Oku Ibuki (Maibara City, Shiga)

Oku Ibuki
奥伊吹 (滋賀県 米原市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until early April 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Oku Ibuki is located in the northern area of Maibara city in Shiga Prefecture - in the mountains to the east of the northern part of Lake Biwa. Oku Ibuki is one of the larger ski hills in the Kansai region and many people visit from the Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya regions. The 'New Challenge' course features a steepest gradient of 46 degrees. This region usually enjoys some good snow conditions. Oku Ibuki has been operating since 1970.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

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Oku Ibuki Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 170cm 40cm 1st 250cm 190cm 1st 270cm 230cm
2nd - - 2nd 180cm 35cm 2nd 250cm 200cm 2nd 260cm 230cm
3rd - - 3rd 190cm 35cm 3rd 250cm 200cm 3rd 260cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 200cm 30cm 4th 250cm 200cm 4th 250cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 200cm 30cm 5th 270cm 200cm 5th 250cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 200cm 35cm 6th 270cm 190cm 6th 230cm 210cm
7th - - 7th 200cm 50cm 7th 270cm 210cm 7th 230cm 210cm
8th - - 8th 200cm 50cm 8th 280cm 210cm 8th 220cm 240cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 45cm 9th 280cm 210cm 9th 200cm 250cm
10th - - 10th 190cm 45cm 10th 280cm 230cm 10th 200cm 250cm
11th - - 11th 200cm 55cm 11th 280cm 250cm 11th 200cm 250cm
12th 45cm - 12th 200cm 75cm 12th 280cm 280cm 12th 200cm 250cm
13th 80cm - 13th 220cm 80cm 13th 300cm 280cm 13th 200cm 250cm
14th 120cm - 14th 220cm 130cm 14th 300cm 280cm 14th 200cm 240cm
15th 120cm - 15th 220cm 150cm 15th 300cm 280cm 15th 190cm 240cm
16th 120cm - 16th 220cm 160cm 16th 300cm 280cm 16th 180cm 240cm
17th 140cm 30cm 17th 210cm 170cm 17th 300cm 280cm 17th 180cm 230cm
18th 140cm 30cm 18th 200cm 170cm 18th 300cm 270cm 18th 180cm 230cm
19th 140cm 25cm 19th 190cm 170cm 19th 300cm 270cm 19th 180cm 220cm
20th 150cm 20cm 20th 180cm 170cm 20th 300cm 260cm 20th 170cm 210cm
21st 150cm 20cm 21st 170cm 180cm 21st 300cm 250cm 21st 170cm 200cm
22nd 150cm 20cm 22nd 160cm 180cm 22nd 300cm 250cm 22nd 150cm 200cm
23rd 140cm 20cm 23rd 170cm 200cm 23rd 300cm 240cm 23rd 150cm 200cm
24th 130cm 25cm 24th 170cm 220cm 24th 300cm 240cm 24th 150cm 190cm
25th 110cm 25cm 25th 190cm 250cm 25th 300cm 240cm 25th 140cm 190cm
26th 100cm 30cm 26th 210cm 250cm 26th 290cm 240cm 26th 130cm 190cm
27th 150cm 10cm 27th 220cm 250cm 27th 290cm 230cm 27th 130cm 180cm
28th 170cm 15cm 28th 220cm 230cm 28th 280cm 230cm 28th 120cm 180cm
29th 170cm 35cm 29th 220cm 220cm 29th - - 29th 120cm 180cm
30th 170cm 40cm 30th 240cm 200cm 30th 30th 110cm 180cm
31st 170cm 45cm 31st 250cm 190cm 31st 31st 110cm 180cm

Previous Statistics

Oku Ibuki Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Oku Ibuki. 
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
The 'Chibbiko' childrens area is next to the Resthouse building by the base area. It features a covered moving walkway. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is by the Number 3 quad lift. 

Oku Ibuki Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Oku Ibuki Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Afternoon (weekends & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Voucher 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Vouchers 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Tunnel Ticket 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 45,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 30,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen 35,000 yen
January + February 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 500 yen returnable deposit is required for lift tickets.

Getting to Oku Ibuki

By public transport
34.3km from Maibara Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
24.4km from Omi Nagaoka Station on the Tokaido Honsen Line
34.3km from Maibara Station on the Hokuriku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Oku Ibuki is just over 24km from Omi Nagaoka Station on the Tokaido Honsen line.

A bus service to the resort is available from Omi Nagaoka Station.

A bus service is also available from Maibara Station and takes about 55 minutes.
By Car
28.3km from the Nagahama IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
31.5km from the Maihara IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
30.9km from the Sekigahara IC on the Meishin Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 365 (21km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Okuibuki is about 23km from Route 365 on Prefecture Road 40.

It is about 30 minutes drive from the Maihara IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway and 40 minutes from the Sekigahara IC exit of the Meishin Expressway using Route 365.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking is 500 yen on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays - free with valid season ticket.

More Information

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Kozuhara Okuibuki
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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