Sky Valley (Kami Town, Hyogo)

Sky Valley
(兵庫県 香美町)
Planned season: Saturday 25th December 2021 until late March 2022
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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 Hyperbowl Tohachi 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.

The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Sky Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 160cm 1st - 140cm 1st - 105cm
2nd - - 2nd - 165cm 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd - 165cm 3rd - 135cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 165cm 4th - 135cm 4th - 95cm
5th - - 5th - 155cm 5th - 135cm 5th - 85cm
6th - - 6th - 160cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 75cm
7th - - 7th - 160cm 7th - 125cm 7th - 75cm
8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 70cm
9th - - 9th - 170cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th - 170cm 10th - 155cm 10th - 65cm
11th - - 11th - 180cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 65cm
12th - - 12th - 180cm 12th - 140cm 12th - 65cm
13th - - 13th - 175cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th - 170cm 14th - 115cm 14th - 60cm
15th - - 15th - 160cm 15th - 105cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th - 100cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 145cm 17th - 115cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 145cm 18th - 145cm 18th - -
19th - 140cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 170cm 19th - -
20th - 150cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 160cm 20th - -
21st - 160cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 155cm 21st - -
22nd - 150cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - -
23rd - 145cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - 125cm 23rd - -
24th - 135cm 24th - 135cm 24th - 125cm 24th - -
25th - 120cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 120cm 25th - -
26th - 120cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 115cm 26th - -
27th - 120cm 27th - 115cm 27th - 115cm 27th - -
28th - 110cm 28th - 115cm 28th - 115cm 28th - -
29th - 110cm 29th - 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 100cm 30th - 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 150cm 31st - 145cm 31st 31st - -

Sky Valley Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sky Valley. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The kids area is located near the Number 3 Resthouse up on the slopes and is free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few Board Park areas at Sky Valley - the Number 1 Board Park and Number 2 Board Park.

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 area. 

Sky Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sky Valley is open from 8:30am until 4:50pm on weekdays and from 8:00am on weekends and holidays.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Sky Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,600 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
AM / PM (weekend & holidays) 3,200 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
AM / PM (weekdays) 2,600 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 35,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season Ticket + Parking 45,000 yen
Month (December or January) 15,000 yen 12,000 yen
Month (February) 15,000 yen 12,000 yen
Month (March) 13,000 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 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
Transport Information
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.
By Car
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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