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: Mid December 2017 until mid March 2018
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 hill 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
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 40cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 30cm
6th - - 6th - 30cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 30cm
7th - - 7th - 30cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 30cm
8th - - 8th - 30cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 30cm
9th - - 9th - 30cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 30cm
10th - - 10th - 50cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 30cm
11th - - 11th - 80cm 11th - 100cm 11th - 30cm
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 110cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 80cm 14th - 110cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 80cm 15th - 90cm 15th - -
16th - 5cm 16th - 60cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - 10cm 17th - 50cm 17th - 90cm 17th - -
18th - 10cm 18th - 50cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - 10cm 19th - 50cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - 10cm 20th - 50cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - 10cm 21st - 50cm 21st - 80cm 21st - -
22nd - 5cm 22nd - 30cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - -
23rd - 12cm 23rd - 30cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - -
24th - 9cm 24th - 40cm 24th - 80cm 24th - -
25th - 6cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 80cm 25th - -
26th - 5cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 80cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 30cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 30cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - -

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 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 hill and features numerous items. 

Hiruzen Bear Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
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
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
Kids Park 1 Day 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Nighta operations until 9pm on Mondays to Thursdays and holidays; until 10pm 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 nighta. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays parking costs 500 yen for cars.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hiruzen Honkayabe
Maniwa-shi
Okayama-ken
644-105
Telephone
Telephone
0867-66-5333
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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