Rokko Snow Park (Kobe City, Hyogo)

Rokko Snow Park
六甲山スノーパーク (兵庫県 神戸市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th November 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019

Rokko Snow Park is a small ski hill located about 15km to the north-east of central Kobe - was the first artificial snow hill in Japan when it first opened in 1964 and was known as Rokko Jinko Ski-jo (basically meaning artificial). To celebrate the 50th anniversary it was re-named 'Rokko-san Snow Park' in 2014. There are three short pair lifts (the longest is 200m in length) and a 'moving belt' at this ski hill. Opening in mid-November, it boasts of being the first opening ski hill in the Kansai region.

We also find it one of the most confusing to understand! The opening times/dates and charges are somewhat complicated. Please check before you go!

Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture. Rokko Snow Park is obviously one exception to that!

The Mountain

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There are some snowboarding restrictions at Rokko Snow Park

Rokko Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Rokko Snow Park 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Snowland' area is an area separate from the main courses for sledging and playing in the snow. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a small 'Rookies Park' area for beginners during the main season. 

Rokko Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Rokko Snow Park is open from 9:00am until 10:00pm, but there are some differences for skiers and snowboarders as below:

Open for skiing:

Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00am until 7:00pm
Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 9:00am until 10:00pm

Open for snowboarding:

Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Holidays from 4:00pm until 10:00pm

The Snowland area is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm daily.

Please note that times may vary in the early season

Rokko Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
1 Day (holidays) 3,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 1,550 yen 1,550 yen 1,550 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen 150 yen 150 yen
12 Lift Coupons (holidays) 1,550 yen 1,550 yen 1,550 yen
3 Hours (holidays) 2,050 yen 2,050 yen 2,050 yen
Nighta 2,600 yen 1,550 yen
Season Ticket (all) 34,100 yen 16,050 yen
Season Ticket (nighta only) 24,100 yen 8,050 yen
Lift Ticket Information An 'Entry Charge' is required in addition to the lift tickets for the daytime tickets. This entry charge is 2,100 yen for adults and 1,050 yen for children (3-12 year olds).

The 'Entry Charge' is not required for nighta tickets and season pass holders.

Use of the 'moving belt' (when operating) is 1,050 yen.

* We think we have got that right... it's not the simplest system!

Getting to Rokko Snow Park

By public transport
20.3km from Shin Kobe Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
11.1km from Rokko Station on the Hankyu Kobe line
Transport Information
Rokko Snow Park is about 11km from Rokko Station on the Hankyu Kobe line.

Shin Kobe Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line is just over 20km away.
A number of tour buses that go to Rokko Snow Park are available.
By Car
7.2km from the Karato Nishi on the Hanshin Expressway
12.2km from the Karato Higashi on the Hanshin Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 2 (12.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 16
Rokko Snow Park is located to the north of central Kobe City in southern Hyogo Prefecture. It is located just off Prefecture Road 16.
Parking is available for 800 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking costs 1,000 yen per day.

More Information

Visit official website
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Kita Rokko 4512-98
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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