Bibai Kokusetsu (Bibai Town, Hokkaido)

Bibai Kokusetsu
美唄国設 (北海道 美唄町)
Planned season: Early December 2018 until late March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Bibai Kokusetsu is a small ski hill located in the Higashi Bibai-cho region of Bibai city to the north east of Sapporo city in Hokkaido.

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

321m
185m
136m
25"
5
890m
1
5%
45%
50%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Bibai Kokusetsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 75cm 1st - 130cm 1st - 150cm
2nd - - 2nd - 70cm 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd - 75cm 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 75cm 4th - 120cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 75cm 5th - 115cm 5th - 135cm
6th - - 6th - 80cm 6th - 115cm 6th - 135cm
7th - - 7th - 85cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 145cm
8th - - 8th - 85cm 8th - 110cm 8th - 140cm
9th - - 9th - 80cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 130cm
10th - - 10th - 85cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 125cm
11th - - 11th - 80cm 11th - 115cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 85cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 135cm 13th - 120cm
14th - - 14th - 80cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 115cm
15th - - 15th - 80cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 110cm
16th - - 16th - 90cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 115cm
17th - 55cm 17th - 90cm 17th - 140cm 17th - 110cm
18th - 65cm 18th - 80cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 105cm
19th - 75cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 135cm 19th - 100cm
20th - 115cm 20th - 90cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 100cm
21st - 95cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 95cm
23rd - 85cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 95cm
24th - 80cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 155cm 24th - 95cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 105cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 90cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 170cm 26th - -
27th - 85cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 160cm 27th - -
28th - 85cm 28th - 125cm 28th - 160cm 28th - -
29th - 90cm 29th - 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 80cm 30th - 125cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 75cm 31st - 130cm 31st 31st - -

Bibai Kokusetsu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Bibai Kokusetsu. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is usually a small 'Board Park' in the main season. 

Bibai Kokusetsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Bibai Kokusetsu is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta operations are on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Bibai Kokusetsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
1 Day 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 120 yen
Nighta 1,200 yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 10,000 yen 23,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A Senior season ticket is 23,000 yen.

A Senior High School age season ticket is 14,000 yen.

Getting to Bibai Kokusetsu

By public transport
Train
Train
8.8km from Bibai Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Bibai Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is about 9km to the west of Bibai Kokusetsu.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
5.6km from the Bibai IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 12 (7.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 135
Direction
Direction
Bibai Kokusetsu is located to the west of the Bibai city centre.

Bibai IC is the closest exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 135 (Tomei Dori). The ski hill is just over 5.5km along on the right hand side of this road.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of Bibai Kokusetsu for 250 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Ban-cho
Higashi Bibai-cho
Bibai-shi
Hokkaido
072-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0126-68-8216
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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