Pippu (Pippu Town, Hokkaido)

ぴっぷ (北海道 比布町)
Planned season: Thursday 1st December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Pippu is ski hill is located to the north of Pippu town centre in the northern region of Hokkaido. Pippu is within reach from Asahikawa city and is popular for some fine views of the Daisetsuzan mountain range on a clear day.

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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Pippu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 75cm 1st 80cm 135cm 1st 90cm 125cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 70cm 2nd 80cm 135cm 2nd 75cm 125cm
3rd - 15cm 3rd 65cm 75cm 3rd 80cm 135cm 3rd 80cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 80cm 4th 90cm 135cm 4th 80cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 90cm 5th 80cm 135cm 5th 90cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 95cm 6th 80cm 135cm 6th 80cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 105cm 7th 85cm 135cm 7th 80cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 110cm 8th 75cm 140cm 8th 80cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 65cm 110cm 9th 80cm 140cm 9th 80cm 85cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 110cm 10th 80cm 135cm 10th 80cm 85cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 115cm 11th 80cm 135cm 11th 80cm 85cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 115cm 12th 80cm 135cm 12th 75cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 115cm 13th 75cm 125cm 13th 70cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 75cm 115cm 14th 80cm 110cm 14th 70cm 85cm
15th 50cm 10cm 15th 75cm 115cm 15th 75cm 110cm 15th 70cm 85cm
16th 45cm 10cm 16th 75cm 115cm 16th 75cm 110cm 16th 70cm 85cm
17th 50cm 10cm 17th 75cm 115cm 17th 75cm 110cm 17th 70cm 80cm
18th 55cm - 18th 75cm 115cm 18th 80cm 115cm 18th 65cm 80cm
19th 45cm 35cm 19th 75cm 115cm 19th 90cm 125cm 19th 75cm 70cm
20th 45cm 40cm 20th 75cm 115cm 20th 85cm 120cm 20th 70cm 70cm
21st 45cm 35cm 21st 75cm 110cm 21st 80cm 120cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 75cm 110cm 22nd 85cm 125cm 22nd - -
23rd 45cm 35cm 23rd 75cm 115cm 23rd 85cm 125cm 23rd - -
24th 45cm 30cm 24th 75cm 115cm 24th 85cm 125cm 24th - -
25th 55cm 35cm 25th 70cm 110cm 25th 85cm 125cm 25th - -
26th 55cm 55cm 26th 75cm 115cm 26th 90cm 125cm 26th - -
27th 55cm 70cm 27th 75cm 115cm 27th 85cm 125cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 70cm 28th 75cm 125cm 28th 85cm 125cm 28th - -
29th 55cm 75cm 29th 80cm 130cm 29th - 125cm 29th - -
30th 55cm 75cm 30th 80cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 65cm 70cm 31st 80cm 135cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Pippu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Pippu. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located on the upper area of Pippu by the Number 2 beginner course. 

Pippu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid 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 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Pippu is normally open from 9am until 4pm every day in the daytime.
Nighta operations are from 4pm until 9pm and usually on the Number 1, 5 and 8 courses.

Pippu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
3 Hours 1,900 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Voucher 200 yen 170 yen
12 Lift Vouchers 1,900 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Pass 39,800 yen 24,800 yen 29,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.
The 3 Hour ticket is valid for 3 hours from the time of purchase.
Children of Junior High School age can use a Season Ticket that costs 29,800 yen.

A family pack 1 day ticket is available - 1 parent pays 3000 yen and one child of elementary school age or below can ride the lifts for free.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (except national holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,600 yen.

Mens Day is every Monday (except national holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,600 yen.

Getting to Pippu

By public transport
8.7km from Pippu Station on the Soya Honsen line
26.8km from Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
The closest station from Pippu is Ranru Station on the Souya Honsen line. It is about 3km away from the ski hill.

The larger Pippu Station is about less than 9km to the south of the ski hill.

Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is just under 27km from Pippu.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
A free shuttle bus is available that operates between Pippu Station and the ski hill. The journey from the station takes about 30 minutes.

There is also a bus service leaving Asahikawa Station which costs 640 yen for adults and 320 yen for children.
By Car
2km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
13.6km from the Wassamu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
15.1km from the Asahikawa Kita IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (1.9km away)
Pippu is under 4km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway (which is directly connected with the Hokkaido Expressway).

From the Pippu Kita IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 1143, under the expressway and then turn left again. After just over 1km turn right at the junction and continue for another 500 metres to reach the base of Pippu.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway

A number of car parks are available at the base of Pippu. Parking is free on every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be 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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