Shirataka Choei (Shirataka Town, Yamagata)

Shirataka Choei
白鷹町営 (山形県 白鷹町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until early March 2017
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Shirataka Choei is a small ski hill located in Shirataka town to the west of Yamagata city in Yamagata Prefecture.

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

617m
107m
510m
22"
2
600m
1
40%
40%
20%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Shirataka Choei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Shirataka Choei 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 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Shirataka Choei is open from 9am until 4:30pm and from 5:30pm until 9pm on weekdays.

On weekends and holidays it is open from 9am until 9pm (nighta from 5pm).

Shirataka Choei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
1 Day 2,260 yen 1,540 yen
Nighta 1,230 yen 820 yen
Season Ticket 20,570 yen 10,280 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket includes nighta.

Getting to Shirataka Choei

By public transport
Train
Train
25km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
10km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line
Transport Information
Information
Shirataka Choei is 10km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line and 25km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
20.5km from the Yamagata Chuo IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
34km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 348 (7.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 17
Direction
Direction
Shirataka Choei is about 20.5km from the Yamagata Chuo IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway and 34km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

The ski hill is located off Prefecture Road 17 to the west of central Yamagata city.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 250 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nakayama 2812
Shirataka-machi
Nishiokitama-gun
Yamagata-ken
992-0802
Telephone
Telephone
0238-87-2215
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.
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