Kuriko Kokusai (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)
Kuriko Kokusai is located in the far south eastern area of Yonezawa city in Yamagata Prefecture, right by the border with Fukushima Prefecture. Access from Fukushima city is easy using Route 13. This ski hill first opened in 1967.
After a difficult 15-16 season, in November 2016 it was announced that Kuriko Kokusai would not be opening for the 16-17 season. The official reasons being 'circumstance and lack of preparations'. There was the intention of re-opening for 2017-2018 season, but as of late December 2017 there has been now further news.
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.
Kuriko Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Kuriko Kokusai Season & Opening Times
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.
Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.
Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.
(Late May 2018)
Current resort snow depth
Reader Photos & Reviews
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Kuriko Kokusai by road (in winter)