Wakasa Hyonosen (Wakasa Town, Tottori)

Wakasa Hyonosen
わかさ氷ノ山 (鳥取県 若桜町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Wakasa Hyonosen is located in Wakasa town in the eastern region of Tottori Prefecture. The resort is on the western slopes of Mt Hyonosen and very close to the border - and ski resorts - in neighbouring Hyogo Prefecture. There is no connection between the two regions though with the road ending just beyond the ski hill. Juhyo ice-monster formations on the trees are one thing this resort is known for.

Tottori Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region of western Japan. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts in the Tottori, with most gathered around Mt Daisen in the western region of the prefecture. Wakasa Hyonosen is the only ski hill in the eastern region of Tottori.

The Mountain

1200m
430m
770m
37"
5
2000m
6
10%
70%
20%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 0 0 4 2 0

Wakasa Hyonosen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd - 25cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 180cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th - 150cm 4th - 140cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th - 150cm 5th - 140cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 140cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 140cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - - 9th - 170cm 9th - 150cm
10th - - 10th - - 10th - 190cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 30cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 45cm 12th - 330cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th - 50cm 13th - 350cm 13th - 140cm
14th - - 14th - 90cm 14th - 360cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th - 130cm 15th - 370cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th - 350cm 16th - 140cm
17th - - 17th - 160cm 17th - 320cm 17th - 140cm
18th - - 18th - 160cm 18th - 320cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 20cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 280cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 3cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 260cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 1cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 250cm 21st - 120cm
22nd - 0cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 250cm 22nd - 120cm
23rd - - 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - - 24th - 200cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 120cm
25th - - 25th - 200cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 110cm
26th - - 26th - 200cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 110cm
27th - - 27th - 200cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 110cm
28th - - 28th - 200cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 110cm
29th - 30cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - 110cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 110cm
31st - 35cm 31st - 160cm 31st 31st - 110cm

Previous Statistics

Wakasa Hyonosen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Wakasa Hyonosen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park items on the slopes of this ski hill. 

Wakasa Hyonosen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Wakasa Hyonosen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (8am-12pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1 Day ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,500 yen.

Getting to Wakasa Hyonosen

By public transport
Train
Train
11km from Wakasa Station on the Wakasa line
39.2km from Tottori Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Wakasa Hyonosen is 11km to the east of Wakasa Station on the Wakasa line.
bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Wakasa Station and takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
32.3km from the Kawahara IC on the Tottori Expressway
37.8km from the Mochigase IC on the Tottori Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 482 (0.3km away)
Direction
Direction
Wakasa Hyonosen is about 32km from the Kawahara IC exit on the Tottori Expressway.

From the IC exit head east on Prefecture Road 324 and after just over 6km turn right onto Route 29. After another 16.5km turn left onto Route 482 which heads up to the resort. The base is just off this main road on the right hand side.
Parking
Parking
There is car parking available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tsukuyone 632
Wakasa-cho
Yazu-gun
Tottori-ken
680-0728
Telephone
Telephone
0858-82-2237
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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