Chokai Kogen Yashima (Yurihonjo City, Akita)

Chokai Kogen Yashima
鳥海高原 矢島
(秋田県 由利本荘市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Friday 20th March 2020
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Chokai Kogen Yashima is a small ski hill located in Yurihonjo city in Akita Prefecture. The whole of Chokai Kogen Yashima is serviced by one quad lift and the whole area is floodlit for night time operations - see below for specific days when there are night operations.

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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Chokai Kogen Yashima Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 25cm 100cm 1st 50cm 230cm 1st 45cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 100cm 2nd 55cm 235cm 2nd 45cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 100cm 3rd 55cm 220cm 3rd 45cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 110cm 4th 55cm 180cm 4th 45cm 155cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 105cm 5th 55cm 180cm 5th 45cm 155cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 105cm 6th 70cm 180cm 6th 50cm 155cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 110cm 7th 75cm 180cm 7th 50cm 155cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 115cm 8th 100cm 190cm 8th 50cm 160cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 125cm 9th 110cm 210cm 9th 45cm 160cm
10th - - 10th 25cm 120cm 10th 110cm 230cm 10th 45cm 155cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 120cm 11th 115cm 235cm 11th 40cm 155cm
12th - - 12th 25cm 120cm 12th 115cm 240cm 12th 40cm 155cm
13th - - 13th 25cm 120cm 13th 100cm 245cm 13th 35cm 145cm
14th - - 14th 25cm 115cm 14th 90cm 245cm 14th 40cm 150cm
15th - 70cm 15th 25cm 110cm 15th 70cm 235cm 15th 40cm 155cm
16th - 70cm 16th 35cm 120cm 16th 60cm 235cm 16th 45cm 150cm
17th - 60cm 17th 35cm 130cm 17th 50cm 235cm 17th 45cm 150cm
18th - 50cm 18th 35cm 140cm 18th 50cm 230cm 18th 40cm 145cm
19th - 50cm 19th 35cm 160cm 19th 55cm 215cm 19th 40cm 140cm
20th - 50cm 20th 35cm 160cm 20th 50cm 200cm 20th 35cm 140cm
21st - 50cm 21st 45cm 170cm 21st 50cm 185cm 21st - 140cm
22nd - 50cm 22nd 45cm 185cm 22nd 50cm 180cm 22nd - -
23rd - 50cm 23rd 45cm 190cm 23rd 45cm 180cm 23rd - -
24th - 50cm 24th 40cm 190cm 24th 45cm 170cm 24th - -
25th - 60cm 25th 40cm 195cm 25th 45cm 170cm 25th - -
26th - 60cm 26th 40cm 200cm 26th 45cm 160cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th 40cm 220cm 27th 45cm 160cm 27th - -
28th 15cm 80cm 28th 40cm 220cm 28th 50cm 160cm 28th - -
29th 20cm 85cm 29th 35cm 225cm 29th 50cm - 29th - -
30th 20cm 85cm 30th 30cm 230cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 85cm 31st 35cm 230cm 31st 31st - -

Chokai Kogen Yashima Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chokai Kogen Yashima. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment is available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a small sledging area by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park Course' features various items and is open for nighta (as are all courses). Kicker, king box, rail, tyre, 9 wave. Cross course. 

Chokai Kogen Yashima 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 Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Chokai Kogen Yashima is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm on the following dates:

- 29th December 2019 until 5th January 2020
- every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and night before holidays until 29th February 2020
- Fridays and Saturdays between 1st March and 20th March 2020

The Family Course and Champion Course are groomed before nighta starts (so closed from 3:30pm)... all courses open for nighta. Hurray!

Chokai Kogen Yashima Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and under
1 Day 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,200 yen 1,700 yen
2 Hours 2,000 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 31,700 yen 9,100 yen 24,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.

A season ticket for residents of Yurihonjo City is available - 19,400 yen for adults; 15,200 yen for seniors; 4,000 yen for children.

Getting to Chokai Kogen Yashima

By public transport
8.4km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line
32.7km from Ugo Honjo Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
The ski hill is just over 8km from Yashima Station on the Chokai Sanroku line.
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi from Yashima Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
29.8km from the Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway
50.8km from the Yuzawa IC (Akita) on the Yuzawa Yokote Road
Nearest national route: Route 108 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 32
Chokai Kogen Yashima is located just off Prefecture Road 32 which itself is about 8.5km from Route 108 in Yurihonjo City. To the north the closest expressway exit is Honjo IC on the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway. To the east, 50km away, is the Yuzawa IC of the Yuzawa Yokote Road. (From both these directions, use Route 108).
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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