Akita Hachimantai (Kazuno City, Akita)

Akita Hachimantai
秋田八幡平 (秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd November 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
Official snow depth 110cm (40cm) [updated on 11th December 2018]

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Akita Hachimantai is a small ski hill located on the north-western slopes of Mt Hachimantai in Kazuno city, in the north-eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The two 1km+ courses are serviced by one pair lift at this ski hill.

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.

The Mountain

1200m
220m
980m
27"
2
1300m
1
20%
40%
40%
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

Akita Hachimantai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st 28cm 90cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 350cm
2nd 35cm 100cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 240cm 2nd - 350cm
3rd 30cm 100cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 370cm
4th 15cm 110cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 370cm
5th 5cm 110cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 260cm 5th - 370cm
6th 0cm 110cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 260cm 6th - 370cm
7th 5cm 110cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 300cm 7th - 370cm
8th 35cm 140cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 290cm 8th - 370cm
9th 70cm 120cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 370cm
10th 110cm 120cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 290cm 10th - 370cm
11th 110cm 120cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 290cm 11th - 350cm
12th - 150cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 350cm
13th - 170cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 290cm 13th - 350cm
14th - 160cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 290cm 14th - 350cm
15th - 150cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 290cm 15th - 350cm
16th - 150cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 280cm
17th - 150cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 320cm 17th - 280cm
18th - 170cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 350cm 18th - 280cm
19th - 170cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 350cm 19th - 280cm
20th - 190cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 350cm 20th - 280cm
21st - 180cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 350cm 21st - 270cm
22nd - 170cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 350cm 22nd - 270cm
23rd - 170cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 350cm 23rd - 290cm
24th - 170cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 350cm 24th - 290cm
25th - 165cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 350cm 25th - 290cm
26th - 190cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 350cm 26th - 280cm
27th - 210cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 350cm 27th - 280cm
28th - 210cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 350cm 28th - 270cm
29th - 210cm 29th - 250cm 29th - - 29th - 260cm
30th - 200cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - 260cm
31st - 200cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - 250cm

Akita Hachimantai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Akita Hachimantai. 
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. 

Akita Hachimantai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Akita Hachimantai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 1,800 yen
5 Hours 2,800 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen
8 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is the third Sunday of December, January, February and March. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is half price.

Snowboard Day is the first Sunday of December, February and March. On those days a 1 day ticket for snowboarders is half price.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the second and fourth Sunday of January, February and March. On those days, children of junior high school age and below can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Akita Hachimantai

By public transport
Train
Train
60.4km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
25.4km from Hachimantai Station on the Hanawa Line
60.4km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Information
The local Hanawa line stop at Hachimantai Station is about 25km.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
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More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
27.4km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
97.1km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 23
Direction
Direction
Akita Hachimantai is just over 27km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 282 and after less then 4km turn right onto Route 341. After about 17.5km on the road, turn left onto Prefecture Road 23 at the signpost to head up to the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available for 400 cars at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kumazawa Kokuyurin
Hachimantai
Kazuno-shi
Akita-ken
018-5141
Telephone
Telephone
0186-31-2237
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
Current resort snow depth
110cm
(40cm)
(change since last update)
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Lift system 70
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