Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
花笠高原 (山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December until Saturday 31st March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hanagasa Kogen is a small ski hill located to the south east of central Obanazawa city in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Hanagasa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 30cm 1st 195cm 130cm 1st 215cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 145cm 25cm 2nd 190cm 135cm 2nd 215cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 170cm 20cm 3rd 185cm 175cm 3rd 200cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 165cm 20cm 4th 180cm 170cm 4th 200cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 160cm 35cm 5th 180cm 150cm 5th 200cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 160cm 40cm 6th 190cm 145cm 6th 185cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 165cm 40cm 7th 190cm 135cm 7th 180cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 155cm 35cm 8th 190cm 152cm 8th 180cm 130cm
9th - - 9th 155cm 35cm 9th 200cm 165cm 9th 170cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 135cm 30cm 10th 196cm 155cm 10th 170cm 135cm
11th - - 11th 160cm 55cm 11th 180cm 155cm 11th 170cm 150cm
12th - - 12th 175cm 70cm 12th 220cm 170cm 12th 170cm 140cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 150cm 13th 220cm 170cm 13th 165cm 140cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 140cm 14th 230cm 165cm 14th 160cm 130cm
15th - - 15th 160cm 140cm 15th 220cm 160cm 15th 150cm 125cm
16th 60cm - 16th 150cm 140cm 16th 205cm 170cm 16th 140cm 130cm
17th 65cm 70cm 17th 150cm 155cm 17th 200cm 150cm 17th 140cm 130cm
18th 65cm 65cm 18th 135cm 140cm 18th 230cm 145cm 18th 140cm 130cm
19th 75cm 65cm 19th 125cm 130cm 19th 230cm 155cm 19th 95cm 120cm
20th 75cm 30cm 20th 125cm 130cm 20th 226cm 150cm 20th 130cm 115cm
21st 95cm 30cm 21st 125cm 130cm 21st 220cm 145cm 21st 130cm 115cm
22nd 85cm 25cm 22nd 125cm 125cm 22nd 230cm 145cm 22nd 130cm 110cm
23rd 75cm 15cm 23rd 120cm 125cm 23rd 225cm 150cm 23rd 120cm 95cm
24th 65cm 15cm 24th 140cm 140cm 24th 220cm 140cm 24th 120cm 95cm
25th 65cm 15cm 25th 160cm 170cm 25th 230cm 150cm 25th 120cm 130cm
26th 55cm 15cm 26th 180cm 170cm 26th 230cm 150cm 26th 120cm 115cm
27th 80cm 10cm 27th 210cm 150cm 27th 215cm 140cm 27th 110cm 115cm
28th 105cm 20cm 28th 205cm 140cm 28th 215cm 140cm 28th 105cm 110cm
29th 130cm 15cm 29th 205cm 135cm 29th - - 29th 100cm 110cm
30th 160cm 35cm 30th 195cm 135cm 30th 30th 95cm 90cm
31st 145cm 40cm 31st 200cm 125cm 31st 31st 85cm 90cm

Hanagasa Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanagasa Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Snow Park' and it is also open for nighta. 

Hanagasa Kogen 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 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hanagasa Kogen is open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm on Mondays through Thursdays.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and over New Year it is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

Nighta is officially from 5:30pm until 9:00pm every day of the season.

Hanagasa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
1 Day (9am-5pm) 1,540 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,130 yen
4 hours 1,230 yen 610 yen 610 yen 920 yen
1 lift coupon 160 yen 80 yen 80 yen 120 yen
11 lift coupons 1,640 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,230 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-9pm) 1,330 yen 720 yen 720 yen 1,020 yen
Season Ticket 16,450 yen 7,710 yen 7,710 yen 12,340 yen
Season Ticket (from February) 13,370 yen 6,680 yen 6,680 yen 10,280 yen
Season Ticket (from March) 6,680 yen 3,080 yen 3,080 yen 4,620 yen
Lift Ticket Information Only open for nighta on weekdays Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm until 9pm.
Open from 9am until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Getting to Hanagasa Kogen

By public transport
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hanagasa Kogen is about 18km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen line.

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A public bus service that takes about 40 minutes to Hanagasa Kogen.
By Car
38.3km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
50.6km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 301
Hanagasa Kogen is located to the south east of central Obanazawa city, just off Prefecture Road 301.

It is just over 38km from the Higashine IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.

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There is a car park for 300 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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