Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

Tazawako
たざわ湖 (秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
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Tazawako is located on the western slopes of Mt Komagatake in Semboku city in the eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The resort overlooks Lake Tazawa and is close to the western border of Iwate Prefecture. It has hosted numerous national ski events. Tazawako has been operating since 1969.

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

1186m
608m
578m
38"
13
3000m
6
40%
30%
30%
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 2 0 4 0 0

Tazawako 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 - 60cm 1st - 110cm 1st - 165cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd - 55cm 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 55cm 4th - 130cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 55cm 5th - 130cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 55cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 55cm 7th - 130cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 56cm 8th - 130cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 55cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 55cm 10th - 130cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 165cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 165cm
13th - - 13th - 70cm 13th - 140cm 13th - 165cm
14th - - 14th - 80cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th - 90cm 15th - 140cm 15th - 160cm
16th - 45cm 16th - 90cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 155cm
17th - 45cm 17th - 90cm 17th - 140cm 17th - 155cm
18th - 45cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 140cm 18th - 155cm
19th - 45cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 155cm
20th - 40cm 20th - 90cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 155cm
21st - 45cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 150cm
22nd - 45cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 150cm
23rd - 20cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 145cm
24th - 25cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 145cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 145cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 165cm 26th - 145cm
27th - 25cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 165cm 27th - 140cm
28th - 30cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 140cm
29th - 40cm 29th - 110cm 29th - - 29th - 140cm
30th - 55cm 30th - 110cm 30th 30th - 130cm
31st - 60cm 31st - 110cm 31st 31st - 120cm

Previous Statistics

Tazawako Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area on the snow is located just at the base of Tazawako and is free to enter.

The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in the Ski Centre and is charged - reservations required. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Slopestyle course area and various items. 

Tazawako Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tazawako is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm until 25th March 2018.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 3,100 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 2,400 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 220 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 65,600 yen 11,000 yen 32,800 yen 49,000 yen

Getting to Tazawako

By public transport
Train
Train
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Information
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A local bus shuttle service is available from Tazawako Station.
By Car
Car
43.7km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 127
Direction
Direction
Tazawako is about 44km from Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found off Route 341 to the east of Lake Tazawa and to the north of the main Tazawako town area.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 2500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Shimotakano-73-2
Tazawako Obonai
Senboku-shi
Akita-ken
014-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0187-46-2011
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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General 85
Snow conditions 95
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 45
Apres ski 50
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