Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

米沢 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Yonezawa is located to the south east of central Yonezawa city in the south-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. It is also easy to get to from Fukushima city using Route 13.

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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Yonezawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 100cm 1st 150cm 175cm 1st 125cm 195cm
2nd - - 2nd 115cm 100cm 2nd 160cm 175cm 2nd 125cm 190cm
3rd - - 3rd 115cm 120cm 3rd 160cm 170cm 3rd 125cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 115cm 130cm 4th 150cm 170cm 4th 120cm 185cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 130cm 5th 150cm 180cm 5th 115cm 175cm
6th - - 6th 115cm 130cm 6th 145cm 180cm 6th 115cm 170cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 135cm 7th 145cm 180cm 7th 110cm 170cm
8th - - 8th 105cm 135cm 8th 140cm 180cm 8th 110cm 165cm
9th - - 9th 115cm 130cm 9th 150cm 190cm 9th 110cm 160cm
10th - - 10th 115cm 130cm 10th 150cm 180cm 10th 110cm 160cm
11th - - 11th 115cm 135cm 11th 150cm 175cm 11th 105cm 155cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 145cm 12th 150cm 185cm 12th 100cm 150cm
13th - - 13th 105cm 140cm 13th 150cm 195cm 13th 100cm 145cm
14th - - 14th 105cm 140cm 14th 150cm 200cm 14th 105cm 145cm
15th - - 15th 105cm 140cm 15th 150cm 195cm 15th 105cm 140cm
16th - 60cm 16th 105cm 130cm 16th 150cm 190cm 16th 105cm 135cm
17th - 70cm 17th 105cm 125cm 17th 155cm 190cm 17th 100cm 135cm
18th - 70cm 18th 125cm 125cm 18th 155cm 210cm 18th 95cm 135cm
19th - 60cm 19th 125cm 125cm 19th 150cm 215cm 19th 90cm 130cm
20th - 60cm 20th 120cm 120cm 20th 145cm 210cm 20th 85cm 125cm
21st - 70cm 21st 140cm 120cm 21st 145cm 210cm 21st 80cm 125cm
22nd 60cm 65cm 22nd 145cm 115cm 22nd 140cm 205cm 22nd 70cm 125cm
23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 140cm 130cm 23rd 140cm 200cm 23rd 75cm 120cm
24th 45cm 55cm 24th 150cm 150cm 24th 140cm 195cm 24th 75cm 115cm
25th 50cm 50cm 25th 160cm 170cm 25th 130cm 200cm 25th - 115cm
26th 45cm 50cm 26th 165cm 180cm 26th 130cm 200cm 26th - 115cm
27th 45cm 80cm 27th 160cm 180cm 27th 130cm 195cm 27th - 110cm
28th 70cm 90cm 28th 155cm 185cm 28th 125cm 200cm 28th - 105cm
29th 100cm 100cm 29th 160cm 185cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th 120cm 110cm 30th 155cm 185cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st 120cm 110cm 31st 155cm 180cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Previous Statistics

Yonezawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yonezawa. 
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 Area' ia located by the main base area in front of Number 1 Lodge. There is also a sledging area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is located by the Number 2 pair lift. 

Yonezawa 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 Yes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Yonezawa is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta (5:00pm-9:00pm) is scheduled for every day from Saturday 22nd until Monday 24th December 2018, Friday 28th December 2018 until 20th January 2019.
After that on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Sunday 10th March 2019.

Yonezawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School & University age
60 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 3,900 yen 2,900 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Morning (open-2pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (11am-5pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Long Nighta (3pm-9pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 420 yen 300 yen 350 yen 350 yen
8 Lift Coupons 3,150 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Season Ticket 48,000 yen 33,000 yen 39,000 yen 39,000 yen
Nighta Season Ticket 28,000 yen 20,000 yen 26,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket includes free parking on weekends and also can be used for nighta operations.

Getting to Yonezawa

By public transport
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Yonezawa is about 11km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.
A local bus is available that stops close by the ski hill.

The journey from Yonezawa Station takes about 30-35 minutes and costs 300 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
By Car
15.7km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
24.7km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (0.1km away)
Yonezawa is just under 16km from the Yonezawa Kita IC exit on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road, and just under 25km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit turn, right onto Route 13 and continue for over 15km. The ski hill base and car parks are just off this road on the right hand side.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There are a number of car parks near the base of Yonezawa. Numbers 1 and 2 and free on weekdays and 700 yen on weekends and holidays.

The northern car park (the car park that is closer to Yonezawa city) is free every day of the season.

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