Ski resort data

  • Open Season

    November 19, 2021 - May 8, 2022 (as of current schedule)

  • Opening hours

    Open: 9:00am (8:30am on weekends and national holidays)
    Close: 5:00pm

  • Lift Ticket

    One-day pass
    Adult (18+): 4,600 yen
    Senior (55+): 3,600 yen
    Senior (65+): 3,100 yen
    Student (junior high/ high school student; student ID required): 2,300 yen
    Elementary school student (6- 12): 1,000 yen
    Preschool age and below: free of charge (the IC card deposit is 500 yen)


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Resort Feature

Easy access, but with some of the best powder and longest runs in Hokkaido

Whilst being a mere 90 minutes away from Sapporo city, Sapporo Kokusai has plenty of high-quality snow. The resort, with a summit elevation of 1,100m, opens in mid-November, earlier than any other in Japan. High season sees an astounding snowfall of nearly 3m, with amazing powder more than worthy of being dubbed JAPOW. Sapporo Kokusai is a hearty resort that offers a long 6-month season from November to May.


Large-scale views and runs

As can be seen in the trail map, all the courses in Sapporo Kokusai are really long. You can, of course, enjoy a long power run after a good snowfall, but also make lots of carving turns and race down beautifully groomed slopes even if it doesn’t snow. The slopes aren’t the only things big, though. In fair weather, you can get a marvelous panoramic view of the Sea of Japan, Ishikari Plains, and rime-covered trees, otherwise known as snow monsters. Not much can give you a better experience of Hokkaido’s wilderness.


A day in the mountains: a must-do during a stay in Sapporo

Even if you’re a tourist here for the sightseeing, hopping on the bus to Sapporo Kokusai would be a great idea. The resort offers amazing snow experiences outside of skiing and snowboarding as well. You can take the gondola to the summit and get a look at the amazing photogenic view, go sledding or tubing in the snow park, and try out the resort’s restaurants. If you do want to ski you can just bring yourself, since the resort offers gear rental services. They even offer “First-time skiing package” rentals, with everything you’ll need to try skiing. When it comes to snow, Sapporo Kokusai has it all- you’re missing out if you don’t have a visit in your plans.


Resort information

  • Address

    〒061-2301 Jozankei 937, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

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  • Multilingual

    English leaflets, pocketalks (AI translators), English ski/snowboard lessons, Chinese-speaking staff

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