Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
花笠高原 (山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Hanagasa Kogen is a small ski hill located to the south east of central Obanazawa city in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Hanagasa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 60cm 1st 130cm 140cm 1st 140cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 25cm 60cm 2nd 135cm 140cm 2nd 130cm 125cm
3rd - - 3rd 20cm 30cm 3rd 175cm 135cm 3rd 130cm 125cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 25cm 4th 170cm 140cm 4th 135cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 35cm 30cm 5th 150cm 145cm 5th 130cm 115cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 35cm 6th 145cm 140cm 6th 125cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 40cm 7th 135cm 140cm 7th 120cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 45cm 8th 152cm 140cm 8th 130cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 35cm 50cm 9th 165cm 130cm 9th 140cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 50cm 10th 155cm 130cm 10th 135cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 55cm 70cm 11th 155cm 145cm 11th 150cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 70cm 12th 170cm 135cm 12th 140cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 100cm 13th 170cm 130cm 13th 140cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 95cm 14th 165cm 125cm 14th 130cm 90cm
15th - - 15th 140cm 95cm 15th 160cm 125cm 15th 125cm 85cm
16th - - 16th 140cm 90cm 16th 170cm 115cm 16th 130cm 80cm
17th 70cm - 17th 155cm 115cm 17th 150cm 120cm 17th 130cm 75cm
18th 65cm - 18th 140cm 105cm 18th 145cm 140cm 18th 130cm 70cm
19th 65cm - 19th 130cm 120cm 19th 155cm 125cm 19th 120cm 65cm
20th 30cm 20cm 20th 130cm 130cm 20th 150cm 120cm 20th 115cm 55cm
21st 30cm 20cm 21st 130cm 125cm 21st 145cm 105cm 21st 115cm 55cm
22nd 25cm 10cm 22nd 125cm 140cm 22nd 145cm 105cm 22nd 110cm 55cm
23rd 15cm 10cm 23rd 125cm 150cm 23rd 150cm 110cm 23rd 95cm 50cm
24th 15cm 5cm 24th 140cm 145cm 24th 140cm 105cm 24th 95cm 40cm
25th 15cm 0cm 25th 170cm 145cm 25th 150cm 125cm 25th 130cm 40cm
26th 15cm 10cm 26th 170cm 175cm 26th 150cm 135cm 26th 115cm 40cm
27th 10cm 15cm 27th 150cm 150cm 27th 140cm 135cm 27th 115cm 40cm
28th 20cm 40cm 28th 140cm 145cm 28th 140cm 130cm 28th 110cm 40cm
29th 15cm 65cm 29th 135cm 135cm 29th - 130cm 29th 110cm 30cm
30th 35cm 70cm 30th 135cm 140cm 30th 30th 90cm 25cm
31st 40cm 60cm 31st 125cm 140cm 31st 31st 90cm 20cm

Hanagasa Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanagasa Kogen. 
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 is a 'Snow Park' and it is also open for nighta. 

Hanagasa Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hanagasa Kogen is open from 5:30pm until 9pm on Mondays through Thursdays.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and over New Year it is open from 9am until 9pm.

Nighta is officially from 5:30pm until 9pm every day of the season.

Hanagasa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
1 Day (9am-5pm) 1,540 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,130 yen
4 hours 1,230 yen 610 yen 610 yen 920 yen
1 lift coupon 160 yen 80 yen 80 yen 120 yen
11 lift coupons 1,640 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,230 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-9pm) 1,330 yen 720 yen 720 yen 1,020 yen
Season Ticket 16,450 yen 7,710 yen 7,710 yen 12,340 yen
Lift Ticket Information Only open for nighta on weekdays Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm until 9pm.
Open from 9am until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Getting to Hanagasa Kogen

By public transport
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hanagasa Kogen is about 18km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen line.

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A public bus service that takes about 40 minutes to Hanagasa Kogen.
By Car
38.3km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
50.6km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 301
Hanagasa Kogen is located to the south east of central Obanazawa city, just off Prefecture Road 301.

It is just over 38km from the Higashine IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.

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There is a car park for 300 vehicles close to base. 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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