Taiheizan Opus (Akita City, Akita)

Taiheizan Opus
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 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

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Taiheizan Opus Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 30cm 1st 50cm 45cm 1st 40cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 25cm 2nd 45cm 45cm 2nd 40cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 25cm 3rd 45cm 45cm 3rd 40cm 50cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 25cm 4th 40cm 45cm 4th 35cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 25cm 5th 40cm 45cm 5th 35cm 50cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 25cm 6th 45cm 45cm 6th 35cm 40cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 25cm 7th 45cm 50cm 7th 30cm 40cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 25cm 8th 45cm 55cm 8th 30cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 20cm 9th 50cm 55cm 9th 30cm 35cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 20cm 10th 50cm 55cm 10th 30cm 35cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 25cm 11th 50cm 50cm 11th - 35cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 25cm 12th 50cm 55cm 12th - 35cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 30cm 13th 50cm 55cm 13th - 35cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 30cm 14th 50cm 55cm 14th - 35cm
15th 20cm - 15th 35cm 30cm 15th 50cm 50cm 15th - 35cm
16th 10cm - 16th 35cm 25cm 16th 50cm 55cm 16th - 35cm
17th 5cm 5cm 17th 35cm 25cm 17th 50cm 55cm 17th - 35cm
18th 0cm 5cm 18th 35cm 25cm 18th 50cm 60cm 18th - 35cm
19th 5cm 5cm 19th 40cm 25cm 19th 50cm 60cm 19th - -
20th 5cm 5cm 20th 40cm 30cm 20th 45cm 70cm 20th - -
21st 5cm 10cm 21st 40cm 30cm 21st 45cm 70cm 21st - -
22nd 5cm 10cm 22nd 40cm 30cm 22nd 45cm 70cm 22nd - -
23rd 5cm 5cm 23rd 40cm 30cm 23rd 45cm 65cm 23rd - -
24th 5cm 5cm 24th 45cm 35cm 24th 45cm 65cm 24th - -
25th 5cm 5cm 25th 45cm 40cm 25th 40cm 70cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 5cm 26th 45cm 45cm 26th 40cm 65cm 26th - -
27th 5cm 10cm 27th 45cm 45cm 27th 40cm 70cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 20cm 28th 45cm 45cm 28th 40cm 70cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 25cm 29th 50cm 45cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 10cm 25cm 30th 50cm 45cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 35cm 31st 50cm 45cm 31st 31st - -

Taiheizan Opus Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taiheizan Opus. 
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
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'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
60 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.

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 Opus

By public transport
16.8km from Akita Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
16.8km from Akita Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport 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
No shuttle bus service is available.
By 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
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 is available at the base area.

More Information

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Approx. distance from Taiheizan Opus by road (in winter)
Kyowa (40.1km)
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