Makado Onsen (Noheji Town, Aomori)

Makado Onsen
まかど温泉 (青森県 野辺地町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until early March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 24th March 2017]

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Madako Onsen is a small ski hill in Noheji town located close to the coastline at Noheji Bay in the eastern region of Aomori Prefecture.

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

310m
240m
70m
30"
5
2000m
4
20%
60%
20%
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 0 0 3 0 1

Makado Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
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1st - - 1st 15cm 40cm 1st 40cm 95cm 1st 50cm 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 40cm 2nd 45cm 95cm 2nd 45cm 50cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 30cm 3rd 55cm 95cm 3rd 45cm 50cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 25cm 4th 55cm 90cm 4th 40cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 30cm 5th 55cm 90cm 5th 40cm 50cm
6th - - 6th 10cm 30cm 6th 50cm 90cm 6th 40cm 45cm
7th - - 7th 10cm 30cm 7th 50cm 90cm 7th 45cm 40cm
8th - - 8th 5cm 40cm 8th 55cm 95cm 8th 45cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 5cm 40cm 9th 55cm 95cm 9th 55cm 35cm
10th - - 10th 5cm 45cm 10th 55cm 95cm 10th 55cm 35cm
11th - - 11th 15cm 50cm 11th 55cm 90cm 11th 60cm 35cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 60cm 12th 55cm 85cm 12th 55cm 35cm
13th - - 13th 25cm 65cm 13th 50cm 80cm 13th 0cm 35cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 65cm 14th 50cm 70cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 40cm 75cm 15th 50cm 65cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 40cm 75cm 16th 45cm 65cm 16th - -
17th 25cm - 17th 40cm 75cm 17th 40cm 65cm 17th - -
18th 25cm - 18th 40cm 75cm 18th 35cm 65cm 18th - -
19th 25cm - 19th 40cm 90cm 19th 40cm 60cm 19th - -
20th 15cm 0cm 20th 40cm 90cm 20th 40cm 55cm 20th - -
21st 10cm 0cm 21st 40cm 90cm 21st 40cm 55cm 21st - -
22nd 10cm 0cm 22nd 35cm 95cm 22nd 40cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 35cm 95cm 23rd 40cm 50cm 23rd - -
24th 5cm 0cm 24th 40cm 95cm 24th 40cm 50cm 24th - -
25th 5cm 0cm 25th 40cm 100cm 25th 45cm 50cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 3cm 26th 40cm 100cm 26th 50cm 55cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 25cm 27th 40cm 100cm 27th 55cm 55cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 30cm 28th 35cm 95cm 28th 50cm 55cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 35cm 29th 35cm 90cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 15cm 40cm 30th 35cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 15cm 40cm 31st 40cm 90cm 31st 31st - -

Makado Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Makado Onsen. 
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
There is no specific childrens area but there is a small sledging area suitable for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Makado Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Makado Onsen is open from 9am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:30pm until 9pm in the peak season.

Makado Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
8 Hours 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,550 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 260 yen 260 yen
7 Lift Coupons 1,550 yen 1,550 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (4:30pm-9pm) 2,100 yen 1,550 yen 2,000 yen
Season (all) 33,000 yen 23,000 yen 28,000 yen
Season (nighta) 13,000 yen 9,500 yen 11,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 8 Hour ticket is valid for 8 hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Every Friday in January and February is Ladies and Seniors day when an 8 hour lift ticket is 2,000 yen.

The third Sunday of January and February is Children's day when an 8 hour lift ticket is half price.

Getting to Makado Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
46.5km from Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
5.6km from Noheji Station on the Aoimori Tetsudousen line
42.8km from Aomori Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Madako Onsen is under 6km from Noheji Station on the Aoimori Tetsudousen line.

Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 47km away.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
35km from the Aomori Higashi IC on the Aomori Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (1.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Makado Onsen is 35km from the Aomori Higashi IC exit on the Aomori Expressway.

The ski hill is located to the west of central Noheji town and just under 2km off Route 4.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 800 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Jitsuzukiyama 1-1
Noheji-machi
Kamikita-gun
Aomori-ken
039-3175
Telephone
Telephone
0175-64-3138
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