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. Note that this ski hill is not open every day - check below for full opening dates. On some days when it is not due to open, groups can reserve if as their own private ski hill.
Akita Hachimantai is asking for help with funding for the maintenance of their snow groomers using an online cloudfunding campaign. Gambatte!
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.
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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
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.
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