Yokone (Oguni Town, Yamagata)
横根 (山形県 小国町)
Late December 2017 until late March 2018
is a small ski hill in Oguni town in the south western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Niigata Prefecture. It is well-known for the half pipe!
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 (
) and are spread across the Prefecture.
There is no ski or snowboard school at Yokone.
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available.
There are no special facilities for children.
The half pipe at Yokone is popular.
Yokone Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Yokone is open from 9am until 5pm in the daytime.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Mondays to Saturdays (none on national holidays) - from 5pm until 9pm.
Yokone Lift Ticket Charges
1 Day (9am-5pm)
1 Lift Coupon
12 Lift Coupons
22 Lift Coupons
Rope-tow (1 Day)
The rope-tow can be used with the main lift tickets.
By public transport
km from Oguni Station on the Yonesaka line
Yokone is about 3km from Oguni Station on the Yonesaka line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
67.9 km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 113 (0.1 km away)
Yokone is 34km from the Arakawa Tainai IC exit of the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway close to the coastline in Niigata Prefecture.
The Yamagata Kaminoyama IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway close to central Yamagata City is 68km away. The ski hill can be found close to the side of Route 113. >> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Free parking is available at the base of the ski hill.
Visit official website
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Oguni Kosakamachi 588
Oguni-machi Nishiokitama-gun Yamagata-ken 999-1363
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
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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)
Approx. distance from Yokone by road (in winter)
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