Suishozan (Kazuno City, Akita)

Suishozan
水晶山 (秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Sunday 5th March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 24th April 2017]

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Suishozan is a small ski hill located to the west of central Kazuno city in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. It is closed on certain days during the season (see below for details). Snowshoe tours are available at this ski hill.

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

476m
211m
265m
26"
5
1500m
1
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Suishozan 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
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15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 40cm 50cm 1st 100cm 120cm 1st 120cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 50cm 2nd 110cm 120cm 2nd 120cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 45cm 3rd 100cm 120cm 3rd 120cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 40cm 4th 95cm 125cm 4th 105cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 45cm 5th 90cm 125cm 5th 110cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 50cm 6th 90cm 120cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 60cm 7th 110cm 120cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 40cm 65cm 8th 110cm 125cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 40cm 70cm 9th 115cm 130cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 40cm 70cm 10th 110cm 130cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 55cm 80cm 11th 120cm 120cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 70cm 85cm 12th 125cm 120cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 90cm 85cm 13th 115cm 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 90cm 85cm 14th 110cm 110cm 14th - -
15th 25cm 5cm 15th 100cm 85cm 15th 110cm 60cm 15th - -
16th 35cm - 16th 100cm 85cm 16th 115cm 70cm 16th - -
17th 40cm - 17th 100cm 85cm 17th 85cm 70cm 17th - -
18th 45cm - 18th 100cm 90cm 18th 100cm 95cm 18th - -
19th 35cm 10cm 19th 80cm 100cm 19th 105cm 90cm 19th - -
20th 30cm 10cm 20th 75cm 100cm 20th 100cm 75cm 20th - -
21st 25cm 10cm 21st 75cm 105cm 21st 110cm 70cm 21st - -
22nd 25cm 10cm 22nd 70cm 105cm 22nd 110cm 70cm 22nd - -
23rd 15cm 10cm 23rd 85cm 115cm 23rd 105cm 70cm 23rd - -
24th 5cm 10cm 24th 90cm 120cm 24th 105cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 5cm 10cm 25th 90cm 120cm 25th 120cm 80cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 10cm 26th 90cm 120cm 26th 120cm 85cm 26th - -
27th 5cm 20cm 27th 90cm 120cm 27th 120cm 85cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 30cm 28th 95cm 130cm 28th 120cm 95cm 28th - -
29th 15cm 40cm 29th 95cm 130cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 50cm 30th 95cm 125cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 50cm 31st 100cm 120cm 31st 31st - -

Suishozan Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Suishozan. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Snow Land' area for children is located near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Suishozan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early 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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Suishozan is open from 9am until 4pm in the daytime most days during the opening period.

The ski hill is closed on 14th, 21st December 2017; 18th, 25th January 2017; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 27th, 28th February 2017; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd March 2017.

Nighta is from 4pm until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays from 13th January until 28th February 2017.

Suishozan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 2,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,800 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day lift ticket is valid from 9am until 4pm, or from 9am until 9pm on days when Suishozan is open for nighta. Nighta is on Fridays and Saturdays from 13th January until 28th February 2017

Kids Day is on the second and fourth Saturday of January and February. On those days, a 1 Day ticket for children is 1,500 yen (and includes nighta).

Getting to Suishozan

By public transport
Train
Train
3.5km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa Line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station, Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa line, is just over 3km from the ski hill.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
4.7km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
13.3km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (2.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 191
Direction
Direction
Suishozan is located less than 3km from Route 282 and less than 5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 66 and follow the signs to head to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 200 vehicles near the base of Suishozan.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Osariyama
Kokuyurin Osarizawa
Kazuno-shi
Akita-ken
018-5202
Telephone
Telephone
0186-23-2424
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

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