Ani (Kita Akita City, Akita)

Ani
阿仁スキー場
(秋田県 北秋田市)
Planned season: Saturday 11th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
Open beyond that on certain days (see below)
Official snow depth 270cm (10cm) [updated on 29th January 2022]

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Ani is located on the western slopes of Mt Moriyoshi in the northern region of Akita Prefecture. Ani has been operating since 1974. The 3,473m six-person gondola operates throughout the year.

Juhyo 'ice monster' formations can often be found on the trees in the top area during the peak season from early January until early March. There are several ungroomed courses at Ani, and a few local backcountry tour guides are available.

The Mountain

1200m
663m
537m
28"
5
4400m
3
0%
40%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 2 0 0

Ani Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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season
20/21
season
21/22
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20/21
season
21/22
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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1st - - 1st 190cm 160cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 270cm
2nd - - 2nd 190cm 180cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 260cm
3rd - - 3rd 195cm 185cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 230cm
4th - - 4th 200cm 200cm 4th - 260cm 4th - 230cm
5th - - 5th 230cm 220cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 230cm
6th - - 6th 230cm 200cm 6th - 260cm 6th - 220cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 185cm 7th - 260cm 7th - 220cm
8th - - 8th 230cm 185cm 8th - 265cm 8th - 220cm
9th 0cm - 9th 220cm 190cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 220cm
10th - - 10th 210cm 210cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 220cm
11th - - 11th 210cm 230cm 11th - 290cm 11th - 220cm
12th - 5cm 12th 190cm 230cm 12th - 280cm 12th - 220cm
13th - 10cm 13th 220cm 210cm 13th - 275cm 13th - 220cm
14th - 15cm 14th 230cm 210cm 14th - 260cm 14th - 210cm
15th - 30cm 15th 230cm 200cm 15th - 245cm 15th - 220cm
16th 10cm 40cm 16th 230cm 190cm 16th - 230cm 16th - 220cm
17th 10cm 60cm 17th 220cm 200cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 220cm
18th 20cm 60cm 18th 235cm 210cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 220cm
19th 80cm 90cm 19th 250cm 225cm 19th - 250cm 19th - 220cm
20th 80cm 95cm 20th 265cm 250cm 20th - 250cm 20th - 220cm
21st 90cm 125cm 21st 285cm 230cm 21st - 245cm 21st - 210cm
22nd 90cm 125cm 22nd 280cm 230cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd 110cm 115cm 23rd 270cm 230cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 200cm
24th 115cm 100cm 24th 270cm 220cm 24th - 260cm 24th - 200cm
25th 115cm 105cm 25th 250cm 220cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 200cm
26th 135cm 110cm 26th 250cm 220cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 200cm
27th 150cm 110cm 27th 255cm 210cm 27th - 280cm 27th - 190cm
28th 165cm 110cm 28th 260cm 200cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 190cm
29th 170cm 105cm 29th 270cm 210cm 29th - - 29th - 190cm
30th 170cm 120cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - 190cm
31st 175cm 140cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 190cm

Ani Facilities

School
School
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. 
Rental
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 is a Pisten Tour available on weekdays from 28th March through 27th April 2022. That is also limited to 15 people a day and costs 2,300 yen for adults (1,000 yen for children).

There are a number of ungroomed course areas at Ani and a few local backcountry tour guides are available.  

Ani Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ani is open daily from 11th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022.

From then it plans to be open on just weekends, holidays and during the Golden Week period (late April until early May). There is however a Pisten Tour service available on weekdays from 28th March through 27th April 2022.

The operating hours are normally 8:45am and 4:00pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Ani Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
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
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Season ticket 40,000 yen 23,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

A 1 day lift ticket on weekends from April is 3,000 yen for adults; 1,000 yen for children and 2,100 yen for seniors.

Getting to Ani

By public transport
Train
Train
12.6km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line
15.1km from Aniai Station on the Akita Nairiku line
Transport Information
Information
Ani is less than 13km from Arase Station on the Akita Nairiku line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available, but taxis are available from Aniai Station (about 1,100 yen per person).
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
Ani is not really close to any expressways.

It is about a 12km drive from the turning off Route 105 (Ushu Highway).
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Ani.

More Information

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Address
Address
Anikaginodaki
Kitaakita-shi
Akita-ken
018-4624
Telephone
Telephone
0186-82-3311
Current resort snow depth
270cm
(10cm)
(change since last update)
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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)
Yakushisan (48.9km)
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