Iwakisan Hyakuzawa (Hirosaki Town, Aomori)

Iwakisan Hyakuzawa
岩木山百沢 (青森県 弘前市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 12th March 2017
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Iwakisan Hyakuzawa is a small ski hill located on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Iwaki to the west of Hiroasaki city in Aomori Prefecture. This ski hill has three pair lifts and a 200m long pony lift. Lift tickets are valid at both Iwakisan Hyakuzawa and Soma Romantopia.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu and borders Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to the south. Hokkaido is to the north across the Tsugaru Strait. There are a number of ski hills located across Aomori Prefecture, mostly small in scale. The capital, Aomori city, is located in the central area by the shores of Mutsu Bay and to the north of the Hakkoda mountains.

The Mountain

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Iwakisan Hyakuzawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 51cm 52cm 1st 139cm 114cm 1st 173cm 97cm
2nd - - 2nd 47cm 40cm 2nd 158cm 113cm 2nd 169cm 117cm
3rd - - 3rd 54cm 35cm 3rd 170cm 128cm 3rd 160cm 109cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 26cm 4th 159cm 115cm 4th 166cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 64cm 50cm 5th 151cm 114cm 5th 166cm 88cm
6th - - 6th 79cm 47cm 6th 148cm 107cm 6th 165cm 82cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 46cm 7th 166cm 116cm 7th 190cm 70cm
8th - - 8th 61cm 43cm 8th 188cm 117cm 8th 200cm 67cm
9th - - 9th 56cm 50cm 9th 181cm 108cm 9th 204cm 55cm
10th - - 10th 52cm 47cm 10th 168cm 126cm 10th 211cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 78cm 60cm 11th 186cm 131cm 11th 211cm 54cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 75cm 12th 183cm 125cm 12th 199cm 59cm
13th - - 13th 92cm 87cm 13th 200cm 105cm 13th 192cm 57cm
14th - - 14th 101cm 80cm 14th 198cm 81cm 14th 184cm 55cm
15th - - 15th 108cm 75cm 15th 210cm 65cm 15th 183cm 54cm
16th - - 16th 105cm 77cm 16th 195cm 92cm 16th 177cm 54cm
17th - - 17th 101cm 85cm 17th 160cm 107cm 17th 175cm 46cm
18th - - 18th 108cm 83cm 18th 160cm 95cm 18th 174cm 40cm
19th - - 19th 116cm 105cm 19th 168cm 79cm 19th 169cm 30cm
20th - - 20th 116cm 110cm 20th 170cm 68cm 20th 164cm 25cm
21st - - 21st 114cm 110cm 21st 183cm 67cm 21st - 21cm
22nd - - 22nd 106cm 120cm 22nd 185cm 77cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 117cm 117cm 23rd 182cm 76cm 23rd - -
24th 20cm 5cm 24th 132cm 115cm 24th 176cm 86cm 24th - -
25th 21cm 5cm 25th 157cm 130cm 25th 181cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 20cm 8cm 26th 156cm 118cm 26th 190cm 106cm 26th - -
27th 19cm 26cm 27th 133cm 118cm 27th 191cm 104cm 27th - -
28th 48cm 42cm 28th 123cm 115cm 28th 183cm 92cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 45cm 29th 114cm 109cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 63cm 50cm 30th 123cm 107cm 30th 30th - -
31st 56cm 50cm 31st 141cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Iwakisan Hyakuzawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iwakisan Hyakuzawa. 
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
There are a few activities available for children including special kids ski and snowboard lessons. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Iwakisan Hyakuzawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 10:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Iwakisan Hyakuzawa is generally open from 10am until 4pm in the daytime.

Nighta operations are from 5pm until 9pm on four days of the week - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The lifts do not operate between 4pm and 5pm on days when there is nighta.

From 16th January 2017, the resort will be open from 9am on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Iwakisan Hyakuzawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 2,600 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 180 yen 180 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 800 yen 800 yen
4 Hours 1,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
PM & Nighta (1pm-9pm) 2,600 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 12,500 yen 12,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information All tickets shown above are valid at both Iwakisan Hyakuzawa and Soma Romantopia.

Getting to Iwakisan Hyakuzawa

By public transport
15.4km from Hirosaki Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Iwakisan Hyakuzawa is just over 15km from Hirosaki Station on the Ou Honsen line.

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A free shuttle bus is available from Hirosaki Station.
By Car
27.3km from the Owani Hirosaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
30.2km from the Kuroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 7 (17.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 3
Iwakisan Hyakuzawa is about 27km from the Owani Hirosaki IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the city area, take Prefecture Road 3 west heading towards Mt Iwaki.

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There is parking for 550 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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 coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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