Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

箱館山 (滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
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Hakodateyama is located on the mountain of the same name in Takashima city in Shiga Prefecture close to the north west area of Lake Biwa. The Gondola takes people up to the base of the ski hill from the car park and bus stop. Snowshoe tours are also available at Hakodateyama.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

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Hakodateyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 65cm 80cm 1st 140cm 180cm 1st 80cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm 95cm 2nd 140cm 180cm 2nd 80cm 150cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 110cm 3rd 140cm 180cm 3rd 70cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 120cm 4th 130cm 180cm 4th 70cm 140cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 120cm 5th 130cm 190cm 5th 60cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 120cm 6th 120cm 190cm 6th 60cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 130cm 7th 120cm 190cm 7th 60cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 130cm 8th 120cm 200cm 8th 70cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 120cm 9th 120cm 200cm 9th 70cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 120cm 10th 120cm 200cm 10th 60cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 125cm 11th 120cm 200cm 11th 50cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 125cm 12th 130cm 210cm 12th 50cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 125cm 13th 130cm 210cm 13th - 90cm
14th 45cm - 14th 80cm 140cm 14th 130cm 210cm 14th - 80cm
15th 45cm 60cm 15th 65cm 140cm 15th 130cm 210cm 15th 50cm 80cm
16th 45cm 60cm 16th 65cm 140cm 16th 130cm 210cm 16th 50cm 60cm
17th 45cm 50cm 17th 75cm 130cm 17th 130cm 210cm 17th 50cm 60cm
18th 45cm 60cm 18th 85cm 120cm 18th 130cm 230cm 18th 45cm 60cm
19th 45cm 60cm 19th 90cm 110cm 19th 130cm 230cm 19th 40cm 60cm
20th 45cm 60cm 20th 90cm 110cm 20th 120cm 230cm 20th - 60cm
21st 45cm 60cm 21st 95cm 110cm 21st 120cm 220cm 21st - 50cm
22nd 45cm 60cm 22nd 95cm 110cm 22nd 120cm 220cm 22nd - 50cm
23rd 45cm 60cm 23rd 100cm 120cm 23rd 120cm 220cm 23rd - 50cm
24th 45cm 50cm 24th 100cm 120cm 24th 110cm 210cm 24th - 40cm
25th 45cm 40cm 25th 100cm 140cm 25th 100cm 200cm 25th - 40cm
26th 45cm 50cm 26th 100cm 150cm 26th 90cm 200cm 26th - -
27th 45cm 70cm 27th 120cm 160cm 27th 90cm 190cm 27th - -
28th 55cm 80cm 28th 120cm 170cm 28th 80cm 180cm 28th - -
29th 60cm 80cm 29th 130cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 65cm 80cm 30th 130cm 180cm 30th 30th - -
31st 65cm 80cm 31st 130cm 180cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hakodateyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodateyama. 
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
The 'Kids World' and snow rafting areas are located by the base area (the top gondola station). 'Kids World' costs 500 yen to enter (or free with a valid lift ticket).

There is a snow escalator and snow rafting (500 yen). 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area with a number of items near the top of the Number 3 lift. There is also a cross course in the same area. 

Hakodateyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakodateyama is generally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays; from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturdays and from 7:00am until 5:00pm on 13th and 14th January 2019, 10th and 11th February 2019.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakodateyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Senior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 3,500 yen 3,800 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola return 1,850 yen 930 yen 1,850 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 210 yen 210 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ladies Day is on 26th December 2018; 7th, 21st January 2019; 4th, 20th February 2019; 4th, 13th March 2019. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for ladies is free.

Kodomo Service Day (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is half price.

Seniors Day is on 25th December 2018; 8th, 22nd January 2019; 5th, 19th February 2019; 5th, 19th March 2019. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for seniors is half price and parking is free.

18th January 2019 is 'ski-no-hi' (Ski Day) when a lift/gondola ticket is half price for everyone.

Getting to Hakodateyama

By public transport
68.2km from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
6.9km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line
20.4km from Kaminaka Station on the Obama line
Transport Information
Hakodateyama is about 7km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line.

Kyoto Station is less than 50 minutes away.

Osaka Station is less than 80 minutes away.

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A bus service is available from the station and takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
24.2km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
29.2km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
33.5km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 534
Hakodateyama is less than 1km from Prefecture Road 534 and just over 2km from Route 161 (also known in this area as the Kohoku Bypass), to the north of central Takashima city.

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Parking is available for 1,100 vehicles at the base of the Ropeway. Parking costs 1,000 yen per car (500 yen from 11th March 2019).

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