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

330m
190m
140m
25"
6
2000m
3
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Taiheizan Opus Snow Depth Statistics

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

Taiheizan Opus Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taiheizan Opus. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
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
Train
Train
16.8km from Akita Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
16.8km from Akita Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
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
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Akita Expressway

Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base area.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Jamamesawa-111 Nibetsu
Akita-shi
Akita-ken
011-0824
Telephone
Telephone
018-827-2221
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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Approx. distance from Taiheizan Opus by road (in winter)
Kyowa (40.1km)
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