Sky Valley (Kami Town, Hyogo)

Sky Valley
スカイバレイ
(兵庫県 香美町)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
Official snow depth 115cm (-5cm) [updated on 26th February 2021]

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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 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.

The Mountain

1007m
500m
507m
32"
8
3200m
5
20%
70%
10%
Skiers
25%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
75%
0 0 0 1 4 0 0

Sky Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
1st - - 1st 160cm 5cm 1st 140cm 35cm 1st - 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 165cm 5cm 2nd 120cm 35cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 165cm 0cm 3rd 135cm 35cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 165cm 5cm 4th 135cm 30cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 155cm 10cm 5th 135cm 25cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 160cm 15cm 6th 130cm 70cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 160cm 10cm 7th 125cm 70cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 170cm 0cm 8th 120cm 85cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 170cm 0cm 9th 130cm 100cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 170cm 0cm 10th 155cm 105cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 180cm - 11th 150cm 115cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 180cm 0cm 12th 140cm 105cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 175cm 0cm 13th 130cm 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 170cm 0cm 14th 115cm 80cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 160cm 0cm 15th 105cm 75cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 150cm 10cm 16th 100cm 65cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 145cm 10cm 17th 115cm 25cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 145cm 5cm 18th 145cm 60cm 18th - -
19th 140cm - 19th 160cm - 19th 170cm 70cm 19th - -
20th 150cm - 20th 160cm 0cm 20th 160cm 70cm 20th - -
21st 160cm - 21st 160cm - 21st 155cm 65cm 21st - -
22nd 150cm - 22nd 160cm - 22nd 140cm 65cm 22nd - -
23rd 145cm - 23rd 145cm - 23rd 125cm 55cm 23rd - -
24th 135cm - 24th 135cm - 24th 125cm 50cm 24th - -
25th 120cm - 25th 130cm - 25th 120cm 40cm 25th - -
26th 120cm - 26th 130cm 0cm 26th 115cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 120cm 0cm 27th 115cm 0cm 27th - 45cm 27th - -
28th 110cm 10cm 28th 115cm 0cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th 110cm 10cm 29th 120cm 0cm 29th - 40cm 29th - -
30th 100cm 0cm 30th 140cm 0cm 30th 30th - -
31st 150cm 0cm 31st 145cm 15cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Sky Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sky Valley. 
Rental
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 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 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
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:50pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
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

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
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 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
Train
Train
24.7km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
42.5km from Toyo-oka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Sky Valley is just under 25km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

Private bus services are available from various nearby major cities.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nakaotani 701
Kami-cho
Mikata-gun
Hyogo-ken
667-1343
Telephone
Telephone
0796-96-0375
2020-2021 UPDATES
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