Yamagata Akakura Onsen (Mogami Town, Yamagata)

Yamagata Akakura Onsen
やまがた赤倉温泉 (山形県 最上町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen - not to be confused with Akakura Onsen in Niigata Prefecture - is located in Mogami town in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. There is a 2.5km cross-country course next to the base of the ski hill.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 5cm 30cm 1st 70cm 125cm 1st 80cm 135cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 30cm 2nd 70cm 130cm 2nd 70cm 135cm
3rd - - 3rd 0cm 20cm 3rd 70cm 135cm 3rd 70cm 135cm
4th - - 4th - 10cm 4th 70cm 135cm 4th 70cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 10cm 5th 70cm 140cm 5th 70cm 135cm
6th - - 6th 10cm 10cm 6th 70cm 140cm 6th 70cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 10cm 10cm 7th 70cm 140cm 7th 70cm 115cm
8th - - 8th - 10cm 8th 70cm 140cm 8th 80cm 105cm
9th - - 9th 10cm 15cm 9th 70cm 140cm 9th 80cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 10cm 25cm 10th 70cm 140cm 10th 90cm 95cm
11th - - 11th 15cm 30cm 11th 70cm 150cm 11th 90cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 25cm 12th 70cm 150cm 12th 90cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 30cm 13th 70cm 150cm 13th 90cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 50cm 35cm 14th 70cm 150cm 14th 80cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 50cm 35cm 15th 70cm 150cm 15th 80cm 80cm
16th - - 16th 60cm 35cm 16th 70cm 150cm 16th 80cm 80cm
17th 20cm - 17th 60cm 35cm 17th 70cm 150cm 17th 80cm 70cm
18th 15cm - 18th 60cm 40cm 18th 70cm 150cm 18th 80cm 65cm
19th 5cm - 19th 60cm 60cm 19th 70cm 150cm 19th 70cm 55cm
20th 0cm - 20th 60cm 80cm 20th 70cm 150cm 20th 70cm 55cm
21st 5cm 10cm 21st 60cm 85cm 21st 70cm 140cm 21st 70cm 50cm
22nd 0cm 3cm 22nd 60cm 100cm 22nd 70cm 130cm 22nd 70cm 50cm
23rd 0cm - 23rd 70cm 110cm 23rd 70cm 130cm 23rd 70cm 45cm
24th 0cm 3cm 24th 70cm 110cm 24th 70cm 130cm 24th 70cm 40cm
25th 0cm 3cm 25th 70cm 115cm 25th 80cm 130cm 25th 70cm 40cm
26th 0cm 3cm 26th 70cm 115cm 26th 80cm 130cm 26th 70cm -
27th 0cm 3cm 27th 70cm 115cm 27th 80cm 130cm 27th 60cm -
28th 0cm 20cm 28th 70cm 115cm 28th 80cm 135cm 28th 60cm -
29th 0cm 20cm 29th 70cm 115cm 29th - 135cm 29th 60cm -
30th 5cm 30cm 30th 70cm 125cm 30th 30th 50cm -
31st 5cm 20cm 31st 70cm 125cm 31st 31st 50cm -

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yamagata Akakura Onsen. 
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
The 'Kids Park' is located at the base area and features tubing. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Park Area' in the lower section of the ski hill. 

Yamagata Akakura Onsen 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
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 150 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,000 yen.

Special Kids Day is the third Sunday of the month from December until March. On those days a 1 day ticket for children is free.

Getting to Yamagata Akakura Onsen

By public transport
33.2km from Shinjo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line
Transport Information
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is about 4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
A local bus service to the ski hill is available from Akakura Onsen Station.
By Car
45.7km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
49.1km from the Furukawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
58.1km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 47 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 28
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is located to the east of Shinjo city and Obanazawa city, about 3.5km off Route 47.

It is about 45km from the Higashine IC exit of the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
More information on Yamagata Expressway
There is parking for 1,600 vehicles on a number of car parks close to the base of Yamagata Akakura Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
Current resort snow depth
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