Owani Onsen ski hill is located to the south of Owani town centre in Aomori Prefecture. This ski hill used to be larger than it currently is - now just what is known as the Kokusai Area remains operating.
Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu and borders Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to the south. Hokkaido is to the north across the Tsugaru Strait. There are a number of ski hills located across Aomori Prefecture, mostly small in scale. The capital, Aomori city, is located in the central area by the shores of Mutsu Bay and to the north of the Hakkoda mountains.
Owani Onsen Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
A taxi from Owani Onsen Station takes about 5 minutes.
5.1km from the Owani Hirosaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
11.6km from the Ikarigaseki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 7 (2.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 202
Owani Onsen is about 5km from the Owani Hirosaki IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.
From the Owani Hirosaki IC exit, head south on Route 7 and after 4544km turn right onto Prefecture Road 201. Cross the river and turn left and then follow the signs to the ski hill.
There is parking for 500 vehicles by the Kokusai area of Owani Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.
At the time of writing more than 40% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season - even some of the larger ones! We are continuing to manually check and update information within SnowJapan on a daily basis, but for the moment things remain a mix of new and old. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.
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