Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

阿仁 (秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until early May 2017
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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

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Ani Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 140cm 110cm 1st 300cm 195cm 1st 350cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 140cm 115cm 2nd 320cm 200cm 2nd 340cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 140cm 115cm 3rd 330cm 205cm 3rd 320cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 140cm 110cm 4th 330cm 205cm 4th 330cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 140cm 110cm 5th 330cm 205cm 5th 340cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 110cm 6th 310cm 205cm 6th 340cm 240cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 110cm 7th 320cm 205cm 7th 340cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 120cm 8th 330cm 210cm 8th 340cm 200cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 120cm 9th 330cm 215cm 9th 360cm 200cm
10th - - 10th 140cm 120cm 10th 330cm 220cm 10th 380cm 200cm
11th - - 11th 160cm 135cm 11th 340cm 225cm 11th 390cm 200cm
12th - - 12th 170cm 135cm 12th 340cm 225cm 12th 380cm 200cm
13th - - 13th 240cm 145cm 13th 340cm 225cm 13th 380cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 250cm 150cm 14th 340cm 210cm 14th 375cm 190cm
15th 110cm 10cm 15th 250cm 150cm 15th 340cm 160cm 15th 375cm 190cm
16th 130cm 10cm 16th 260cm 160cm 16th 340cm 180cm 16th 360cm 190cm
17th 160cm 10cm 17th 260cm 165cm 17th 320cm 190cm 17th 360cm 190cm
18th 160cm 20cm 18th 260cm 160cm 18th 330cm 195cm 18th 360cm 180cm
19th 135cm 30cm 19th 260cm 165cm 19th 330cm 220cm 19th 350cm 175cm
20th 135cm 40cm 20th 260cm 170cm 20th 330cm 220cm 20th 350cm 175cm
21st 110cm 40cm 21st 260cm 175cm 21st 340cm 210cm 21st 330cm 175cm
22nd 100cm 40cm 22nd 260cm 175cm 22nd 340cm 210cm 22nd 340cm 170cm
23rd 50cm 40cm 23rd 270cm 180cm 23rd 340cm 210cm 23rd 340cm 170cm
24th 70cm 40cm 24th 290cm 180cm 24th 345cm 220cm 24th 345cm 180cm
25th 80cm 40cm 25th 320cm 185cm 25th 350cm 220cm 25th 345cm 190cm
26th 80cm 50cm 26th 320cm 185cm 26th 350cm 220cm 26th 345cm 190cm
27th 80cm 60cm 27th 320cm 195cm 27th 355cm 220cm 27th 345cm 190cm
28th 80cm 100cm 28th 320cm 195cm 28th 355cm 225cm 28th 345cm 190cm
29th 90cm 100cm 29th 320cm 195cm 29th - 225cm 29th 345cm 190cm
30th 130cm 110cm 30th 320cm 195cm 30th 30th 345cm 190cm
31st 140cm 110cm 31st 300cm 195cm 31st 31st 345cm 190cm

Previous Statistics

Ani Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ani.
Telemark lessons are also available. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
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
Additional hour 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift 1 ride 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Season Ticket 37,000 yen 26,000 yen 23,000 yen
Lunch Pack 4,300 yen 2,400 yen 3,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Lunch Pack ticket includes a 1,000 yen voucher that can be used for food and drink.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 500 yen for elementary school age children (6-12 years).

Getting to Ani

By public transport
12.6km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line
15.1km from Aniai Station on the Akita Nairiku line
Transport Information
Ani is less than 13km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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)
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 is available at the base of Ani.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Ani by road (in winter)
Yakushiyama (48.9km)
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