Hiruzen Bear Valley (Maniwa City, Okayama)

Hiruzen Bear Valley
ひるぜんベアバレー (岡山県 真庭市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hiruzen Bear Valley is located in Maniwa city in the northern region of Okayama Prefecture. Mt Daisen (in Tottori Prefecture) is just to the north. Apparently, the name of this ski hill comes from 'Beautiful Exciting Adventure and Resort'. It is close to the Hiruzen IC exit on the Yonago Expressway.

Okayama Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The ski hills in Okayama are found in the northern mountainous region of the prefecture close to the border with Tottori Prefecture. Okayama Prefecture also boarders Hyogo Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

730m
140m
590m
26"
4
850m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hiruzen Bear Valley 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
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 15cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 5cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 5cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th - 0cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th - 0cm 5th - 70cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th - 0cm 6th - 70cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 0cm 7th - 70cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th - 0cm 8th - 70cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th - 0cm 9th - 70cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 0cm 10th - 90cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 2cm 11th - 120cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 4cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 3cm 13th - 160cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th - 30cm 14th - 160cm 14th - 50cm
15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - 160cm 15th - 50cm
16th - - 16th - 70cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 60cm
17th - 20cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 60cm
18th - 15cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 60cm
19th - - 19th - 70cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 50cm
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 100cm 20th - 50cm
21st - - 21st - 80cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 45cm
22nd - - 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 40cm
23rd - 0cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 40cm
24th - 0cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 40cm
25th - 3cm 25th - 150cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 40cm
26th - - 26th - 150cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 40cm
27th - 0cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th - 15cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 80cm 28th - -
29th - 15cm 29th - 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 15cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 15cm 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - -

Hiruzen Bear Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Hiruzen Bear Valley. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' area for young children near the base Bear's House building.

Entry is 500 yen (free with valid lift ticket) and various items for playing in the snow can be used for free.

It is open from 9am until 4pm. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is near the base of the ski hill and features numerous items. 

Hiruzen Bear Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hiruzen Bear Valley opens at 8:30am on weekdays and at 8am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays the resort closes at 10pm.
On Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and national holidays the resort closes at 9pm.
The lifts close from 4:55pm until 5:30pm every day for maintenance.

Hiruzen Bear Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day (open to 4:55pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:55pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-close) 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen
Kids Park 1 Day 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Nighta operations until 9pm on Mondays to Thursdays and holidays; until 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Getting to Hiruzen Bear Valley

By public transport
Train
Train
18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line
24.6km from Yonago Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Hiruzen Bear Valley is 18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
3.4km from the Hiruzen IC on the Yonago Expressway
19.8km from the Kofu IC on the Yonago Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 482 (2.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 58
Direction
Direction
Hiruzen Bear Valley is near the Hiruzen IC exit of the Yonago Expressway.

From the Hiruzen IC exit, turn left onto Route 482 and after just under 1km turn left onto Prefecture Road 58. Go under the expressway and the ski hill can be found just off the road on the left hand side.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill for 500 cars. Parking is free on weekdays and for nighta. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays parking costs 500 yen for cars.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiruzen Honkayabe
Maniwa-shi
Okayama-ken
644-105
Telephone
Telephone
0867-66-5333
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We are currently in the process of updating ski resort information for the upcoming 17-18 season. Please note that as of the beginning of October, much of the information is still for the previous season - though you should be noticing updates over the coming weeks. All information should be freshly updated by the end of November. (Updated: 2nd October 2017)
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