Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

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Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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isabellebb2015
Guangzhou, China2 contributions
A day trip to Kokusai ... queuing!
Dec 2019 • Solo
With only two ski resorts open around Kokusai is very crowded, and overwhelmed. More than 2 hours queuing to hire skis. Staff has done nothing to improve service. People have to cross the queue again and again, and no extra staff to rent the skis. Not impressed at all. English is extremely limited and organisation is poor. Why do they have only one location desk? On top of that the bus was an hour late. I got up at 6 am, I hope to be on the slopes by midday. I'll never come back here.
Written December 29, 2019
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Medy1950
Davao City, Philippines231 contributions
A Ski Resort for Beginners and Professionals alike!
Feb 2019
It is a fine way to play in the snow for the first time. For children and beginners, there is a beginners area with the dinosaur entrance. It is friendly with a walkalator and encourages you to keep trying. No matter how many times you fall, it is not embarrassing and you feel safe being in an enclosure,

For the experts or the more adventurous type, there are larger slopes and bigger areas to really ski.

Thus it is good for a family of many levels of skills. Everyone can enjoy!
Written October 10, 2019
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Grantyyy
Beijing300 contributions
Nice ski place
Feb 2019 • Family
The ski resort is at the northwest of Sapporo, about two hours bus ride. The shuttle bus is convenient at the Sapporo station . The lift price is about 5000 yen and equipment rental for one adult is 5000 yen . So together is more than 10000 yen which is more than 100 dollars. The lift is 2000 meters long and there are three trails down , one for beginners . There is no much people here . Anyway I think it's a good place to ski .
Written February 26, 2019
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Junteng 63
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia291 contributions
Ski on a snowing day
Dec 2018 • Family
Went to this resort on our visit to Sapporo. Powder snow is what we want. Slope were fantastic. From easy to intermediate slopes is so so nice. Rental , lift tickets , food all is so easy to get.

Access - 90mins bus ride from Sapporo Station
1250yen per way at Sapporo Station platform 13. Kids half price.
(pls check website for add info)

Rental equipment 4500yen
Lift ticket 3600yen (promotion)

then have a fun day of ski.
Written December 16, 2018
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jong2804
Singapore, Singapore84 contributions
Fun place
Nov 2018 • Family
I visited on 29/11/18. So far this is the place I found which we can ski & snow sled. We rented the snow sled 800yen but later realised you can actually just pick on floor as some people after rent do not return the snow sled.
Written December 7, 2018
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sau yu l
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Very nice ski runs
Feb 2018 • Family
This is a very good ski mountain with mainly 3 runs that suit beginner to intermediate and advanced skier. It is conveniently situated near 定山溪 and especially if you drive your car. You can just park the car outside and walk about one minute to gondola . There on the mountain has a small cafe you can enjoy a cup of coffee. The ski run is spacious to beginner and most are not very crowded. You will expect to see a lot of locals esp young people who add energy to this ski resort . The restaurants is spacious too with Japanese foods , western fast food and pizza that suit different taste buds. One drawback is if you don’t have your gears
, the ski boot in rental is not high standard .
Written March 9, 2018
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MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,975 contributions
Great Conditions
Jan 2018 • Family
We were at Kokusai in early January 2018 and the conditions were great, just as good as Niseko conditions. There are two red trails, one black diamond and the rest are all green paths. There's 4 km for beginners, 5 km for intermediates and 1.9 km of expert hills. The runs are long and wide. The chair lifts are hooded, keeping out the wind.

There are very few tourists here.

I found taking the connecting trains to Niseko was troublesome with limited schedule. I didn't know if the bus to Kokusai was any better; but it turned out trouble free and relaxing going there. The ride coming back to Sapporo station was filled with dangerous white-out conditions. The bus driver was such an expert though and he used the bus horn almost all the way back. On our journey, besides the bus driver; there is an English speaking assistant who collects the tickets and answers all your questions. If any problems arises, she will be able to communicate instructions. Bus service terminates on March 25 even though ski season continues til May 6.

The ski rentals, particularly the boots are very old and uncomfortable, terrible fit. The change rooms were good and had different locker sizes even one large enough to acommodate my very large carry-on luggage plus my Uggs. I think the lockers cost 400 and 600yen. Bring enough change.

There are several restaurants here. The ground floor snack bar was very cold and drafty. Go upstairs, it's much more comfortable there.
Written March 1, 2018
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MartynC_HK
Hong Kong, China339 contributions
Our favourite resort
Jan 2018 • Friends
Another winter and another week in Sapporo and 3 more days at Kokusai. Kokusai is our favourite resort; excellent snow, excellent slopes and not too busy. The only criticism is the distance from Sapporo. It takes around 90 minutes on the bus.
Kokusai is not the largest resort but it has good slopes and caters well to intermediates and beginners. I would say the green runs here are more aggressive then greens elsewhere. For example, the greens at Tiene are very tame in comparison.
Kokusai has a large rental shop but be warned it gets very busy after 10:00 or so. We caught the first bus from the main station (about 7:30) and arrived around 9:00 before the rush. No queues at all. I know others are complaining about the time it can take to hire equipment but I think this is down to the attention each customers gets. One of our party hired a board and boots and they made sure everything was good before letting her go.
Kokusai has a ski and snowboard school. We used the school last year and found it very good.
Lift queues are non-existent including the one for the cable car. Mony times we found ourselves coming down the hill straight back on to the chair left. Almost no need to stop moving.
There are 4 restaurants, so food is well catered for, a small equipment shop and a gift shop.
I my only criticism is the distance from the city. At least 90 minutes to get there.
Written February 3, 2018
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Yas L
Guam, Mariana Islands12 contributions
More locals than tourists
Jan 2018 • Family
We visit Hokkaido every winter. We have been to Niseko, Kiroro for last 10 years. All has pros and cons. But we have never been Kokusai till this year. We have been missing out!!! it's an easy access from Sapporo city, about an hour ride. Gondola is the easiest most comfortable access to the top of the mountain. lift tickets are reasonable, US$45ish. You can rent a decent ski or snow board set on the site. It accommodate more local Japanese guests than any more ski resorts, you feel you are vacationing in Japan and they have more Japanese foods!!! Don't worry most of the staff speak good English!
I mean if you just want to ski or snowboard all day everyday, please go up to Niseko, you have various courses there, the best ski resorts!!! and if you have small kids who want to learn the ski or snow board, I recommend Kiroro, Annie ski school is the best!!! But if you want to stay in Sapporo city and enjoy city night life and great food with fraction of the price you paid in Niseko, I greatly recommend to stay in Sapporo and visit Sapporo Kokusai for a day!!!
Written January 23, 2018
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pamarx2002
Hong Kong, China158 contributions
worth the long bus ride
Jan 2018 • Friends
The bus from downtown can get crowded -- there were people left waiting from the 2nd stop -- and takes an hour and a half, or sometimes two hours on the return depending on traffic. But it is worth it if you are looking for nice powder close to the city.
The mountain is not large, but certainly big enough for a few hours for intermediates or beginners. The equipment rental is quick if you get there early, and the quality of the equipment is very good and the price is reasonable.
the only drawback is that the lifts, esp the gondola, can get very crowded after 10:30 or so if you go on a weekend, so try to get there early.
Written January 13, 2018
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