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

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Sapporo Bankei Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 65cm 75cm 1st 70cm 120cm 1st 70cm 115cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 75cm 2nd 70cm 120cm 2nd 70cm 115cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 75cm 3rd 70cm 120cm 3rd 70cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 75cm 4th 70cm 120cm 4th 70cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 75cm 5th 75cm 120cm 5th 70cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 85cm 6th 95cm 120cm 6th 70cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 85cm 7th 95cm 120cm 7th 70cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 85cm 8th 95cm 120cm 8th 70cm 90cm
9th - 30cm 9th 65cm 85cm 9th 95cm 120cm 9th 65cm 90cm
10th - 30cm 10th 65cm 85cm 10th 95cm 120cm 10th 60cm 80cm
11th - 30cm 11th 65cm 90cm 11th 95cm 120cm 11th 60cm 75cm
12th - 30cm 12th 65cm 90cm 12th 95cm 120cm 12th 60cm 70cm
13th 50cm 30cm 13th 65cm 90cm 13th 95cm 120cm 13th 60cm 75cm
14th 50cm 35cm 14th 65cm 90cm 14th 75cm 120cm 14th 60cm 70cm
15th 50cm 35cm 15th 65cm 90cm 15th 75cm 120cm 15th 60cm 70cm
16th 50cm 35cm 16th 65cm 90cm 16th 75cm 120cm 16th 60cm 70cm
17th 50cm 35cm 17th 65cm 100cm 17th 75cm 120cm 17th 60cm 70cm
18th 50cm 35cm 18th 65cm 105cm 18th 75cm 120cm 18th 60cm 70cm
19th 50cm 50cm 19th 65cm 105cm 19th 75cm 120cm 19th 55cm 65cm
20th 50cm 60cm 20th 70cm 105cm 20th 75cm 115cm 20th 55cm 65cm
21st 50cm 60cm 21st 70cm 105cm 21st 75cm 115cm 21st 50cm 55cm
22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 70cm 105cm 22nd 70cm 115cm 22nd 45cm 40cm
23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 70cm 105cm 23rd 70cm 115cm 23rd 40cm 50cm
24th 50cm 60cm 24th 70cm 105cm 24th 70cm 115cm 24th 40cm 50cm
25th 50cm 60cm 25th 70cm 110cm 25th 75cm 115cm 25th 40cm 50cm
26th 60cm 60cm 26th 70cm 120cm 26th 70cm 115cm 26th 40cm 40cm
27th 50cm 70cm 27th 70cm 120cm 27th 70cm 115cm 27th 40cm 40cm
28th 60cm 70cm 28th 70cm 120cm 28th 70cm 115cm 28th 35cm 40cm
29th 60cm 70cm 29th 70cm 120cm 29th 70cm - 29th 35cm 40cm
30th 60cm 70cm 30th 70cm 120cm 30th 30th - 40cm
31st 60cm 75cm 31st 70cm 120cm 31st 31st - 40cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Bankei Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Bankei. 
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), with charges for some attractions within. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
'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.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 10:00pm.

Sapporo Bankei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
7 Hours 4,100 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
2 Hours 3,300 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,800 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta (4pm-10pm) 2,200 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
12 Hours 12,600 yen 12,600 yen 12,600 yen
24 Hours 17,000 yen 17,000 yen 17,000 yen
1 Day 4,600 yen 2,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 57,600 yen 44,000 yen 40,400 yen
Season (weekends & nighta) 41,800 yen 36,800 yen 29,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 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 'Nighta & Holidays' ticket is valid for nighta and also weekends and national holidays.

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

Getting to Sapporo Bankei

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

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Shuttle bus services are available.
By 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
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
More information on Hokkaido Expressway
There is parking for 1000 vehicles at a number of car parks along the base of Sapporo Bankei. It is free every day of the season.

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