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 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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 base areas 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 75cm 55cm 1st 120cm 125cm 1st 115cm 140cm
2nd - 30cm 2nd 75cm 70cm 2nd 120cm 125cm 2nd 115cm 140cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd 75cm 70cm 3rd 120cm 125cm 3rd 110cm 180cm
4th - 30cm 4th 75cm 75cm 4th 120cm 125cm 4th 110cm 180cm
5th - 35cm 5th 75cm 75cm 5th 120cm 125cm 5th 100cm 155cm
6th - 35cm 6th 85cm 75cm 6th 120cm 125cm 6th 100cm 155cm
7th - 35cm 7th 85cm 115cm 7th 120cm 125cm 7th 90cm 155cm
8th - 35cm 8th 85cm 115cm 8th 120cm 125cm 8th 90cm 155cm
9th 30cm 45cm 9th 85cm 115cm 9th 120cm 125cm 9th 90cm 135cm
10th 30cm 45cm 10th 85cm 115cm 10th 120cm 125cm 10th 80cm 125cm
11th 30cm 45cm 11th 90cm 115cm 11th 120cm 125cm 11th 75cm 125cm
12th 30cm 45cm 12th 90cm 115cm 12th 120cm 125cm 12th 70cm 125cm
13th 30cm 45cm 13th 90cm 115cm 13th 120cm 125cm 13th 75cm 125cm
14th 35cm 45cm 14th 90cm 115cm 14th 120cm 125cm 14th 70cm 125cm
15th 35cm 45cm 15th 90cm 115cm 15th 120cm 125cm 15th 70cm 125cm
16th 35cm 45cm 16th 90cm 115cm 16th 120cm 125cm 16th 70cm 120cm
17th 35cm 45cm 17th 100cm 115cm 17th 120cm 125cm 17th 70cm 135cm
18th 35cm 45cm 18th 105cm 115cm 18th 120cm 125cm 18th 70cm 135cm
19th 50cm 45cm 19th 105cm 115cm 19th 120cm 125cm 19th 65cm 120cm
20th 60cm 45cm 20th 105cm 115cm 20th 115cm 140cm 20th 65cm 120cm
21st 60cm 45cm 21st 105cm 115cm 21st 115cm 140cm 21st 55cm 120cm
22nd 60cm 45cm 22nd 105cm 115cm 22nd 115cm 140cm 22nd 40cm 120cm
23rd 60cm 45cm 23rd 105cm 115cm 23rd 115cm 140cm 23rd 50cm 120cm
24th 60cm 45cm 24th 105cm 115cm 24th 115cm 140cm 24th 50cm 120cm
25th 60cm 40cm 25th 110cm 115cm 25th 115cm 140cm 25th 50cm 120cm
26th 60cm 40cm 26th 120cm 125cm 26th 115cm 140cm 26th 40cm 110cm
27th 70cm 55cm 27th 120cm 125cm 27th 115cm 140cm 27th 40cm 110cm
28th 70cm 55cm 28th 120cm 125cm 28th 115cm 140cm 28th 40cm 110cm
29th 70cm 55cm 29th 120cm 125cm 29th - - 29th 40cm 110cm
30th 70cm 55cm 30th 120cm 125cm 30th 30th 40cm 105cm
31st 75cm 55cm 31st 120cm 125cm 31st 31st 40cm 95cm

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 'Snow Kids Park' is by the base of the Green P lift. It opens from 9:30am until 4:00pm and is 600 yen for entry (300 yen with valid lift ticket), with charges for some attractions within.

There is a nursery room in the Centre Lodge building. Reservations are required - charges are from 1,500 yen for 2 hours. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located on the lower slopes near the Centre Lodge.

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 3,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,660 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,200 yen 2,310 yen
2 Hours 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 300 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 2,450 yen
Nighta (4pm-10pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,400 yen
12 Hours 10,000 yen 10,000 yen 7,000 yen
24 Hours 15,000 yen 15,000 yen 10,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 56,000 yen 40,000 yen 39,200 yen
Season (halfpipe) 40,000 yen 30,000 yen
Season (nighta + weekend) 38,000 yen 33,000 yen 26,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 7 Hour ticket is valid for 7 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 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.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
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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