Jeunesse Kurikoma (Higashinaruse Village, Akita)

Jeunesse Kurikoma
ジュネス栗駒
(秋田県 東成瀬村)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
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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
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 25cm 70cm 1st 50cm 130cm 1st 60cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 35cm 70cm 2nd 60cm 130cm 2nd 55cm 150cm
3rd - - 3rd 35cm 80cm 3rd 60cm 140cm 3rd 55cm 140cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 80cm 4th 65cm 140cm 4th 50cm 140cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 80cm 5th 65cm 140cm 5th 50cm 140cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 80cm 6th 75cm 140cm 6th 60cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 80cm 7th 80cm 140cm 7th 60cm 140cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 90cm 8th 80cm 140cm 8th 60cm 140cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 90cm 9th 80cm 140cm 9th 60cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 90cm 10th 80cm 140cm 10th 60cm 140cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 90cm 11th 80cm 140cm 11th 60cm 140cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 90cm 12th 80cm 140cm 12th 60cm 130cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 90cm 13th 80cm 150cm 13th 60cm 130cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 90cm 14th 80cm 150cm 14th 40cm 130cm
15th - 30cm 15th 40cm 90cm 15th 70cm 150cm 15th 40cm 130cm
16th - 30cm 16th 45cm 90cm 16th 70cm 150cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 20cm 17th 45cm 100cm 17th 65cm 150cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 20cm 18th 45cm 100cm 18th 65cm 150cm 18th - -
19th - 20cm 19th 45cm 100cm 19th 65cm 150cm 19th - -
20th - 30cm 20th 45cm 100cm 20th 65cm 150cm 20th - -
21st 10cm 30cm 21st 50cm 110cm 21st 65cm 150cm 21st - -
22nd 10cm 30cm 22nd 60cm 130cm 22nd 65cm 150cm 22nd - -
23rd - 30cm 23rd 50cm 130cm 23rd 60cm 150cm 23rd - -
24th - 30cm 24th 50cm 130cm 24th 60cm 150cm 24th - -
25th - 40cm 25th 50cm 130cm 25th 60cm 150cm 25th - -
26th 20cm 40cm 26th 50cm 130cm 26th 60cm 150cm 26th - -
27th 20cm 50cm 27th 50cm 130cm 27th 60cm 150cm 27th - -
28th 25cm 50cm 28th 50cm 130cm 28th 60cm 150cm 28th - -
29th 25cm 60cm 29th 50cm 130cm 29th 60cm - 29th - -
30th 25cm 70cm 30th 45cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 70cm 31st 45cm 130cm 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
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Address
Address
Yanagisawa 39-7, Tsubakikawa
Higashinaruse-mura
Ogachi-gun
Akita-ken
019-0803
Telephone
Telephone
0182-47-3101
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