Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
花笠高原 (山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December until Saturday 31st March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hanagasa Kogen is a small ski hill located to the south east of central Obanazawa city in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.

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

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 2

Hanagasa Kogen 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 - 130cm 1st - 195cm 1st - 215cm
2nd - - 2nd - 145cm 2nd - 190cm 2nd - 215cm
3rd - - 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 185cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th - 165cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 200cm
5th - - 5th - 160cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 200cm
6th - - 6th - 160cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 185cm
7th - - 7th - 165cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 180cm
8th - - 8th - 155cm 8th - 190cm 8th - 180cm
9th - - 9th - 155cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 170cm
10th - - 10th - 135cm 10th - 196cm 10th - 170cm
11th - - 11th - 160cm 11th - 180cm 11th - 170cm
12th - - 12th - 175cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 170cm
13th - - 13th - 160cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 165cm
14th - - 14th - 160cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th - 160cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 150cm
16th - 60cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 205cm 16th - 140cm
17th - 65cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 140cm
18th - 65cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 140cm
19th - 75cm 19th - 125cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 95cm
20th - 75cm 20th - 125cm 20th - 226cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 95cm 21st - 125cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - 85cm 22nd - 125cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 75cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 225cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 65cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 65cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 215cm 27th - 110cm
28th - 105cm 28th - 205cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 105cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 205cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 195cm 30th 30th - 95cm
31st - 145cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - 85cm

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 'Snow Park' and it is also open for nighta. 

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 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.

Nighta 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
1 Day (9am-5pm) 1,540 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,130 yen
4 hours 1,230 yen 610 yen 610 yen 920 yen
1 lift coupon 160 yen 80 yen 80 yen 120 yen
11 lift coupons 1,640 yen 820 yen 820 yen 1,230 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-9pm) 1,330 yen 720 yen 720 yen 1,020 yen
Season Ticket 16,450 yen 7,710 yen 7,710 yen 12,340 yen
Season Ticket (from February) 13,370 yen 6,680 yen 6,680 yen 10,280 yen
Season Ticket (from March) 6,680 yen 3,080 yen 3,080 yen 4,620 yen
Lift Ticket Information Only open for nighta on weekdays Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm until 9pm.
Open from 9am until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train 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.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for 300 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Tsuruko 858
‎Obanazawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
999-4443
Telephone
Telephone
0237-28-3939
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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