Akabane (Tono City, Iwate)

Akabane
赤羽根 (岩手県 遠野市)
Planned season: Late December 2018 until early March 2019
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Akabane is a small ski hill located to the south of central Tono city in Iwate Prefecture. This ski hill is serviced by three simple lifts, each around 200-250m in length.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

The Mountain

620m
80m
540m
30"
3
600m
3
10%
40%
50%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Previous Statistics

Akabane Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
There is a ski school offering lessons. Snowboard lessons are available, reservations required. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment is available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Chibbiko hiroba' area for young children (sledding). 
Park Information
Park information
There is a small 'Mini Park' near base. 

Akabane Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 6:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 6:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Akabane is normally open from 9:00am until 6:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm on weekdays only.

Akabane Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 1,400 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 800 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:30pm) 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 60 yen
12 Lift Coupons 600 yen
Nighta (5pm-8:45pm) 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 10,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Lift tickets are the same price for everyone.

Getting to Akabane

By public transport
Train
Train
54.1km from Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
2.5km from Hirakura Station on the Kamaishi line
Transport Information
Information
About 2.5km from Hirakura Station on the Kamaishi line.

The nearest station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is Kitakami Station, just less than 55km to the west.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available.
By Car
Car
56.4km from the Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
64.1km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 340 (1.8km away)
Direction
Direction
Akabane is less than 2km off Route 340, about 12km south of central Tono city.
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available by base for about 150 cars.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hirakura 41-47
Kamigo-cho
Tono-shi
Iwate-ken
028-0775
Telephone
Telephone
0198-65-3343
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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