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

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

In Sapporo city there are many ski resorts just 20 to 60 minutes away by car, so they can be enjoyed even on a day trip. There are extensive ski equipment and ski-wear rental services, so you can visit the resorts without bringing anything with you. Sledding and snow-tubing are recommended for young children and those who have never skied before.

* Information is for 2015 to 2016. Operating schedules may be changed, and public transport may be delayed, due to weather or snowfall.

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  1. The easy-to-use “Bus Plan” enables you to leisurely enjoy skiing
  2. Don’t forget to bring innerwear

The easy-to-use “Bus Plan” enables you to leisurely enjoy skiing

At Hokkaido areas, even if you don’t have the usual equipment or outerwear, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding by renting everything. Plus, each ski resort has restaurants with a full range of delicious menu options.

Ski resorts in Sapporo city

  1. Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort
  2. Sapporo Teine
  3. Mount Moiwa Ski Resort
  4. Sapporo Bankei Ski Area
  5. Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World
  6. Fu’s Snow Area

Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort

An abundance of the best powder snow makes this destination one of the most popular. Conveniently near the Jozankei hot springs, this resort is home to 7 runs covered with the finest powder snow. The 2.2km downhill trail can be enjoyed for its steep slopes and deep snow.

Key point

Take a look at economical package plans combining a one-day lift/gondola ticket with a hot springs visit and lunch! We suggest you try the round-trip bus package plans for easy and comfortable travel even in the Hokkaido winter.

Basic Information
AddressJozankei 937-banchisaki, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-598-4511
OpenWeekdays 09:00 – 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:30 – 17:00
Access information

Approx. 60 minutes by car from downtown Sapporo
Buses from city hotels and Sapporo Station (subway and JR lines)
■The Hokkaido Resort Liner is convenient reserved-seat bus service via which you can travel to ski areas from New Chitose Airport, central Sapporo, and Jozankei Onsen. Economical package plans combine bus fares and lift tickets.

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski/snowboard setEquipment (skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots)1day¥5300
Wear setSki-wear: jacket, pants, hat, gloves, and goggles1day¥4300

There is an extensive range of sizes, and the availability of new skis and ski-wear is an appealing feature. Reservations are unnecessary so you can just rent on the spot!

https://www.sapporo-kokusai.jp/


Sapporo Teine

Top quality powder snow with a variety of excellent runs.At an altitude of over 1,000 meters, skiers and riders can enjoy the perfect powder snow conditions overlooking lshikari Bay. The same runs and torch from the 1972 XI Olympic Winter Games can still be found here today.

Key point

Kids can play at the Dinosaur Kid’s Park. Watch out for all the dinosaur Surprised by the Triceratops figures! Rental-free sleds and snow tubes are available for the whole family to enjoy!

Basic Information
AddressTeine-hon-cho 593, Teine-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-682-6000
OpenHighland 9:00 – 16:00 (Paradise lift only 9:00 – 16:45)
Olympia 9:00 – 16:00 (Shirakaba No. 1 lift only 9:00 – 20:45)
Access information

Around 40 minutes by car from central Sapporo
Buses from city hotels and Sapporo Station (subway and JR lines)
■BIGRUNS Bus service operates buses linking the ski area and major Sapporo hotels. The economical package plan combining an 8-hour lift ticket and round trip bus fare is popular.

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski/snowboard setEquipment (skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots)1day¥5500
Wear setSki-wear: jacket, pants, hat, gloves, and goggles1day¥4300

Rentals can be reserved in advance online, which will save procedure time on the rental day. You should also check out the discount available for parent-child rentals!

https://www.sapporo-teine.com/snow/


Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Area

Enjoy runs dedicated just for skiing. About 30 minutes by car from downtown Sapporo, Moiwaya­ma Ski Area has 10 runs for skiing only and offers a spectacular night view of the city from the 2.6km long Sightseeing Road Course.

Key point

The greatest attraction here is that you can ski while enjoying the beautiful nighttime views. Eight courses have night-skiing facilities so you can enjoy skiing until 9:00 at night.

