Akita Hachimantai (Kazuno City, Akita)

Akita Hachimantai
秋田八幡平 (秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Friday 18th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
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Akita Hachimantai is a small ski hill located on the north-western slopes of Mt Hachimantai in Kazuno city, in the north-eastern 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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Akita Hachimantai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 110cm 110cm 1st 200cm 170cm 1st 260cm 200cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 120cm 2nd 200cm 170cm 2nd 260cm 200cm
3rd - 15cm 3rd 110cm 120cm 3rd 200cm 170cm 3rd 260cm 200cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 110cm 4th 260cm 170cm 4th 250cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 110cm 5th 230cm 170cm 5th 250cm 230cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 110cm 6th 230cm 180cm 6th 250cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 110cm 7th 230cm 180cm 7th 250cm 220cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 110cm 8th 230cm 180cm 8th 250cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 110cm 110cm 9th 230cm 180cm 9th 250cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 120cm 10th 230cm 190cm 10th 250cm 220cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 140cm 11th 240cm 190cm 11th 290cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 140cm 12th 240cm 190cm 12th 290cm 160cm
13th - - 13th 190cm 140cm 13th 240cm 190cm 13th 290cm 160cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 140cm 14th 240cm 140cm 14th 290cm 160cm
15th 80cm 20cm 15th 180cm 140cm 15th 240cm 120cm 15th 290cm 160cm
16th 100cm 10cm 16th 170cm 150cm 16th 240cm 140cm 16th 290cm 160cm
17th 110cm 20cm 17th 170cm 150cm 17th 240cm 150cm 17th 290cm 160cm
18th 110cm 25cm 18th 170cm 160cm 18th 230cm 160cm 18th 270cm 160cm
19th 90cm 30cm 19th 170cm 160cm 19th 240cm 160cm 19th 270cm 160cm
20th 90cm 30cm 20th 170cm 160cm 20th 240cm 170cm 20th 270cm 160cm
21st 90cm 30cm 21st 170cm 160cm 21st 240cm 160cm 21st 270cm 160cm
22nd 80cm 40cm 22nd 170cm 160cm 22nd 240cm 180cm 22nd 270cm 160cm
23rd 60cm 40cm 23rd 185cm 150cm 23rd 240cm 180cm 23rd 275cm 160cm
24th 70cm 40cm 24th 185cm 160cm 24th 240cm 180cm 24th 270cm 180cm
25th 70cm 40cm 25th 185cm 160cm 25th 260cm 190cm 25th 275cm 180cm
26th 70cm 60cm 26th 185cm 160cm 26th 260cm 190cm 26th 270cm 180cm
27th 70cm 100cm 27th 180cm 160cm 27th 260cm 190cm 27th 270cm 180cm
28th 70cm 110cm 28th 200cm 160cm 28th 260cm 200cm 28th 260cm 170cm
29th 80cm 120cm 29th 200cm 170cm 29th - 200cm 29th 260cm 170cm
30th 100cm 120cm 30th 200cm 170cm 30th 30th 260cm 170cm
31st 100cm 110cm 31st 200cm 170cm 31st 31st 260cm 170cm

Akita Hachimantai Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Akita Hachimantai. 
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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Akita Hachimantai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Akita Hachimantai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 1,800 yen
5 Hours 2,800 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen
8 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is the third Sunday of December, January, February and March. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is half price.

Snowboard Day is the first Sunday of December, February and March. On those days a 1 day ticket for snowboarders is half price.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the second and fourth Sunday of January, February and March. On those days, children of junior high school age and below can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Akita Hachimantai

By public transport
60.4km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
25.4km from Hachimantai Station on the Hanawa Line
60.4km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
The local Hanawa line stop at Hachimantai Station is about 25km.

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More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
27.4km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
97.1km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 23
Akita Hachimantai is just over 27km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 282 and after less then 4km turn right onto Route 341. After about 17.5km on the road, turn left onto Prefecture Road 23 at the signpost to head up to the base of the ski hill.

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Parking is available for 400 cars at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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 coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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General 85
Snow conditions 85
Courses & terrain 65
Lift system 70
Apres ski 45
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