Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

米沢 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
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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 100cm 20cm 1st 175cm 145cm 1st 195cm 135cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 15cm 2nd 175cm 150cm 2nd 190cm 135cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 10cm 3rd 170cm 170cm 3rd 190cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 10cm 4th 170cm 165cm 4th 185cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 30cm 5th 180cm 160cm 5th 175cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 40cm 6th 180cm 150cm 6th 170cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 135cm 35cm 7th 180cm 145cm 7th 170cm 125cm
8th - - 8th 135cm 35cm 8th 180cm 160cm 8th 165cm 140cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 50cm 9th 190cm 160cm 9th 160cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 40cm 10th 180cm 160cm 10th 160cm 140cm
11th - - 11th 135cm 60cm 11th 175cm 160cm 11th 155cm 145cm
12th - - 12th 145cm 90cm 12th 185cm 175cm 12th 150cm 140cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 110cm 13th 195cm 170cm 13th 145cm 130cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 110cm 14th 200cm 170cm 14th 145cm 125cm
15th - - 15th 140cm 130cm 15th 195cm 170cm 15th 140cm 135cm
16th 60cm - 16th 130cm 170cm 16th 190cm 165cm 16th 135cm 135cm
17th 70cm 70cm 17th 125cm 160cm 17th 190cm 160cm 17th 135cm 140cm
18th 70cm 90cm 18th 125cm 150cm 18th 210cm 160cm 18th 135cm 140cm
19th 60cm 60cm 19th 125cm 140cm 19th 215cm 160cm 19th 130cm 130cm
20th 60cm 45cm 20th 120cm 140cm 20th 210cm 155cm 20th 125cm 130cm
21st 70cm 35cm 21st 120cm 140cm 21st 210cm 155cm 21st 125cm 120cm
22nd 65cm 20cm 22nd 115cm 140cm 22nd 205cm 155cm 22nd 125cm 115cm
23rd 60cm 5cm 23rd 130cm 140cm 23rd 200cm 150cm 23rd 120cm 120cm
24th 55cm 5cm 24th 150cm 170cm 24th 195cm 140cm 24th 115cm 125cm
25th 50cm 0cm 25th 170cm 180cm 25th 200cm 140cm 25th 115cm 125cm
26th 50cm 0cm 26th 180cm 170cm 26th 200cm 140cm 26th 115cm 120cm
27th 80cm 0cm 27th 180cm 165cm 27th 195cm 135cm 27th 110cm 125cm
28th 90cm 7cm 28th 185cm 160cm 28th 200cm 135cm 28th 105cm 130cm
29th 100cm 10cm 29th 185cm 160cm 29th - - 29th 100cm 125cm
30th 110cm 25cm 30th 185cm 155cm 30th 30th 100cm 120cm
31st 110cm 25cm 31st 180cm 150cm 31st 31st 100cm 115cm

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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'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
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
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 300 yen for adults and 150 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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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.

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