Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

箱館山 (滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 9th December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Hakodateyama is located on the mountain of the same name in Takashima city in Shiga Prefecture close to the north west area of Lake Biwa. The Gondola takes people up to the base of the ski hill from the car park and bus stop. Snow shoe tours are also available at Hakodateyama.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

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Hakodateyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 65cm 1st 150cm 50cm 1st 160cm 65cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 65cm 2nd 160cm 50cm 2nd 160cm 65cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 65cm 3rd 160cm 50cm 3rd 150cm 65cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 60cm 4th 160cm 50cm 4th 150cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 60cm 5th 150cm 50cm 5th 150cm 65cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 55cm 6th 140cm 50cm 6th 140cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 50cm 7th 155cm 50cm 7th 140cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 50cm 8th 155cm 50cm 8th 150cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 50cm 9th 155cm 50cm 9th 150cm 45cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 50cm 10th 165cm 65cm 10th 150cm 45cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 50cm 11th 180cm 60cm 11th 150cm 45cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 50cm 12th 200cm 60cm 12th 150cm 45cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 50cm 13th 210cm 60cm 13th 150cm 45cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 50cm 14th 210cm 50cm 14th 140cm 45cm
15th 50cm 50cm 15th 130cm 50cm 15th 210cm 50cm 15th 140cm 45cm
16th 55cm 50cm 16th 150cm 55cm 16th 210cm 65cm 16th 140cm 35cm
17th 60cm 50cm 17th 160cm 55cm 17th 200cm 55cm 17th 140cm -
18th 60cm 55cm 18th 160cm 55cm 18th 200cm 70cm 18th 140cm -
19th 60cm 55cm 19th 150cm 55cm 19th 200cm 60cm 19th 130cm -
20th 60cm 55cm 20th 130cm 55cm 20th 190cm 50cm 20th 130cm -
21st 60cm 55cm 21st 140cm 60cm 21st 190cm 50cm 21st 120cm -
22nd 60cm 55cm 22nd 140cm 60cm 22nd 190cm 50cm 22nd 110cm -
23rd 60cm 50cm 23rd 170cm 60cm 23rd 180cm 50cm 23rd 100cm -
24th 60cm 50cm 24th 180cm 60cm 24th 170cm 50cm 24th 100cm -
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 190cm 80cm 25th 180cm 55cm 25th 100cm -
26th 60cm 50cm 26th 190cm 80cm 26th 170cm 60cm 26th 90cm -
27th 60cm 50cm 27th 190cm 80cm 27th 160cm 60cm 27th 90cm -
28th 60cm 50cm 28th 190cm 70cm 28th 160cm 55cm 28th 90cm -
29th 60cm 60cm 29th 175cm 60cm 29th - 55cm 29th 80cm -
30th 70cm 60cm 30th 160cm 50cm 30th 30th 80cm -
31st 70cm 60cm 31st 150cm 50cm 31st 31st 70cm -

Previous Statistics

Hakodateyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodateyama. 
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 'Kids World' and snow rafting areas are located by the base area (the top gondola station). 'Kids World' costs 500 yen to enter (or free with a valid lift ticket). 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area with a number of items near the top of the Number 3 lift. There is also a cross course in the same area. 

Hakodateyama 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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakodateyama is generally open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays; from 8am until 5pm on Saturdays and from 7am until 5pm on Sundays in peak season.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakodateyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Senior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 3,500 yen 3,800 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola return 1,850 yen 930 yen 1,850 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 210 yen 210 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ladies Day is on 21st, 26th December; 11th, 23rd January 2016; 1st, 13th February; 1st, 13th March 2017. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for ladies is free.

Kodomo Service Day (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is half price.

Seniors Day is on 13th, 27th December 2016; 10th, 24th January; 7th, 21st February; 7th, 21st March 2017. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for seniors is half price and parking is free.

Getting to Hakodateyama

By public transport
68.2km from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
6.9km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line
20.4km from Kaminaka Station on the Obama line
Transport Information
Hakodateyama is about 7km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line.

Kyoto Station is less than 50 minutes away.

Osaka Station is less than 80 minutes away.

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A bus service is available from the station and takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
24.2km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
29.2km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
33.5km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 534
Hakodateyama is less than 1km from Prefecture Road 534 and just over 2km from Route 161 (also known in this area as the Kohoku Bypass), to the north of central Takashima city.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking is available for 1,100 vehicles at the base of the Ropeway. Parking costs 1,000 yen per car (500 yen from 13th March 2017).

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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.

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