Taranokidai (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Taranokidai
たらのきだい (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late February 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 24th April 2017]

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Taranokidai is a small ski hill located in Tsuruoka city in the north-western region of 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

365m
105m
260m
34"
5
1300m
1
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Taranokidai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
1st - - 1st 35cm 60cm 1st 175cm 155cm 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 60cm 2nd 180cm 155cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 50cm 3rd 180cm 160cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 5cm 10cm 4th 180cm 160cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 15cm 15cm 5th 170cm 165cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 40cm 45cm 6th 160cm 170cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 40cm 40cm 7th 160cm 175cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 40cm 40cm 8th 170cm 175cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 35cm 55cm 9th 170cm 175cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 20cm 55cm 10th 170cm 180cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 50cm 60cm 11th 170cm 180cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 50cm 70cm 12th 170cm 175cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 120cm 70cm 13th 170cm 170cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 150cm 90cm 14th 170cm 165cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 170cm 90cm 15th 170cm 165cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 170cm 95cm 16th 165cm 165cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 170cm 105cm 17th 155cm 180cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 170cm 105cm 18th 145cm 180cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 180cm 105cm 19th 145cm 175cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 180cm 120cm 20th 145cm 160cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 185cm 125cm 21st 145cm 150cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 185cm 130cm 22nd 150cm 140cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 190cm 130cm 23rd 150cm 140cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 200cm 135cm 24th 150cm 140cm 24th - -
25th 10cm - 25th 200cm 140cm 25th 150cm 140cm 25th - -
26th 10cm - 26th 200cm 140cm 26th 150cm 150cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 200cm 140cm 27th 150cm 155cm 27th - -
28th 15cm 15cm 28th 200cm 135cm 28th - 155cm 28th - -
29th 15cm 45cm 29th 190cm 135cm 29th - 165cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 50cm 30th 185cm 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st 35cm 50cm 31st 175cm 145cm 31st 31st - -

Taranokidai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taranokidai. 
Rental
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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Taranokidai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Taranokidai is open from 9am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

It is also open again for nighta from 5pm until 9pm.

Taranokidai is generally closed on Tuesdays.

Taranokidai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day (9am-4:30pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,900 yen 1,200 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:30pm) 1,900 yen 1,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,300 yen
Nighta 1,900 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,800 yen 13,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Closed on Tuesdays in January and February

Getting to Taranokidai

By public transport
Train
Train
15.2km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Taranokidai is about 15km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
9.9km from the Shounai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway
16.5km from the Tsuruoka IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (8.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 351
Direction
Direction
Taranokidai is about 10km from the Shounai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Shounai Asahi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 44. After just under 7km turn right onto Prefecture Road 350 and head up to the ski hill.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Taranokidai.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nishino 469-1
Taranokidai
Tsuruoka-shi
Yamagata-ken
997-0303
Telephone
Telephone
0235-57-5470
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.
Current resort snow depth
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Approx. distance from Taranokidai by road (in winter)
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