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 1st - 130cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 130cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 40cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 140cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 140cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 140cm 8th - 170cm
9th - - 9th - 50cm 9th - 140cm 9th - 170cm
10th - - 10th - 50cm 10th - 140cm 10th - 190cm
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 200cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th - 150cm 12th - 200cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 150cm 13th - 200cm
14th - - 14th - 90cm 14th - 150cm 14th - 200cm
15th - 10cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 190cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 90cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 190cm
17th - 30cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 190cm
18th - 30cm 18th - 100cm 18th - 140cm 18th - 190cm
19th - 20cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 190cm
20th - 20cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 180cm
21st - 20cm 21st - 110cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 170cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 110cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 170cm
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 170cm
24th - 10cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 170cm
25th - 20cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 170cm
26th - 20cm 26th - 120cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 20cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 170cm
28th - 30cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 170cm
29th - 30cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - 170cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - 170cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 130cm 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.

More Information

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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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Reader Resort Rankings
General 85
Snow conditions 85
Courses & terrain 90
Lift system 80
Apres ski 25
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