Yudonosan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Yudonosan
湯殿山 (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Yudonosan is located to the north west of Gassan in the eastern area of Tsuruoka city in the north-western 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

700m
170m
530m
35"
5
2000m
3
20%
50%
30%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Yudonosan 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 - 80cm 1st - 300cm 1st - 400cm
2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 300cm 2nd - 390cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 300cm 3rd - 390cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 330cm 4th - 390cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th - 330cm 5th - 390cm
6th - - 6th - 80cm 6th - 330cm 6th - 390cm
7th - - 7th - 100cm 7th - 340cm 7th - 390cm
8th - - 8th - 100cm 8th - 340cm 8th - 390cm
9th - - 9th - 100cm 9th - 340cm 9th - 390cm
10th - - 10th - 100cm 10th - 350cm 10th - 390cm
11th - - 11th - 130cm 11th - 350cm 11th - 420cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 350cm 12th - 420cm
13th - - 13th - 180cm 13th - 350cm 13th - 420cm
14th - - 14th - 200cm 14th - 350cm 14th - 420cm
15th - 40cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 370cm 15th - 420cm
16th - 40cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 370cm 16th - 380cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 370cm 17th - 380cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 370cm 18th - 380cm
19th - 30cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 370cm 19th - 380cm
20th - 20cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 380cm 20th - 380cm
21st - 20cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 380cm 21st - 380cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 380cm 22nd - 380cm
23rd - - 23rd - 250cm 23rd - 380cm 23rd - 370cm
24th - 20cm 24th - 280cm 24th - 400cm 24th - 370cm
25th - 20cm 25th - 300cm 25th - 400cm 25th - 370cm
26th - 15cm 26th - 300cm 26th - 400cm 26th - 370cm
27th - 10cm 27th - 300cm 27th - 400cm 27th - 370cm
28th - 50cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 400cm 28th - 370cm
29th - 50cm 29th - 300cm 29th - - 29th - 370cm
30th - 80cm 30th - 300cm 30th 30th - 360cm
31st - 80cm 31st - 300cm 31st 31st - 360cm

Yudonosan Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yudonosan. 
Rental
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 Corner' is located at the base of the ski hill. There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' open at weekends which is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 3 pair lift. 

Yudonosan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yudonosan is open from 8:45am until 5pm.

It is closed every Wednesdays in March 2017.

There is no nighta at this ski hill during the 2016-2017 season.

Yudonosan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,700 yen 500 yen
2 Hours 2,060 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 6,000 yen 29,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 3,500 yen.
A Family ticket for 2 adults and 1 child is 6,000 yen.

Getting to Yudonosan

By public transport
Train
Train
34.3km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Yudonosan is about 34km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
4.3km from the Yudonosan IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (0.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Yudonosan is close to the Yudonosan IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Yudonosan IC exit, turn left onto Route 112 and continue on this road for about 3.5km until reaching the turn off for the ski hill. Turn left and follow the signs up to the car parks.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

Parking
Parking
There are a few car parks at the base of the ski hill for about 800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Rokujuriyama-104-5
Tamugimata
Tsuruoka-shi
Yamagata-ken
997-0532
Telephone
Telephone
0235-54-6450
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
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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