Bibai Kokusetsu (Bibai Town, Hokkaido)

Bibai Kokusetsu
美唄国設
(北海道 美唄町)
Planned season: Mid December 2019 until late March 2020
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
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1st - - 1st - - 1st - 45cm 1st - 65cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 65cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 60cm 4th - 60cm
5th - - 5th - 60cm 5th - 60cm 5th - 55cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 60cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 70cm 7th - 55cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 75cm 8th - 55cm
9th - - 9th - 55cm 9th - 70cm 9th - 55cm
10th - - 10th - 50cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 50cm
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th - 50cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 50cm
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14th - - 14th - 45cm 14th - 60cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 45cm 15th - 55cm 15th - -
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21st - - 21st - 55cm 21st - 75cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 60cm 22nd - 65cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 55cm 23rd - -
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29th - - 29th - 50cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st - 45cm 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 Mid December until Late March
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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

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Address
Address
Ban-cho
Higashi Bibai-cho
Bibai-shi
Hokkaido
072-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0126-68-8216
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