Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

たざわ湖 (秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
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Tazawako is located on the western slopes of Mt Komagatake in Semboku city in the eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The resort overlooks Lake Tazawa and is close to the western border of Iwate Prefecture. It has hosted numerous national ski events. Tazawako has been operating since 1969.

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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Tazawako Course Map

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Tazawako Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 110cm 1st 170cm 145cm 1st 170cm 230cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 120cm 2nd 170cm 145cm 2nd 170cm 230cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 120cm 3rd 170cm 145cm 3rd 170cm 240cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 120cm 4th 170cm 145cm 4th 170cm 240cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 120cm 5th 170cm 150cm 5th 165cm 235cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 120cm 6th 170cm 160cm 6th 165cm 230cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 120cm 7th 170cm 180cm 7th 160cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 120cm 8th 175cm 180cm 8th 160cm 230cm
9th - - 9th 115cm 110cm 9th 175cm 180cm 9th 160cm 220cm
10th - 50cm 10th 120cm 110cm 10th 175cm 180cm 10th 160cm 200cm
11th - 50cm 11th 125cm 110cm 11th 175cm 185cm 11th 150cm 200cm
12th - 50cm 12th 125cm 110cm 12th 180cm 185cm 12th 145cm 200cm
13th - 60cm 13th 125cm 110cm 13th 180cm 185cm 13th 145cm 200cm
14th - 70cm 14th 125cm 110cm 14th 180cm 195cm 14th 145cm 200cm
15th - 70cm 15th 125cm 110cm 15th 180cm 200cm 15th 150cm 190cm
16th - 70cm 16th 140cm 120cm 16th 180cm 200cm 16th 150cm 180cm
17th - 70cm 17th 140cm 120cm 17th 180cm 200cm 17th 150cm 175cm
18th - 70cm 18th 140cm 120cm 18th 180cm 220cm 18th 150cm 175cm
19th - 70cm 19th 140cm 120cm 19th 180cm 220cm 19th 150cm 170cm
20th - 80cm 20th 140cm 120cm 20th 175cm 220cm 20th 145cm 160cm
21st 40cm 90cm 21st 140cm 120cm 21st 175cm 220cm 21st 140cm 160cm
22nd 40cm 90cm 22nd 145cm 120cm 22nd 175cm 220cm 22nd 125cm 160cm
23rd 40cm 90cm 23rd 145cm 120cm 23rd 175cm 220cm 23rd 125cm 160cm
24th 40cm 90cm 24th 155cm 130cm 24th 175cm 230cm 24th 125cm 155cm
25th 40cm 90cm 25th 160cm 130cm 25th 175cm 230cm 25th 125cm 150cm
26th 45cm 90cm 26th 160cm 140cm 26th 175cm 230cm 26th 120cm 150cm
27th 45cm 110cm 27th 160cm 140cm 27th 175cm 230cm 27th 115cm 145cm
28th 50cm 100cm 28th 160cm 145cm 28th 175cm 230cm 28th 115cm 140cm
29th 55cm 100cm 29th 170cm 145cm 29th - - 29th 115cm 135cm
30th 70cm 110cm 30th 170cm 145cm 30th 30th 115cm 135cm
31st 70cm 110cm 31st 170cm 145cm 31st 31st 110cm 130cm

Previous Statistics

Tazawako Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako. 
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 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area on the snow is located just at the base of Tazawako and is free to enter.

The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in the Ski Centre and is charged - reservations required. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Slopestyle course area and various items. 

Tazawako Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am 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
Tazawako is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm until 31st March 2019.

From 1st April, part open from 8:00am until 3:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 3,100 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 2,400 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 220 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 65,000 yen 10,000 yen 25,000 yen 50,000 yen

Getting to Tazawako

By public transport
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

A local bus shuttle service is available from Tazawako Station.
By Car
43.7km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 127
Tazawako is about 44km from Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found off Route 341 to the east of Lake Tazawa and to the north of the main Tazawako town area.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is parking for over 2500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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General 85
Snow conditions 95
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 45
Apres ski 50
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