Basic Information
AddressMoiwashita 1991, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-581-0914
Open9:00 – 21:00
Access information

Around 30 minutes by car from central Sapporo
From Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Jotetsu Bus (Minami 98) and get off at “Doro kanri jimusho” bus stop

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski setEquipment (skis/boots/poles)3 hours–,¥3600
Wear setSki-wear: jacket, pants, hat, gloves3 hours–,¥3100

The ski rental service enables you to ski without bringing equipment. Low-cost rentals are available for as little as three hours!

https://www.rinyu.co.jp/moiwa/


Sapporo Bankei Ski Area

The runs are easy enough for beginners to enjoy and open until 1 Opm every day.his ski area provides 17 trails ranging from gentle slopes toruns for international competition. There is “Wakuwaku Snow Land” for kids, and comprehensive “just bring yourself” package plans for ski, snowboard, and ski-wear rental.

Key point

The snow escalator makes it easy to get up the hill, and you can play to your hearts content on sleds and Snow Striders. The “Fuwafuwa Peace Dog” is a popular attraction that enables kids to play without worrying about the cold.

Basic Information
AddressBankei 410, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-641-0071
Open9:00 – 22:00
Access information

Around 25 minutes by car from central Sapporo
From Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line or Maruyama Koen and Hassamu Minami Stations on the Subway Tozai Line, take the Bankei Bus and get off at “Bankei ski jo” bus stop

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski/snowboard setEquipment (skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots)2 hours–,¥4000
Wear setSki-wear: jacket, pants2 hours–,¥3000

Sapporo Bankei Ski Area’s extensive selection of fashionable brand ski-wear is popular, and there are also package plans combining rentals and lift tickets.

https://www.bankei.co.jp/


Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World

Good for beginners to play in the snow. Short and gentle runs here are ideal for people who are trying to ski or snowboard for the first time. They also offer other fun things to do in the snow, including tube sledding and snowshoeing.

Key point

The slope with only a seven-degree incline is perfect for the debut of young skiers. You can also enjoy a variety of other winter activities, such as the 200 meter tube and sled course and a snowshoe trail in Takino no Mori.

Basic Information
AddressTakino 247, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-592-3333
Open9:00 – 16:00
Access information

Around 40 minutes by car from central Sapporo
From Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Chuo Bus (102/Ma 102) and get off at “Suzuran koen keiryuguchi”, “Suzuran koen chuoguchi”, or “Suzuran koen higashiguchi” bus stops, walk 5 minutes

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski setskis1day ¥2960
Wear setFor children only1day ¥1570

In addition to skis for the slopes, skis for walking can also be rented, and, of course, it’s great that tube sleds and snow shoes can be used for free.

http://www.takinopark.com/


Fu’s Snow Area

This is the only place in Hokkaido to experience luge. Bikeboard rentals are also available.

Key point

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. Why not also try the “luge experience class” as anyone can participate.

Basic Information
AddressFujio 473-1, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Tel011-591-8111
Open9:00 – 21:00

Access information

Around 30 minutes by car from central Sapporo
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

Rental Information
ProductDescriptionFee Estimate
Ski/snowboard setEquipment (skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots)1day ¥3900
Wear setSki-wear: jacket, pants1day ¥3900

Snowboard bike and sled rental is also possible.

https://www.shsf.jp/fujino-yagai-w

Don’t forget to bring innerwear

Most ski resorts near Sapporo have all the equipment you need to rent, offering a wide range of sizes, from kids to adults. Some ski resorts even have brand-name ski apparel and top-grade accessories available. You just need to prepare the following 4 items to wear underneath.

lnnerwear
A combination of quick-dry materials and fleece clothing will help to keep you warm.
Tights, Leggings
Heat insulation and excothermic materials are a good choice. Also, thin fabrics make it easier to fit into boots.
Socks
Socks that are not too thick and reach no higher than the knee are recommended.
Protective Gear
Knee pads, elbow guards, and other protective gear can help prevent injuries, especially for beginners.