Shirataka Choei (Shirataka Town, Yamagata)

Shirataka Choei
白鷹町営
(山形県 白鷹町)
Planned season: Friday 25th December 2020 until Sunday 14th March 2021

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Shirataka Choei is a small ski area located in Shirataka town to the west of Yamagata city in Yamagata Prefecture. The few slopes are serviced by one pair lift.

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

617m
107m
510m
22"
2
600m
1
40%
40%
20%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Shirataka Choei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Shirataka Choei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Shirataka Choei is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm during the daytime. On weekends and holidays open until 5:00pm.

Night skiing is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Shirataka Choei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High age
Senior
1 Day 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta 1,200 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen 150 yen
4 Hours 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 10,000 yen 13,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket includes night skiing.

Getting to Shirataka Choei

By public transport
Train
Train
25km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
10km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line
Transport Information
Information
Shirataka Choei is 10km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line and 25km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
20.5km from the Yamagata Chuo IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
34km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 348 (7.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 17
Direction
Direction
Shirataka Choei is about 20.5km from the Yamagata Chuo IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway and 34km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

The ski hill is located off Prefecture Road 17 to the west of central Yamagata city.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 250 vehicles at the base of the ski area. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nakayama 2812
Shirataka-machi
Nishiokitama-gun
Yamagata-ken
992-0802
Telephone
Telephone
0238-87-2215
2020-2021 UPDATES
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