Akagisan Daiichi (Maebashi City, Gunma)

Akagisan Daiichi
(群馬県 前橋市)
Planned season: Late December 2019 until mid March 2020
Normally open only on weekends & holidays

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Akagisan Daiichi is a very small ski hill - claiming to be the 'smallest in Japan' - located high up on Mt Akagi in the eastern region of Gunma Prefecture and to the south of the resorts in Minakami and Katashina.

There are no ski lifts at Akagisan Daiichi, just a 60m long 'snow elevator', and it's more a playing-in-the-snow type area than a ski hill. There is no grooming of the snow here! There used to be Dai-ni and Dai-san (Number 2 and 3) small ski areas nearby (and at one time there even used to be a Ropeway lift), but they are no longer operating. Akagisan Daiichi normally only opens on weekends.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northerns regions of of Minakami and Katashina and over to the west in Kusatsu.

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The Mountain

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Akagisan Daiichi Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Abashiri Lake View. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Limited ski equipment rental is available.
Sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging area at the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no snow park facilities. 

Akagisan Daiichi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late 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 Not open on weekdays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Akagisan Daiichi is generally open on weekends and holidays only - closed on weekdays (* though reservations for opening on weekdays seem possible).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Akagisan Daiichi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 800 yen 800 yen 800 yen
Lift Ticket Information This small ski hill does not open on weekdays.

The 60m Snow Elevator is open on weekends and holidays and costs 800 yen to use.

Getting to Akagisan Daiichi

By public transport
37.5km from Takasaki Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
27.4km from Maebashi Station on the Ryomo line
32.7km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Akagisan Daiichi is about 27km from Maebashi Station on the Ryomo line, 33km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and 37.5km from Takasaki Station on the Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines.

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More information on the Joetsu train line
No shuttle bus service is available but there is a scheduled public bus services from Maebashi Station up to the area.
By Car
28.6km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
29.3km from the Shibukawa Ikaho IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
30.7km from the Maebashi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 353 (17.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 70
From Numata and Route 120 head south using Prefecture Road 251.

From the south west and Maebashi city, use Prefecture Road 4.

Both arrive at Lane Onuma and the ski hill is close to the southern shores of the lake.

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There is free parking for around 100 vehicles close by.

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2019-2020 UPDATES
9th December 2019: Most ski resort information for the 19-20 has been updated, but some work remains as we ourselves wait for information. We will get it completed as quickly as possible. More about updates here
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