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 16th December 2017 until Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Chokai Kogen Yashima is a small ski hill located in Yurihonjo city in Akita Prefecture.

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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Chokai Kogen Yashima Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 110cm 40cm 1st 260cm 140cm 1st 270cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 115cm 40cm 2nd 260cm 150cm 2nd 270cm 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 130cm 35cm 3rd 260cm 160cm 3rd 270cm 170cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 40cm 4th 240cm 160cm 4th 260cm 165cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 60cm 5th 240cm 160cm 5th 255cm 165cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 75cm 6th 250cm 155cm 6th 250cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 145cm 75cm 7th 255cm 165cm 7th 245cm 180cm
8th - - 8th 145cm 75cm 8th 260cm 160cm 8th 240cm 185cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 75cm 9th 260cm 160cm 9th 235cm 190cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 75cm 10th 260cm 160cm 10th 230cm 200cm
11th - - 11th 145cm 90cm 11th 255cm 170cm 11th 225cm 195cm
12th - - 12th 160cm 95cm 12th 270cm 180cm 12th 220cm 190cm
13th - - 13th 170cm 100cm 13th 290cm 200cm 13th 220cm 180cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 110cm 14th 290cm 210cm 14th 210cm 170cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 150cm 15th 280cm 230cm 15th 200cm 170cm
16th 65cm 30cm 16th 170cm 160cm 16th 280cm 230cm 16th 195cm 165cm
17th 90cm 45cm 17th 160cm 160cm 17th 290cm 200cm 17th 190cm 160cm
18th 90cm 45cm 18th 150cm 150cm 18th 290cm 200cm 18th 190cm 160cm
19th 90cm 30cm 19th 150cm 150cm 19th 290cm 180cm 19th 180cm 155cm
20th 80cm 25cm 20th 150cm 150cm 20th 290cm 180cm 20th 170cm 150cm
21st 80cm 20cm 21st 155cm 150cm 21st 300cm 180cm 21st 160cm -
22nd 80cm 15cm 22nd 160cm 150cm 22nd 290cm 190cm 22nd - -
23rd 70cm 10cm 23rd 160cm 150cm 23rd 290cm 180cm 23rd - -
24th 70cm 10cm 24th 180cm 160cm 24th 290cm 170cm 24th - -
25th 70cm 20cm 25th 180cm 170cm 25th 290cm 180cm 25th - -
26th 75cm 20cm 26th 190cm 170cm 26th 280cm 190cm 26th - -
27th 80cm 10cm 27th 210cm 170cm 27th 280cm 190cm 27th - -
28th 85cm 25cm 28th 220cm 170cm 28th 275cm 185cm 28th - -
29th 95cm 30cm 29th 225cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 105cm 40cm 30th 240cm 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 40cm 31st 250cm 140cm 31st 31st - -

Chokai Kogen Yashima Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chokai Kogen Yashima. 
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 is also open for nighta. 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
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 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 21st December until 14th January 2018 and then every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 28th February 2018. In March, nighta is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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
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 4 hours from the time of purchase.

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

Getting to Chokai Kogen Yashima

By public transport
8.4km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line
32.7km from Ugo Honjo Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
The ski hill is just over 8km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line.
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi from Yashima Station takes about 20 minutes.
By 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
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 is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Chohoda 6Yashima-machi ArasawaYurihonjo-shiAkita-ken015-0418
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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