Jeunesse Kurikoma (Higashinaruse Village, Akita)

Jeunesse Kurikoma
ジュネス栗駒
(秋田県 東成瀬村)
Planned season: Mid December 2020 until late March 2021
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

Reader opinion Resort Reviews [1] Write review
Reader photos Photos [3] Upload photo
resort map

Jeunesse Kurikoma is located in Higashinaruse village in Akita Prefecture. This ski resort has two quad lifts and two pair lifts. All four remain on the map but apparently only three will normally be operating for the 2019-2020 season. Exact details are... unclear, even on official sources. It seems that lift operations may change depending on the day. Best to check before going for the latest!

Cheaper lift tickets for elementary and junior high school age children are available for the 2019-2020 season.

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

770m
375m
395m
40"
13
2500m
4
10%
55%
35%
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 2 0 2 0 0

Jeunesse Kurikoma Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
1st - - 1st - 25cm 1st - 50cm 1st - 60cm
2nd - - 2nd - 35cm 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 55cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 55cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 65cm 4th - 50cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 65cm 5th - 50cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 75cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th - 45cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 45cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 45cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 80cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 40cm
15th - - 15th - 40cm 15th - 70cm 15th - 40cm
16th - - 16th - 45cm 16th - 70cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 45cm 17th - 65cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 45cm 18th - 65cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 45cm 19th - 65cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 45cm 20th - 65cm 20th - -
21st - 10cm 21st - 50cm 21st - 65cm 21st - -
22nd - 10cm 22nd - 60cm 22nd - 65cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 50cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 50cm 24th - 60cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 50cm 25th - 60cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 50cm 26th - 60cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th - 50cm 27th - 60cm 27th - -
28th - 25cm 28th - 50cm 28th - 60cm 28th - -
29th - 25cm 29th - 50cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th - 25cm 30th - 45cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 20cm 31st - 45cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Jeunesse Kurikoma Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Jeunesse Kurikoma. 
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
A kids area called 'Waku Waku Guru Guru' is open on specified weekends and has various attractions for young children including tubing. It is open on 1st-3rd January, Sundays and national holidays (10:00am until 12:00pm and 1:00pm until 3:00pm). 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park, though there is a 'wave zone' course near the base area. There are a few ungroomed areas in the upper area. 

Jeunesse Kurikoma 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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Jeunesse Kurikoma is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Jeunesse Kurikoma Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
1 Day (9am-4pm) 3,500 yen 1,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
Afternoon 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 35,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Children's Day is 19th January, 16th February and 15th March 2020. On those days elementary school age children can buy a lift ticket for 500 yen.

Getting to Jeunesse Kurikoma

By public transport
Train
Train
23.3km from Jumonji Station on the Ou Honsen Line
30.8km from Yuzawa Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Jeunesse Kurikoma is about 23km from Jumonji Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line

About 125 minutes from Kitakami.
About 100 minutes from Akita.
About 90 minutes from Shinjo.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

Taxis are available from Jumonji Station.
By Car
Car
24.2km from the Jumonji IC on the Yuzawa Yokote Road
30.6km from the Yuzawa IC (Akita) on the Yuzawa Yokote Road
31.1km from the Yokote IC on the Akita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 397 (2.7km away)
Direction
Direction
Jeunesse Kurikoma can be found about 3km off Route 397 - also known as the Iwaigawa Bypass.

The closest exit on the Yuzawa Yokote Road is Jumonji IC and that is about 24km away.

From the IC exit turn right onto Route 13 and then turn left onto Route 342. At the road junction with Route 397 turn left onto the latter and follow the signs to the ski hill.

>> More information on Akita Expressway

About 120 minutes from Kitakami.
About 85 minutes from Akita Minami IC.
About 120 minutes from Shinjo.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Address
Address
Yanagisawa 39-7, Tsubakikawa
Higashinaruse-mura
Ogachi-gun
Akita-ken
019-0803
Telephone
Telephone
0182-47-3101
2020-2021 UPDATES
ABOUT OUR UPDATES
(Updated 9th November 2020)

JAPAN SKI AREA BLOG & NEWS
(Updated regularly)

As we wait for snow, the new SnowJapanHistory website introduces ski areas from Japan's past
Current resort snow depth
Daily updates during snow season
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (3) Upload
Read Reviews (1) Write
If you have visited Jeunesse Kurikoma, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Jeunesse Kurikoma by road (in winter)
Tengamori (19.4km)
Inagawa (28.3km)
Yuzawa (31.1km)
Gorinsaka (38.3km)
Choei Yuda (40.1km)
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.