Akabane (Tono City, Iwate)

Akabane
赤羽根 (岩手県 遠野市)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until early March 2018
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Akabane is a small ski hill located to the south of central Tono city in Iwate Prefecture. This ski hill is serviced by three simple lifts, each around 200-250m in length.

The Mountain

620m
80m
540m
30"
3
600m
3
10%
40%
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%
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Akabane Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
There is a ski school offering lessons. Snowboard lessons are available, reservations required. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment is available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special children facilities. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a small 'Mini Park' near base. 

Akabane Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Akabane is normally open from 9:00am until 8:45pm on weekdays and until 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Akabane Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 1,400 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 800 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:30pm) 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 60 yen
12 Lift Coupons 600 yen
Nighta (5pm-8:45pm) 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 10,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Lift tickets are the same price for everyone.

Getting to Akabane

By public transport
Train
Train
54.1km from Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
2.5km from Hirakura Station on the Kamaishi line
Transport Information
Information
About 2.5km from Hirakura Station on the Kamaishi line.

The nearest station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is Kitakami Station, just less than 55km to the west.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available.
By Car
Car
56.4km from the Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
64.1km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 340 (1.8km away)
Direction
Direction
Akabane is less than 2km off Route 340, about 12km south of central Tono city.
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available by base for about 150 cars.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hirakura 41-47
Kamigo-cho
Tono-shi
Iwate-ken
028-0775
Telephone
Telephone
0198-65-3343
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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