Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Yonezawa
米沢 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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

800m
325m
475m
32"
8
2000m
5
25%
50%
25%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Yonezawa 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 - 100cm 1st - 175cm 1st - 195cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 175cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 170cm 4th - 185cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 175cm
6th - - 6th - 130cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 170cm
7th - - 7th - 135cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th - 135cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 165cm
9th - - 9th - 130cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 130cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 135cm 11th - 175cm 11th - 155cm
12th - - 12th - 145cm 12th - 185cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th - 140cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 145cm
14th - - 14th - 140cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 145cm
15th - - 15th - 140cm 15th - 195cm 15th - 140cm
16th - 60cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 135cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 125cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 135cm
18th - 70cm 18th - 125cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 135cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 125cm 19th - 215cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 125cm
21st - 70cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 125cm
22nd - 65cm 22nd - 115cm 22nd - 205cm 22nd - 125cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 195cm 24th - 115cm
25th - 50cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 115cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 115cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 195cm 27th - 110cm
28th - 90cm 28th - 185cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 105cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 185cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 110cm 30th - 185cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st - 110cm 31st - 180cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Previous Statistics

Yonezawa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yonezawa. 
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 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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Yonezawa is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays, during the daytime.

Nighta (5:00pm-9:00pm) is scheduled for every day from Friday 22nd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018 and after that on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Yonezawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School & University age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (until 5pm) 4,100 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 50,000 yen 35,000 yen 41,000 yen 41,000 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
Train
Train
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
11.3km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Information
Yonezawa is about 11km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.
bus
Bus
A local bus is available that stops close by the ski hill.

The journey from Yonezawa Station takes about 30-35 minutes and costs 300 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tochidairamichishimo
Banseicho Kariyasu
Yonezawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
992-1121
Telephone
Telephone
0238-28-2511
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
At the time of writing more than 40% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season - even some of the larger ones! We are continuing to manually check and update information within SnowJapan on a daily basis, but for the moment things remain a mix of new and old. 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.

(19th November 2018)
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