Pippu (Pippu Town, Hokkaido)

Pippu
ぴっぷ
(北海道 比布町)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
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Pippu is ski hill is 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
December January February March
19/20
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1st - - 1st - 65cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 85cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 85cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 85cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 85cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 75cm
6th - - 6th - 70cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 85cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 65cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 70cm 9th - 85cm 9th - 85cm
10th - - 10th - 70cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 80cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 75cm
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 95cm 12th - 70cm
13th - - 13th - 75cm 13th - 95cm 13th - 70cm
14th - 40cm 14th - 75cm 14th - 95cm 14th - 75cm
15th - 40cm 15th - 70cm 15th - 100cm 15th - 70cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 65cm 16th - 100cm 16th - 70cm
17th - 30cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 70cm
18th - 35cm 18th - 70cm 18th - 115cm 18th - 65cm
19th - 45cm 19th - 70cm 19th - 105cm 19th - 60cm
20th - 45cm 20th - 75cm 20th - 95cm 20th - 60cm
21st - 50cm 21st - 75cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 50cm
22nd - 50cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 60cm
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 60cm
24th - 45cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 90cm 24th - 60cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 85cm 25th - -
26th - 60cm 26th - 85cm 26th - 85cm 26th - -
27th - 60cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 85cm 27th - -
28th - 65cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 85cm 28th - -
29th - 65cm 29th - 75cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 65cm 30th - 75cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 65cm 31st - 75cm 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.

Nighta operations are from 4:00pm until 9:00pm and usually on the Kappa and Silver courses (usually from mid December until late 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 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

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 hill. The journey from the station takes about 30 minutes.

There is also a bus service leaving Asahikawa Station which costs 640 yen for adults and 320 yen for children. (Those prices were from 2018-2019... no updated information available at time of writing).
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
2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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