Taiheizan Opas (Akita City, Akita)

Taiheizan Opas
太平山 オーパス
(秋田県 秋田市)
Planned season: Sunday 16th December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019
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Taiheizan Opas is located to the north-east of central Akita city in the north-western region of Akita Prefecture. Natural snowfall is helped along by artificial snow making machines when necessary.

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%
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Taiheizan Opas Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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1st - - 1st 5cm 30cm 1st 5cm 50cm 1st 20cm 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 30cm 2nd 5cm 45cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 15cm 30cm 3rd 5cm 45cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 35cm 4th 10cm 40cm 4th - 35cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 40cm 5th 15cm 40cm 5th - 35cm
6th - - 6th 25cm 40cm 6th 30cm 45cm 6th - 35cm
7th - - 7th 25cm 40cm 7th 35cm 45cm 7th - 30cm
8th - - 8th 25cm 40cm 8th 40cm 45cm 8th - 30cm
9th - - 9th 5cm 40cm 9th 45cm 50cm 9th - 30cm
10th - - 10th 5cm 40cm 10th 45cm 50cm 10th - 30cm
11th - - 11th 5cm 40cm 11th 45cm 50cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 15cm 40cm 12th 45cm 50cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 10cm 40cm 13th 40cm 50cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 5cm 40cm 14th 35cm 50cm 14th - -
15th 0cm 20cm 15th 5cm 35cm 15th 30cm 50cm 15th - -
16th 0cm 10cm 16th 10cm 35cm 16th 30cm 50cm 16th - -
17th 0cm 5cm 17th 10cm 35cm 17th 20cm 50cm 17th - -
18th 0cm 0cm 18th 10cm 35cm 18th 20cm 50cm 18th - -
19th 0cm 5cm 19th 15cm 40cm 19th 20cm 50cm 19th - -
20th 0cm 5cm 20th 15cm 40cm 20th 20cm 45cm 20th - -
21st 0cm 5cm 21st 20cm 40cm 21st 20cm 45cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 5cm 22nd 20cm 40cm 22nd 20cm 45cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 5cm 23rd 20cm 40cm 23rd 20cm 45cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm 5cm 24th 15cm 45cm 24th 20cm 45cm 24th - -
25th 3cm 5cm 25th 15cm 45cm 25th 20cm 40cm 25th - -
26th 3cm 5cm 26th 20cm 45cm 26th 20cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 5cm 27th 20cm 45cm 27th 20cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 0cm 10cm 28th 20cm 45cm 28th 25cm 40cm 28th - -
29th 0cm 10cm 29th 15cm 50cm 29th 25cm - 29th - -
30th 0cm 10cm 30th 10cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 30cm 31st 5cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Taiheizan Opas 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 30m moving walkway and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
 

Taiheizan Opas 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 Opas is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime. The Number 2 lift usually only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays (and from 10:00am until 3:30pm on those days).

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

Taiheizan Opas Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 2,095 yen 1,045 yen 1,570 yen
4 Hours 1,255 yen 625 yen 940 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 105 yen 155 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,050 yen 1,550 yen
Season Ticket (all) 20,950 yen 10,475 yen 15,710 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 12,570 yen 6,285 yen 9,425 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticketsa

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 Opas and Kyowa is also available for 26,000 yen.

Children's Day is on the third Sunday of the month, December through March. On those days a one day lift children ticket is half price.

Getting to Taiheizan Opas

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
>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
A public bus that stops close to the ski hill base is available from in front of Akita Station and takes about 35 minutes.
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 Opas 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

About 30 minutes from Akita.

Parking
Parking
Free parking is available for 1400 cars at the base area.

More Information

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Address
Address
Jamamesawa-111 Nibetsu
Akita-shi
Akita-ken
011-0824
Telephone
Telephone
018-827-2221
2020-2021 UPDATES
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(Updated 24th September)

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