Imakane-cho Pilika (Imakane Town, Hokkaido)

Imakane-cho Pilika
今金町ピリカ (北海道 今金町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until early March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 29th April 2017]

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Imakane-cho Pilika is located in Imakane town in the south western region of Hokkaido, around half way between Hakodate city and the Niseko resorts. Pilika overlooks Lake Pilika.

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

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Imakane-cho Pilika Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 20cm 1st 105cm 70cm 1st 125cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 25cm 2nd 110cm 75cm 2nd 120cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 20cm 3rd 115cm 75cm 3rd 115cm 115cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 20cm 4th 110cm 75cm 4th 110cm 115cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 20cm 5th 105cm 80cm 5th 105cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 20cm 6th 105cm 80cm 6th 105cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 25cm 7th 105cm 80cm 7th 110cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 30cm 8th 120cm 80cm 8th 120cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 30cm 9th 115cm 80cm 9th 120cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 30cm 10th 110cm 85cm 10th 120cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 35cm 11th 110cm 85cm 11th 120cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 35cm 12th 110cm 85cm 12th 120cm 95cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 35cm 13th 115cm 80cm 13th 110cm 95cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 40cm 14th 115cm 70cm 14th 95cm 95cm
15th - - 15th 85cm 50cm 15th 115cm 70cm 15th 90cm 90cm
16th - - 16th 85cm 55cm 16th 110cm 75cm 16th 85cm 90cm
17th - - 17th 85cm 60cm 17th 100cm 80cm 17th 80cm 90cm
18th 40cm - 18th 85cm 60cm 18th 110cm 90cm 18th 75cm 90cm
19th 35cm 20cm 19th 90cm 65cm 19th 120cm 85cm 19th 70cm 80cm
20th 30cm 20cm 20th 90cm 65cm 20th 120cm 80cm 20th 65cm 80cm
21st 25cm 10cm 21st 90cm 70cm 21st 120cm 85cm 21st 65cm 80cm
22nd 10cm 5cm 22nd 95cm 75cm 22nd 120cm 85cm 22nd 55cm 75cm
23rd 30cm 5cm 23rd 100cm 80cm 23rd 120cm 90cm 23rd 55cm 70cm
24th 50cm 5cm 24th 105cm 80cm 24th 125cm 90cm 24th 50cm 70cm
25th 35cm 10cm 25th 110cm 80cm 25th 130cm 90cm 25th 45cm 75cm
26th 35cm 10cm 26th 110cm 80cm 26th 135cm 90cm 26th 40cm 70cm
27th 30cm 30cm 27th 105cm 80cm 27th 130cm 90cm 27th - 70cm
28th 40cm 40cm 28th 105cm 80cm 28th 130cm 90cm 28th - 65cm
29th 45cm 30cm 29th 100cm 80cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 65cm
30th 50cm 20cm 30th 100cm 80cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 50cm 20cm 31st 105cm 70cm 31st 31st - 60cm

Imakane-cho Pilika Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Imakane-cho Pilika. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' area is located by the base of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Challenge Park' is located on the upper area of the ski hill. 

Imakane-cho Pilika Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is on some days - mostly Thursdays until Sundays - until 9pm.

Imakane-cho Pilika Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 3,400 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,400 yen 1,400 yen
2 Hours 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 220 yen 220 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
Nighta 1,700 yen 1,250 yen
Season Ticket 21,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen

Getting to Imakane-cho Pilika

By public transport
13km from Kunnui Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kunnui Station on the Hakodate Honsen train line is about 13km away from Imakane-cho Pilika.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
11.6km from the Kunnui IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (1.2km away)
Imakane-cho Pilika is just less than 12km from the Kunnui IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway, about 15 minutes drive away.

At the Kunnui IC exit, go straight ahead on Route 230 for 10.5km. Turn left to head towards Imakane-cho Pilika which is just over 1km off the main road.

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Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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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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