Yudonosan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Yudonosan
湯殿山 (山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until late March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yudonosan is located to the north west of Gassan in the eastern area of 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

700m
170m
530m
35"
5
2000m
3
20%
50%
30%
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 3 0 0

Yudonosan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 160cm 1st - 460cm 1st - 540cm
2nd - 60cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 460cm 2nd - 540cm
3rd - 60cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 460cm 3rd - 500cm
4th - 50cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 460cm 4th - 500cm
5th - 40cm 5th - 200cm 5th - 460cm 5th - 500cm
6th - 50cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 460cm 6th - 500cm
7th - 50cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 460cm 7th - 500cm
8th - 60cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 500cm 8th - 480cm
9th - 50cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 470cm 9th - 460cm
10th - 80cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 470cm 10th - 450cm
11th - 80cm 11th - 280cm 11th - 470cm 11th - 450cm
12th - 80cm 12th - 280cm 12th - 520cm 12th - 450cm
13th - 60cm 13th - 300cm 13th - 520cm 13th - 400cm
14th - 80cm 14th - 300cm 14th - 520cm 14th - 400cm
15th - 80cm 15th - 300cm 15th - 520cm 15th - 400cm
16th - 80cm 16th - 300cm 16th - 520cm 16th - 400cm
17th - 100cm 17th - 300cm 17th - 550cm 17th - 400cm
18th - 100cm 18th - 280cm 18th - 550cm 18th - 400cm
19th - 100cm 19th - 300cm 19th - 560cm 19th - 400cm
20th - 100cm 20th - 300cm 20th - 560cm 20th - 400cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 560cm 21st - 300cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 300cm 22nd - 560cm 22nd - 300cm
23rd - 100cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 550cm 23rd - 300cm
24th - 100cm 24th - 300cm 24th - 540cm 24th - 300cm
25th - 100cm 25th - 350cm 25th - 540cm 25th - 300cm
26th - 100cm 26th - 400cm 26th - 530cm 26th - 300cm
27th - 100cm 27th - 450cm 27th - 540cm 27th - 300cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 490cm 28th - 540cm 28th - 300cm
29th - 120cm 29th - 500cm 29th - - 29th - 300cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 450cm 30th 30th - 300cm
31st - 160cm 31st - 450cm 31st 31st - 300cm

Yudonosan Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yudonosan. 
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
The 'Kids Corner' is located at the base of the ski hill. There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' open at weekends which is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 3 pair lift. 

Yudonosan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yudonosan is open from 8:45am until 5:00pm.

It is closed every Wednesdays in March 2017.

There is no nighta at this ski hill during the 2017-2018 season.

Yudonosan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,700 yen 500 yen
2 Hours 2,060 yen
1 Lift Coupon 260 yen 100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 6,000 yen 29,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from the time of purchase.

A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 3,500 yen.
A Family ticket for 2 adults and 1 child is 6,000 yen.

Getting to Yudonosan

By public transport
Train
Train
34.3km from Tsuruoka Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Yudonosan is about 34km 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
4.3km from the Yudonosan IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (0.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Yudonosan is close to the Yudonosan IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.

From the Yudonosan IC exit, turn left onto Route 112 and continue on this road for about 3.5km until reaching the turn off for the ski hill. Turn left and follow the signs up to the car parks.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

Parking
Parking
There are a few car parks at the base of the ski hill for about 800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Rokujuriyama-104-5
Tamugimata
Tsuruoka-shi
Yamagata-ken
997-0532
Telephone
Telephone
0235-54-6450
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)
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