Sapporo Bankei (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Bankei
ばんけいの森 さっぽろばんけい (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Early December 2016 until early April 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Sapporo Bankei is located in the Chuo Ward area of Sapporo city in Hokkaido and is fairly close to the central area of the city - about 20 minutes from the Odori Park area. This resort features a 180m long half-pipe (230m including the approach and finish area) and the resort claims that it is the largest in Japan.

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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Sapporo Bankei Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 145cm 55cm 1st 185cm 100cm 1st 185cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 145cm 55cm 2nd 185cm 100cm 2nd 185cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 145cm 55cm 3rd 185cm 100cm 3rd 185cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 145cm 55cm 4th 185cm 100cm 4th 185cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 145cm 57cm 5th 185cm 100cm 5th 185cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 150cm 57cm 6th 185cm 100cm 6th 185cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 150cm 60cm 7th 185cm 100cm 7th 185cm 135cm
8th - - 8th 150cm 60cm 8th 185cm 100cm 8th 180cm 130cm
9th - - 9th 150cm 60cm 9th 185cm 105cm 9th 190cm 125cm
10th - - 10th 150cm 60cm 10th 185cm 110cm 10th 180cm 120cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 60cm 11th 185cm 115cm 11th 180cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 60cm 12th 185cm 115cm 12th 180cm 120cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 60cm 13th 185cm 110cm 13th 180cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 60cm 14th 185cm 100cm 14th 180cm 120cm
15th 90cm 30cm 15th 150cm 63cm 15th 185cm 90cm 15th 180cm 120cm
16th 115cm 30cm 16th 150cm 63cm 16th 185cm 90cm 16th 180cm 115cm
17th 115cm 30cm 17th 150cm 65cm 17th 185cm 90cm 17th 180cm 110cm
18th 115cm 50cm 18th 150cm 65cm 18th 185cm 90cm 18th 165cm 105cm
19th 115cm 45cm 19th 150cm 85cm 19th 185cm 90cm 19th 165cm 100cm
20th 115cm 45cm 20th 150cm 85cm 20th 185cm 90cm 20th 160cm 100cm
21st 115cm 45cm 21st 150cm 85cm 21st 185cm 95cm 21st 160cm 100cm
22nd 115cm 40cm 22nd 150cm 85cm 22nd 185cm 100cm 22nd 160cm 100cm
23rd 130cm 40cm 23rd 160cm 88cm 23rd 185cm 100cm 23rd 160cm 100cm
24th 145cm 40cm 24th 160cm 88cm 24th 185cm 130cm 24th 160cm 100cm
25th 145cm 40cm 25th 170cm 85cm 25th 185cm 145cm 25th 170cm 105cm
26th 145cm 50cm 26th 170cm 80cm 26th 185cm 145cm 26th 170cm 105cm
27th 145cm 55cm 27th 150cm 80cm 27th 185cm 145cm 27th 170cm 100cm
28th 145cm 60cm 28th 165cm 95cm 28th 185cm 145cm 28th 170cm 95cm
29th 145cm 60cm 29th 170cm 100cm 29th - 160cm 29th 190cm 90cm
30th 145cm 60cm 30th 170cm 100cm 30th 30th 165cm 90cm
31st 145cm 55cm 31st 185cm 100cm 31st 31st 165cm 85cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Bankei Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Bankei. 
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
The 'Snow Kids Park' is by the base of the Green P lift. It opens from 9:30am until 4pm and is 600 yen for entry (300 yen with valid lift ticket), with charges for some attractions within.

There is a nursery room in the Centre Lodge building. Reservations are required - charges are from 1,500 yen for 2 hours. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located on the lower slopes near the Centre Lodge.  

Sapporo Bankei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Bankei is open from 9am until 10pm on weekdays and Saturdays and from 8:30am until 10pm on Sundays and holidays.

Sapporo Bankei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
7 Hours 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,660 yen
4 Hours 3,200 yen 2,200 yen 2,240 yen
2 Hours 2,700 yen 2,200 yen 1,890 yen
2 Lift Coupons 620 yen 520 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,600 yen 3,000 yen 2,520 yen
Nighta (4pm-10pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,400 yen
Season (all) 56,000 yen 40,000 yen 39,200 yen
Night & holidays 38,000 yen 33,000 yen 26,600 yen
Halfpipe Season 40,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 7 Hour ticket is valid for 7 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

The Nighta & Holidays ticket is valid for nighta and also weekends and national holidays.

The season tickets include various discounts at resort facilities (including food, school and shop).

Getting to Sapporo Bankei

By public transport
8.3km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Sapporo Bankei is just over 8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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Shuttle bus services are available.
By Car
10.9km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
21.3km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (8.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
Sapporo Bankei is about 11km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway and just over 21km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.
It is located just off Prefecture Road 82 to the south west of the central city area.

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There is parking for 1000 vehicles at the base of Sapporo Bankei. It is free 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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