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Site Name HG PG MPG
Ikeda-cho Kiyomigaoka Flight Area (2010)    
Rusutsu Sorioiyama Area (2010)    
Niseko An'nupuri Int'l Ski Area (2010)    
Sapporo Motorized Paraglider Club (2003)    
Ususan Flight Area (2003)
  • In the Ratings of Takeoff, Condition of Flight and Landing, 5 means exremely demanding and 1 means the easiest in comparison.
  • PG=paraglider  HG=hang glider  MPG=motor paraglider  JR=Japan Railway

PG
 Site Name Ikeda-cho Kiyomigaoka Flight Area
 Description Training site for beginners only
 Location Kiyomi, Ikeda-cho, Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido
 Access
By Car 15 minutes from Ikeda ramp of Doto Expressway, 40 minutes from Obihiro, 100 minutes from Kushiro, 20 minutes from Totsugawa-onsen hot spring.
By Train Ikeda Station of JR Nemuro Line. Let us know in advance to pick you up at the station.
 Flying Season Golden Week (Apr 29∼May 5) thru end of October
 School Yes
 Name of School Wine-no-Kuni Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff No
 Contact
Name Wine-no-Kuni
Address 49-6 Shoei, Ikeda-cho, Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan 083-0047
TEL 015-572-5929
FAX 015-579-2188
Email north_dream@netbeet.ne.jp
URL http://www.netbeet.ne.jp/~fnorth/para-1.html/
Check-in desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating Members only
 Member's Fee Not applicable
 Visitor Fee Not applicable
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction
Terrain
Rating
Size
TO ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD
Distance TO∼LD
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size
Terrain
Rating
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Not applicable
 Place of Interest Hot spring in the town, together with lodging accomodation. Activitties such as making one's own chopsticks and wooden craft of felled trees, felt cloth using wool, making butter, etc. Office has refreshment corner displaying railroad related items.
 Others School is open for beginners only. Reservation is needed in one week advance.
 Last updated 2010/2/08
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PG
 Site Name Rusutsu Sorioiyama Area
 Description Site for pilots from beginner to expert
 Location Rusutsu, Hokkaido
 Access
By Car 90 minuts from Sapporo, 90 minutes from Chitose Airport
By Train Sapporo∼Rusutsu by bus, then 10 minutes' walk
 Flying Season May∼early November
 School Yes
 Name of School Zam Sky Sports Club
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Zam Sky Sports Club
Address 1-6-33 Kitago 1-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 003-0831
TEL 090-3114-9144
FAX 011-871-6400
Email zam-pg@sea.plala.or.jp
URL http://zam.jpn.ph/
Check-in desk 09:00〜18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY25,000/one season
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Rusutsu Sorioiyama
Direction SSE S SW W
Terrain South Slope 0° West Slope 25°
Rating South Slope 1  West Slope 3
Size South Slope 6 PGs  West Slope 2 PGs
TO ASL 715m
GPS Coordinates N42°45′04.66″  E140°53′13.02″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 290m
Distance TO∼LD 1,200m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×300m
Terrain
Rating 1
LD ASL 425m
GPS Coordinates N42°44′36.07″  E140°52′34.49″
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes by school's shuttle
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC Pilot or IPPI ParaPro 5
 Place of Interest Site is located in Tohya-Noboribetsu Quasi-National Park, hot springs and out-door activities. Tasty marine and farm products are abundant locally.
 Others Club house with toilet, fresh water/electricity, overnight stay at JY1,000
 Last updated 2010/2/12
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PG
 Site Name Niseko An'nupuri Flight Area
 Description Panoramic view of Japan Sea and Pacific Sea when you reach level up above takeoff
 Location Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
 Access
By Car 120 minutes from Sapporo, 10 minutes from Chitose Airport
By Train Get off at JR Niseko Station∼Niseko An'nupuri Int'l Ski Area by bus
 Flying Season Mid June thru mid October (except days no ski gondola runs)
 School No
 Name of School  
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Niseko An'nupuri Paraglider Association
Address c/o Zam Sky Sports Club, 1-6-33 Kitago 1-jo, Shiraishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 003-0831
TEL 090-3114-9144
FAX 011-871-6400
Email zam-pg@sea.plala.or.jp
URL
Check-in Desk 09:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-NP or IPPI ParaPro 3, or greater
 Member's Fee JY5,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Niseko An'nupuri Int'l Ski Area
Direction S SW
Terrain 20°
Rating 3
Size 4 PGs
TO ASL 950m
GPS Coordinates N42°51′46.13″  E140°39′38.94″
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 60%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 600m
Distance TO∼LD 2,500m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×250m  100m×150
Terrain
Rating 3
LD ASL 350m
GPS Coordinates N42°50′53.46″
Site Comment Thermal blow comes in above takeoff and easy to keep level.
 Access LD∼TO Gondola
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interest Same with Rusutsu Sorioiyama
 Others Toilet, Check-in office
 Last updated 2010/2/12
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MPG
 Site Name Sapporo Motorized Paraglider Club
 Description There is no houses around the site and it is a good site for motorized paragliders to flay.
 Location Zenibako, Otaru City, Hokkaido
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Shinkawa ramp
By Train There is no railroad near the site.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School JMB Rusutsu Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff  
 Contact
Name Paraglider Hokkaido
Address 9-5, 3-chome, Kaminohoro 1-jyo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan 004-0031
TEL 011-892-6822
FAX 011-893-2465
Email zs8s-aok@asahi-net.or.jp
URL
Check-in Desk 09:00∼21:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee JY5,000
 Visitor Fee JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Shinkawa Area
Direction N NE E SE S SW W NW
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 500m×1,000m
TO ASL 5m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating
Altitude TO∼LD
Distance TO∼LD
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size
Terrain
Rating 2
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest
 Others
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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HG PG MPG
 Site Name Ususan Flight Area
 Description Investigation is going on to determine feasibility of creating paragliding area around Mt.Usu.
 Location Date City, Hokkaido
 Access
By Car 2 hours and a half from Sapporo and Otaru, 1 hour and half from Chitose, Tomakomai and Muroran.
By Train Usu Station is nearby.
 Flying Season April∼November
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff Yes, Japanese/English and Japanese/Korean
 Contact
Name Paraglider Hokkaido
Address 9-5, 3-chome, Kaminohoro 1-jyo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan 004-0031
TEL 011-892-6822
FAX 011-893-2465
Email zs8s-aok@asahi-net.or.jp
URL
Check-in Desk 09:00∼21:00
 Visitor Rating Not accepted at present.
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Ususan Takeoff
Direction S SW
Terrain
Rating 2
Size 40m×15m
TO ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings %  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies %
Rating 3
Altitude TO∼LD 300m
Distance TO∼LD 900m
Site Comment Cross Country Pilot (Advanced, ParaPro stage 5) only. Gears for emergency tree landing must be carried with pilot.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×200m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 1 minutes' walk plus 10 minutes by car, total 11 minutes.
 Cross Country Flight Investigation on feasibility is going on.
 Place of Interest
 Others Currently test flight is going on for investigation.
 Last updated 8/5/2003
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