Kuriko Kokusai (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Kuriko Kokusai
栗子国際 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Closed for the 16-17 season (see below)
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2016]

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Kuriko Kokusai is located in the far south eastern area of Yonezawa city in Yamagata Prefecture, right by the border with Fukushima Prefecture. Access from Fukushima city is easy using Route 13. This ski hill first opened in 1967.

After a difficult 15-16 season, in November 2016 it was announced that Kuriko Kokusai would not be opening for the 16-17 season. The official reasons being 'circumstance and lack of preparations'. However, there is the intention of re-opening for 17-18 season.

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

920m
350m
570m
33"
6
2000m
3
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
65%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
35%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Kuriko Kokusai 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
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 120cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd - 25cm 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 90cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th - 125cm 6th - 75cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - 125cm 7th - 75cm
8th - - 8th - 30cm 8th - 125cm 8th - 75cm
9th - - 9th - 30cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 75cm
10th - - 10th - 30cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 75cm
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 75cm
12th - - 12th - - 12th - 130cm 12th - 70cm
13th - - 13th - - 13th - 125cm 13th - 70cm
14th - - 14th - - 14th - 110cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 50cm 15th - 100cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 50cm 16th - 100cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 50cm 17th - 100cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 50cm 18th - 100cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 60cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 80cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 80cm 21st - 80cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 80cm 24th - - 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 100cm 25th - - 25th - -
26th - 5cm 26th - 100cm 26th - - 26th - -
27th - 15cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th - 60cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th - 50cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th - 50cm 30th - 105cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 40cm 31st - 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Kuriko Kokusai 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

Kuriko Kokusai 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
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information

Getting to Kuriko Kokusai

By public transport
Train
Train
16.6km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
2.6km from Itaya Station on the Ou Honsen Line
16.6km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Information
Kuriko Kokusai is less than 3km from the small Itaya Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
19.2km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
21km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
30.7km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (0.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 232
Direction
Direction
Kuriko Kokusai is just over 19km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit turn, right onto Route 13 and continue for about 19km. The ski hill base and car park is just off Route 13 on the left hand side.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There are two car parks at the base of Kuriko Kokusai.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Itaya 529-24
Yonezawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
992-1331
Telephone
Telephone
0238-34-2340
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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