Another 20 cm heavy snow from Nov 14 to 15, Sapporo has more than 40 cm snow in the middle of November. Every Ski Area is going to open earlier. In the next week, Sapporo Kokusai Ski area will open. Bankei Ski area, which is the closest ski area from Sapporo central area may open earlier. If so, it is a good news for skiers and snowboarders.