Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
花笠高原スキー場
(山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until late March 2022
Official snow depth 170cm (-10cm) [updated on 25th January 2022]

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Hanagasa Kogen is a ski area located to the southeast of central Obanazawa city in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. There is one pair lift and another shorter simple lift. The half pipe is a popular feature.

The Mountain

450m
150m
300m
30"
3
1500m
2
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Hanagasa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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20/21
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1st - - 1st 160cm 170cm 1st - 180cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 200cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 140cm 210cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th 160cm 215cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th 160cm 215cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 170cm
6th - - 6th 185cm 190cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 165cm
7th - - 7th 165cm 190cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th 170cm 190cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th 160cm 200cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 150cm
10th - - 10th 160cm 230cm 10th - 250cm 10th - 145cm
11th - - 11th 160cm 240cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 140cm
12th 0cm - 12th 150cm 240cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 140cm
13th 5cm - 13th 150cm 220cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 130cm
14th 8cm - 14th 170cm 200cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 130cm
15th 5cm 90cm 15th 180cm 190cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 130cm
16th 8cm 90cm 16th 170cm 180cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 130cm
17th 8cm 110cm 17th 170cm 180cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 110cm
18th 8cm 110cm 18th 160cm 180cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 110cm
19th 30cm 170cm 19th 180cm 170cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 100cm
20th 30cm 180cm 20th 180cm 170cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 100cm
21st 50cm 180cm 21st 190cm 190cm 21st - 180cm 21st - 100cm
22nd 50cm 160cm 22nd 180cm 170cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd 40cm 150cm 23rd 180cm 160cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 125cm 24th 180cm 160cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 90cm
25th 40cm 100cm 25th 170cm 160cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 80cm
26th 80cm 150cm 26th - 150cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 80cm
27th 40cm 160cm 27th - 150cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 80cm
28th 40cm 160cm 28th - 150cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 70cm
29th 130cm 130cm 29th - 145cm 29th - - 29th - 70cm
30th 100cm 125cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 130cm 140cm 31st - 180cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Hanagasa Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanagasa Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 100m half pipe near the base area. 

Hanagasa Kogen 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 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hanagasa Kogen is normally open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm on Mondays through Thursdays.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and over New Year it is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

Night skiing is officially from 5:30pm until 9:00pm every day of the season.

Hanagasa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
60 years and over
1 Day (9am-5pm) 1,500 yen 800 yen 800 yen 1,100 yen
4 hours 1,200 yen 600 yen 600 yen 900 yen
1 lift coupon 160 yen 80 yen 80 yen 120 yen
11 lift coupons 1,600 yen 800 yen 800 yen 1,200 yen
Night (5:30pm-9pm) 1,300 yen 700 yen 700 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 16,000 yen 7,500 yen 7,500 yen 12,000 yen
Season Ticket (from February) 13,000 yen 6,500 yen 6,500 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ticket (from March) 6,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Only open for night skiing on weekdays Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm until 9:00pm.

Open from 9:00am until 9:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The simple lift costs 400 yen for 4 hours and 500 yen for the day.

Getting to Hanagasa Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Hanagasa Kogen is about 18km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen line.
bus
Bus
A public bus service that takes about 40 minutes to Hanagasa Kogen.
By Car
Car
38.3km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
50.6km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 301
Direction
Direction
Hanagasa Kogen is located to the south east of central Obanazawa city, just off Prefecture Road 301.

It is just over 38km from the Higashine IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for 300 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tsuruko 858
‎Obanazawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
999-4443
Telephone
Telephone
0237-28-3939
Current resort snow depth
170cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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