Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

Ani
阿仁 (秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019 (see below)
Official snow depth 90cm (5cm) [updated on 18th December 2018]

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Ani is located on the western slopes of Mt Moriyoshi in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. With slopes at a high elevation, juhyo 'ice monster' formations can often be found on the trees at the top - the peak season for this is usually early January until late February. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2019, a special cat-operated 'Night Snow Monster Viewing' service is available between 6pm and 8pm. There are a number of ungroomed courses at Ani and a few local backcountry tour guides are available.

Ani has been operating since 1974. The gondola operates throughout the year.

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
663m
537m
28"
5
4400m
3
0%
40%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 2 0 0

Ani 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 - - 1st - 275cm 1st - 375cm 1st - 410cm
2nd - - 2nd - 280cm 2nd - 375cm 2nd - 400cm
3rd - - 3rd - 290cm 3rd - 365cm 3rd - 420cm
4th - - 4th - 290cm 4th - 355cm 4th - 410cm
5th - - 5th - 290cm 5th - 355cm 5th - 390cm
6th - - 6th - 290cm 6th - 360cm 6th - 390cm
7th - - 7th - 300cm 7th - 370cm 7th - 390cm
8th 5cm - 8th - 300cm 8th - 370cm 8th - 390cm
9th 30cm 110cm 9th - 280cm 9th - 370cm 9th - 360cm
10th 50cm 120cm 10th - 280cm 10th - 365cm 10th - 360cm
11th 55cm 120cm 11th - 285cm 11th - 370cm 11th - 360cm
12th 60cm 140cm 12th - 285cm 12th - 390cm 12th - 370cm
13th 50cm 150cm 13th - 285cm 13th - 410cm 13th - 370cm
14th 65cm 160cm 14th - 285cm 14th - 410cm 14th - 360cm
15th 80cm 160cm 15th - 285cm 15th - 415cm 15th - 350cm
16th 80cm 160cm 16th - 295cm 16th - 430cm 16th - 340cm
17th 85cm 170cm 17th - 295cm 17th - 430cm 17th - 340cm
18th 90cm 200cm 18th - 295cm 18th - 450cm 18th - 340cm
19th - 200cm 19th - 295cm 19th - 450cm 19th - 340cm
20th - 220cm 20th - 295cm 20th - 450cm 20th - 330cm
21st - 220cm 21st - 295cm 21st - 450cm 21st - 330cm
22nd - 220cm 22nd - 300cm 22nd - 450cm 22nd - 330cm
23rd - 215cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 450cm 23rd - 330cm
24th - 215cm 24th - 320cm 24th - 420cm 24th - 330cm
25th - 200cm 25th - 350cm 25th - 430cm 25th - 320cm
26th - 210cm 26th - 370cm 26th - 430cm 26th - 320cm
27th - 230cm 27th - 375cm 27th - 430cm 27th - 320cm
28th - 270cm 28th - 375cm 28th - 430cm 28th - 320cm
29th - 275cm 29th - 375cm 29th - - 29th - 320cm
30th - 290cm 30th - 375cm 30th 30th - 320cm
31st - 290cm 31st - 375cm 31st 31st - 310cm

Previous Statistics

Ani Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ani.
Telemark lessons are also available as well as some backcountry guides. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent.
 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a beginners slopes by the base of Ani, otherwise there are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no specific part facilities (at time of writing). 

Ani Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am 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.

Ani is daily from 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019. From then it is open only on weekends and holidays. It also plans to be open during the Golden Week period (27th April until 6th May 2019).

The Gondola normally operates between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 1,500 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,800 yen 800 yen 1,800 yen
Gondola return 1,200 yen 500 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 37,000 yen 23,000 yen 26,000 yen

Getting to Ani

By public transport
Train
Train
12.6km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line
15.1km from Aniai Station on the Akita Nairiku line
Transport Information
Information
Ani is less than 13km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
59km from the Gojome Hachirogata IC on the Akita Expressway
76.3km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
108km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 105 (11.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Ani is not really close to any expressways.

It is about a 12km drive from the turning off Route 105 (Ushu Highway).

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Ani.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Anikaginodaki
Kitaakita-shi
Akita-ken
018-4624
Telephone
Telephone
0186-82-3311
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Monday 17th December, information on just a small number of ski hills around Japan still needs updating. We'll get that wrapped up soon!
Current resort snow depth
90cm
(5cm)
(change since last update)
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Approx. distance from Ani by road (in winter)
Yakushiyama (48.9km)
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