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 2017 until early April 2018
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. The resort has three named areas - East, Center and West with base areas in each.

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

483m
283m
200m
33"
17
1200m
6
30%
40%
30%
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%
0 0 0 1 4 1 0

Sapporo Bankei Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 145cm 1st - 185cm 1st - 185cm
2nd - - 2nd - 145cm 2nd - 185cm 2nd - 185cm
3rd - - 3rd - 145cm 3rd - 185cm 3rd - 185cm
4th - - 4th - 145cm 4th - 185cm 4th - 185cm
5th - - 5th - 145cm 5th - 185cm 5th - 185cm
6th - - 6th - 150cm 6th - 185cm 6th - 185cm
7th - - 7th - 150cm 7th - 185cm 7th - 185cm
8th - - 8th - 150cm 8th - 185cm 8th - 180cm
9th - - 9th - 150cm 9th - 185cm 9th - 190cm
10th - - 10th - 150cm 10th - 185cm 10th - 180cm
11th - - 11th - 150cm 11th - 185cm 11th - 180cm
12th - - 12th - 150cm 12th - 185cm 12th - 180cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 185cm 13th - 180cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 185cm 14th - 180cm
15th - 90cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 185cm 15th - 180cm
16th - 115cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 185cm 16th - 180cm
17th - 115cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 185cm 17th - 180cm
18th - 115cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 185cm 18th - 165cm
19th - 115cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 185cm 19th - 165cm
20th - 115cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 185cm 20th - 160cm
21st - 115cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 185cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 115cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 185cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 130cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 185cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 145cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 185cm 24th - 160cm
25th - 145cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 185cm 25th - 170cm
26th - 145cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 185cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 145cm 27th - 150cm 27th - 185cm 27th - 170cm
28th - 145cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 185cm 28th - 170cm
29th - 145cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - 190cm
30th - 145cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 165cm
31st - 145cm 31st - 185cm 31st 31st - 165cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Bankei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Bankei. 
Rental
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 4:00pm 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 has a 180m long FIS approved half-pipe in the West Area. 

Sapporo Bankei Season & Opening Times

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

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 10:00pm.

Sapporo Bankei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
7 Hours 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,660 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,200 yen 2,310 yen
2 Hours 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 2,450 yen
Nighta (4pm-10pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,400 yen
Season (all) 56,000 yen 40,000 yen 39,200 yen
Season (nighta & 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
Train
Train
8.3km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Sapporo Bankei is just over 8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
Shuttle bus services are available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
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More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1000 vehicles at a number of car parks along the base of Sapporo Bankei. It is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Bankei 410
Chuo-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
064-0945
Telephone
Telephone
011-641-0071
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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