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 15th December 2018 until Thursday 21st March 2019
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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 qua lift and is also floodlit for nighta - 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 100cm 110cm 1st 230cm 260cm 1st 160cm 270cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 115cm 2nd 235cm 260cm 2nd 160cm 270cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 130cm 3rd 220cm 260cm 3rd 160cm 270cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 130cm 4th 180cm 240cm 4th 155cm 260cm
5th - - 5th 105cm 130cm 5th 180cm 240cm 5th 155cm 255cm
6th - - 6th 105cm 140cm 6th 180cm 250cm 6th 155cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 145cm 7th 180cm 255cm 7th 155cm 245cm
8th - - 8th 115cm 145cm 8th 190cm 260cm 8th 160cm 240cm
9th - - 9th 125cm 130cm 9th 210cm 260cm 9th 160cm 235cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 130cm 10th 230cm 260cm 10th 155cm 230cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 145cm 11th 235cm 255cm 11th 155cm 225cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 160cm 12th 240cm 270cm 12th 155cm 220cm
13th - - 13th 120cm 170cm 13th 245cm 290cm 13th 145cm 220cm
14th - - 14th 115cm 180cm 14th 245cm 290cm 14th 150cm 210cm
15th 70cm - 15th 110cm 180cm 15th 235cm 280cm 15th 155cm 200cm
16th 70cm 65cm 16th 120cm 170cm 16th 235cm 280cm 16th 150cm 195cm
17th 60cm 90cm 17th 130cm 160cm 17th 235cm 290cm 17th 150cm 190cm
18th 50cm 90cm 18th 140cm 150cm 18th 230cm 290cm 18th 145cm 190cm
19th 50cm 90cm 19th 160cm 150cm 19th 215cm 290cm 19th 140cm 180cm
20th 50cm 80cm 20th 160cm 150cm 20th 200cm 290cm 20th 140cm 170cm
21st 50cm 80cm 21st 170cm 155cm 21st 185cm 300cm 21st 140cm 160cm
22nd 50cm 80cm 22nd 185cm 160cm 22nd 180cm 290cm 22nd - -
23rd 50cm 70cm 23rd 190cm 160cm 23rd 180cm 290cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm 70cm 24th 190cm 180cm 24th 170cm 290cm 24th - -
25th 60cm 70cm 25th 195cm 180cm 25th 170cm 290cm 25th - -
26th 60cm 75cm 26th 200cm 190cm 26th 160cm 280cm 26th - -
27th 70cm 80cm 27th 220cm 210cm 27th 160cm 280cm 27th - -
28th 80cm 85cm 28th 220cm 220cm 28th 160cm 275cm 28th - -
29th 85cm 95cm 29th 225cm 225cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 85cm 105cm 30th 230cm 240cm 30th 30th - -
31st 85cm 110cm 31st 230cm 250cm 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 - from 29th December 2018 until 13th January 2019 and then every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 28th February 2019. In March, nighta is on Fridays and Saturdays. The Family Course and Champion Course are groomed before nighta starts... all courses open for nighta.

Chokai Kogen Yashima Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and under
1 Day 2,700 yen 1,400 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
2 Hours 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 30,900 yen 8,300 yen 23,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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 - 17,500 yen for adults; 14,400 yen for seniors; 3,100 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.

More Information

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Chohoda 6Yashima-machi ArasawaYurihonjo-shiAkita-ken015-0418
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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