Yonezawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Yonezawa
米沢
(山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Late December 2021 until late March 2022
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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
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
1st - - 1st - 110cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 150cm
2nd - - 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 140cm 2nd - 140cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 145cm 3rd - 140cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 150cm 4th - 140cm
5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 170cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th - 130cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 130cm
7th - - 7th - 130cm 7th - 150cm 7th - 125cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 120cm
9th - - 9th - 140cm 9th - 175cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th - 140cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 115cm
11th - - 11th - 140cm 11th - 180cm 11th - 115cm
12th - - 12th - 140cm 12th - 180cm 12th - 110cm
13th - - 13th - 130cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 105cm
14th - - 14th - 130cm 14th - 160cm 14th - 105cm
15th - - 15th - 120cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 100cm
16th - - 16th - 120cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 95cm
17th - - 17th - 120cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 95cm
18th - - 18th - 120cm 18th - 175cm 18th - 95cm
19th - - 19th - 130cm 19th - 180cm 19th - 95cm
20th - - 20th - 140cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 90cm
21st - - 21st - 135cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - - 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd - - 23rd - 125cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 80cm
24th - - 24th - 120cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 70cm
25th - - 25th - 115cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 80cm 26th - 115cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 65cm
27th - 110cm 27th - 110cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 60cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 150cm 28th - 55cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 105cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 80cm 30th - 115cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 80cm 31st - 150cm 31st 31st - -

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 sledding 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 Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'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.

Night skiing from 5:00pm-9:00pm is scheduled for every day from Saturday 26th December 2020 until Sunday 28th February 2021.

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) 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
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A '1 day curry set' ticket is 4,300 yen for adults and 3,300 yen for children. Curry served at the Number 1 Lodge.

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 from Yonezawa Station that stops close by the ski area.

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
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.

Car parks 1 and 2 are free on weekdays and 700 yen on weekends and holidays (though free if you get there before 8:15am or after 3:30pm).

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
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