Hanagasa Kogen (Obanazawa City, Yamagata)

Hanagasa Kogen
花笠高原 (山形県 尾花沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until late March 2019
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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 160cm 130cm 1st 210cm 195cm 1st 170cm 215cm
2nd - - 2nd 170cm 145cm 2nd 230cm 190cm 2nd 165cm 215cm
3rd - - 3rd 165cm 170cm 3rd 220cm 185cm 3rd 160cm 200cm
4th - - 4th 160cm 165cm 4th 220cm 180cm 4th 160cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 145cm 160cm 5th 220cm 180cm 5th 160cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 165cm 160cm 6th 195cm 190cm 6th 150cm 185cm
7th - - 7th 165cm 165cm 7th 190cm 190cm 7th 150cm 180cm
8th - - 8th 175cm 155cm 8th 195cm 190cm 8th 145cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 155cm 9th 200cm 200cm 9th 140cm 170cm
10th - - 10th 190cm 135cm 10th 205cm 196cm 10th 140cm 170cm
11th - - 11th 165cm 160cm 11th 205cm 180cm 11th 140cm 170cm
12th - - 12th 155cm 175cm 12th 205cm 220cm 12th 130cm 170cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 160cm 13th 195cm 220cm 13th 120cm 165cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 160cm 14th 205cm 230cm 14th 120cm 160cm
15th 53cm - 15th 150cm 160cm 15th 215cm 220cm 15th 135cm 150cm
16th 65cm 60cm 16th 150cm 150cm 16th 215cm 205cm 16th 125cm 140cm
17th 65cm 65cm 17th 155cm 150cm 17th 210cm 200cm 17th 120cm 140cm
18th 60cm 65cm 18th 180cm 135cm 18th 210cm 230cm 18th 120cm 140cm
19th 70cm 75cm 19th 190cm 125cm 19th 195cm 230cm 19th 125cm 95cm
20th 60cm 75cm 20th 180cm 125cm 20th 195cm 226cm 20th 115cm 130cm
21st 60cm 95cm 21st 180cm 125cm 21st 185cm 220cm 21st 110cm 130cm
22nd 55cm 85cm 22nd 205cm 125cm 22nd 180cm 230cm 22nd 100cm 130cm
23rd 55cm 75cm 23rd 205cm 120cm 23rd 180cm 225cm 23rd 110cm 120cm
24th 55cm 65cm 24th 200cm 140cm 24th 175cm 220cm 24th 120cm 120cm
25th 55cm 65cm 25th 235cm 160cm 25th 175cm 230cm 25th 120cm 120cm
26th 55cm 55cm 26th 225cm 180cm 26th 175cm 230cm 26th 110cm 120cm
27th 55cm 80cm 27th 255cm 210cm 27th 170cm 215cm 27th 95cm 110cm
28th 90cm 105cm 28th 255cm 205cm 28th 170cm 215cm 28th 90cm 105cm
29th 135cm 130cm 29th 220cm 205cm 29th - - 29th 90cm 100cm
30th 150cm 160cm 30th 215cm 195cm 30th 30th 90cm 95cm
31st 150cm 145cm 31st 210cm 200cm 31st 31st 90cm 85cm

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 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) 1,540 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 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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