Suishozan (Kazuno City, Akita)

水晶山 (秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 10th March 2019
Not open every day - see below
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Suishozan is a small ski hill located to the west of central Kazuno city in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. It is closed on certain days during the season (see below for details). Snowshoe tours are available at this ski hill.

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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Suishozan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 95cm 1st 130cm 175cm 1st 105cm 210cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 90cm 2nd 135cm 170cm 2nd 105cm 210cm
3rd - - 3rd 85cm 105cm 3rd 135cm 170cm 3rd 105cm 225cm
4th - - 4th 85cm 120cm 4th 120cm 175cm 4th 105cm 210cm
5th - - 5th 85cm 120cm 5th 115cm 180cm 5th 105cm 210cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 115cm 6th 120cm 185cm 6th 95cm 210cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 115cm 7th 110cm 190cm 7th 80cm 210cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 115cm 8th 140cm 180cm 8th 80cm 210cm
9th - - 9th 85cm 100cm 9th 150cm 175cm 9th 85cm 210cm
10th - - 10th 85cm 100cm 10th 150cm 175cm 10th 85cm 170cm
11th - - 11th 75cm 110cm 11th 140cm 170cm 11th - 170cm
12th - - 12th 75cm 115cm 12th 145cm 180cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 70cm 115cm 13th 150cm 185cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 70cm 105cm 14th 145cm 185cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 70cm 105cm 15th 145cm 190cm 15th - -
16th 50cm 25cm 16th 70cm 115cm 16th 145cm 195cm 16th - -
17th - 30cm 17th 85cm 115cm 17th 150cm 195cm 17th - -
18th - 35cm 18th 105cm 105cm 18th 150cm 200cm 18th - -
19th - 35cm 19th 110cm 100cm 19th 140cm 205cm 19th - -
20th - 40cm 20th 105cm 100cm 20th 130cm 210cm 20th - -
21st 50cm 50cm 21st 120cm 100cm 21st 115cm 210cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 130cm 105cm 22nd 115cm 210cm 22nd - -
23rd 45cm 60cm 23rd 130cm 105cm 23rd 115cm 210cm 23rd - -
24th 45cm 60cm 24th 130cm 105cm 24th 115cm 210cm 24th - -
25th 45cm 60cm 25th 125cm 170cm 25th 110cm 210cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 65cm 26th 125cm 175cm 26th 110cm 210cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 75cm 27th 125cm 170cm 27th 110cm 210cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 85cm 28th 115cm 175cm 28th 105cm 210cm 28th - -
29th 65cm 95cm 29th 130cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 90cm 100cm 30th 130cm 175cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 100cm 31st 130cm 175cm 31st 31st - -

Suishozan Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Suishozan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Snow Land' area for children is located near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Suishozan 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 Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Suishozan is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime most days during the opening period.

Nighta is on Fridays and Saturdays until 9:00pm between 11th January and 23rd February 2019 (but not on 8th and 19th February).

Suishozan is closed on the following dates:

17th-21st and 25th December 2018
16th, 23rd and 30th January 2019
13th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th February 2019
1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th March 2019

Suishozan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Over 60s
1 Day 2,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,800 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 20,000 yen 12,000 yen 16,000 yen 16,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day lift ticket is valid from 9:00am until 4:00pm, or from 9:00am until 9:00pm on days when Suishozan is open for nighta.

Kids Day is on the second and fourth Saturday of January and February.

Getting to Suishozan

By public transport
3.5km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station, Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa line, is just over 3km from the ski hill.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
4.7km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
13.3km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (2.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 191
Suishozan is located less than 3km from Route 282 and less than 5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 66 and follow the signs to head to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is parking for about 200 vehicles near the base of Suishozan.

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