Yudonosan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

湯殿山 (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Yudonosan is located to the north west of Gassan in the eastern area of 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

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Yudonosan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 80cm 1st 300cm 280cm 1st 400cm 350cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 300cm 280cm 2nd 390cm 350cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 70cm 3rd 300cm 280cm 3rd 390cm 320cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 50cm 4th 330cm 280cm 4th 390cm 350cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 70cm 5th 330cm 290cm 5th 390cm 350cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 70cm 6th 330cm 290cm 6th 390cm 320cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 70cm 7th 340cm 300cm 7th 390cm 300cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 70cm 8th 340cm 300cm 8th 390cm 300cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 90cm 9th 340cm 300cm 9th 390cm 300cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 90cm 10th 350cm 320cm 10th 390cm 290cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 120cm 11th 350cm 330cm 11th 420cm 290cm
12th - - 12th 160cm 140cm 12th 350cm 330cm 12th 420cm 290cm
13th - - 13th 180cm 140cm 13th 350cm 330cm 13th 420cm 290cm
14th - - 14th 200cm 150cm 14th 350cm 310cm 14th 420cm 290cm
15th 40cm - 15th 220cm 150cm 15th 370cm 310cm 15th 420cm 290cm
16th 40cm - 16th 220cm 160cm 16th 370cm 330cm 16th 380cm 290cm
17th 40cm - 17th 220cm 180cm 17th 370cm 320cm 17th 380cm 280cm
18th 40cm 30cm 18th 230cm 180cm 18th 370cm 330cm 18th 380cm 260cm
19th 30cm 40cm 19th 230cm 190cm 19th 370cm 290cm 19th 380cm 260cm
20th 20cm 40cm 20th 230cm 200cm 20th 380cm 290cm 20th 380cm 260cm
21st 20cm 30cm 21st 230cm 200cm 21st 380cm 330cm 21st 380cm 260cm
22nd 20cm 25cm 22nd 230cm 210cm 22nd 380cm 330cm 22nd 380cm 260cm
23rd - 25cm 23rd 250cm 220cm 23rd 380cm 330cm 23rd 370cm 260cm
24th 20cm 25cm 24th 280cm 220cm 24th 400cm 330cm 24th 370cm 240cm
25th 20cm 15cm 25th 300cm 240cm 25th 400cm 330cm 25th 370cm 240cm
26th 15cm 40cm 26th 300cm 240cm 26th 400cm 350cm 26th 370cm 240cm
27th 10cm 40cm 27th 300cm 240cm 27th 400cm 350cm 27th 370cm 240cm
28th 50cm 40cm 28th 300cm 240cm 28th 400cm 350cm 28th 370cm 240cm
29th 50cm 60cm 29th 300cm 240cm 29th - 350cm 29th 370cm 240cm
30th 80cm 60cm 30th 300cm 260cm 30th 30th 360cm 240cm
31st 80cm 60cm 31st 300cm 260cm 31st 31st 360cm 240cm

Yudonosan Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yudonosan. 
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 Corner' is located at the base of the ski hill. There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' open at weekends which is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 3 pair lift. 

Yudonosan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yudonosan is open from 8:45am until 5pm.

It is closed every Wednesdays in March 2017.

There is no nighta at this ski hill during the 2016-2017 season.

Yudonosan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,700 yen 500 yen
2 Hours 2,060 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 6,000 yen 29,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 3,500 yen.
A Family ticket for 2 adults and 1 child is 6,000 yen.

Getting to Yudonosan

By public transport
34.3km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Yudonosan is about 34km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
4.3km from the Yudonosan IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (0.9km away)
Yudonosan is close to the Yudonosan IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Yudonosan IC exit, turn left onto Route 112 and continue on this road for about 3.5km until reaching the turn off for the ski hill. Turn left and follow the signs up to the car parks.

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There are a few car parks at the base of the ski hill for about 800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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