Action & Adventure
## Plenty of powder for skiers and snowboarders and a kids' play area
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort is a wonderful sightseeing destination in the fall and a well-planned ski field that stays open longer than most others in the winter. From the top of the gondola station, you can see the ocean on a good day. Free buses even go there during the ski season.
The resort is accessible via bus from Sapporo Station.
Catch one of the buses near Tokyu Store, just across from the Sapporo Station. You can also catch a bus from the bus stop at Otaru Station directly to the ski field.
The buses back to the downtown area come about 45 minutes apart, so it is best to go 15 to 20 minutes early to make sure you get a seat.
You can enjoy an all-you-can-eat grilled mutton course there in spring
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort is about 19 kilometers from Jozankei Hot Spring Town
They have five ski lifts, two of which are gondolas
There is a snow play area for kids to go sledding and a snow town area where kids can take mini-snowmobile or banana boat rides or go tubing.