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 19th December 2020 until Saturday 20th March 2021
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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 for the 2020-2021 season just the left side of the hill will be open for night skiing (previously all courses opened for night skiing).

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 110cm 25cm 1st 160cm 50cm 1st 160cm 45cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 30cm 2nd 140cm 55cm 2nd 140cm 45cm
3rd - - 3rd 130cm 30cm 3rd 165cm 55cm 3rd 150cm 45cm
4th - - 4th 150cm 30cm 4th 190cm 55cm 4th 150cm 45cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 30cm 5th 190cm 55cm 5th 140cm 45cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 30cm 6th 170cm 70cm 6th 130cm 50cm
7th - - 7th 160cm 30cm 7th 160cm 75cm 7th 135cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 150cm 30cm 8th 170cm 100cm 8th 130cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 30cm 9th 190cm 110cm 9th 130cm 45cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 25cm 10th 200cm 110cm 10th 130cm 45cm
11th - - 11th 185cm 25cm 11th 200cm 115cm 11th 130cm 40cm
12th - - 12th 175cm 25cm 12th 190cm 115cm 12th 130cm 40cm
13th - - 13th 180cm 25cm 13th 190cm 100cm 13th 125cm 35cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 25cm 14th 180cm 90cm 14th 120cm 40cm
15th - - 15th 160cm 25cm 15th 180cm 70cm 15th 120cm 40cm
16th - - 16th 150cm 35cm 16th 150cm 60cm 16th 115cm 45cm
17th - - 17th 150cm 35cm 17th 170cm 50cm 17th 110cm 45cm
18th - - 18th 150cm 35cm 18th 180cm 50cm 18th 110cm 40cm
19th 70cm - 19th 170cm 35cm 19th 190cm 55cm 19th 100cm 40cm
20th 90cm - 20th 170cm 35cm 20th 175cm 50cm 20th 100cm 35cm
21st 100cm - 21st 170cm 45cm 21st 160cm 50cm 21st - -
22nd 100cm - 22nd 150cm 45cm 22nd 150cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd 90cm - 23rd 150cm 45cm 23rd 150cm 45cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm - 24th 150cm 40cm 24th 160cm 45cm 24th - -
25th 50cm - 25th 150cm 40cm 25th 170cm 45cm 25th - -
26th 50cm - 26th 150cm 40cm 26th 160cm 45cm 26th - -
27th 60cm - 27th 140cm 40cm 27th 170cm 45cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 15cm 28th 140cm 40cm 28th 160cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 45cm 20cm 29th 140cm 35cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 20cm 30th 160cm 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm - 31st 150cm 35cm 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 sledding area by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park Course' features various items to play with. 

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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Chokai Kogen Yashima is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Night skiing is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm (last lift at 8:45pm) on the following dates:

- 29th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021
- every Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays in January and February 2021
- Saturdays in March 2021

The Family Course and Champion Course are groomed before nighta starts (so closed from 3:30pm). Previously all courses were open for night skiing but for 2020-2021 only the Champion and Family courses will be available in the evenings.

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 2020-2021 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.

More Information

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Chohoda 6Yashima-machi ArasawaYurihonjo-shiAkita-ken015-0418
2020-2021 UPDATES
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