Hyonosen Kokusai (Yabu City, Hyogo)

Hyonosen Kokusai
氷ノ山国際 (兵庫県 養父市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hyonosen Kokusai is located in the western region of Yabu city in the north-western region of Hyogo Prefecture. The resort is on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Hyono, just to the south of Mt Hachibuse. It has been operating since 1984.

Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Hyonosen Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm - 1st 110cm 30cm 1st 140cm 45cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm - 2nd 120cm 30cm 2nd 130cm 45cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 8cm 3rd 120cm 35cm 3rd 130cm 40cm
4th - - 4th 15cm 5cm 4th 120cm 35cm 4th 130cm 35cm
5th - - 5th - 5cm 5th 110cm 35cm 5th 130cm 30cm
6th - - 6th - 0cm 6th 110cm 35cm 6th 130cm 20cm
7th - - 7th - 0cm 7th 140cm 60cm 7th 130cm -
8th - - 8th - 5cm 8th 140cm 60cm 8th 130cm -
9th - - 9th 0cm 5cm 9th 140cm 60cm 9th 130cm -
10th - - 10th 0cm 5cm 10th 170cm 70cm 10th 130cm -
11th - - 11th 10cm 0cm 11th 220cm 70cm 11th 130cm -
12th - - 12th 35cm 0cm 12th 260cm 70cm 12th 130cm -
13th - - 13th 35cm 10cm 13th 270cm 40cm 13th 130cm -
14th - - 14th 55cm 10cm 14th 270cm 20cm 14th 120cm -
15th - - 15th 70cm 15cm 15th 270cm 20cm 15th 120cm -
16th - - 16th 90cm 15cm 16th 270cm 20cm 16th 120cm -
17th - - 17th 100cm 15cm 17th 230cm 30cm 17th 120cm -
18th 35cm - 18th 100cm 20cm 18th 190cm 30cm 18th 120cm -
19th 25cm - 19th 100cm 25cm 19th 190cm 30cm 19th 120cm -
20th - - 20th 100cm 40cm 20th 180cm 30cm 20th 120cm -
21st 0cm - 21st 110cm 40cm 21st 160cm 30cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 105cm 40cm 22nd 160cm 35cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 135cm 40cm 23rd 150cm 35cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 200cm 40cm 24th 140cm 35cm 24th - -
25th 12cm - 25th 230cm 50cm 25th 140cm 40cm 25th - -
26th 12cm - 26th 230cm 50cm 26th 140cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 5cm - 27th 200cm 50cm 27th 140cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 25cm - 28th 190cm 40cm 28th 140cm 35cm 28th - -
29th 25cm - 29th 170cm 40cm 29th - 30cm 29th - -
30th 30cm - 30th 130cm 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm - 31st 110cm 30cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hyonosen Kokusai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hyonosen Kokusai. 
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 Smile Park' is located near the base Smile House building. Entrance is 500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Park Area' by the Panorama triple lift. 

Hyonosen Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid 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 No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hyonosen Kokusai is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays.

The older Beginner Lift only opens on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Hyonosen Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
AM / PM (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen
AM / PM (weekdays) 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information A season ticket that is valid at 5 resorts in Hyogo Prefecture is available. The normal charge for this season ticket is 40,800 yen for adults and 20,800 yen for children. The resorts where this ticket is valid are:

- Bansyu Tokura Snow Park
- Chikusa Kogen
- Hyonosen Kokusai
- Manba
- Ojiro

Getting to Hyonosen Kokusai

By public transport
29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Hyonosen Kokusai is 29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Yoka Station is available and takes about 50 minutes.
By Car
24.8km from the Yokahyonosen IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
40.3km from the Wadayama IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
Nearest national route: Route 9 (14km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 87
Hyonosen Kokusai is about 25km from the Yokahyonosen IC exit of the Bantan Renraku Road.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 9 and continue on that road for just under 11km. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 87 (Hachibuse Kogen is on the main road signpost) and continue on this road for about 11km. Turn left at the sign to head towards Hyonosen Kokusai.
There are a few car park areas at the base of Hyonosen Kokusai. Parking is 500 yen on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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