Taiheizan Opus (Akita City, Akita)

Taiheizan Opus
太平山 オーパス (秋田県 秋田市)
Planned season: Sunday 18th December 2016 until Sunday 19th March 2017
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Taiheizan Opus is located to the north-east of central Akita city in the north-western region of Akita Prefecture.

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.

The Mountain

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Taiheizan Opus Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 10cm 10cm 1st 60cm 30cm 1st 90cm 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 5cm 2nd 70cm 40cm 2nd 90cm 50cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 3cm 3rd 70cm 40cm 3rd 90cm 55cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 2cm 4th 70cm 45cm 4th 90cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 2cm 5th 70cm 45cm 5th 85cm 45cm
6th - - 6th 20cm 5cm 6th 65cm 45cm 6th 85cm 35cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 5cm 7th 65cm 45cm 7th 85cm 30cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 5cm 8th 75cm 45cm 8th 85cm 30cm
9th - - 9th 25cm 10cm 9th 75cm 45cm 9th 85cm 30cm
10th - - 10th 25cm 10cm 10th 75cm 50cm 10th 85cm 30cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 10cm 11th 90cm 50cm 11th 85cm 30cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 15cm 12th 110cm 50cm 12th 85cm 30cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 25cm 13th 110cm 45cm 13th 75cm 30cm
14th - - 14th 35cm 30cm 14th 110cm 40cm 14th 70cm 30cm
15th - - 15th 35cm 30cm 15th 110cm 35cm 15th 65cm 30cm
16th - - 16th 45cm 30cm 16th 110cm 40cm 16th 65cm 30cm
17th - - 17th 45cm 35cm 17th 105cm 45cm 17th 65cm 30cm
18th 10cm - 18th 45cm 35cm 18th 100cm 45cm 18th 60cm 20cm
19th 5cm - 19th 45cm 40cm 19th 100cm 45cm 19th 60cm -
20th 5cm 0cm 20th 45cm 40cm 20th 100cm 40cm 20th - -
21st 0cm 0cm 21st 40cm 40cm 21st 105cm 30cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 0cm 22nd 40cm 40cm 22nd 105cm 30cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 45cm 45cm 23rd 100cm 30cm 23rd - -
24th 1cm 0cm 24th 55cm 45cm 24th 90cm 35cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 0cm 25th 65cm 45cm 25th 95cm 35cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 0cm 26th 65cm 45cm 26th 95cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 2cm 10cm 27th 65cm 45cm 27th 95cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 10cm 28th 60cm 45cm 28th 95cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 10cm 29th 60cm 35cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 10cm 10cm 30th 60cm 35cm 30th 30th - -
31st 10cm 10cm 31st 60cm 30cm 31st 31st - -

Taiheizan Opus Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taiheizan Opus. 
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
'Wakuwaku Land' is a safe area for young children featuring a moving walkway and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Taiheizan Opus Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Taiheizan Opus is open from 9am until 4pm in the daytime. The Number 2 lift usually only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm. The lifts close between 4pm and 5pm.

Taiheizan Opus Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 2,050 yen 1,020 yen 1,540 yen
4 Hours 1,230 yen 610 yen 920 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 100 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,050 yen 1,020 yen 1,540 yen
Season Ticket (all) 20,570 yen 10,280 yen 15,420 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 12,340 yen 6,170 yen 9,250 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

The 1 day ticket includes nighta.

A season ticket that is valid at both Taiheizan Opus and Kyowa is also available for 26,000 yen.

Getting to Taiheizan Opus

By public transport
16.8km from Akita Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
16.8km from Akita Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
The closest train station is Akita Station, about 15km away, on the Ou Honsen and Akita Shinkansen lines.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line
More information on the Ou Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
14.8km from the Akita Chuo IC on the Akita Expressway
15.8km from the Akita Kita IC on the Akita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (17.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 232
Taiheizan Opus is about 15km from Akita Chuo IC on the Akita Expressway.

You get to the ski hill using Prefecture Road 15 or 232.

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Parking is available at the base area.

More Information

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
Current resort snow depth
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Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Taiheizan Opus by road (in winter)
Kyowa (40.1km)
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