Taiheizan Opus (Akita City, Akita)

Taiheizan Opus
太平山 オーパス (秋田県 秋田市)
Planned season: Sunday 17th December 2017 until Sunday 18th March 2018
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Taiheizan Opus is located to the north-east of central Akita city in the north-western region of Akita Prefecture.

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.

The Mountain

330m
190m
140m
25"
6
2000m
3
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Taiheizan Opus Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 45cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd - 25cm 2nd - 45cm 2nd - 60cm
3rd - - 3rd - 25cm 3rd - 45cm 3rd - 50cm
4th - - 4th - 25cm 4th - 45cm 4th - 50cm
5th - - 5th - 25cm 5th - 45cm 5th - 50cm
6th - - 6th - 25cm 6th - 45cm 6th - 40cm
7th - - 7th - 25cm 7th - 50cm 7th - 40cm
8th - - 8th - 25cm 8th - 55cm 8th - 40cm
9th - - 9th - 20cm 9th - 55cm 9th - 35cm
10th - - 10th - 20cm 10th - 55cm 10th - 35cm
11th - - 11th - 25cm 11th - 50cm 11th - 35cm
12th - - 12th - 25cm 12th - 55cm 12th - 35cm
13th - - 13th - 30cm 13th - 55cm 13th - 35cm
14th - - 14th - 30cm 14th - 55cm 14th - 35cm
15th - - 15th - 30cm 15th - 50cm 15th - 35cm
16th - - 16th - 25cm 16th - 55cm 16th - 35cm
17th - 5cm 17th - 25cm 17th - 55cm 17th - 35cm
18th - 5cm 18th - 25cm 18th - 60cm 18th - 35cm
19th - 5cm 19th - 25cm 19th - 60cm 19th - -
20th - 5cm 20th - 30cm 20th - 70cm 20th - -
21st - 10cm 21st - 30cm 21st - 70cm 21st - -
22nd - 10cm 22nd - 30cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - -
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 30cm 23rd - 65cm 23rd - -
24th - 5cm 24th - 35cm 24th - 65cm 24th - -
25th - 5cm 25th - 40cm 25th - 70cm 25th - -
26th - 5cm 26th - 45cm 26th - 65cm 26th - -
27th - 10cm 27th - 45cm 27th - 70cm 27th - -
28th - 20cm 28th - 45cm 28th - 70cm 28th - -
29th - 25cm 29th - 45cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 25cm 30th - 45cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 35cm 31st - 45cm 31st 31st - -

Taiheizan Opus Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taiheizan Opus. 
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
'Wakuwaku Land' is a safe area for young children featuring a moving walkway and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Taiheizan Opus Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Taiheizan Opus is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime. The Number 2 lift usually only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. The lifts close between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. The quad lift operates for nighta.

Taiheizan Opus Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 2,050 yen 1,020 yen 1,540 yen
4 Hours 1,230 yen 610 yen 920 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 100 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,050 yen 1,020 yen 1,540 yen
Season Ticket (all) 20,570 yen 10,280 yen 15,420 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 12,340 yen 6,170 yen 9,250 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 1 day ticket includes nighta.

A season ticket that is valid at both Taiheizan Opus and Kyowa is also available for 26,000 yen.

Getting to Taiheizan Opus

By public transport
Train
Train
16.8km from Akita Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
16.8km from Akita Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The closest train station is Akita Station, about 15km away, on the Ou Honsen and Akita Shinkansen lines.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
14.8km from the Akita Chuo IC on the Akita Expressway
15.8km from the Akita Kita IC on the Akita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (17.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 232
Direction
Direction
Taiheizan Opus is about 15km from Akita Chuo IC on the Akita Expressway.

You get to the ski hill using Prefecture Road 15 or 232.

>> More information on Akita Expressway

Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base area.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Jamamesawa-111 Nibetsu
Akita-shi
Akita-ken
011-0824
Telephone
Telephone
018-827-2221
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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