Bibai Kokusetsu (Bibai Town, Hokkaido)

Bibai Kokusetsu
美唄国設 (北海道 美唄町)
Planned season: Early December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth 120cm (25cm) [updated on 22nd January 2018]

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Bibai Kokusetsu is a small ski hill located in the Higashi Bibai-cho region of Bibai city to the north east of Sapporo city in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

321m
185m
136m
25"
5
890m
1
5%
45%
50%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Bibai Kokusetsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st 75cm 55cm 1st - 70cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 55cm 2nd - 70cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 75cm 55cm 3rd - 73cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th 75cm 55cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 65cm
5th - - 5th 75cm 50cm 5th - 70cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 50cm 6th - 70cm 6th - 70cm
7th - - 7th 85cm 50cm 7th - 70cm 7th - 70cm
8th - - 8th 85cm 50cm 8th - 68cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 50cm 9th - 68cm 9th - 80cm
10th - - 10th 85cm 55cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 60cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th 85cm 70cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 78cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 70cm 13th - 65cm 13th - 75cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 70cm 14th - 65cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th 80cm 70cm 15th - 65cm 15th - 70cm
16th - - 16th 90cm 60cm 16th - 60cm 16th - 70cm
17th 55cm - 17th 90cm 60cm 17th - 58cm 17th - 70cm
18th 65cm - 18th 80cm 55cm 18th - 60cm 18th - 70cm
19th 75cm - 19th 90cm 55cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 70cm
20th 115cm - 20th 90cm 55cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 65cm
21st 95cm - 21st 95cm 55cm 21st - 70cm 21st - 65cm
22nd 90cm - 22nd 120cm 55cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 65cm
23rd 85cm - 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 65cm 23rd - 65cm
24th 80cm - 24th - 70cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 65cm
25th 60cm - 25th - 70cm 25th - 70cm 25th - 65cm
26th 55cm - 26th - 80cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 65cm
27th 85cm - 27th - 70cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th 85cm - 28th - 70cm 28th - 75cm 28th - -
29th 90cm - 29th - 73cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 80cm 40cm 30th - 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 75cm 60cm 31st - 65cm 31st 31st - -

Bibai Kokusetsu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Bibai Kokusetsu. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is usually a small 'Board Park' in the main season. 

Bibai Kokusetsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Bibai Kokusetsu is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta operations are on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Bibai Kokusetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
1 Day 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 120 yen
Nighta 1,200 yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 10,000 yen 23,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A Senior season ticket is 23,000 yen.

A Senior High School age season ticket is 14,000 yen.

Getting to Bibai Kokusetsu

By public transport
Train
Train
8.8km from Bibai Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Bibai Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is about 9km to the west of Bibai Kokusetsu.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
5.6km from the Bibai IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 12 (7.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 135
Direction
Direction
Bibai Kokusetsu is located to the west of the Bibai city centre.

Bibai IC is the closest exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 135 (Tomei Dori). The ski hill is just over 5.5km along on the right hand side of this road.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of Bibai Kokusetsu for 250 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Ban-cho
Higashi Bibai-cho
Bibai-shi
Hokkaido
072-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0126-68-8216
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
120cm
(25cm)
(change since last update)
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