Pippu (Pippu Town, Hokkaido)

Pippu
ぴっぷ
(北海道 比布町)
Planned season: Tuesday 1st December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 22nd April 2021]

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Pippu is a ski area located to the north of Pippu town centre in the northern region of Hokkaido. Pippu is within reach from Asahikawa city and is popular for some fine views of the Daisetsuzan mountain range on a clear day.

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

580m
330m
250m
36"
9
2200m
5
20%
50%
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%
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Pippu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st - - 1st 95cm 25cm 1st 90cm 40cm 1st 135cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 95cm 35cm 2nd 100cm 40cm 2nd 135cm 65cm
3rd - - 3rd 95cm 45cm 3rd 90cm 40cm 3rd 140cm 60cm
4th - - 4th 85cm 45cm 4th 90cm 45cm 4th 140cm -
5th - - 5th 95cm 45cm 5th 110cm 50cm 5th 140cm -
6th - - 6th 95cm 45cm 6th 110cm 50cm 6th 140cm -
7th - - 7th 95cm 45cm 7th 110cm 55cm 7th 140cm -
8th - - 8th 90cm 35cm 8th 120cm 60cm 8th 115cm -
9th - - 9th 90cm 35cm 9th 120cm 55cm 9th 115cm -
10th 40cm - 10th 90cm 30cm 10th 120cm 55cm 10th 115cm -
11th 35cm - 11th 95cm 30cm 11th 120cm 50cm 11th 110cm -
12th 40cm - 12th 95cm 30cm 12th 120cm 50cm 12th 110cm -
13th 45cm - 13th 95cm 30cm 13th 120cm 45cm 13th 110cm -
14th 50cm - 14th 95cm 35cm 14th 120cm 40cm 14th 110cm -
15th 60cm - 15th 90cm 35cm 15th 110cm 35cm 15th 100cm -
16th 70cm - 16th 90cm 30cm 16th 95cm 35cm 16th 95cm -
17th 70cm - 17th 85cm 30cm 17th 95cm 50cm 17th 95cm -
18th 70cm - 18th 90cm 35cm 18th 120cm 50cm 18th 95cm -
19th 90cm - 19th 90cm 35cm 19th 120cm 55cm 19th 95cm -
20th 75cm - 20th 90cm 30cm 20th 120cm 60cm 20th 95cm 30cm
21st 70cm - 21st 90cm 35cm 21st 120cm 75cm 21st 95cm 35cm
22nd 75cm - 22nd 95cm 45cm 22nd 120cm 70cm 22nd - 30cm
23rd 75cm - 23rd 95cm 50cm 23rd 120cm 70cm 23rd - -
24th 75cm - 24th 95cm 55cm 24th 135cm 70cm 24th - -
25th 80cm 35cm 25th 90cm 45cm 25th 135cm 65cm 25th - -
26th 90cm 35cm 26th 85cm 50cm 26th 135cm 60cm 26th - -
27th 90cm 30cm 27th 85cm 55cm 27th 135cm 60cm 27th - -
28th 90cm 30cm 28th 85cm 50cm 28th 135cm 55cm 28th - -
29th 95cm 30cm 29th 85cm 45cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 95cm 30cm 30th 85cm 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st 95cm 10cm 31st 85cm 40cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Pippu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Pippu. 
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
There are no specific facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located on the upper area of Pippu by the Number 2 beginner course. 

Pippu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid 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 Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Pippu is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm every day in the daytime.

Night skiing operations are from 4:00pm until 9:00pm until the end of February.

Pippu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
12 years and under
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,200 yen 2,300 yen 2,200 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Voucher 260 yen 200 yen
12 Lift Vouchers 2,600 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
Season Pass 45,000 yen 28,000 yen 35,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The Ropetow lift is free to use. The Number 6 lift requires two lift coupons.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (except national holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,200 yen.

Mens Day is every Monday (except national holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,200 yen.

A 1 day ticket and nighta ticket includes free entry to the public baths.

Getting to Pippu

By public transport
Train
Train
8.7km from Pippu Station on the Soya Honsen line
26.8km from Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The closest station from Pippu is Ranru Station on the Souya Honsen line. It is about 3km away from the ski hill.

The larger Pippu Station is about less than 9km to the south of the ski hill.

Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is just under 27km from Pippu.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available that operates between Pippu Station and the ski area. The journey from the station takes about 20 minutes.

There is also a bus service leaving Asahikawa Station which costs 640 yen for adults and 320 yen for children.
By Car
Car
2km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
13.6km from the Wassamu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
15.1km from the Asahikawa Kita IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (1.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Pippu is under 4km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway (which is directly connected with the Hokkaido Expressway).

From the Pippu Kita IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 1143, under the expressway and then turn left again. After just over 1km turn right at the junction and continue for another 500 metres to reach the base of Pippu.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway

Parking
Parking
A number of car parks are available at the base of Pippu. Parking is free on every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kita 7-17
Pippu-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
078-0327
Telephone
Telephone
0166-85-3056
2020-2021 UPDATES
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