Nishikawa Chomin (Nishikawa Town, Yamagata)

Nishikawa Chomin
西川町民 (山形県 西川町)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Nishikawa Chomin is a small ski hill in Nishikawa town to the north west of Yamagata city in Yamagata Prefecture. Interestingly, it only opens at 4:30pm on weekdays for nighta... and there is no nighta at weekends.

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

390m
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240m
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Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
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Nishikawa Chomin Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Nishikawa Chomin. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nishikawa Chomin Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 4:30pm until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nishikawa Chomin is open from 4:30pm until 9pm on weekdays.

On weekends and holidays it is open from 9am until 4:30pm and then from 5:30pm until 9pm.

Nishikawa Chomin Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
1 Day 2,100 yen 1,000 yen
Half Day 1,250 yen 500 yen
1 Lift coupon 130 yen 50 yen
11 Lift coupons 1,300 yen 500 yen
Nighta 1,250 yen 500 yen
Season ticket 16,000 yen 8,000 yen

Getting to Nishikawa Chomin

By public transport
Train
Train
25.7km from Tendo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
12.4km from Uzen Takamatsu Station on the Aterazawa line
Transport Information
Information
Uzen Takamatsu Station is the closest, just over 12k from the ski hill.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
3.7km from the Nishikawa IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (0.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 26
Direction
Direction
Nishikawa Chomin is less than 4km from the Nishikawa IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Nishikawa IC exit, turn right onto Route 112 and after about 3km turn right at the sign for the ski hill. The ski hill is less than 1km off the main road.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is limited parking at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Mazawa
Nishikawa-machi
Nishimurayama-gun
Yamagata-ken
990-0703
Telephone
Telephone
0237-74-4055
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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