Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

たざわ湖 (秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Tazawako is located on the western slopes of Mt Komagatake in Semboku city in the eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The resort overlooks Lake Tazawa and is close to the western border of Iwate Prefecture. It has hosted numerous national ski events. Tazawako has been operating since 1969.

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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Tazawako Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 42cm 1st 110cm 110cm 1st 165cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 42cm 2nd 120cm 110cm 2nd 160cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 60cm 3rd 120cm 110cm 3rd 160cm 105cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 60cm 4th 130cm 110cm 4th 160cm 105cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 60cm 5th 130cm 110cm 5th 160cm 105cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 60cm 6th 130cm 110cm 6th 160cm 105cm
7th - - 7th 55cm 60cm 7th 130cm 110cm 7th 160cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 56cm 60cm 8th 130cm 110cm 8th 160cm 95cm
9th - - 9th 55cm 60cm 9th 130cm 110cm 9th 160cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 55cm 65cm 10th 130cm 110cm 10th 160cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 65cm 11th 130cm 110cm 11th 165cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 65cm 12th 130cm 110cm 12th 165cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 65cm 13th 140cm 110cm 13th 165cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 65cm 14th 140cm 100cm 14th 160cm 85cm
15th - - 15th 90cm 65cm 15th 140cm 90cm 15th 160cm 80cm
16th 45cm - 16th 90cm 70cm 16th 140cm 90cm 16th 155cm 80cm
17th 45cm - 17th 90cm 70cm 17th 140cm 90cm 17th 155cm 80cm
18th 45cm - 18th 90cm 80cm 18th 140cm 90cm 18th 155cm 80cm
19th 45cm 7cm 19th 90cm 75cm 19th 140cm 95cm 19th 155cm 75cm
20th 40cm 7cm 20th 90cm 95cm 20th 140cm 100cm 20th 155cm 70cm
21st 45cm 7cm 21st 90cm 95cm 21st 150cm 90cm 21st 150cm 70cm
22nd 45cm 5cm 22nd 90cm 95cm 22nd 160cm 90cm 22nd 150cm 70cm
23rd 20cm 5cm 23rd 90cm 95cm 23rd 160cm 90cm 23rd 145cm 75cm
24th 25cm 5cm 24th 100cm 95cm 24th 160cm 90cm 24th 145cm 75cm
25th 30cm 5cm 25th 100cm 100cm 25th 160cm 90cm 25th 145cm 75cm
26th 30cm - 26th 100cm 100cm 26th 165cm 90cm 26th 145cm 75cm
27th 25cm 29cm 27th 100cm 110cm 27th 165cm 90cm 27th 140cm 75cm
28th 30cm 35cm 28th 100cm 110cm 28th 165cm 100cm 28th 140cm 75cm
29th 40cm 40cm 29th 110cm 110cm 29th - 100cm 29th 140cm 70cm
30th 55cm 42cm 30th 110cm 110cm 30th 30th 130cm 70cm
31st 60cm 42cm 31st 110cm 110cm 31st 31st 120cm 60cm

Previous Statistics

Tazawako Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako. 
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 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area on the snow is located just at the base of Tazawako and is free to enter.
The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in the Ski Centre - reservations required. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Slopestyle course area featuring various items. 

Tazawako Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am 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
Tazawako is normally open from 9am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and national holidays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 3,100 yen yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen yen 2,400 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 220 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 65,600 yen 11,000 yen 32,800 yen 49,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 'Ski-kodomo-no-hi' (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of January, February and March. On those days, all children from elementary school to high school ages can buy a 1 day lift ticket at half price.

Getting to Tazawako

By public transport
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

A local bus shuttle service is available from Tazawako Station.
By Car
43.7km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 127
Tazawako is about 44km from Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found off Route 341 to the east of Lake Tazawa and to the north of the main Tazawako town area.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is parking for over 2500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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)
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Reader Resort Rankings
General 85
Snow conditions 95
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 45
Apres ski 50
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