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 16th December 2017 until late March 2018
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 is 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 75cm 5cm 1st 135cm 70cm 1st 165cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 75cm 5cm 2nd 135cm 70cm 2nd 165cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 85cm 0cm 3rd 135cm 70cm 3rd 165cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 85cm - 4th 135cm 70cm 4th 165cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 85cm 10cm 5th 135cm 70cm 5th 165cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 85cm 10cm 6th 135cm 70cm 6th 155cm 70cm
7th - - 7th 85cm 10cm 7th 145cm 70cm 7th 155cm 70cm
8th - - 8th 85cm - 8th 145cm 70cm 8th 155cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 85cm 10cm 9th 145cm 70cm 9th 140cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 95cm 10cm 10th 145cm 70cm 10th 130cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 15cm 11th 145cm 70cm 11th 130cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 30cm 12th 145cm 70cm 12th 130cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 40cm 13th 165cm 70cm 13th 130cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 50cm 14th 185cm 70cm 14th 130cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 50cm 15th 185cm 70cm 15th 120cm 80cm
16th 40cm - 16th 110cm 60cm 16th 185cm 70cm 16th 110cm 80cm
17th 40cm 20cm 17th 110cm 60cm 17th 185cm 70cm 17th 110cm 80cm
18th 50cm 15cm 18th 110cm 60cm 18th 185cm 70cm 18th 110cm 80cm
19th 50cm 5cm 19th 110cm 60cm 19th 185cm 70cm 19th 110cm 70cm
20th 50cm 0cm 20th 110cm 60cm 20th 185cm 70cm 20th 100cm 70cm
21st 50cm 5cm 21st 100cm 60cm 21st 185cm 70cm 21st 100cm 70cm
22nd 50cm 0cm 22nd 100cm 60cm 22nd 185cm 70cm 22nd 100cm 70cm
23rd 50cm 0cm 23rd 100cm 70cm 23rd 185cm 70cm 23rd 90cm 70cm
24th 50cm 0cm 24th 110cm 70cm 24th 185cm 70cm 24th 90cm 70cm
25th 50cm 0cm 25th 120cm 70cm 25th 185cm 80cm 25th 90cm 70cm
26th 50cm 0cm 26th 130cm 70cm 26th 185cm 80cm 26th 90cm 70cm
27th 55cm 0cm 27th 135cm 70cm 27th 185cm 80cm 27th 90cm 60cm
28th 60cm 0cm 28th 135cm 70cm 28th 185cm 80cm 28th 80cm 60cm
29th 60cm 0cm 29th 135cm 70cm 29th - - 29th 70cm 60cm
30th 75cm 5cm 30th 135cm 70cm 30th 30th 70cm 50cm
31st 75cm 5cm 31st 135cm 70cm 31st 31st 70cm 50cm

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
The 'Baykilt Snow Park' is the park area at Yamagata Akakura Onsen. 

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 parking for 1,600 vehicles on a number of car parks close to the base of Yamagata Akakura Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
Current resort snow depth
Daily updates during snow season
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