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: Saturday 17th December 2016 until mid March 2017
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

730m
140m
590m
26"
4
850m
2
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hiruzen Bear Valley Snow Depth Statistics

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

Hiruzen Bear Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Hiruzen Bear Valley. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not 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.

It is open from 9am until 4pm. 
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hiruzen Bear Valley opens at 8:30am on weekdays and at 8am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays the resort closes at 10pm.
On Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and national holidays the resort closes at 9pm.
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
Senior
1 Day (open to 4:55pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 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
Train
Train
18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line
24.6km from Yonago Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Hiruzen Bear Valley is 18km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
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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Address
Address
Hiruzen Honkayabe
Maniwa-shi
Okayama-ken
644-105
Telephone
Telephone
0867-66-5333
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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