FuJET- An Inside Look to the 2014 Hokkaido Trip, Part 9- Skiing&Snowboarding

FuJET- An Inside Look to the 2014 Hokkaido Trip, Part 9- Skiing&Snowboarding
Snow, snow, and more snow? What else is there to do with it besides make snowmen? Well, some folks long long ago decided to strap their feet to pieces of wood and slide down it. And so, we have skiing and snowboard. With its over-abundance of snow, there are several ski resorts to meet your snow-sliding needs. Today, we will be looking at the two main ski resorts with Sapporo as a base point– Teine Ski Resort and Niseko Ski resort.

Ski & Snowboard Resort, Sapporo Teine

The closer of our two ski resort is Mt. Teine. Teine is renowned for being one of the venues of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. From Sapporo station, it takes 10 minutes to reach Teine station via express train or 15 minutes via local trains. Once at Teine station, you can bus or taxi to the ski resort. With a maximum incline of 38 degrees and a high point of 1,023m, Teine has a variety of slopes that will suit everyone from very beginners to slalom experts. The slopes break down to 35% beginner runs, 40% intermediate, and 25% expert. (On a side note for beginners out there, slopes are classified by colour in Japan. Green means a beginner run, red is intermediate, and black is expert.) Teine is broken up into two zones, the Olympia and the Highland zones.

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