Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Yonezawa
米沢 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
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Yonezawa is located to the south east of central Yonezawa city in the south-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. It is also easy to get to from Fukushima city using Route 13.

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

800m
325m
475m
32"
8
2000m
5
25%
50%
25%
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 5 0 0

Yonezawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 145cm 1st - 135cm
2nd - - 2nd - 15cm 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 135cm
3rd - - 3rd - 10cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 130cm
4th - - 4th - 10cm 4th - 165cm 4th - 130cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 160cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th - 40cm 6th - 150cm 6th - 125cm
7th - - 7th - 35cm 7th - 145cm 7th - 125cm
8th - - 8th - 35cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 140cm
9th - - 9th - 50cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 140cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 140cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 145cm
12th - - 12th - 90cm 12th - 175cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th - 110cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 110cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 125cm
15th - - 15th - 130cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 135cm
16th - - 16th - 170cm 16th - 165cm 16th - 135cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 140cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 140cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 45cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 155cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 35cm 21st - 140cm 21st - 155cm 21st - 120cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 155cm 22nd - 115cm
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 5cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 125cm
25th - 0cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 125cm
26th - 0cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 0cm 27th - 165cm 27th - 135cm 27th - 125cm
28th - 7cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 135cm 28th - 130cm
29th - 10cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - 125cm
30th - 25cm 30th - 155cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st - 25cm 31st - 150cm 31st 31st - 115cm

Previous Statistics

Yonezawa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yonezawa. 
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 Area' ia located by the main base area in front of Number 1 Lodge. There is also a sledging area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is located by the Number 2 pair lift. 

Yonezawa 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Yonezawa is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays, during the daytime.

Nighta (5:00pm-9:00pm) is scheduled for every day from Friday 22nd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018 and after that on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Yonezawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School & University age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 4,100 yen 2,900 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Morning (open-2pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (11am-5pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Long Nighta (3pm-9pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 420 yen 300 yen 350 yen 350 yen
8 Lift Coupons 3,150 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 35,000 yen 41,000 yen 41,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket includes free parking on weekends and also can be used for nighta operations.

Getting to Yonezawa

By public transport
Train
Train
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Information
Yonezawa is about 11km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.
bus
Bus
A local bus is available that stops close by the ski hill.

The journey from Yonezawa Station takes about 30-35 minutes and costs 300 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
By Car
Car
15.7km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
24.7km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Yonezawa is just under 16km from the Yonezawa Kita IC exit on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road, and just under 25km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit turn, right onto Route 13 and continue for over 15km. The ski hill base and car parks are just off this road on the right hand side.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There are a number of car parks near the base of Yonezawa. Numbers 1 and 2 and free on weekdays and 700 yen on weekends and holidays. The northern car park (the car park that is closer to Yonezawa city) is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tochidairamichishimo
Banseicho Kariyasu
Yonezawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
992-1121
Telephone
Telephone
0238-28-2511
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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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