Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
(山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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

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Hanagasa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 35cm 160cm 1st 15cm 210cm 1st 10cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 170cm 2nd 20cm 230cm 2nd 10cm 165cm
3rd - - 3rd 35cm 165cm 3rd 20cm 220cm 3rd 10cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 160cm 4th 20cm 220cm 4th 5cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 145cm 5th 20cm 220cm 5th 5cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 75cm 165cm 6th 35cm 195cm 6th 15cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 165cm 7th 55cm 190cm 7th 15cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 175cm 8th 50cm 195cm 8th 15cm 145cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 180cm 9th 55cm 200cm 9th 15cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 190cm 10th 55cm 205cm 10th 10cm 140cm
11th - - 11th 20cm 165cm 11th 65cm 205cm 11th 2cm 140cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 155cm 12th 65cm 205cm 12th 1cm 130cm
13th - - 13th 20cm 150cm 13th 65cm 195cm 13th - 120cm
14th - - 14th 20cm 150cm 14th 35cm 205cm 14th 0cm 120cm
15th - 53cm 15th 20cm 150cm 15th 30cm 215cm 15th 0cm 135cm
16th - 65cm 16th 25cm 150cm 16th 30cm 215cm 16th 1cm 125cm
17th - 65cm 17th 25cm 155cm 17th 30cm 210cm 17th 1cm 120cm
18th - 60cm 18th 25cm 180cm 18th 25cm 210cm 18th - 120cm
19th - 70cm 19th 25cm 190cm 19th 30cm 195cm 19th - 125cm
20th 15cm 60cm 20th 25cm 180cm 20th 30cm 195cm 20th - 115cm
21st - 60cm 21st 40cm 180cm 21st 25cm 185cm 21st - 110cm
22nd 10cm 55cm 22nd 40cm 205cm 22nd 20cm 180cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd 10cm 55cm 23rd 40cm 205cm 23rd 20cm 180cm 23rd 0cm 110cm
24th 10cm 55cm 24th 30cm 200cm 24th 40cm 175cm 24th 0cm 120cm
25th 15cm 55cm 25th 25cm 235cm 25th 40cm 175cm 25th - 120cm
26th 10cm 55cm 26th 25cm 225cm 26th 20cm 175cm 26th 0cm 110cm
27th 10cm 55cm 27th 25cm 255cm 27th 20cm 170cm 27th 0cm 95cm
28th 10cm 90cm 28th 25cm 255cm 28th 35cm 170cm 28th 0cm 90cm
29th 30cm 135cm 29th 20cm 220cm 29th 25cm - 29th 0cm 90cm
30th 30cm 150cm 30th 15cm 215cm 30th 30th 0cm 90cm
31st 20cm 150cm 31st 15cm 210cm 31st 31st 0cm 90cm

Hanagasa Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanagasa Kogen. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm
'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.

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
1 Day (9am-5pm) 1,570 yen 830 yen 830 yen 1,150 yen
4 hours 1,250 yen 620 yen 620 yen 940 yen
1 lift coupon 160 yen 80 yen 80 yen 120 yen
11 lift coupons 1,670 yen 830 yen 830 yen 1,250 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-9pm) 1,360 yen 730 yen 730 yen 1,040 yen
Season Ticket 16,760 yen 7,850 yen 7,850 yen 12,570 yen
Season Ticket (from February) 13,610 yen 6,810 yen 6,810 yen 10,470 yen
Season Ticket (from March) 6,810 yen 3,140 yen 3,140 yen 4,710 yen
Lift Ticket Information Only open for nighta 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.

Getting to Hanagasa Kogen

By public transport
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.1km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hanagasa Kogen is about 18km from Oishida Station on the Ou Honsen line.

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A public bus service that takes about 40 minutes to Hanagasa Kogen.
By 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
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.

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There is a car park for 300 vehicles close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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