Yamagata Akakura Onsen (Mogami Town, Yamagata)

Yamagata Akakura Onsen
やまがた赤倉温泉 (山形県 最上町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until 31st March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen - not to be confused with Akakura Onsen in Niigata Prefecture - is located in Mogami town in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. There are a few 'tree run areas' as well as a 2.5km cross-country course next to the base of the ski hill.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 75cm 1st 140cm 135cm 1st 130cm 165cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 75cm 2nd 140cm 135cm 2nd 130cm 165cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 85cm 3rd 140cm 135cm 3rd 130cm 165cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 85cm 4th 140cm 135cm 4th 130cm 165cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 85cm 5th 140cm 135cm 5th 130cm 165cm
6th - - 6th 95cm 85cm 6th 130cm 135cm 6th 125cm 155cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 85cm 7th 130cm 145cm 7th 125cm 155cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 85cm 8th 130cm 145cm 8th 125cm 155cm
9th - - 9th 110cm 85cm 9th 130cm 145cm 9th 125cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 95cm 10th 130cm 145cm 10th 125cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 110cm 11th 130cm 145cm 11th 115cm 130cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 110cm 12th 130cm 145cm 12th 115cm 130cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 110cm 13th 140cm 165cm 13th 100cm 130cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 110cm 14th 140cm 185cm 14th 100cm 130cm
15th 25cm - 15th 110cm 110cm 15th 140cm 185cm 15th 100cm 120cm
16th 25cm 40cm 16th 110cm 110cm 16th 140cm 185cm 16th 100cm 110cm
17th 20cm 40cm 17th 110cm 110cm 17th 150cm 185cm 17th 100cm 110cm
18th 55cm 50cm 18th 120cm 110cm 18th 150cm 185cm 18th 100cm 110cm
19th 55cm 50cm 19th 135cm 110cm 19th 150cm 185cm 19th 100cm 110cm
20th 55cm 50cm 20th 135cm 110cm 20th 140cm 185cm 20th 100cm 100cm
21st 55cm 50cm 21st 140cm 100cm 21st 135cm 185cm 21st 100cm 100cm
22nd 55cm 50cm 22nd 140cm 100cm 22nd 135cm 185cm 22nd 90cm 100cm
23rd 50cm 50cm 23rd 140cm 100cm 23rd 135cm 185cm 23rd 75cm 90cm
24th 50cm 50cm 24th 140cm 110cm 24th 135cm 185cm 24th 85cm 90cm
25th 50cm 50cm 25th 140cm 120cm 25th 135cm 185cm 25th 75cm 90cm
26th 50cm 50cm 26th 140cm 130cm 26th 135cm 185cm 26th 75cm 90cm
27th 50cm 55cm 27th 140cm 135cm 27th 130cm 185cm 27th 75cm 90cm
28th 65cm 60cm 28th 140cm 135cm 28th 130cm 185cm 28th 75cm 80cm
29th 75cm 60cm 29th 140cm 135cm 29th - - 29th 75cm 70cm
30th 80cm 75cm 30th 140cm 135cm 30th 30th 60cm 70cm
31st 80cm 75cm 31st 140cm 135cm 31st 31st 60cm 70cm

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yamagata Akakura Onsen. 
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 Park' is located at the base area and features tubing. 
Park Information
Park information

Yamagata Akakura Onsen 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 150 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,000 yen.

Special Kids Day is the third Sunday of the month from December until March. On those days a 1 day ticket for children is free.

Getting to Yamagata Akakura Onsen

By public transport
33.2km from Shinjo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line
Transport Information
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is about 4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
A local bus service to the ski hill is available from Akakura Onsen Station.
By Car
45.7km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
49.1km from the Furukawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
58.1km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 47 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 28
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is located to the east of Shinjo city and Obanazawa city, about 3.5km off Route 47.

It is about 45km from the Higashine IC exit of the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
More information on Yamagata Expressway
There is plenty of parking on four car parks close to the base of Yamagata Akakura Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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