Hiruzen Bear Valley (Maniwa City, Okayama)

Hiruzen Bear Valley
ひるぜんベアバレー
(岡山県 真庭市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until mid March 2021
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hiruzen Bear Valley is located in Maniwa city in the northern region of Okayama Prefecture. Mt Daisen (in Tottori Prefecture) is just to the north. Apparently, the name of this ski area comes from 'Beautiful Exciting Adventure and Resort'. It is close to the Hiruzen IC exit on the Yonago Expressway.

Okayama Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The ski hills in Okayama are found in the northern mountainous region of the prefecture close to the border with Tottori Prefecture. Okayama Prefecture also boarders Hyogo Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

730m
140m
590m
26"
4
850m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hiruzen Bear Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 80cm 10cm 1st 40cm 5cm 1st 0cm -
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 10cm 2nd 35cm 5cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 80cm - 3rd 35cm 3cm 3rd 0cm -
4th - - 4th 80cm 0cm 4th 35cm 2cm 4th 0cm -
5th - - 5th 80cm 0cm 5th 35cm 4cm 5th 0cm -
6th - - 6th 80cm 0cm 6th 35cm 15cm 6th 0cm -
7th - - 7th 80cm 0cm 7th 35cm 30cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 90cm 0cm 8th 30cm 20cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 90cm 0cm 9th 40cm 30cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 90cm 0cm 10th 40cm 30cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 90cm 0cm 11th 40cm 30cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 90cm 0cm 12th 35cm 30cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 90cm 0cm 13th 35cm 20cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 90cm 0cm 14th 35cm 0cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 80cm 5cm 15th - 0cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 70cm 5cm 16th 10cm 0cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 60cm 2cm 17th 30cm 0cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 60cm 1cm 18th 40cm 30cm 18th - -
19th 60cm - 19th 60cm 0cm 19th 40cm 50cm 19th - -
20th 60cm - 20th 60cm 0cm 20th 40cm 30cm 20th - -
21st 70cm - 21st 60cm 0cm 21st 40cm 30cm 21st - -
22nd 70cm - 22nd 50cm 0cm 22nd 30cm 5cm 22nd - -
23rd 70cm - 23rd 40cm - 23rd 10cm 2cm 23rd - -
24th 70cm 0cm 24th 40cm 0cm 24th 10cm 1cm 24th - -
25th 50cm 0cm 25th 40cm 0cm 25th - 1cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 0cm 26th 40cm 0cm 26th 0cm - 26th - -
27th 50cm 0cm 27th 40cm 0cm 27th 0cm 0cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 0cm 28th 40cm 0cm 28th 0cm - 28th - -
29th 35cm - 29th 40cm 0cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 0cm 30th 40cm 0cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 0cm 31st 40cm 10cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hiruzen Bear Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Hiruzen Bear 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
There is a 'Kids Park' area for young children with a snow escalator near the base Bear's House building.

Entry is 500 yen (free with valid lift ticket) and various items for playing in the snow can be used for free. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is near the base of the ski area and features numerous items. 

Hiruzen Bear Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hiruzen Bear Valley opens at 8:30am on weekdays and at 8:00am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays the resort closes at 10:00pm.

On Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and national holidays the resort closes at 9:00pm.

The lifts close from 4:55pm until 5:30pm every day for maintenance.

Hiruzen Bear Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (open to 4:55pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:55pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-close) 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen
PM Long (3pm-close) 4,000 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required.

Night skiing operations until 9:00pm on Mondays to Thursdays and holidays; until 10:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Getting to Hiruzen Bear Valley

By public transport
Train
Train
18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line
24.6km from Yonago Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Hiruzen Bear Valley is 18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
3.4km from the Hiruzen IC on the Yonago Expressway
19.8km from the Kofu IC on the Yonago Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 482 (2.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 58
Direction
Direction
Hiruzen Bear Valley is near the Hiruzen IC exit of the Yonago Expressway.

From the Hiruzen IC exit, turn left onto Route 482 and after just under 1km turn left onto Prefecture Road 58. Go under the expressway and the ski hill can be found just off the road on the left hand side.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill for 500 cars. Parking is free on weekdays and for night skiing. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays parking costs 500 yen for cars.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiruzen Honkayabe
Maniwa-shi
Okayama-ken
644-105
Telephone
Telephone
0867-66-5333
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