Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

阿仁 (秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019 (see below)
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Ani is located on the western slopes of Mt Moriyoshi in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. With slopes at a high elevation, juhyo 'ice monster' formations can often be found on the trees at the top - the peak season for this is usually early January until late February. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2019, a special cat-operated 'Night Snow Monster Viewing' service is available between 6pm and 8pm. There are a number of ungroomed courses at Ani and a few local backcountry tour guides are available.

Ani has been operating since 1974. The gondola operates throughout the year.

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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Ani Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 180cm 275cm 1st 320cm 375cm 1st 300cm 410cm
2nd - - 2nd 180cm 280cm 2nd 325cm 375cm 2nd 300cm 400cm
3rd - - 3rd 190cm 290cm 3rd 325cm 365cm 3rd 290cm 420cm
4th - - 4th 190cm 290cm 4th 320cm 355cm 4th 290cm 410cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 290cm 5th 290cm 355cm 5th 280cm 390cm
6th - - 6th 210cm 290cm 6th 300cm 360cm 6th 280cm 390cm
7th - - 7th 220cm 300cm 7th 300cm 370cm 7th 270cm 390cm
8th 5cm - 8th 220cm 300cm 8th 310cm 370cm 8th 270cm 390cm
9th 30cm 110cm 9th 240cm 280cm 9th 320cm 370cm 9th 270cm 360cm
10th 50cm 120cm 10th 240cm 280cm 10th 325cm 365cm 10th 260cm 360cm
11th 55cm 120cm 11th 240cm 285cm 11th 325cm 370cm 11th 250cm 360cm
12th 60cm 140cm 12th 240cm 285cm 12th 325cm 390cm 12th 240cm 370cm
13th 50cm 150cm 13th 240cm 285cm 13th 330cm 410cm 13th 240cm 370cm
14th 65cm 160cm 14th 240cm 285cm 14th 340cm 410cm 14th 260cm 360cm
15th 80cm 160cm 15th 240cm 285cm 15th 345cm 415cm 15th 260cm 350cm
16th 80cm 160cm 16th 250cm 295cm 16th 345cm 430cm 16th 270cm 340cm
17th 85cm 170cm 17th 250cm 295cm 17th 345cm 430cm 17th 270cm 340cm
18th 90cm 200cm 18th 260cm 295cm 18th 345cm 450cm 18th 270cm 340cm
19th 95cm 200cm 19th 280cm 295cm 19th 340cm 450cm 19th 260cm 340cm
20th 100cm 220cm 20th 280cm 295cm 20th 335cm 450cm 20th 250cm 330cm
21st 100cm 220cm 21st 285cm 295cm 21st 310cm 450cm 21st 250cm 330cm
22nd 100cm 220cm 22nd 290cm 300cm 22nd 310cm 450cm 22nd 220cm 330cm
23rd 100cm 215cm 23rd 295cm 300cm 23rd 310cm 450cm 23rd 230cm 330cm
24th 105cm 215cm 24th 295cm 320cm 24th 300cm 420cm 24th 240cm 330cm
25th 105cm 200cm 25th 300cm 350cm 25th 300cm 430cm 25th 250cm 320cm
26th 105cm 210cm 26th 300cm 370cm 26th 300cm 430cm 26th 240cm 320cm
27th 110cm 230cm 27th 300cm 375cm 27th 300cm 430cm 27th 235cm 320cm
28th 120cm 270cm 28th 300cm 375cm 28th 300cm 430cm 28th 270cm 320cm
29th 150cm 275cm 29th 320cm 375cm 29th - - 29th 250cm 320cm
30th 160cm 290cm 30th 320cm 375cm 30th 30th 240cm 320cm
31st 170cm 290cm 31st 320cm 375cm 31st 31st 240cm 310cm

Previous Statistics

Ani Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ani.
Telemark lessons are also available as well as some backcountry guides. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent.
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a beginners slopes by the base of Ani, otherwise there are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no specific part facilities (at time of writing). 

Ani Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ani is daily from 8th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019. From then it is open only on weekends and holidays. It also plans to be open during the Golden Week period (27th April until 6th May 2019).

The Gondola normally operates between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 1,500 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,800 yen 800 yen 1,800 yen
Gondola return 1,200 yen 500 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 37,000 yen 23,000 yen 26,000 yen

Getting to Ani

By public transport
12.6km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line
15.1km from Aniai Station on the Akita Nairiku line
Transport Information
Ani is less than 13km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
59km from the Gojome Hachirogata IC on the Akita Expressway
76.3km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
108km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 105 (11.9km away)
Ani is not really close to any expressways.

It is about a 12km drive from the turning off Route 105 (Ushu Highway).

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Parking is available at the base of Ani.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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Approx. distance from Ani by road (in winter)
Yakushiyama (48.9km)
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