Okunakayama Kogen (Ichinohe Town, Iwate)

Okunakayama Kogen
奥中山高原 (岩手県 一戸町)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Okunakayama Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Nishidake between Iwate town and Ichinohe town in Iwate Prefecture. There is a cross country course here. On a fine day some good views of Morioka city as well as the Hakkoda and Kitakami mountains.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

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The Mountain

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Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 30cm 1st 130cm 90cm 1st 170cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 30cm 2nd 130cm 90cm 2nd 170cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 20cm 3rd 140cm 90cm 3rd 160cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 20cm 4th 140cm 90cm 4th 160cm 140cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 20cm 5th 140cm 90cm 5th 160cm 140cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 30cm 6th 140cm 90cm 6th 160cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 30cm 7th 140cm 90cm 7th 160cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 30cm 8th 140cm 90cm 8th 170cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 40cm 9th 140cm 90cm 9th 170cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 50cm 10th 140cm 90cm 10th 190cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 50cm 11th 150cm 90cm 11th 200cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 150cm 90cm 12th 200cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 50cm 13th 150cm 90cm 13th 200cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 60cm 14th 150cm 50cm 14th 200cm 90cm
15th 10cm - 15th 90cm 60cm 15th 150cm 40cm 15th 190cm 70cm
16th 30cm - 16th 90cm 60cm 16th 150cm 60cm 16th 190cm 70cm
17th 30cm - 17th 100cm 60cm 17th 150cm 70cm 17th 190cm 60cm
18th 30cm - 18th 100cm 60cm 18th 140cm 80cm 18th 190cm 60cm
19th 20cm 0cm 19th 110cm 80cm 19th 140cm 80cm 19th 190cm 40cm
20th 20cm 0cm 20th 110cm 80cm 20th 150cm 80cm 20th 180cm -
21st 20cm 0cm 21st 110cm 80cm 21st 160cm 90cm 21st 170cm -
22nd 20cm 0cm 22nd 110cm 80cm 22nd 160cm 70cm 22nd 170cm -
23rd 5cm - 23rd 110cm 80cm 23rd 160cm 80cm 23rd 170cm -
24th 10cm 5cm 24th 120cm 80cm 24th 160cm 90cm 24th 170cm -
25th 20cm 5cm 25th 120cm 80cm 25th 160cm 90cm 25th 170cm -
26th 20cm 5cm 26th 120cm 90cm 26th 160cm 90cm 26th 170cm -
27th 20cm 30cm 27th 120cm 90cm 27th 170cm 90cm 27th 170cm -
28th 30cm 30cm 28th 130cm 90cm 28th 170cm 100cm 28th 170cm -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 130cm 90cm 29th - 100cm 29th 170cm -
30th 40cm 30cm 30th 130cm 90cm 30th 30th 170cm -
31st 40cm 30cm 31st 130cm 90cm 31st 31st 170cm -

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
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 two special areas for children - Kodomo Land 1 and Kodomo Land 2 - both near the base area. Special items for playing in the snow are available to rent. Entry is free. The area is open from 17th December 2016 until 26th March 2017. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is open from 10am until 3pm and features various items. It is located in the lower central area of the resort. 

Okunakayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Okunakayama Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 23rd December 2016 and 20th March 2017 (and also 28th December 2016 until 5th January 2017).

Okunakayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
5 Hours 2,200 yen 1,400 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 320 yen 210 yen 260 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 1,700 yen 1,100 yen 1,400 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Okunakayama Kogen

By public transport
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Okunakayama Kogen is just under 5km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line.

Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 18km to the south.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
25.8km from the Ichinohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
32.7km from the Nishine IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (4.1km away)
Okunakayama Kogen about 26km from the Ichinohe IC exit on the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Ichinohe IC exit, head south on Route 4 until reaching the sign to turn right to head up to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is free parking for 1,200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. 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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General 85
Snow conditions 85
Courses & terrain 90
Lift system 80
Apres ski 25
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