Akita Hachimantai (Kazuno City, Akita)

Akita Hachimantai
(秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020
Not open daily - see below for details
Official snow depth 180cm (0cm) [updated on 17th February 2020]

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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. 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.

The Mountain

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Akita Hachimantai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 28cm 1st 100cm 180cm 1st 180cm 250cm 1st - 270cm
2nd - 35cm 2nd 103cm 180cm 2nd 180cm 260cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd 130cm 190cm 3rd 190cm 260cm 3rd - 240cm
4th 40cm 15cm 4th 140cm 170cm 4th 190cm 240cm 4th - 240cm
5th 80cm 5cm 5th 140cm 180cm 5th 190cm 250cm 5th - 240cm
6th 90cm 0cm 6th 150cm 200cm 6th 190cm 260cm 6th - 240cm
7th 90cm 5cm 7th 150cm 200cm 7th 220cm 260cm 7th - 240cm
8th 90cm 35cm 8th 150cm 190cm 8th 240cm 280cm 8th - 240cm
9th 80cm 70cm 9th 150cm 190cm 9th 250cm 280cm 9th - 230cm
10th 80cm 110cm 10th 140cm 190cm 10th 240cm 280cm 10th - 230cm
11th 60cm 90cm 11th 140cm 190cm 11th 240cm 280cm 11th - 230cm
12th 40cm 90cm 12th 150cm 190cm 12th 240cm 280cm 12th - 230cm
13th 60cm 80cm 13th 150cm 170cm 13th 240cm 280cm 13th - 230cm
14th 60cm 100cm 14th 150cm 160cm 14th 190cm 280cm 14th - 230cm
15th 80cm 110cm 15th 150cm 160cm 15th 180cm 290cm 15th - 250cm
16th 100cm 95cm 16th 155cm 160cm 16th 180cm 270cm 16th - 250cm
17th 90cm 105cm 17th 150cm 160cm 17th 180cm 270cm 17th - 250cm
18th 70cm 100cm 18th 150cm 180cm 18th - 270cm 18th - 250cm
19th 60cm 110cm 19th 150cm 220cm 19th - 270cm 19th - 250cm
20th 70cm 120cm 20th 150cm 210cm 20th - 270cm 20th - 245cm
21st 70cm 100cm 21st 160cm 210cm 21st - 270cm 21st - 240cm
22nd 70cm 100cm 22nd 160cm 210cm 22nd - 270cm 22nd - 240cm
23rd 70cm 100cm 23rd 160cm 210cm 23rd - 270cm 23rd - 235cm
24th 75cm 105cm 24th 160cm 210cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 235cm
25th 80cm 95cm 25th 160cm 220cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 240cm
26th 80cm 100cm 26th 160cm 220cm 26th - 270cm 26th - 240cm
27th 90cm 120cm 27th 160cm 220cm 27th - 270cm 27th - 230cm
28th 120cm 140cm 28th 160cm 220cm 28th - 270cm 28th - 240cm
29th 120cm 165cm 29th 160cm 220cm 29th - - 29th - 240cm
30th 120cm 200cm 30th 160cm 220cm 30th 30th - 240cm
31st 90cm 180cm 31st 160cm 220cm 31st 31st - 240cm

Akita Hachimantai Facilities

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

Akita Hachimantai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Akita Hachimantai is normally open between 8:30am and 4:30pm - lifts operate from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

It is open only on Saturdays and holidays between 14th January and 13th March 2020.

It is also open on 13th January 2020 and every day between 14th March and 6th May 2020.

On weekdays between 14th January and 13th March, it can be used for private use for groups of 15 people and over. Reservations are required. (* No mention of extra cost being involved).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Akita Hachimantai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 3,200 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen
8 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,800 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 24,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five 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.

Apparently, if you hand over five used lift tickets you can get a fresh valid ticket in exchange. Valid for tickets, 1 day and senior tickets. Best to check that particular one!

Getting to Akita Hachimantai

By public transport
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
The local Hanawa line stop at Hachimantai Station is about 25km.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
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About 60 minutes from Tazawako Station.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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

About 30 minutes from Kazuno Hachimantai IC.
About 70 minutes from Matsuo Hachimantai IC.
Parking is available for 400 cars at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Lift system 70
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