Okunakayama Kogen (Ichinohe Town, Iwate)

Okunakayama Kogen
奥中山高原 (岩手県 一戸町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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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.

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.

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The Mountain

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Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 100cm 1st 120cm 140cm 1st 140cm 240cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 100cm 2nd 120cm 140cm 2nd 140cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 100cm 3rd 120cm 140cm 3rd 130cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 100cm 4th 120cm 140cm 4th 120cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 100cm 5th 120cm 140cm 5th 120cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 100cm 6th 120cm 150cm 6th 100cm 240cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 100cm 7th 120cm 160cm 7th 100cm 240cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 100cm 8th 130cm 160cm 8th 100cm 240cm
9th - 50cm 9th 90cm 100cm 9th 130cm 160cm 9th 100cm 180cm
10th - 50cm 10th 90cm 110cm 10th 130cm 160cm 10th 90cm 160cm
11th - 50cm 11th 90cm 110cm 11th 130cm 160cm 11th 90cm 160cm
12th - 60cm 12th 90cm 110cm 12th 130cm 160cm 12th 100cm 160cm
13th - 80cm 13th 90cm 110cm 13th 150cm 170cm 13th 90cm 160cm
14th - 80cm 14th 90cm 110cm 14th 150cm 180cm 14th 90cm 150cm
15th 40cm 80cm 15th 90cm 110cm 15th 160cm 210cm 15th 120cm 150cm
16th 40cm 80cm 16th 90cm 120cm 16th 160cm 210cm 16th 120cm 140cm
17th 40cm 80cm 17th 100cm 120cm 17th 170cm 210cm 17th 120cm 140cm
18th 40cm 80cm 18th 110cm 120cm 18th 170cm 220cm 18th 110cm 130cm
19th 40cm 90cm 19th 100cm 120cm 19th 170cm 230cm 19th 100cm 130cm
20th 50cm 90cm 20th 100cm 120cm 20th 150cm 230cm 20th 100cm 130cm
21st 50cm 90cm 21st 100cm 120cm 21st 150cm 230cm 21st 90cm 130cm
22nd 50cm 90cm 22nd 100cm 120cm 22nd 150cm 230cm 22nd 80cm 130cm
23rd 50cm 90cm 23rd 120cm 120cm 23rd 150cm 230cm 23rd 80cm 150cm
24th 50cm 90cm 24th 120cm 130cm 24th 150cm 230cm 24th 80cm 150cm
25th 50cm 60cm 25th 120cm 130cm 25th 150cm 240cm 25th 90cm 150cm
26th 50cm 70cm 26th 120cm 130cm 26th 140cm 240cm 26th 80cm 150cm
27th 50cm 100cm 27th 120cm 130cm 27th 140cm 240cm 27th 80cm 150cm
28th 60cm 100cm 28th 120cm 130cm 28th 140cm 240cm 28th 80cm 120cm
29th 60cm 100cm 29th 120cm 140cm 29th - - 29th 80cm 120cm
30th 70cm 100cm 30th 120cm 140cm 30th 30th 80cm 120cm
31st 70cm 100cm 31st 120cm 140cm 31st 31st 80cm 120cm

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
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. 
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. 

Okunakayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

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

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 21st December 2018 and 17th March 2018 (and also 31st December until 3rd January).

Okunakayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
5 Hours 2,200 yen 1,400 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 320 yen 210 yen 260 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,100 yen 2,600 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 1,700 yen 1,100 yen 1,400 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Okunakayama Kogen

By public transport
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
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
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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)
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
There is free parking for 1,200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Nishitako 662-1 Okunakayama
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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Snow conditions 85
Courses & terrain 90
Lift system 80
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