Adatara Kogen (Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima)

Adatara Kogen
あだたら高原 (福島県 二本松市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
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Adatara Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Adatara to the west of central Nihonmatsu city in the northern region of Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is just over 5km to the north west of the main Dake Onsen hot springs area. A shuttle bus operates between Dake Onsen and the ski hill. Adatara Kogen has been operating since 1964.

Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.

The Mountain

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Adatara Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 25cm 25cm 1st 130cm 100cm 1st 130cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 25cm 25cm 2nd 140cm 100cm 2nd 130cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 20cm 3rd 140cm 100cm 3rd 130cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 20cm 4th 140cm 100cm 4th 130cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 20cm 5th 140cm 110cm 5th 130cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 20cm 6th 140cm 110cm 6th 120cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 35cm 20cm 7th 140cm 110cm 7th 130cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 20cm 8th 140cm 110cm 8th 120cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 35cm 25cm 9th 140cm 110cm 9th 120cm 40cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 35cm 10th 150cm 110cm 10th 120cm 40cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 35cm 11th 150cm 110cm 11th 120cm 40cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 40cm 12th 150cm 110cm 12th 120cm 40cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 40cm 13th 150cm 110cm 13th 120cm 40cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 40cm 14th 150cm 80cm 14th 120cm 40cm
15th 25cm 20cm 15th 65cm 45cm 15th 150cm 70cm 15th 130cm 40cm
16th 25cm 20cm 16th 100cm 45cm 16th 150cm 70cm 16th 130cm 40cm
17th 30cm 0cm 17th 100cm 45cm 17th 150cm 70cm 17th 130cm 40cm
18th 30cm 20cm 18th 100cm 60cm 18th 140cm 80cm 18th 130cm 40cm
19th 30cm 20cm 19th 100cm 80cm 19th 140cm 80cm 19th 130cm 40cm
20th 25cm 20cm 20th 100cm 80cm 20th 140cm 80cm 20th 130cm 30cm
21st 25cm 20cm 21st 120cm 80cm 21st 140cm 80cm 21st 130cm 30cm
22nd 20cm 20cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 140cm 70cm 22nd 120cm 30cm
23rd 20cm 20cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 130cm 70cm 23rd 120cm 30cm
24th 20cm 20cm 24th 130cm 80cm 24th 130cm 70cm 24th 120cm 30cm
25th 25cm 20cm 25th 130cm 80cm 25th 130cm 70cm 25th 120cm 30cm
26th 25cm 20cm 26th 130cm 80cm 26th 130cm 70cm 26th 120cm 30cm
27th 20cm 30cm 27th 130cm 80cm 27th 130cm 70cm 27th 130cm 30cm
28th 25cm 30cm 28th 130cm 80cm 28th 130cm 70cm 28th 130cm 30cm
29th 25cm 30cm 29th 130cm 80cm 29th - 70cm 29th 130cm 30cm
30th 25cm 30cm 30th 130cm 100cm 30th 30th 130cm 30cm
31st 25cm 25cm 31st 130cm 100cm 31st 31st 120cm 30cm

Previous Statistics

Adatara Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Adatara Kogen.
Snowshoe lessons are also available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snowshoes and other items are also available to rent.

Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are a few yuki-asobi (play in the snow) areas located near the base of Adatara Kogen. This area is separate from the main runs and so offers safety for young children to play in the snow.

The 'Wanpaku 1' Kids Park area is a snow tubing and sledging area (skiing and snowboarding in this area is possible only on weekdays). It is open from 9am until 4pm on weekends and holidays and from 10am until 3pm on weekdays. The snow escalator costs 800 yen to use and snow tubing costs 100 yen for one time and 500 yen for six times.

The 'Wanpaku 2' Kids Park area is a small ski and snowboard practice area. It is open from 9am until 4pm on weekends only. The snow escalator costs 800 yen (but can be used for free for people with 1 day and 4 hour lift tickets). 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Board Park area located on the lower area of the resort.

There is also a snow shoe park area. 

Adatara Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Adatara Kogen is open daily from 8:30am until 4:40pm.
This Kids Park is open on weekends and national holidays.
There is no nighta at this resort.

Adatara Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,300 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 1,850 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekend & holidays) 3,100 yen 1,550 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours (weekday) 2,800 yen 1,550 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 460 yen 460 yen 460 yen 460 yen
6 Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 3,100 yen 5,200 yen 5,200 yen
3 Days 9,300 yen 4,150 yen 7,800 yen 7,800 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A number of special 'Family tickets' are available:

1 adult and 1 child for 5,200 yen (weekends); 4,350 yen (weekdays)
1 adult and 2 children for 6,700 yen (weekends); 5,800 yen (weekdays)
2 adult and 1 child for 8,800 yen (weekends); 7,150 yen (weekdays)
2 adult and 2 child for 10,300 yen (weekends); 8,600 yen (weekdays)

A ticket that includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher is also available (4,700 yen on weekends and 4,000 yen on weekdays for adults).

The Season Ticket includes a number of extras including onsen hot spring entry and shop discounts.

Getting to Adatara Kogen

By public transport
31.8km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
16.1km from Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
40.8km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Honsen line is the nearest train station. Adatara Kogen is about a 30 minute drive from Nihonmatsu Station.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
There are a few shuttle buses available going to Adatara Kogen. One runs between the nearby Dake Onsen and Adatara Kogen and takes about 20 minutes. This shuttle bus costs 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. Another shuttle bus that goes to the resort is available from Koriyama Station. This bus takes about 80 minutes and costs 1200 yen for adults and 600 yen for children. Reservations are required.
By Car
14.4km from the Nihonmatsu IC on the Tohoku Expressway
21.3km from the Motomiya IC on the Tohoku Expressway
41km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (5.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 386
The nearest exits on the Tohoku Expressway are Nihonmatsu IC, Motomiya IC and Fukushima Nishi IC (25.3km).

From the Nihonmatsu IC exit turn right onto Route 459 and then within 200m turn right again, remaining on Route 459. This road reaches the Dake Onsen hot spring area after about 8.5km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 386 and go through the main Dake Onsen area. This road continues on through to the base of Adatara Kogen.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking for 1,500 vehicles is available near the base of the resort.

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