Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

米沢 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Yonezawa is located to the south east of central Yonezawa city in the south-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. It is also easy to get to from Fukushima city using Route 13.

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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Yonezawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 40cm 1st 145cm 110cm 1st 135cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 30cm 2nd 150cm 110cm 2nd 135cm 125cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 10cm 3rd 170cm 110cm 3rd 130cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 10cm 4th 165cm 105cm 4th 130cm 115cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 5cm 5th 160cm 115cm 5th 130cm 115cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 10cm 6th 150cm 115cm 6th 125cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 35cm 10cm 7th 145cm 115cm 7th 125cm 105cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 20cm 8th 160cm 110cm 8th 140cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 25cm 9th 160cm 105cm 9th 140cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 25cm 10th 160cm 120cm 10th 140cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 40cm 11th 160cm 130cm 11th 145cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 40cm 12th 175cm 130cm 12th 140cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 45cm 13th 170cm 125cm 13th 130cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 50cm 14th 170cm 115cm 14th 125cm 85cm
15th - - 15th 130cm 50cm 15th 170cm 110cm 15th 135cm 85cm
16th - - 16th 170cm 50cm 16th 165cm 110cm 16th 135cm 85cm
17th 70cm - 17th 160cm 50cm 17th 160cm 110cm 17th 140cm 75cm
18th 90cm 5cm 18th 150cm 70cm 18th 160cm 115cm 18th 140cm 65cm
19th 60cm 5cm 19th 140cm 85cm 19th 160cm 110cm 19th 130cm 55cm
20th 45cm 5cm 20th 140cm 85cm 20th 155cm 105cm 20th 130cm -
21st 35cm 5cm 21st 140cm 90cm 21st 155cm 100cm 21st 120cm -
22nd 20cm 0cm 22nd 140cm 90cm 22nd 155cm 105cm 22nd 115cm -
23rd 5cm 0cm 23rd 140cm 90cm 23rd 150cm 105cm 23rd 120cm -
24th 5cm 0cm 24th 170cm 90cm 24th 140cm 110cm 24th 125cm -
25th 0cm 0cm 25th 180cm 110cm 25th 140cm 105cm 25th 125cm -
26th 0cm 5cm 26th 170cm 110cm 26th 140cm 115cm 26th 120cm -
27th 0cm 5cm 27th 165cm 100cm 27th 135cm 115cm 27th 125cm -
28th 7cm 20cm 28th 160cm 95cm 28th 135cm 115cm 28th 130cm -
29th 10cm 30cm 29th 160cm 95cm 29th - 110cm 29th 125cm -
30th 25cm 20cm 30th 155cm 105cm 30th 30th 120cm -
31st 25cm 40cm 31st 150cm 105cm 31st 31st 115cm -

Previous Statistics

Yonezawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yonezawa. 
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 Area' ia located by the main base area in front of Number 1 Lodge. There is also a sledging area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is located by the Number 2 pair lift. 

Yonezawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Yonezawa is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays, during the daytime.

Nighta (5pm-9pm) is scheduled for every day from 17th December 2016 until 5th March 2017 and after that on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Yonezawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 4,100 yen 2,900 yen 3,300 yen
Morning (open-2pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (11am-5pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Long Nighta (3pm-9pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 420 yen 300 yen 350 yen
8 Lift Coupons 3,150 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 35,500 yen 41,000 yen

Getting to Yonezawa

By public transport
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Yonezawa is about 11km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.
A local bus is available that stops close by the ski hill.

The journey from Yonezawa Station takes about 30-35 minutes and costs 300 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
By Car
15.7km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
24.7km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (0.1km away)
Yonezawa is just under 16km from the Yonezawa Kita IC exit on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road, and just under 25km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit turn, right onto Route 13 and continue for over 15km. The ski hill base and car parks are just off this road on the right hand side.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There are a number of car parks near the base of Yonezawa. Numbers 1 and 2 and free on weekdays and 700 yen on weekends and holidays. The northern car park (the car park that is closer to Yonezawa city) is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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