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.
Hiruzen Bear Valley Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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.
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Elementary School age & under
1 Day (open to 4:55pm)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
Kids Park 1 Day
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
Hiruzen Bear Valley is 18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
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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