Oku Ibuki (Maibara City, Shiga)

Oku Ibuki
奥伊吹 (滋賀県 米原市)
Planned season: Early December 2016 until early April 2017
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

1250m
550m
700m
46"
12
2500m
9
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 1 1 7 0 0

Oku Ibuki Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
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16/17
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15/16
season
1st - - 1st 40cm 40cm 1st 190cm 90cm 1st 230cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 35cm 35cm 2nd 200cm 90cm 2nd 230cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 35cm 30cm 3rd 200cm 90cm 3rd 230cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 25cm 4th 200cm 90cm 4th 230cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 25cm 5th 200cm 90cm 5th 220cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 35cm 20cm 6th 190cm 90cm 6th 210cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 15cm 7th 210cm 90cm 7th 210cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 20cm 8th 210cm 90cm 8th 240cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 25cm 9th 210cm 90cm 9th 250cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 25cm 10th 230cm 110cm 10th 250cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 55cm 25cm 11th 250cm 110cm 11th 250cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 75cm 25cm 12th 280cm 100cm 12th 250cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 35cm 13th 280cm 90cm 13th 250cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 130cm 35cm 14th 280cm 70cm 14th 240cm 60cm
15th - 0cm 15th 150cm 50cm 15th 280cm 70cm 15th 240cm 60cm
16th - 0cm 16th 160cm 70cm 16th 280cm 80cm 16th 240cm 60cm
17th 30cm 15cm 17th 170cm 70cm 17th 280cm 80cm 17th 230cm 60cm
18th 30cm 35cm 18th 170cm 70cm 18th 270cm 90cm 18th 230cm 60cm
19th 25cm 35cm 19th 170cm 60cm 19th 270cm 90cm 19th 220cm 60cm
20th 20cm 35cm 20th 170cm 90cm 20th 260cm 90cm 20th 210cm 60cm
21st 20cm 20cm 21st 180cm 100cm 21st 250cm 80cm 21st 200cm 60cm
22nd 20cm 15cm 22nd 180cm 100cm 22nd 250cm 80cm 22nd 200cm 60cm
23rd 20cm 15cm 23rd 200cm 100cm 23rd 240cm 80cm 23rd 200cm 60cm
24th 25cm 10cm 24th 220cm 110cm 24th 240cm 80cm 24th 190cm 60cm
25th 25cm 5cm 25th 250cm 130cm 25th 240cm 80cm 25th 190cm 60cm
26th 30cm 5cm 26th 250cm 140cm 26th 240cm 90cm 26th 190cm 60cm
27th 10cm 5cm 27th 250cm 140cm 27th 230cm 110cm 27th 180cm 60cm
28th 15cm 20cm 28th 230cm 130cm 28th 230cm 110cm 28th 180cm -
29th 35cm 35cm 29th 220cm 120cm 29th - 90cm 29th 180cm -
30th 40cm 35cm 30th 200cm 100cm 30th 30th 180cm -
31st 45cm 35cm 31st 190cm 100cm 31st 31st 180cm -

Previous Statistics

Oku Ibuki Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Oku Ibuki. 
Rental
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 Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Note that snowboarders are not allowed on the 'Champion Course' area.

Oku Ibuki Lift Ticket Charges

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

Getting to Oku Ibuki

By public transport
Train
Train
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
Information
Oku Ibuki is just over 24km from Omi Nagaoka Station on the Tokaido Honsen line.


bus
Bus
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
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
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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Address
Address
Kozuhara Okuibuki
Maibara-shi
Shiga-ken
521-0301
Telephone
Telephone
0749-49-0322
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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