Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

Ani
阿仁 (秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 9th December 2017 until early May 2018 (see below)
Official snow depth 450cm (0cm) [updated on 21st February 2018]

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Ani is located on the western slopes of Mt Moriyoshi in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. With slopes at a high elevation, juhyo 'ice monster' formations can often be found on the trees at the top. Some ungroomed courses are also popular. Ani has been operating since 1974. The gondola operates throughout the year.

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

1200m
663m
537m
28"
5
4400m
3
0%
40%
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 1 0 0 2 0 0

Ani Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 275cm 140cm 1st 375cm 300cm 1st - 350cm
2nd - - 2nd 280cm 140cm 2nd 375cm 320cm 2nd - 340cm
3rd - - 3rd 290cm 140cm 3rd 365cm 330cm 3rd - 320cm
4th - - 4th 290cm 140cm 4th 355cm 330cm 4th - 330cm
5th - - 5th 290cm 140cm 5th 355cm 330cm 5th - 340cm
6th - - 6th 290cm 140cm 6th 360cm 310cm 6th - 340cm
7th - - 7th 300cm 140cm 7th 370cm 320cm 7th - 340cm
8th - - 8th 300cm 140cm 8th 370cm 330cm 8th - 340cm
9th 110cm - 9th 280cm 140cm 9th 370cm 330cm 9th - 360cm
10th 120cm - 10th 280cm 140cm 10th 365cm 330cm 10th - 380cm
11th 120cm - 11th 285cm 160cm 11th 370cm 340cm 11th - 390cm
12th 140cm - 12th 285cm 170cm 12th 390cm 340cm 12th - 380cm
13th 150cm - 13th 285cm 240cm 13th 410cm 340cm 13th - 380cm
14th 160cm - 14th 285cm 250cm 14th 410cm 340cm 14th - 375cm
15th 160cm 110cm 15th 285cm 250cm 15th 415cm 340cm 15th - 375cm
16th 160cm 130cm 16th 295cm 260cm 16th 430cm 340cm 16th - 360cm
17th 170cm 160cm 17th 295cm 260cm 17th 430cm 320cm 17th - 360cm
18th 200cm 160cm 18th 295cm 260cm 18th 450cm 330cm 18th - 360cm
19th 200cm 135cm 19th 295cm 260cm 19th 450cm 330cm 19th - 350cm
20th 220cm 135cm 20th 295cm 260cm 20th 450cm 330cm 20th - 350cm
21st 220cm 110cm 21st 295cm 260cm 21st 450cm 340cm 21st - 330cm
22nd 220cm 100cm 22nd 300cm 260cm 22nd - 340cm 22nd - 340cm
23rd 215cm 50cm 23rd 300cm 270cm 23rd - 340cm 23rd - 340cm
24th 215cm 70cm 24th 320cm 290cm 24th - 345cm 24th - 345cm
25th 200cm 80cm 25th 350cm 320cm 25th - 350cm 25th - 345cm
26th 210cm 80cm 26th 370cm 320cm 26th - 350cm 26th - 345cm
27th 230cm 80cm 27th 375cm 320cm 27th - 355cm 27th - 345cm
28th 270cm 80cm 28th 375cm 320cm 28th - 355cm 28th - 345cm
29th 275cm 90cm 29th 375cm 320cm 29th - - 29th - 345cm
30th 290cm 130cm 30th 375cm 320cm 30th 30th - 345cm
31st 290cm 140cm 31st 375cm 300cm 31st 31st - 345cm

Previous Statistics

Ani Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ani.
Telemark lessons are also available. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent.
 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a beginners slopes by the base of Ani, otherwise no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located in the lower part of the resort and features a number of items (kicker, box, rails, etc) 

Ani Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Open daily from 9th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018. From then until Golden Week in early May, open only on weekends and holidays.

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 1,500 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,800 yen 800 yen 1,800 yen
Gondola return 1,200 yen 500 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 37,000 yen 23,000 yen 26,000 yen

Getting to Ani

By public transport
Train
Train
12.6km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line
15.1km from Aniai Station on the Akita Nairiku line
Transport Information
Information
Ani is less than 13km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
59km from the Gojome Hachirogata IC on the Akita Expressway
76.3km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
108km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 105 (11.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Ani is not really close to any expressways.

It is about a 12km drive from the turning off Route 105 (Ushu Highway).

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Ani.

More Information

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Address
Address
Anikaginodaki
Kitaakita-shi
Akita-ken
018-4624
Telephone
Telephone
0186-82-3311
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
450cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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Approx. distance from Ani by road (in winter)
Yakushiyama (48.9km)
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