Fu’s Snow Area

One of two luge stadiums in Japan
Experience how the body feels at a speed of 90km per hour

Fu’s is an outdoor sports facility in the Fujino district and encompasses an area of 330,000㎡. It is open year round and during the winter it becomes “Fu’s Snow Area” with 6 ski courses. It caters to beginners as well as experienced skiers, and the longest course is 1.8km and the maximum grade is 38 degrees. There are family courses as well as a barn dedicated to mogul skiing. The attraction is the luge stadium which was built as a practice course for the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. It is one of two practice courses in Japan, the other one located in Nagano Prefecture. There are luge classes in January and February that is open to the public. You will be going at a pace of 25~30km, but it will feel like you are going twice or three times as fast.

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Fu’s Snow Area

Address
Fujio 473-1, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Open
Early December to the end of March
Closed
Open everyday
Fee
Day Pass: Adults ¥3,000, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥2,400, 60 years old and over 2,700 yen
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-591-8111
Website
http://www.shsf.jp/fujino-yagai/
Additional details
*Opening hours vary by weather
Access
Around 30 minutes by car from central Sapporo
From Sapporo Station on the JR Line and Subway Namboku and Toho Lines, take the Jotetsu Bus (8) and get off at "Fujino san-jo juitchome" bus stop, walk 15 minutes
From Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Jotetsu Bus (12) and get off at "Fujino san jo juitchome" bus stop, walk 15 minutes
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Winter in Sapporo (November to March)

Winter in Sapporo (November to March)

As the cold begins to draw in, the first snowfall of the year can be seen in November. From late December, the amount of snow begins to increase as Sapporo transforms into a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored, covered in pure white snow that lasts until March.
Sapporo in winter is an incredible experience, with a variety of winter activities to be enjoyed, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, as well as events such as the iconic Sapporo Snow Festival, which takes place around the city when the cold reaches its peak in January and February.
Read on for some important information to keep in mind before you travel.

Sports tourism in Sapporo! Enjoy skiing through popular ski programs designed for beginners.

Sports tourism in Sapporo! Enjoy skiing through popular ski programs designed for beginners.

Ski areas are easily accessible by public transit, making it a popular winter activity for visitors to Sapporo. Many ski competitions take place from January to March, which are fun for spectators to witness firsthand the powerful display of skiing skills in action. For those who may be wondering if beginners can really enjoy skiing, we will introduce a popular program called “Skiing for the First Time” offered at Sapporo Teine, a venue that played host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Don’t miss out on the fun of skiing down a pure white snowfield.

Sports tourism in Sapporo! Enjoy the thrills of snowboarding even if you’re a beginner

Sports tourism in Sapporo! Enjoy the thrills of snowboarding even if you’re a beginner

Sapporo’s ski areas offer a full range of lessons for beginners, and more and more international visitors are trying snowboarding for the first time right here. For this article, we will take a closer look at the lessons offered at Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort, popular for its private lessons in English. If you’re interested in trying snowboarding, definitely head here to experience the thrills of this winter sport. Beginners welcome!

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

*Updated November 6, 2019
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