Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

箱館山 (滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Hakodateyama is located on the mountain of the same name in Takashima city in Shiga Prefecture close to the north west area of Lake Biwa. The Gondola takes people up to the base of the ski hill from the car park and bus stop. Snow shoe tours are also available at Hakodateyama.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

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Hakodateyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 70cm 1st 180cm 150cm 1st 160cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 95cm 70cm 2nd 180cm 160cm 2nd 150cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 110cm 70cm 3rd 180cm 160cm 3rd 150cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 70cm 4th 180cm 160cm 4th 140cm 150cm
5th - - 5th 120cm 70cm 5th 190cm 150cm 5th 120cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 120cm 70cm 6th 190cm 140cm 6th 110cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 70cm 7th 190cm 155cm 7th 110cm 140cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 70cm 8th 200cm 155cm 8th 110cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 70cm 9th 200cm 155cm 9th 90cm 150cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 60cm 10th 200cm 165cm 10th 90cm 150cm
11th - - 11th 125cm 70cm 11th 200cm 180cm 11th 90cm 150cm
12th - - 12th 125cm 50cm 12th 210cm 200cm 12th 90cm 150cm
13th - - 13th 125cm 50cm 13th 210cm 210cm 13th 90cm 150cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 70cm 14th 210cm 210cm 14th 80cm 140cm
15th 60cm 50cm 15th 140cm 130cm 15th 210cm 210cm 15th 80cm 140cm
16th 60cm 55cm 16th 140cm 150cm 16th 210cm 210cm 16th 60cm 140cm
17th 50cm 60cm 17th 130cm 160cm 17th 210cm 200cm 17th 60cm 140cm
18th 60cm 60cm 18th 120cm 160cm 18th 230cm 200cm 18th 60cm 140cm
19th 60cm 60cm 19th 110cm 150cm 19th 230cm 200cm 19th 60cm 130cm
20th 60cm 60cm 20th 110cm 130cm 20th 230cm 190cm 20th 60cm 130cm
21st 60cm 60cm 21st 110cm 140cm 21st 220cm 190cm 21st 50cm 120cm
22nd 60cm 60cm 22nd 110cm 140cm 22nd 220cm 190cm 22nd 50cm 110cm
23rd 60cm 60cm 23rd 120cm 170cm 23rd 220cm 180cm 23rd 50cm 100cm
24th 50cm 60cm 24th 120cm 180cm 24th 210cm 170cm 24th 40cm 100cm
25th 40cm 60cm 25th 140cm 190cm 25th 200cm 180cm 25th 40cm 100cm
26th 50cm 60cm 26th 150cm 190cm 26th 200cm 170cm 26th - 90cm
27th 70cm 60cm 27th 160cm 190cm 27th 190cm 160cm 27th - 90cm
28th 80cm 60cm 28th 170cm 190cm 28th 180cm 160cm 28th - 90cm
29th 80cm 60cm 29th 170cm 175cm 29th - - 29th - 80cm
30th 80cm 70cm 30th 180cm 160cm 30th 30th - 80cm
31st 80cm 70cm 31st 180cm 150cm 31st 31st - 70cm

Previous Statistics

Hakodateyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodateyama. 
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
The 'Kids World' and snow rafting areas are located by the base area (the top gondola station). 'Kids World' costs 500 yen to enter (or free with a valid lift ticket). 
Park Information
Park information
There is a park area with a number of items near the top of the Number 3 lift. There is also a cross course in the same area. 

Hakodateyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakodateyama is generally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays; from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturdays and from 7:00am until 5:00pm on Sundays in peak season.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakodateyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Senior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 3,500 yen 3,800 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 4,200 yen 2,900 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola return 1,850 yen 930 yen 1,850 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 210 yen 210 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ladies Day is on 21st, 26th December; 11th, 23rd January 2016; 1st, 13th February; 1st, 13th March 2017. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for ladies is free.

Kodomo Service Day (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is half price.

Seniors Day is on 13th, 27th December 2016; 10th, 24th January; 7th, 21st February; 7th, 21st March 2017. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for seniors is half price and parking is free.

Getting to Hakodateyama

By public transport
68.2km from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
6.9km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line
20.4km from Kaminaka Station on the Obama line
Transport Information
Hakodateyama is about 7km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line.

Kyoto Station is less than 50 minutes away.

Osaka Station is less than 80 minutes away.

>> More information on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line
A bus service is available from the station and takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
24.2km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
29.2km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
33.5km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 534
Hakodateyama is less than 1km from Prefecture Road 534 and just over 2km from Route 161 (also known in this area as the Kohoku Bypass), to the north of central Takashima city.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking is available for 1,100 vehicles at the base of the Ropeway. Parking costs 1,000 yen per car (500 yen from 13th March 2017).

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