Osa (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Osa
大佐 (広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until mid March 2018
Official snow depth 150cm (-30cm) [updated on 19th February 2018]

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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.

'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow (!) - is held on 6th-8th, 13th-14th, 27th-28th January; 10th-12th February 2018.

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
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 25cm 70cm 1st 120cm 100cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 25cm 70cm 2nd 120cm 100cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd 120cm 100cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th 130cm 100cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th 130cm 100cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 70cm 6th 150cm 80cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 70cm 7th 180cm 80cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 60cm 8th 180cm 80cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 60cm 9th 180cm 90cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 60cm 10th 180cm 120cm 10th - 80cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 60cm 11th 180cm 120cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 60cm 12th 180cm 120cm 12th - 80cm
13th - - 13th 120cm 60cm 13th 200cm 150cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 150cm 60cm 14th 200cm 150cm 14th - -
15th - 55cm 15th 150cm 80cm 15th 180cm 150cm 15th - -
16th - 80cm 16th 150cm 80cm 16th 180cm 150cm 16th - -
17th 60cm 80cm 17th 120cm 80cm 17th 180cm 150cm 17th - -
18th 60cm 80cm 18th 100cm 80cm 18th 180cm 150cm 18th - -
19th 50cm 80cm 19th 100cm 80cm 19th 150cm 150cm 19th - -
20th 50cm 70cm 20th 100cm 80cm 20th - 120cm 20th - -
21st 50cm 60cm 21st 80cm 90cm 21st - 100cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 70cm 100cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd 60cm 60cm 23rd 70cm 100cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm 60cm 24th 70cm 100cm 24th - 90cm 24th - -
25th 40cm 60cm 25th 100cm 120cm 25th - 90cm 25th - -
26th 40cm 60cm 26th 110cm 120cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th 40cm 50cm 27th 120cm 120cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 70cm 28th 120cm 120cm 28th - 70cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 70cm 29th 120cm 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 40cm 70cm 30th 120cm 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 70cm 31st 120cm 100cm 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.

'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow (!) - is held on 6th-8th, 13th-14th, 27th-28th January; 10th-12th February 2018.

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
Lift Ticket Information The Season Ticket is valid at Osa, Osorokan Snow Park and Megahira Onsen Megahira.

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

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kojinbara 38-31
Kitahiroshima-cho
Yamagata-gun
Hiroshima-ken
731-2431
Telephone
Telephone
0826-35-0038
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
150cm
(-30cm)
(change since last update)
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