A little-known and modest ski resort, Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort supposedly boasts some the largest annual snowfalls around, serving as a magnet for those looking for some fresh powder to frolic in. Across its seven slopes, the resort specializes in beginner and intermediate runs, as well as some not particularly challenging black runs. Beginners can take lessons at the resort, with the easygoing runs and good conditions making this a good place to test the water if you're new to the sport. The base of the mountain harbors cafes, equipment hire, and sports shops, but little more in the way of amenities. Though frowned upon, expert skiers may be attracted to this location for its large off-piste areas, which remain unguarded. With our world travel planner, Sapporo attractions like Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort reviews
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.... more »
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..... more »
Snowed a lot while we were there and mostly cloudy. But love the very wide slopes and powdery snow. Less crowd so more enjoyable place to be. I think it is a great place for beginner skiers.
Did not ski but kids enjoyed the snow sled a lot. Mostly local people ski here it seems. Wonderful view from atop the hills.
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