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 2018 until mid March 2019
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 30cm 1st 40cm 90cm 1st - 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 40cm 90cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 40cm 90cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 30cm 4th 30cm 90cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 30cm 5th 30cm 90cm 5th - 30cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 30cm 6th 30cm 90cm 6th - 30cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 30cm 7th 30cm 90cm 7th - 30cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 30cm 8th 30cm 100cm 8th - 30cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 30cm 9th 30cm 100cm 9th - 30cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 50cm 10th 30cm 100cm 10th - 30cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 80cm 11th 30cm 100cm 11th - 30cm
12th - - 12th 25cm 80cm 12th 30cm 110cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 25cm 80cm 13th 30cm 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 25cm 80cm 14th 35cm 110cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 25cm 80cm 15th 35cm 90cm 15th - -
16th - 5cm 16th 30cm 60cm 16th 30cm 90cm 16th - -
17th - 10cm 17th 30cm 50cm 17th 30cm 90cm 17th - -
18th - 10cm 18th 30cm 50cm 18th 30cm 90cm 18th - -
19th - 10cm 19th 30cm 50cm 19th 30cm 90cm 19th - -
20th - 10cm 20th 25cm 50cm 20th 25cm 90cm 20th - -
21st - 10cm 21st 25cm 50cm 21st 20cm 80cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 5cm 22nd 25cm 30cm 22nd 20cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 12cm 23rd 25cm 30cm 23rd 20cm 80cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm 9cm 24th 25cm 40cm 24th 20cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 0cm 6cm 25th 25cm 80cm 25th - 80cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 5cm 26th 40cm 90cm 26th - 80cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 20cm 27th 50cm 90cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th 12cm 30cm 28th 50cm 90cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 50cm 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 30cm 30th 50cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 30cm 31st 40cm 90cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

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 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
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.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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