Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort

Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort

This ski resort features seven different 7 courses for skiers of varying abilities. It is a comprehensive ski resort located near the Jozankei Hot Springs.

Among the ski resorts in the Sapporo area, it has a long season starting in mid November and ending in early May. There are seven courses for beginners to advanced skiers and a snow park for sledding and tubing. The Woody Trail and Fairy Tale Trail for beginners is a satisfying 3.6km course. For those who like to mogul, there is a downhill course with a 30° slope. For snowboarders, there is a snowboard park with tabletops and jump ramps. It’s also nice that it’s located near the Jozankei Hot Springs.

Even tourists can take a day trip to ski resorts in Sapporo city and enjoy themselves | Feature

Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort

Address
Jozankei 937-banchisaki, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Open
9:00 - 17:00(Saturday/Sunday/national holidays 8:30-
※November 22–30 9:00 - 15:20
※April 1–May10 9:00 - 16:30
Fee
Day Pass: Adults ¥4,600, 55 years old and over ¥3,600, 65 years old and over ¥3,100, High School and Junior High School Students ¥2,300, Elementary School Students ¥1,000
Annual Pass
Season Pass (All): Adults ¥71,500
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-598-4511
Website
http://www.sapporo-kokusai.jp/en/
Additional details
*Opening hours vary by weather
Access
From Sapporo Station on the JR Line and the Subway Namboku and Toho lines, take the Daiichi Kanko Bus or Jotetsu Bus (bound for "Sapporo kokusai ski jo") and get off at "Sapporo kokusai ski jo" bus stop *Operated only when the ski area is open
Approx. 60 minutes by car from downtown Sapporo
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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.

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

*Updated November 6, 2019
Bathing is an incredibly important part of Japanese culture. In addition to bathing at home, Hokkaido residents love to take day trips to one of the island’s plentiful hot springs and sento bathhouses. In Sapporo, Hokkaido’s main city, there are many bathing facilities to take a warm, relaxing soak, with several hot spring towns nearby for those who don’t mind venturing a little further out. Most hot springs and sento bathhouses are open to both people staying the night and day visitors. Read on to find out the best places in Sapporo to take a relaxing dip after a hard day’s traveling.