Sky Valley is located in Yabu city in the north-western region of Hyogo Prefecture, on the eastern slopes of Mt Hachibuse. It is connected with the Hyperbowl Tohachi resort and they share a common lift ticket. It has been operating since 1982.
The mascot character is a squirrel, apparently called 'Risumaru-kun' - very probably good friends with 'Kerohachi', the frog mascot at the connecting Hyperbowl Tohachi resort. We still care about these things.
Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.
Sky Valley Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sky Valley.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The kids area is located near the Number 3 Resthouse up on the slopes and is free to enter.
There are a few Park Areas at Sky Valley - The Number 1 Board Park features an 80m long half pipe and the Number 2 Board Park features a variety of items. There are other items found around the slopes of this ski hill.
Sky Valley Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Sky Valley is open from 8:00am until 4:50pm on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.
There is no night skiing at this area.
Sky Valley Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
AM / PM (weekend & holidays)
AM / PM (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket + Parking
Month (December or January)
2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets
The lift tickets and season tickets are valid at both Sky Valley and the connecting Hyperbowl Tohachi.
The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 12:00pm.
The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00am until closing.
Every Friday is Ladies Day when women can enjoy 500 yen off the cost of a one day lift ticket.
Getting to Sky Valley
By public transport
24.7km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
42.5km from Toyo-oka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Sky Valley is just under 25km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
Private bus services are available from various nearby major cities.
20.5km from the Yokahyonosen IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
36km from the Wadayama IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
Nearest national route: Route 9 (3.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 531
Sky Valley is just over 20km from the Yokahyonosen IC exit of the Bantan Renraku Road.
From the IC exit turn left onto Route 9 and continue on that road for about 17km. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 269 and then after another 1km turn left onto Prefecture Road 531. The turn off to the left for Sky Valley is just under 2km along this road.
About 120 minutes from Osaka. About 120 minutes from Okayama. About 150 minutes from Kyoto.
There are a number of car parks for up to 500 vehicles close to the base of Sky Valley.
Parking costs 1,000 yen per vehicle on weekdays and 1,500 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
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