Snow is late this year in Sapporo, also Hokkaido. Today the first snow of this season has come which is eagerly awaited moment.
Bankei Ski Area announced the opening is expected in the beginning of December.
Bankei Ski Area is the closest one from the central part of Sapporo. 15 minutes by car or subway + Bankei Ski bus is available.
It is suitable from beginner to advanced skier. Bankei has a FIS authorized half pipe where many competitions are supposed to be held.
Night Ski is available up to 22:00. There are several kind of ticket for reasonable price. This is the best Ski Area if you have no time to go Niseko.