Although there are fewer lifts, the area collects the powder from the northwest as it blows over the highest mountains in Hokkaido providing superb quality snow. There is also excellent access for back country skiers to climb and ski Mt. Kuro Dake. Superb off piste powder and a liberal attitude to off piste skiing make this area one of Hokkaido's prime powder skiing destinations. Sounkyo does cater for all levels of skier from beginner to intermediate. However, to ski the lift assisted powder runs and back country bowls you need to be of an intermediate to advanced level in your skiing.
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- Sounkyo is serviced by one gondola and one lift only and does not offer resort facilities such as ski school or comprehensive ski hire
- The lifts, although not as exposed as Asahi Dake, can close in bad weather and there are no ticket refunds in the event of closure
- During severe weather caution is required above the lift line due to white out, extreme cold and possible blizzard conditions.
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