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

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Hiruzen Bear Valley Snow Depth Statistics

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

Hiruzen Bear Valley Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Hiruzen Bear 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
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
'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
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
18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line
24.6km from Yonago Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Hiruzen Bear Valley is 18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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 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

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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