Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

(山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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Yonezawa is located to the south east of central Yonezawa city in the south-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. It is also easy to get to from Fukushima city using Route 13.

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

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Yonezawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 15cm 120cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 125cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 115cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 125cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 115cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 125cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 115cm 4th - 150cm 4th - 120cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 110cm 5th - 150cm 5th - 115cm
6th - - 6th 35cm 115cm 6th - 145cm 6th - 115cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 110cm 7th 35cm 145cm 7th - 110cm
8th - - 8th 25cm 105cm 8th 35cm 140cm 8th - 110cm
9th - - 9th - 115cm 9th 40cm 150cm 9th - 110cm
10th - - 10th - 115cm 10th 40cm 150cm 10th - 110cm
11th - - 11th - 115cm 11th 50cm 150cm 11th - 105cm
12th - - 12th - 110cm 12th 50cm 150cm 12th - 100cm
13th - - 13th - 105cm 13th 50cm 150cm 13th - 100cm
14th - - 14th - 105cm 14th 50cm 150cm 14th - 105cm
15th - - 15th - 105cm 15th 20cm 150cm 15th - 105cm
16th - - 16th - 105cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 105cm
17th - - 17th - 105cm 17th - 155cm 17th - 100cm
18th - - 18th 20cm 125cm 18th - 155cm 18th - 95cm
19th - - 19th 5cm 125cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 90cm
20th - - 20th 5cm 120cm 20th - 145cm 20th - 85cm
21st - - 21st 5cm 140cm 21st - 145cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd 40cm 145cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd - 50cm 23rd 35cm 140cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 45cm 24th 30cm 150cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 75cm
25th - 50cm 25th 25cm 160cm 25th - 130cm 25th - -
26th - 45cm 26th - 165cm 26th - 130cm 26th - -
27th - 45cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 130cm 27th - -
28th - 70cm 28th - 155cm 28th - 125cm 28th - -
29th 20cm 100cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 120cm 30th - 155cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 120cm 31st - 155cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yonezawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yonezawa. 
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 Area' ia located by the main base area in front of Number 1 Lodge. There is also a sledging area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is located by the Number 2 pair lift. 

Yonezawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Yonezawa is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta (5:00pm-9:00pm) is scheduled for every day from Saturday 21st-22nd December, Friday 27th December 2019 until Friday 31st January 2020.
After that on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Sunday 15th March 2020.

Yonezawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School & University age
60 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 3,900 yen 2,900 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Morning (open-2pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (11am-5pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Long Nighta (3pm-9pm) 3,600 yen 2,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 420 yen 300 yen 350 yen 350 yen
8 Lift Coupons 3,150 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Season Ticket 49,000 yen 34,000 yen 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Nighta Season Ticket 29,000 yen 21,000 yen 27,000 yen 27,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket includes free parking on weekends and also can be used for nighta operations.

Getting to Yonezawa

By public transport
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Yonezawa is about 11km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.
A local bus is available that stops close by the ski hill.

The journey from Yonezawa Station takes about 30-35 minutes and costs 310 yen for adults and 160 yen for children.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
By Car
15.7km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
24.7km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (0.1km away)
Yonezawa is just under 16km from the Yonezawa Kita IC exit on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road, and just under 25km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Fukushima Iizaka IC exit turn, right onto Route 13 and continue for over 15km. The ski hill base and car parks are just off this road on the right hand side.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There are a number of car parks near the base of Yonezawa. Numbers 1 and 2 and free on weekdays and 700 yen on weekends and holidays.

The northern car park (the car park that is closer to Yonezawa city) is free every day of the season.

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(Updated 24th September)

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