Osa (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Osa
大佐 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Osa is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located by the side of Route 186 and just to the north of the larger Geihoku Kokusai and smaller Osa ski hill.

Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.

The Mountain

1030m
700m
700m
28"
7
2000m
6
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 4 2 0

Osa 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
season
1st - - 1st 70cm 55cm 1st 100cm 130cm 1st 70cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 55cm 2nd 100cm 130cm 2nd 70cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 55cm 3rd 100cm 130cm 3rd 70cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 55cm 4th 100cm 130cm 4th 70cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 55cm 5th 100cm 130cm 5th 70cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 50cm 6th 80cm 130cm 6th 60cm 50cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 55cm 7th 80cm 120cm 7th 60cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 55cm 8th 80cm 110cm 8th 60cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 55cm 9th 90cm 110cm 9th 70cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 55cm 10th 120cm 110cm 10th 80cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 55cm 11th 120cm 110cm 11th 80cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 55cm 12th 120cm 110cm 12th 80cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 55cm 13th 150cm 100cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 60cm 14th 150cm 80cm 14th - -
15th 55cm 50cm 15th 80cm 70cm 15th 150cm 80cm 15th - -
16th 80cm 50cm 16th 80cm 75cm 16th 150cm 100cm 16th - -
17th 80cm 70cm 17th 80cm 75cm 17th 150cm 120cm 17th - -
18th 80cm 75cm 18th 80cm 75cm 18th 150cm 120cm 18th - -
19th 80cm 75cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th 150cm 100cm 19th - -
20th 70cm 75cm 20th 80cm 90cm 20th 120cm 100cm 20th - -
21st 60cm 75cm 21st 90cm 90cm 21st 100cm 100cm 21st - -
22nd 60cm 75cm 22nd 100cm 90cm 22nd 100cm 100cm 22nd - -
23rd 60cm 50cm 23rd 100cm 90cm 23rd 90cm 100cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm 50cm 24th 100cm 120cm 24th 90cm 100cm 24th - -
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 120cm 150cm 25th 90cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 60cm 50cm 26th 120cm 150cm 26th 90cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 50cm 27th 120cm 150cm 27th 90cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 70cm 50cm 28th 120cm 150cm 28th 70cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 55cm 29th 120cm 150cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 70cm 55cm 30th 100cm 150cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 55cm 31st 100cm 150cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Osa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Osa. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a free 'Kids Room' in the base Rest House. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Osa Snow Park' is in the lower part of Osa, by the Number 3 lift. 

Osa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is generally on Saturdays in the peak season.

Osa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High Students and below
Senior
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,300 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,900 yen
Season Ticket (all) 40,000 yen 15,000 yen 28,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 25,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A weekday 1 day ticket that also includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher is 3,000 yen.

A 1 day lift ticket for just 1,000 yen is available on dates that include the number '3' (some exceptions apply).

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

The Season Ticket is valid at Osa and Osorokan Snow Park.

Getting to Osa

By public transport
Train
Train
72.8km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
27.6km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Osa is about 28km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and about 73km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

Bus tours are available from Hiroshima.
By Car
Car
27.5km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
30.5km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
41.7km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Osa is located by the side of Route 186.

It is about 31km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.

From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and follow the road for about another 6km. The ski hill is on the left hand side of the main road.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. The charge is 1000 yen for cars.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kojinbara 38-31
Kitahiroshima-cho
Yamagata-gun
Hiroshima-ken
731-2431
Telephone
Telephone
0826-35-0038
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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