Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

(滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 13th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
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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 and there is also a cross-country course.

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 50cm 65cm 1st 50cm 140cm 1st 50cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 65cm 2nd 50cm 140cm 2nd 50cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 90cm 3rd 50cm 140cm 3rd 50cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 90cm 4th 50cm 130cm 4th 50cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 90cm 5th 50cm 130cm 5th 50cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 90cm 6th 50cm 120cm 6th 50cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 90cm 7th 50cm 120cm 7th 50cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 80cm 8th 65cm 120cm 8th 50cm 70cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 90cm 9th 70cm 120cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 90cm 10th 70cm 120cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 80cm 11th 70cm 120cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 80cm 12th 70cm 130cm 12th - 50cm
13th 50cm - 13th 50cm 80cm 13th 60cm 130cm 13th - -
14th 50cm 45cm 14th 50cm 80cm 14th 60cm 130cm 14th - -
15th 50cm 45cm 15th 50cm 65cm 15th 50cm 130cm 15th - 50cm
16th 50cm 45cm 16th 50cm 65cm 16th 50cm 130cm 16th - 50cm
17th 50cm 45cm 17th 50cm 75cm 17th 50cm 130cm 17th - 50cm
18th 50cm 45cm 18th 50cm 85cm 18th 55cm 130cm 18th - 45cm
19th 50cm 45cm 19th 50cm 90cm 19th 70cm 130cm 19th - 40cm
20th 50cm 45cm 20th 50cm 90cm 20th 70cm 120cm 20th - -
21st 50cm 45cm 21st 50cm 95cm 21st 70cm 120cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm 45cm 22nd 50cm 95cm 22nd 70cm 120cm 22nd - -
23rd 50cm 45cm 23rd 50cm 100cm 23rd 50cm 120cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm 45cm 24th 50cm 100cm 24th 50cm 110cm 24th - -
25th 50cm 45cm 25th 50cm 100cm 25th 50cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 45cm 26th 50cm 100cm 26th 50cm 90cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 45cm 27th 50cm 120cm 27th 50cm 90cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 55cm 28th 50cm 120cm 28th 50cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 60cm 29th 50cm 130cm 29th 50cm - 29th - -
30th 50cm 65cm 30th 50cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 65cm 31st 50cm 130cm 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 (ie. the top gondola station).

'Kids World' costs 500 yen to enter (or free with a valid lift ticket).

Snow rafting is 500 yen; snow tubing is 1,000 yen for 30 minutes (mostly available on weekends and holidays. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a cross course area near the top of the Number 3 lift. 

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 and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturdays.

In early season, until 28th December, it is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

It is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm on 12th-13th January and 9th, 23rd-24th February 2020.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakodateyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years pre-school age
Older Child
Senior High School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,200 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen 3,500 yen
Half Day 4,500 yen 1,600 yen 3,100 yen 3,500 yen
Gondola return 2,000 yen 600 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The morning ticket is valid until 1:00pm.
The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm.

Ladies Day is on 25th December 2019; 6th, 20th January 2020; 3rd, 19th February 2020; 2nd, 11th March 2020. 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 24th December 2019; 7th, 21st January 2020; 4th, 18th February 2020; 3rd, 17th March 2020. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for seniors is half price and parking is free.

17th January 2020 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.

>> More information on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line
A bus service is available from Omi Imazu station and takes about 20 minutes. 220 yen for adults; 110 yen for children.
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.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking is available for 1100 vehicles at the base of the Ropeway. Parking costs 1,000 yen per car (500 yen from 9th March 2020).

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