Sky Valley (Kami Town, Hyogo)

Sky Valley
(兵庫県 香美町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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' - hopefully good friends with 'Kerohachi', the frog mascot at the connecting Hyperbowl Tohachi resort. We 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 5cm 95cm 1st 35cm 145cm 1st 40cm 65cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 105cm 2nd 35cm 140cm 2nd - 65cm
3rd - - 3rd 0cm 105cm 3rd 35cm 135cm 3rd - 65cm
4th - - 4th 5cm 105cm 4th 30cm 110cm 4th - 55cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 95cm 5th 25cm 100cm 5th - 55cm
6th - - 6th 15cm 90cm 6th 70cm 95cm 6th - 50cm
7th - - 7th 10cm 90cm 7th 70cm 90cm 7th - 45cm
8th - - 8th 0cm 85cm 8th 85cm 85cm 8th - 55cm
9th - - 9th 0cm 90cm 9th 100cm 85cm 9th - 50cm
10th - - 10th 0cm 90cm 10th 105cm 100cm 10th - 45cm
11th - - 11th - 85cm 11th 115cm 110cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 0cm 85cm 12th 105cm 110cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 0cm 85cm 13th 90cm 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 0cm 80cm 14th 80cm 120cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 0cm 75cm 15th 75cm 120cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 10cm 75cm 16th 65cm 115cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 10cm 80cm 17th 25cm 125cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 5cm 95cm 18th 60cm 120cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 95cm 19th 70cm 105cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 0cm 85cm 20th 70cm 95cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 90cm 21st 65cm 95cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 90cm 22nd 65cm 95cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 90cm 23rd 55cm 90cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 90cm 24th 50cm 85cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 90cm 25th 40cm 80cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 0cm 120cm 26th 40cm 75cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 0cm 27th 0cm 140cm 27th 45cm 75cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 40cm 28th 0cm 140cm 28th 50cm 65cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 80cm 29th 0cm 140cm 29th 40cm - 29th - -
30th 0cm 90cm 30th 0cm 145cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 100cm 31st 15cm 135cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

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 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.

A new child-care facility opened for the 2018-2019 season in the Number 1 Resthouse building (mostly weekends and holidays). 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:40pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:40pm
'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 8:00am on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this resort.

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 2019-2020 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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