Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

Hakodateyama
箱館山 (滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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

690m
150m
145m
38"
10
700m
7
25%
50%
25%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 4 2 0

Hakodateyama Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Hakodateyama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodateyama. 
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
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
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
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
A bus service is available from the station and takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
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).

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiokimae
Imazu-cho
Takashima-shi
Shiga-ken
520-1655
Telephone
Telephone
0744-22-2486
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
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(19th November 2018)
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