Sapporo Bankei (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Bankei
ばんけいの森 さっぽろばんけい
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until early April 2020
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Sapporo Bankei is located in the Chuo Ward area of Sapporo city in Hokkaido and is fairly close to the central area of the city - about 20 minutes from the Odori Park area. This resort features a 180m long half-pipe (230m including the approach and finish area) and the resort claims that it is one of the largest in Japan. The resort has three named areas - East, Center and West - with a wide base area and parking in each.

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

483m
283m
200m
33"
17
1200m
6
30%
40%
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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Sapporo Bankei Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Bankei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Bankei. 
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
The 'Waku Waku Snow Land' is by the base of the Green P lift. It opens from 9:30am until 4:00pm and is 900 yen for entry (700 yen with valid lift ticket). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located on the lower slopes near the Centre Lodge. There is also a 'Mogul Park' area.

Sapporo Bankei has a 180m long FIS approved half-pipe in the West Area. 

Sapporo Bankei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Bankei is open from 9:00am until 10:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays and from 8:30am until 10:00pm on Sundays and holidays.

Night skiing is from 4:00pm until 10:00pm.

Sapporo Bankei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
7 Hours 4,100 yen 2,870 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,550 yen
2 Hours 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,900 yen 3,300 yen
Nighta (4pm-10pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
24 Hours 17,000 yen
1 Day 4,600 yen 2,900 yen
Season Ticket (all) 57,600 yen 45,000 yen 40,320 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 7 Hour ticket is valid for seven hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.

The season tickets include various discounts at resort facilities (including food, school and shop).

Ladies Day is every Tuesday and Wednesday. Men's Day is every Wednesday and Thursday. On those days, a one day ticket with a lunch is 3,000 yen.

Getting to Sapporo Bankei

By public transport
Train
Train
8.3km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Sapporo Bankei is just over 8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
Shuttle bus services are available.
By Car
Car
10.9km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
21.3km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (8.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
Direction
Direction
Sapporo Bankei is about 11km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway and just over 21km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.
It is located just off Prefecture Road 82 to the south west of the central city area.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
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More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,000 vehicles at a number of car parks along the base of Sapporo Bankei. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Bankei 410
Chuo-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
064-0945
Telephone
Telephone
011-641-0071
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