Taranokidai (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Taranokidai
たらのきだい (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Wednesday 28th February 2018
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
season
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
season
1st - - 1st - 90cm 1st - 235cm 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 235cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd - 105cm 3rd - 235cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th - 115cm 4th - 235cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th - 115cm 5th - 240cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 120cm 6th - 270cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 130cm 7th - 280cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 130cm 8th - 300cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 120cm 9th - 300cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 120cm 10th - 300cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 140cm 11th - 280cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 145cm 12th - 330cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 350cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 170cm 14th - 360cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 170cm 15th - 340cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 160cm 16th - 340cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 150cm 17th - 340cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 145cm 18th - 340cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 145cm 19th - 340cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 140cm 20th - 340cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 140cm 21st - 340cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 145cm 22nd - 340cm 22nd - -
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - 330cm 23rd - -
24th - 55cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 330cm 24th - -
25th - 50cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 330cm 25th - -
26th - 60cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 330cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 330cm 27th - -
28th - 80cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 330cm 28th - -
29th - 85cm 29th - 210cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 95cm 30th - 230cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 95cm 31st - 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 Late 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 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Taranokidai is open from 9am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

It is also open again for nighta from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

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
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
Current resort snow depth
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