Hanawa (Kazuno City, Akita)

Hanawa
花輪 (秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hanawa is located close to the city centre of Kazuno in the north-eastern region of Akita Prefecture. There is a 10km cross-country course and a ski jump at Hanawa.

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.

The Mountain

750m
490m
260m
30"
3
2500m
3
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Hanawa 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
season
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
season
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st 80cm 70cm 1st 75cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd - 20cm 2nd 85cm 70cm 2nd 70cm 65cm
3rd - - 3rd - 15cm 3rd 85cm 70cm 3rd 70cm 70cm
4th - - 4th - 15cm 4th 85cm 70cm 4th 70cm 65cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th 80cm 70cm 5th 65cm 60cm
6th - - 6th - 25cm 6th 80cm 75cm 6th 60cm 55cm
7th - - 7th - 25cm 7th 80cm 75cm 7th 70cm 45cm
8th - - 8th 10cm 30cm 8th 85cm 80cm 8th 75cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 10cm 30cm 9th 85cm 80cm 9th 75cm 35cm
10th - - 10th - 35cm 10th 85cm 85cm 10th 70cm 35cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 40cm 11th 90cm 85cm 11th 75cm 35cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 40cm 12th 95cm 85cm 12th 75cm 30cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 45cm 13th 90cm 80cm 13th - 25cm
14th - - 14th 45cm 45cm 14th 85cm 70cm 14th - -
15th - 0cm 15th 50cm 45cm 15th 80cm 60cm 15th - -
16th - 0cm 16th 55cm 50cm 16th 80cm 65cm 16th - -
17th - 0cm 17th 55cm 50cm 17th 75cm 70cm 17th - -
18th - 0cm 18th 55cm 55cm 18th 75cm 70cm 18th - -
19th - 0cm 19th 60cm 65cm 19th 80cm 75cm 19th - -
20th - 0cm 20th 60cm 70cm 20th 80cm 70cm 20th - -
21st - 0cm 21st 60cm 70cm 21st 75cm 60cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 60cm 70cm 22nd 75cm 60cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 65cm 75cm 23rd 75cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th - 0cm 24th 70cm 75cm 24th 75cm 65cm 24th - -
25th - 0cm 25th 75cm 85cm 25th 80cm 65cm 25th - -
26th - 0cm 26th 75cm 80cm 26th 80cm 65cm 26th - -
27th - 10cm 27th 75cm 80cm 27th 80cm 70cm 27th - -
28th - 10cm 28th 80cm 80cm 28th 80cm 75cm 28th - -
29th - 10cm 29th 80cm 80cm 29th - 70cm 29th - -
30th - 15cm 30th 80cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 15cm 31st 80cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Hanawa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanawa. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available.
There is no snowboard equipment rental available.
Sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hanawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hanawa is open from 9am until 4pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hanawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen 250 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours after the time of purchase.

Getting to Hanawa

By public transport
Train
Train
4.8km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa Line
Transport Information
Information
Hanawa is less than 5km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa line.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
6.5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
11.9km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (3.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 195
Direction
Direction
Hanawa is 6.5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 and head into Kazuno. Turn right off Route 282 onto Prefecture Road 195 and head east to reach the ski hill.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 400 vehicles close to the base area. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yurisawa-81-1
Hanawa
Kazuno-shi
Akita-ken
018-5201
Telephone
Telephone
0186-23-8000
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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