Biei (Biei Town, Hokkaido)

Biei
美瑛 (北海道 美瑛町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until early March 2017
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Biei is located between Asahikawa and Furano in the central region of Hokkaido. This very small ski hill is located just outside the central town area and is actually free to use.

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

180m
40m
140m
11"
2
200m
1
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100%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
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Biei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Biei. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There are no rental facilities. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Biei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 7:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 1:00pm until 7:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Bibai is open on weekends from 1pm until 7pm.

On Saturdays, Sundays and during the winter holidays in Japan is it open from 9am until 7pm.
Lift Ticket Information This ski hill is free to use!

Getting to Biei

By public transport
Train
Train
1.6km from Biei Station on the Furano line
Transport Information
Information
Biei Station on the Furano line is 1.6km from the ski hill.

>> More information on the Furano-sen train line

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
31.7km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
53.3km from the Fukagawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (0.7km away)
Direction
Direction
The Biei ski hill is about 700m from Route 237 just to the west of the main central area of Biei town.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
Limited parking is available close to the base.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Biei-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
071-0218
Telephone
Telephone
0166-92-5808
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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