Chokai Kogen Yashima (Yurihonjo City, Akita)

Chokai Kogen Yashima
鳥海高原 矢島 (秋田県 由利本荘市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Chokai Kogen Yashima is a small ski hill located in Yurihonjo city in Akita Prefecture.

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

700m
220m
480m
25"
6
1300m
1
10%
60%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Chokai Kogen Yashima Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 140cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th - 40cm 4th - 160cm 4th - 165cm
5th - - 5th - 60cm 5th - 160cm 5th - 165cm
6th - - 6th - 75cm 6th - 155cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 75cm 7th - 165cm 7th - 180cm
8th - - 8th - 75cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 185cm
9th - - 9th - 75cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 190cm
10th - - 10th - 75cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 200cm
11th - - 11th - 90cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 195cm
12th - - 12th - 95cm 12th - 180cm 12th - 190cm
13th - - 13th - 100cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 180cm
14th - - 14th - 110cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 170cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 170cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 230cm 16th - 165cm
17th - 45cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 160cm
18th - 45cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 160cm
19th - 30cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 180cm 19th - 155cm
20th - 25cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 180cm 20th - 150cm
21st - 20cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 180cm 21st - -
22nd - 15cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - -
23rd - 10cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - -
24th - 10cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 170cm 24th - -
25th - 20cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 180cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 190cm 26th - -
27th - 10cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 190cm 27th - -
28th - 25cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 185cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 40cm 30th - 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 40cm 31st - 140cm 31st 31st - -

Chokai Kogen Yashima Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chokai Kogen Yashima. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment is available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a small sledging area by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is also open for nighta. Kicker, king box, rail, tyre, 9 wave. Cross course. 

Chokai Kogen Yashima Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Chokai Kogen Yashima is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm - from 21st December until 14th January 2018 and then every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 28th February 2018. In March, nighta is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Family Course and Champion Course are groomed before nighta starts... all courses open for nighta.

Chokai Kogen Yashima Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and under
Senior
1 Day 2,700 yen 1,400 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
2 Hours 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 30,900 yen 8,300 yen 23,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Chokai Kogen Yashima

By public transport
Train
Train
8.4km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line
32.7km from Ugo Honjo Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The ski hill is just over 8km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi from Yashima Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
29.8km from the Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway
50.8km from the Yuzawa IC (Akita) on the Yuzawa Yokote Road
Nearest national route: Route 108 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 32
Direction
Direction
Chokai Kogen Yashima is located just off Prefecture Road 32 which itself is about 8.5km from Route 108 in Yurihonjo City. To the north the closest expressway exit is Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway. To the east, 50km away, is the Yuzawa IC of the Yuzawa Yokote Road. (From both these directions, use Route 108).
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chohoda 6Yashima-machi ArasawaYurihonjo-shiAkita-ken015-0418
Telephone
Telephone
0184-56-2182
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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