Imakane-cho Pirika (Imakane Town, Hokkaido)

Imakane-cho Pirika
今金町ピリカ (北海道 今金町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth 85cm (5cm) [updated on 22nd January 2018]

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

A big change for the 2017-2018 season at Pirika. The ski lift is no longer operating and instead skiers and boarders are now taken up to the top of the slopes via snowcat vehicle. The former 'A Course' is now used exclusively by the snowcat vehicle and so is not open for skiing and snowboarding. Apparently there will be 4 snowcat vehicles operating and each holds up to 10 people. On weekdays when school groups are using the facilities, Pilika will not be open to the general public.

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

410m
277m
133m
30"
4
1210m
0
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Imakane-cho Pirika 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
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 65cm 50cm 1st - 105cm 1st - 125cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 45cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 45cm 3rd - 115cm 3rd - 115cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 50cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 55cm 5th - 105cm 5th - 105cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 60cm 6th - 105cm 6th - 105cm
7th - - 7th 75cm 60cm 7th - 105cm 7th - 110cm
8th - - 8th 75cm 60cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 120cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 60cm 9th - 115cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 60cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 120cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 65cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 70cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 80cm 13th - 115cm 13th - 110cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 80cm 14th - 115cm 14th - 95cm
15th - - 15th 80cm 85cm 15th - 115cm 15th - 90cm
16th - - 16th 80cm 85cm 16th - 110cm 16th - 85cm
17th - - 17th 80cm 85cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 80cm
18th - 40cm 18th 80cm 85cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 75cm
19th - 35cm 19th 80cm 90cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 70cm
20th - 30cm 20th 80cm 90cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 65cm
21st - 25cm 21st 80cm 90cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 65cm
22nd - 10cm 22nd 85cm 95cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 55cm
23rd 70cm 30cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 55cm
24th 70cm 50cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 125cm 24th - 50cm
25th 70cm 35cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 45cm
26th 70cm 35cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 135cm 26th - 40cm
27th 70cm 30cm 27th - 105cm 27th - 130cm 27th - -
28th 70cm 40cm 28th - 105cm 28th - 130cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 45cm 29th - 100cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 50cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 50cm 31st - 105cm 31st 31st - -

Imakane-cho Pirika Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Unconfirmed. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
It appears there are no children facilities this season. 
Park Information
Park information
It appears there is no specific snow park facilities this season. 

Imakane-cho Pirika Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information

Imakane-cho Pirika Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Time 300 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 6,000 yen 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Charges are for using the snowcat, not the old ski lift.

Getting to Imakane-cho Pirika

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

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
11.6km from the Kunnui IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (1.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Imakane-cho Pirika 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.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Pirika 205-1
Imakane-cho
Setana-gun
Hokkaido
049-4151
Telephone
Telephone
0137-83-7111
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
85cm
(5cm)
(change since last update)
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