Kunimidaira (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Kunimidaira
国見平 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Mid December 20156 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 29th April 2017]

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Kunimidaira is a small ski hill located on Mt Kunimi in Oshu city in the south-western region of Iwate Prefecture.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

750m
250m
500m
27"
4
850m
2
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Kunimidaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
1st - - 1st 20cm 60cm 1st 75cm 90cm 1st 90cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 50cm 2nd 85cm 95cm 2nd 85cm 105cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 20cm 3rd 100cm 95cm 3rd 80cm 115cm
4th - - 4th 5cm 20cm 4th 100cm 95cm 4th 80cm 105cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 20cm 5th 100cm 90cm 5th 75cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 20cm 20cm 6th 95cm 85cm 6th 75cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 20cm 20cm 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 70cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 20cm 8th 120cm 80cm 8th 70cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 25cm 35cm 9th 115cm 80cm 9th 90cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 25cm 45cm 10th 110cm 95cm 10th 95cm 60cm
11th - - 11th 35cm 55cm 11th 110cm 105cm 11th 95cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 55cm 12th 105cm 100cm 12th 90cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 60cm 13th 100cm 90cm 13th - 55cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 65cm 14th 95cm 80cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 90cm 65cm 15th 95cm 80cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 80cm 65cm 16th 90cm 80cm 16th - -
17th 60cm - 17th 80cm 60cm 17th 85cm 80cm 17th - -
18th 80cm - 18th 75cm 65cm 18th 80cm 85cm 18th - -
19th 40cm 10cm 19th 75cm 90cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th - -
20th 30cm 3cm 20th 70cm 100cm 20th 90cm 70cm 20th - -
21st 25cm 0cm 21st 70cm 95cm 21st 90cm 65cm 21st - -
22nd 20cm 0cm 22nd 65cm 95cm 22nd 85cm 65cm 22nd - -
23rd 10cm 0cm 23rd 75cm 95cm 23rd 80cm 65cm 23rd - -
24th 5cm 0cm 24th 85cm 100cm 24th 90cm 70cm 24th - -
25th 0cm 0cm 25th 90cm 100cm 25th 100cm 70cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 0cm 26th 85cm 100cm 26th 100cm 70cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 30cm 27th 80cm 90cm 27th 95cm 75cm 27th - -
28th 0cm 40cm 28th 75cm 95cm 28th 90cm 90cm 28th - -
29th 0cm 50cm 29th 75cm 85cm 29th - 85cm 29th - -
30th 15cm 50cm 30th 65cm 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 50cm 31st 75cm 85cm 31st 31st - -

Kunimidaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kunimidaira. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kunimidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kunimidaira is open from 9am until 4pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Kunimidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 2,700 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen

Getting to Kunimidaira

By public transport
Train
Train
30.3km from Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
21.1km from Hiraizumi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
30.3km from Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Kunimidaira is about 21km from Hiraizumi Station on the Tohoku Honsen line.

Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is just over 30km away.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
18.6km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
29.9km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (18.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 37
Direction
Direction
Kunimidaira is under 19km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC exit, turn right and head in a north westerly direction on Prefecture Road 37. The ski hill is located off to the left of this road (there are signposts).

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 500 vehicles at the base of Kunimidaira. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Koromogawaku Chozuka 303
Oshu-shi
Iwate-ken
023-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0197-52-6411
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

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