd - 205cm
24th - 50cm 24th - 215cm 24th - 275cm 24th - 205cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 235cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 205cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 270cm 26th - 200cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 270cm 27th - 185cm
28th - 70cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 270cm 28th - 210cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 210cm
30th - 130cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - 210cm
31st - 130cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - 200cm

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
2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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