Okunakayama Kogen (Ichinohe Town, Iwate)

Okunakayama Kogen
奥中山高原 (岩手県 一戸町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th December 2018]

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Okunakayama Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Nishidake between Iwate town and Ichinohe town in Iwate Prefecture. There is a cross country course here. On a fine day some good views of Morioka city as well as the Hakkoda and Kitakami mountains.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

1018m
368m
650m
30"
11
2000m
5
30%
40%
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 0 0 5 0 0

Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 100cm 1st - 140cm 1st - 240cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 140cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 250cm
4th - - 4th - 100cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 250cm
5th - - 5th - 100cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 250cm
6th - - 6th - 100cm 6th - 150cm 6th - 240cm
7th - - 7th - 100cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 240cm
8th - - 8th - 100cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 240cm
9th - 50cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 180cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 160cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 160cm
12th - 60cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 160cm
13th - 80cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 160cm
14th - 80cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 180cm 14th - 150cm
15th - 80cm 15th - 110cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 150cm
16th - 80cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 140cm
17th - 80cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 140cm
18th - 80cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 90cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 150cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 150cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 150cm
26th - 70cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 240cm 26th - 150cm
27th - 100cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 240cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 240cm 28th - 120cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 140cm 29th - - 29th - 120cm
30th - 100cm 30th - 140cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 140cm 31st 31st - 120cm

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
Rental
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
There are two special areas for children - Okunaka Kodomo Land 1 and Kodomo Land 2 - both near the base area. Special items for playing in the snow are available to rent. Entry is free. The area is open from 23rd December 2017 until 25th March 2018. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is open from 10:00am until 3:00pm and features various items. It is located in the lower central area of the resort. 

Okunakayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Okunakayama Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 22nd December 2017 and 18th March 2018 (and also 2nd-3rd January 2018).

Okunakayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
5 Hours 2,200 yen 1,400 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 320 yen 210 yen 260 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 1,700 yen 1,100 yen 1,400 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Okunakayama Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Okunakayama Kogen is just under 5km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line.

Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 18km to the south.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
25.8km from the Ichinohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
32.7km from the Nishine IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (4.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Okunakayama Kogen about 26km from the Ichinohe IC exit on the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Ichinohe IC exit, head south on Route 4 until reaching the sign to turn right to head up to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is free parking for 1,200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nishitako 662-1 Okunakayama
Ichinohe-machi
Ninohe-gun
Iwate-ken
028-5134
Telephone
Telephone
0195-35-3131
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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