Chokai Kogen Yashima (Yurihonjo City, Akita)

Chokai Kogen Yashima
鳥海高原 矢島 (秋田県 由利本荘市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Thursday 21st March 2019
Official snow depth 60cm (-10cm) [updated on 17th December 2018]

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Chokai Kogen Yashima is a small ski hill located in Yurihonjo city in Akita Prefecture. The whole of Chokai Kogen Yashima is serviced by one qua lift and is also floodlit for nighta - see below for specific days when there are night operations.

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

700m
220m
480m
25"
6
1300m
1
10%
60%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Chokai Kogen Yashima 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 - 110cm 1st - 260cm 1st - 270cm
2nd - - 2nd - 115cm 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 270cm
3rd - - 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 260cm 3rd - 270cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 260cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 255cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 145cm 7th - 255cm 7th - 245cm
8th - - 8th - 145cm 8th - 260cm 8th - 240cm
9th - - 9th - 130cm 9th - 260cm 9th - 235cm
10th - - 10th - 130cm 10th - 260cm 10th - 230cm
11th - - 11th - 145cm 11th - 255cm 11th - 225cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 270cm 12th - 220cm
13th - - 13th - 170cm 13th - 290cm 13th - 220cm
14th - - 14th - 180cm 14th - 290cm 14th - 210cm
15th 70cm - 15th - 180cm 15th - 280cm 15th - 200cm
16th 70cm 65cm 16th - 170cm 16th - 280cm 16th - 195cm
17th 60cm 90cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 290cm 17th - 190cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 290cm 18th - 190cm
19th - 90cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 180cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 170cm
21st - 80cm 21st - 155cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - -
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 290cm 23rd - -
24th - 70cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 290cm 24th - -
25th - 70cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 290cm 25th - -
26th - 75cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 280cm 26th - -
27th - 80cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 280cm 27th - -
28th - 85cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 275cm 28th - -
29th - 95cm 29th - 225cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 105cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 110cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - -

Chokai Kogen Yashima Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chokai Kogen Yashima. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment is available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a small sledging area by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park Course' features various items and is open for nighta (as are all courses). Kicker, king box, rail, tyre, 9 wave. Cross course. 

Chokai Kogen Yashima Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Chokai Kogen Yashima is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm - from 29th December 2018 until 13th January 2019 and then every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 28th February 2019. In March, nighta is on Fridays and Saturdays. The Family Course and Champion Course are groomed before nighta starts... all courses open for nighta.

Chokai Kogen Yashima Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and under
Senior
1 Day 2,700 yen 1,400 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
2 Hours 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 30,900 yen 8,300 yen 23,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.

A season ticket for residents of Yurihonjo City is available - 17,500 yen for adults; 14,400 yen for seniors; 3,100 yen for children.

Getting to Chokai Kogen Yashima

By public transport
Train
Train
8.4km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line
32.7km from Ugo Honjo Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The ski hill is just over 8km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi from Yashima Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
29.8km from the Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway
50.8km from the Yuzawa IC (Akita) on the Yuzawa Yokote Road
Nearest national route: Route 108 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 32
Direction
Direction
Chokai Kogen Yashima is located just off Prefecture Road 32 which itself is about 8.5km from Route 108 in Yurihonjo City. To the north the closest expressway exit is Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway. To the east, 50km away, is the Yuzawa IC of the Yuzawa Yokote Road. (From both these directions, use Route 108).
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chohoda 6Yashima-machi ArasawaYurihonjo-shiAkita-ken015-0418
Telephone
Telephone
0184-56-2182
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
60cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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