Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

(秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 7th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
And then weekends and holidays until Golden Week
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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 2020, 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 115cm 180cm 1st 175cm 320cm 1st 215cm 300cm
2nd - - 2nd 140cm 180cm 2nd 180cm 325cm 2nd 215cm 300cm
3rd - - 3rd 140cm 190cm 3rd 180cm 325cm 3rd 215cm 290cm
4th - - 4th 150cm 190cm 4th 200cm 320cm 4th 215cm 290cm
5th - - 5th 160cm 190cm 5th 205cm 290cm 5th 210cm 280cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 210cm 6th 245cm 300cm 6th 215cm 280cm
7th 80cm - 7th 180cm 220cm 7th 250cm 300cm 7th 220cm 270cm
8th 80cm 5cm 8th 180cm 220cm 8th 260cm 310cm 8th 220cm 270cm
9th 80cm 30cm 9th 140cm 240cm 9th 265cm 320cm 9th 210cm 270cm
10th 70cm 50cm 10th 140cm 240cm 10th 265cm 325cm 10th 200cm 260cm
11th 70cm 55cm 11th 140cm 240cm 11th 260cm 325cm 11th 180cm 250cm
12th 40cm 60cm 12th 150cm 240cm 12th 255cm 325cm 12th 190cm 240cm
13th 30cm 50cm 13th 150cm 240cm 13th 240cm 330cm 13th 190cm 240cm
14th 30cm 65cm 14th 150cm 240cm 14th 210cm 340cm 14th 200cm 260cm
15th 90cm 80cm 15th 150cm 240cm 15th 190cm 345cm 15th 200cm 260cm
16th 90cm 80cm 16th 155cm 250cm 16th 180cm 345cm 16th 215cm 270cm
17th 90cm 85cm 17th 160cm 250cm 17th 180cm 345cm 17th 220cm 270cm
18th 70cm 90cm 18th 160cm 260cm 18th 185cm 345cm 18th 225cm 270cm
19th 70cm 95cm 19th 160cm 280cm 19th 200cm 340cm 19th 220cm 260cm
20th 75cm 100cm 20th 165cm 280cm 20th 210cm 335cm 20th 220cm 250cm
21st 75cm 100cm 21st 180cm 285cm 21st 220cm 310cm 21st 205cm 250cm
22nd 75cm 100cm 22nd 180cm 290cm 22nd 220cm 310cm 22nd 200cm 220cm
23rd 75cm 100cm 23rd 180cm 295cm 23rd 200cm 310cm 23rd 200cm 230cm
24th 85cm 105cm 24th 175cm 295cm 24th 210cm 300cm 24th 200cm 240cm
25th 85cm 105cm 25th 180cm 300cm 25th 215cm 300cm 25th 200cm 250cm
26th 85cm 105cm 26th 180cm 300cm 26th 215cm 300cm 26th 200cm 240cm
27th 90cm 110cm 27th 180cm 300cm 27th 215cm 300cm 27th 200cm 235cm
28th 120cm 120cm 28th 175cm 300cm 28th 215cm 300cm 28th 180cm 270cm
29th 120cm 150cm 29th 175cm 320cm 29th 215cm - 29th 180cm 250cm
30th 125cm 160cm 30th 165cm 320cm 30th 30th 180cm 240cm
31st 90cm 170cm 31st 165cm 320cm 31st 31st 180cm 240cm

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 7th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 20209. From then it plans to be open on just weekends, holidays and during the Golden Week period (late April until early May).

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

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,800 yen 1,500 yen 2,800 yen
5 Hours 3,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,300 yen
3 Hours 2,800 yen 800 yen 2,000 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,200 yen 500 yen 1,200 yen
Gondola return 1,800 yen 800 yen 1,800 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 23,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A season

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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Reader Resort Rankings
General 65
Snow conditions 100
Courses & terrain 100
Lift system 100
Apres ski 35
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Approx. distance from Ani by road (in winter)
Yakushiyama (48.9km)
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