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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Bankei.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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.
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
12 Lift Coupons
Season Ticket (all)
Season (weekends & nighta)
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
Sapporo Bankei is just over 8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.
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.
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