Yudonosan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata)

Yudonosan
湯殿山
(山形県 鶴岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 5th December 2020 until Tuesday 30th March 2021
Official snow depth 380cm (-10cm) [updated on 17th January 2021]

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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 () 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
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20/21
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20/21
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1st - - 1st 250cm 80cm 1st - 110cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 310cm 90cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 350cm 90cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th 360cm 110cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 160cm
5th 20cm - 5th 380cm 130cm 5th - 170cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th 370cm 130cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 170cm
7th - 120cm 7th 360cm 130cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 170cm
8th - 100cm 8th 370cm 120cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 170cm
9th - 90cm 9th 410cm 80cm 9th - 240cm 9th - 170cm
10th - 80cm 10th 440cm 80cm 10th - 240cm 10th - 150cm
11th 0cm 80cm 11th 460cm 80cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 150cm
12th 0cm 60cm 12th 460cm 80cm 12th - 270cm 12th - 110cm
13th 5cm 70cm 13th 450cm 80cm 13th - 250cm 13th - 110cm
14th 20cm 60cm 14th 410cm 70cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 120cm
15th 130cm 60cm 15th 410cm 80cm 15th - 180cm 15th - 120cm
16th 140cm 60cm 16th 390cm 100cm 16th - 170cm 16th - 120cm
17th 150cm 60cm 17th 380cm 110cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 120cm
18th 150cm 50cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 120cm
19th 180cm 50cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 110cm
20th 190cm 50cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 90cm
21st 210cm 90cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 90cm
22nd 200cm 70cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd 190cm 60cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 70cm
24th 170cm 70cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 70cm
25th 170cm 70cm 25th - 110cm 25th - 150cm 25th - 70cm
26th 200cm 60cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 150cm 26th - 70cm
27th 200cm 50cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 60cm
28th 180cm 70cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 60cm
29th 170cm 70cm 29th - 90cm 29th - 200cm 29th - 60cm
30th 160cm 60cm 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 200cm 40cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - 60cm

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 (10:00am-3:00pm). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 3 pair lift. There is also a half pipe by the top of that 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 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yudonosan is normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm.

It is closed on Wednesdays in March.

There is no night skiing at this area for the 2020-2021 season.

Yudonosan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,700 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 500 yen
2 Hours 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 270 yen 100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,700 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 6,100 yen 29,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

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 3,600 yen.
A Family ticket for 2 adults and 1 child is 6,100 yen.

The third Sunday of the month is Children's Day when elementary school age children can ride the lifts for free.

Ladies Day is the first Saturday of the month and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 40% off (1,920 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 but there are public buses from Tsuruoka Station (about 70 minutes)
By Car
Car
4.3km from the Yudonosan IC on the Yamagata Expressway
16.8km from the Gassan 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

About 40 minutes from Tsuruoka.
About 90 minutes from Yamagata.

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

More Information

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Address
Address
Rokujuriyama-104-5
Tamugimata
Tsuruoka-shi
Yamagata-ken
997-0532
Telephone
Telephone
0235-54-6450
2020-2021 UPDATES
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