Okunakayama Kogen (Ichinohe Town, Iwate)

Okunakayama Kogen
奥中山高原
(岩手県 一戸町)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
Official snow depth 160cm (0cm) [updated on 16th January 2021]

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Okunakayama Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Nishidake between Iwate town and Ichinohe town in Iwate Prefecture. There is a cross country course here. On a fine day some good views of Morioka city as well as the Hakkoda and Kitakami mountains.

Since 2020 more official tree run course areas have been added.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

1018m
368m
650m
30"
11
2000m
5
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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1st 0cm - 1st 80cm 90cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 150cm
2nd 0cm - 2nd 100cm 90cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 150cm
3rd 0cm - 3rd 100cm 90cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 170cm
4th 0cm - 4th 110cm 100cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 160cm
5th 0cm - 5th 110cm 100cm 5th - 160cm 5th - 150cm
6th 0cm - 6th 110cm 100cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 150cm
7th 0cm - 7th 120cm 100cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 150cm
8th 0cm - 8th 140cm 110cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 150cm
9th 0cm - 9th 140cm 130cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 140cm
10th 0cm - 10th 140cm 130cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 130cm
11th 0cm - 11th 140cm 130cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 100cm
12th 0cm - 12th 140cm 140cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 100cm
13th 0cm - 13th 140cm 140cm 13th - 160cm 13th - 100cm
14th - 20cm 14th 160cm 140cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 100cm
15th - 20cm 15th 160cm 140cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 100cm
16th - 20cm 16th 160cm 140cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 100cm
17th - 10cm 17th - 140cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 100cm
18th - - 18th - 140cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 100cm
19th 40cm 10cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 100cm
20th 60cm 20cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 100cm
21st 60cm 20cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 100cm
22nd 60cm 20cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd 55cm 30cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 90cm
24th 50cm 30cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 90cm
25th 50cm 30cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 150cm 25th - 90cm
26th 50cm 30cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 150cm 26th - 90cm
27th 55cm 40cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 150cm 27th - 80cm
28th 55cm 60cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 140cm 28th - 70cm
29th 55cm 80cm 29th - 130cm 29th - 140cm 29th - 60cm
30th 60cm 80cm 30th - 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 80cm 31st - 100cm 31st 31st - -

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are two special areas for children - Okunaka Kodomo Land 1 and Kodomo Land 2 - both near the base area. Special items for playing in the snow are available to rent. Entry is free. Tubing and sledding rental available (charged). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is open from 10:00am until 3:00pm and features various items. It is located in the lower central area of the resort. Available 19th December 2020 through 28th March 2021. 

Okunakayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Okunakayama Kogen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Night skiing is from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Fridays and until 9:00pm on Saturdays between 25th December 2020 and 13th March 2021 (* every day between 25th December and 2nd January).

Okunakayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary school age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,300 yen 2,500 yen 2,700 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen 2,700 yen
5 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours (weekdays) 2,500 yen 1,700 yen 1,900 yen 2,200 yen
Nighta (until 8pm) 2,000 yen 1,100 yen 1,300 yen 1,800 yen
Nighta (until 9pm) 2,200 yen 1,300 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 330 yen 200 yen 220 yen 270 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Monthly Ticket 15,000 yen 8,800 yen 10,000 yen 12,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Okunakayama Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Okunakayama Kogen is just under 5km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line.

Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 18km to the south.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
25.8km from the Ichinohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
32.7km from the Nishine IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (4.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Okunakayama Kogen about 26km from the Ichinohe IC exit on the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Ichinohe IC exit, head south on Route 4 until reaching the sign to turn right to head up to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is free parking for 1200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nishitako 662-1 Okunakayama
Ichinohe-machi
Ninohe-gun
Iwate-ken
028-5134
Telephone
Telephone
0195-35-3131
2020-2021 UPDATES
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Current resort snow depth
160cm
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Lift system 80
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