Freeriding, terrain parks and pistes
in Sapporo Bankei


Sapporo BankeiFreeriding here is limited; and with such a short vertical drop you can't really expect too much. There are a couple of steeper, ungroomed faces found on the resort's upper slopes which are accessible from the main 3-man chair. There's also a few simple bowls dotted around that can be satisfying with some fresh snow.


Freestyle facilities are also on the slim side. Bankei have a small park with a few basic boxes and little kickers, in addition to one larger tabletop. In addition you will find a number of fun natural hits and cat track drop-offs to practice those buttery spins on.


Pistes are well taken care of here and riders will find some terrific corduroy to layout some smooth arcs.


Sapporo BankeiBeginners are¬†catered for well¬†with the largest Ski School in Hokkaido. There are a number of lifts accessing perfect learn-to-turn terrain; have a look for the shorter 2-man chairs around.  READ NEXT: Village life, accommodation & nightlife