Taranokidai (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Taranokidai
たらのきだい (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Thursday 28th February 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Taranokidai is a small ski hill located in Tsuruoka city in the north-western 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

365m
105m
260m
34"
5
1300m
1
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Taranokidai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st 90cm 90cm 1st 145cm 235cm 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 95cm 2nd 155cm 235cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 95cm 105cm 3rd 155cm 235cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 95cm 115cm 4th 150cm 235cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 90cm 115cm 5th 150cm 240cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 90cm 120cm 6th 145cm 270cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 90cm 130cm 7th 140cm 280cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 95cm 130cm 8th 150cm 300cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 120cm 120cm 9th 165cm 300cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 120cm 120cm 10th 180cm 300cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 110cm 140cm 11th 180cm 280cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 110cm 145cm 12th 185cm 330cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 100cm 150cm 13th 185cm 350cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 100cm 170cm 14th 185cm 360cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 100cm 170cm 15th 200cm 340cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 100cm 160cm 16th 200cm 340cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 110cm 150cm 17th 200cm 340cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 120cm 145cm 18th 200cm 340cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 120cm 145cm 19th 200cm 340cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 115cm 140cm 20th 190cm 340cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 120cm 140cm 21st 180cm 340cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 125cm 145cm 22nd 180cm 340cm 22nd - -
23rd 40cm 60cm 23rd 135cm 145cm 23rd 170cm 330cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm 55cm 24th 140cm 170cm 24th 160cm 330cm 24th - -
25th 40cm 50cm 25th 140cm 180cm 25th 150cm 330cm 25th - -
26th 40cm 60cm 26th 140cm 190cm 26th 140cm 330cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 70cm 27th 140cm 200cm 27th 140cm 330cm 27th - -
28th 60cm 80cm 28th 140cm 200cm 28th 140cm 330cm 28th - -
29th 80cm 85cm 29th 140cm 210cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 85cm 95cm 30th 140cm 230cm 30th 30th - -
31st 85cm 95cm 31st 140cm 235cm 31st 31st - -

Taranokidai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Taranokidai. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Taranokidai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 5:00pm until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Taranokidai is open from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on weekdays.

On weekends and holidays and over New Year it is open from 9:00am.

Taranokidai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day (9am-4:30pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,300 yen
Nighta 1,900 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,800 yen 13,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Closed on Tuesdays in January and February

Getting to Taranokidai

By public transport
Train
Train
15.2km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Taranokidai is about 15km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
9.9km from the Shounai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway
16.5km from the Tsuruoka IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (8.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 351
Direction
Direction
Taranokidai is about 10km from the Shounai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Shounai Asahi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 44. After just under 7km turn right onto Prefecture Road 350 and head up to the ski hill.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Taranokidai.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nishino 469-1
Taranokidai
Tsuruoka-shi
Yamagata-ken
997-0303
Telephone
Telephone
0235-57-5470
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
Current resort snow depth
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