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
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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.

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The Mountain

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Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 100cm 40cm 1st 140cm 130cm 1st 240cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 40cm 2nd 140cm 130cm 2nd 240cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 40cm 3rd 140cm 140cm 3rd 250cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 40cm 4th 140cm 140cm 4th 250cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 40cm 5th 140cm 140cm 5th 250cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 50cm 6th 150cm 140cm 6th 240cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 50cm 7th 160cm 140cm 7th 240cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 50cm 8th 160cm 140cm 8th 240cm 170cm
9th 50cm - 9th 100cm 50cm 9th 160cm 140cm 9th 180cm 170cm
10th 50cm - 10th 110cm 50cm 10th 160cm 140cm 10th 160cm 190cm
11th 50cm - 11th 110cm 50cm 11th 160cm 150cm 11th 160cm 200cm
12th 60cm - 12th 110cm 70cm 12th 160cm 150cm 12th 160cm 200cm
13th 80cm - 13th 110cm 80cm 13th 170cm 150cm 13th 160cm 200cm
14th 80cm - 14th 110cm 90cm 14th 180cm 150cm 14th 150cm 200cm
15th 80cm 10cm 15th 110cm 90cm 15th 210cm 150cm 15th 150cm 190cm
16th 80cm 30cm 16th 120cm 90cm 16th 210cm 150cm 16th 140cm 190cm
17th 80cm 30cm 17th 120cm 100cm 17th 210cm 150cm 17th 140cm 190cm
18th 80cm 30cm 18th 120cm 100cm 18th 220cm 140cm 18th 130cm 190cm
19th 90cm 20cm 19th 120cm 110cm 19th 230cm 140cm 19th 130cm 190cm
20th 90cm 20cm 20th 120cm 110cm 20th 230cm 150cm 20th 130cm 180cm
21st 90cm 20cm 21st 120cm 110cm 21st 230cm 160cm 21st 130cm 170cm
22nd 90cm 20cm 22nd 120cm 110cm 22nd 230cm 160cm 22nd 130cm 170cm
23rd 90cm 5cm 23rd 120cm 110cm 23rd 230cm 160cm 23rd 150cm 170cm
24th 90cm 10cm 24th 130cm 120cm 24th 230cm 160cm 24th 150cm 170cm
25th 60cm 20cm 25th 130cm 120cm 25th 240cm 160cm 25th 150cm 170cm
26th 70cm 20cm 26th 130cm 120cm 26th 240cm 160cm 26th 150cm 170cm
27th 100cm 20cm 27th 130cm 120cm 27th 240cm 170cm 27th 150cm 170cm
28th 100cm 30cm 28th 130cm 130cm 28th 240cm 170cm 28th 120cm 170cm
29th 100cm 30cm 29th 140cm 130cm 29th - - 29th 120cm 170cm
30th 100cm 40cm 30th 140cm 130cm 30th 30th 120cm 170cm
31st 100cm 40cm 31st 140cm 130cm 31st 31st 120cm 170cm

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'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
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
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
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
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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)
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
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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Lift system 80
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