Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

Tazawako
たざわ湖 (秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Tazawako is located on the western slopes of Mt Komagatake in Semboku city in the eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The resort overlooks Lake Tazawa and is close to the western border of Iwate Prefecture. It has hosted numerous national ski events. Tazawako has been operating since 1969.

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

1186m
608m
578m
38"
13
3000m
6
40%
30%
30%
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 0 2 0 4 0 0

Tazawako Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 110cm 1st - 145cm 1st - 230cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 145cm 2nd - 230cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 145cm 3rd - 240cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 145cm 4th - 240cm
5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 150cm 5th - 235cm
6th - - 6th - 120cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 230cm
7th - - 7th - 120cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 230cm
8th - - 8th - 120cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 230cm
9th - - 9th - 110cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 220cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 200cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 185cm 11th - 200cm
12th - 50cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 185cm 12th - 200cm
13th - 60cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 185cm 13th - 200cm
14th - 70cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 195cm 14th - 200cm
15th - 70cm 15th - 110cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 190cm
16th - 70cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 180cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 175cm
18th - 70cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 175cm
19th - 70cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 170cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 160cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 155cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 150cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 150cm
27th - 110cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 230cm 27th - 145cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 145cm 28th - 230cm 28th - 140cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 145cm 29th - - 29th - 135cm
30th - 110cm 30th - 145cm 30th 30th - 135cm
31st - 110cm 31st - 145cm 31st 31st - 130cm

Previous Statistics

Tazawako Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako. 
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
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area on the snow is located just at the base of Tazawako and is free to enter.

The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in the Ski Centre and is charged - reservations required. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Slopestyle course area and various items. 

Tazawako Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am 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
Tazawako is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm until 25th March 2018.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 3,100 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 2,400 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 220 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 65,600 yen 11,000 yen 32,800 yen 49,000 yen

Getting to Tazawako

By public transport
Train
Train
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Information
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A local bus shuttle service is available from Tazawako Station.
By Car
Car
43.7km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 127
Direction
Direction
Tazawako is about 44km from Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found off Route 341 to the east of Lake Tazawa and to the north of the main Tazawako town area.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 2500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Shimotakano-73-2
Tazawako Obonai
Senboku-shi
Akita-ken
014-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0187-46-2011
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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General 85
Snow conditions 95
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 45
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