Sapporo Bankei resort review (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Bankei
ばんけいの森 さっぽろばんけい
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by ggrady on 9th March 2017
Resort close to Sapporo city
The resort is convenient to Sapporo, public transport is subway to Maruyama-Koen (Tozai Line) & then #14 bus from the bus terminal adjacent to the subway station. The bus stops across the road from stairs leading to the Resort base.

The resort was relatively busy on my visit, up to 10 minutes waiting in the lift line. A lot of the trails are winding ones that children's ski classes take. The open slopes are quick runs back to the base, the snow cover was not powder due to low altitude of the resort & the number of visitors. The resort is a more Japanese experience than larger resorts further out from Sapporo & worth visiting for at least a half day skiing. The resort team (email address on resort's web site) helped by providing the public transport directions & the bus timetable.
Date visited: From 15 January, 2017 To 15 January, 2016
Snow condition on visit: Snow depth adequate, compacted snow
Things I liked: Close to Sapporo
A local's resort with Japanese atmosphere
Small resort with selection of lifts
Helpful resort staff
Things I didn't like: Short Limited runs
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Authentic Japan experience
Not recommended for: Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
General score: 55
Snow conditions: 50
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 55
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Sapporo Bankei

ばんけいの森 さっぽろばんけい
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 55
Snow conditions: 50
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 55
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 483m
Min. elevation: 200m
Vertical: 283m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 1200m
Number of lifts: 6

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