Osa (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

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Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 10th March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Osa is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located by the side of Route 186 and just to the north of the larger Geihoku Kokusai and smaller Osa ski hill.

There is an 'off-piste' course towards the top area. And 'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow (!) - is a (fairly) unique thing about Osa. See below for 2018-2019 season dates.

Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.

The Mountain

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Osa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 25cm 1st 50cm 120cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 25cm 2nd 60cm 120cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm - 3rd 50cm 120cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th 45cm - 4th 10cm 130cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th 30cm - 5th 10cm 130cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 30cm 6th 10cm 150cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th 20cm 30cm 7th 10cm 180cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 30cm 8th 10cm 180cm 8th - 70cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 30cm 9th 5cm 180cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 50cm 10th 10cm 180cm 10th - 70cm
11th - - 11th 20cm 100cm 11th 10cm 180cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 120cm 12th - 180cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 20cm 120cm 13th 10cm 200cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 10cm 150cm 14th - 200cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 15cm 150cm 15th - 180cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 15cm 150cm 16th - 180cm 16th - -
17th - 60cm 17th 15cm 120cm 17th - 180cm 17th - -
18th - 60cm 18th 10cm 100cm 18th - 180cm 18th - -
19th - 50cm 19th 10cm 100cm 19th - 150cm 19th - -
20th - 50cm 20th 10cm 100cm 20th - 150cm 20th - -
21st - 50cm 21st 15cm 80cm 21st - 150cm 21st - -
22nd - 50cm 22nd 15cm 70cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - -
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - -
24th - 60cm 24th - 70cm 24th - 130cm 24th - -
25th - 40cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 130cm 25th - -
26th - 40cm 26th 30cm 110cm 26th - 120cm 26th - -
27th - 40cm 27th 30cm 120cm 27th - 120cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 40cm 28th 50cm 120cm 28th - 120cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 40cm 29th 50cm 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 40cm 40cm 30th 50cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 45cm 30cm 31st 50cm 120cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Osa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Osa. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Entry to the Kids Park 'Pupura' is 1,000 yen for children and 500 yen for adults (free with valid ski lift ticket). The area is serviced by a covered 'snow walk' escalator type thingy.

There is a free 'Kids Room' in the base Rest House. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Osa Snow Park' is in the lower part of Osa, by the Number 3 lift. 

Osa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is generally on Saturdays in the peak season.

'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow (!) - is held on 5th-6th, 12th-14th, 26th-27th January; 9th-11th February 2019. These charming creatures do their thing twice a day, apparently. Kawaii!

Osa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High Students and below
1 Day 4,300 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
1 Day + lunch (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,300 yen
Season (all) 50,000 yen 35,000 yen 45,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Season Ticket is valid at Osa, Osorokan Snow Park and Megahira Onsen Megahira.

On (some) dates that include a number '4' - 4th and 24th January, 4th and 14th February - a one day lift ticket is just 1,000 yen. Hurray!

There are also a few days when a one day lift ticket is 2,000 yen. Those dates are 24th December 2018 (good for Santa), 14th January and 24th February 2019.

Oh yes, and 'Curry Day'. On Curry Day, curry costs just 300 yen (rather than the normal price) for folk with a valid lift ticket. Limited to 500 portions of curry. These seem quite proud of it!

Getting to Osa

By public transport
72.8km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
27.6km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Osa is about 28km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and about 73km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.

Various bus tour services are available from Hiroshima.
By Car
27.5km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
30.5km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
41.7km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (0.1km away)
Osa is located by the side of Route 186.

It is about 31km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.

From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and follow the road for about another 6km. The ski hill is on the left hand side of the main road.
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. The charge is 1,000 yen for cars (every day).

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