Yokone (Oguni Town, Yamagata)

Yokone
横根 (山形県 小国町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until late March 2017
Reader opinion No reviews yet Write review
Reader photos No photos yet Upload photo

Yokone is a small ski hill in Oguni town in the south western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Niigata Prefecture. It is well-known for the half pipe!

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

356m
220m
136m
27"
2
900m
2
20%
40%
40%
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%
0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Yokone Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Yokone. 
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
The half pipe at Yokone is popular. 

Yokone Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Yokone is open from 9am until 5pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Mondays to Saturdays (none on national holidays) - from 5pm until 9pm.

Yokone Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (9am-5pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen 90 yen
12 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 900 yen
22 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 1,500 yen 900 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 12,000 yen
Rope-tow (1 Day) 1,800 yen 1,100 yen
Rope-tow (season) 14,400 yen 8,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The rope-tow can be used with the main lift tickets.

Getting to Yokone

By public transport
Train
Train
2.9km from Oguni Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Information
Yokone is about 3km from Oguni Station on the Yonesaka line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
34km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
67.9km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 113 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Yokone is 34km from the Arakawa Tainai IC exit of the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway close to the coastline in Niigata Prefecture.

The Yamagata Kaminoyama IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway close to central Yamagata City is 68km away.

The ski hill can be found close to the side of Route 113.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway

Parking
Parking
Free parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Address
Address
Oguni Kosakamachi 588
Oguni-machi
Nishiokitama-gun
Yamagata-ken
999-1363
Telephone
Telephone
0238-62-4723
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (0) Upload
Read Reviews (0) Write
If you have visited Yokone, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Yokone by road (in winter)
Wakabuna Kogen (15.4km)
Tainai (35.7km)
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.