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

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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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2019-2020 UPDATES

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