Iwate Kogen Snow Park (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

Iwate Kogen Snow Park
岩手高原スノーパーク (岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
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Iwate Kogen Snow Park is located in Shizukuishi on the southern slopes of Mt Iwate in the northern-western region of Iwate Prefecture. It originally opened as Iwate Kogen Ski-jo in 1971 and actually closed for a period of seven years - originally due to nearby volcanic activity - before opening again under the new name in 2004. Amihari Onsen and Shizukuishi are close by.

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.

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The Mountain

1213m
583m
630m
34"
10
2600m
6
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 5 0 0

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 40cm 40cm 1st 140cm 90cm 1st 170cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 35cm 40cm 2nd 170cm 90cm 2nd 160cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 35cm 3rd 160cm 90cm 3rd 160cm 140cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 35cm 4th 150cm 90cm 4th 160cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 35cm 35cm 5th 140cm 90cm 5th 160cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 35cm 35cm 6th 150cm 100cm 6th 160cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 35cm 30cm 7th 160cm 100cm 7th 160cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 30cm 8th 160cm 100cm 8th 160cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 35cm 9th 160cm 110cm 9th 190cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 45cm 10th 160cm 110cm 10th 190cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 50cm 11th 160cm 110cm 11th 180cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 50cm 12th 170cm 110cm 12th 180cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 50cm 13th 170cm 100cm 13th 170cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 75cm 60cm 14th 170cm 90cm 14th 170cm 100cm
15th 30cm 0cm 15th 75cm 60cm 15th 170cm 80cm 15th 190cm 90cm
16th 40cm - 16th 90cm 65cm 16th 170cm 80cm 16th 190cm 90cm
17th 50cm 0cm 17th 90cm 65cm 17th 160cm 90cm 17th 170cm 80cm
18th 45cm 10cm 18th 90cm 65cm 18th 150cm 90cm 18th 170cm 80cm
19th 35cm 10cm 19th 100cm 65cm 19th 150cm 100cm 19th 170cm 70cm
20th 30cm 15cm 20th 100cm 80cm 20th 150cm 110cm 20th 170cm 60cm
21st 30cm - 21st 100cm 85cm 21st 190cm 90cm 21st 160cm 60cm
22nd 25cm 15cm 22nd 100cm 85cm 22nd 180cm 100cm 22nd 160cm 60cm
23rd 25cm 20cm 23rd 110cm 85cm 23rd 180cm 100cm 23rd 160cm 80cm
24th 30cm 20cm 24th 120cm 80cm 24th 180cm 110cm 24th 160cm 80cm
25th 30cm 15cm 25th 120cm 90cm 25th 180cm 110cm 25th 160cm 70cm
26th 25cm 25cm 26th 120cm 85cm 26th 180cm 110cm 26th 150cm 60cm
27th 20cm 40cm 27th 110cm 95cm 27th 170cm 110cm 27th 150cm 60cm
28th 35cm 40cm 28th 140cm 90cm 28th 170cm 160cm 28th 150cm -
29th 35cm 40cm 29th 140cm 90cm 29th - 130cm 29th 150cm -
30th 45cm 40cm 30th 130cm 90cm 30th 30th 150cm -
31st 45cm 40cm 31st 130cm 90cm 31st 31st 150cm -

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iwate Kogen Snow Park. 
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 Park is located by the St Moritz course and is free to enter.
There is a Kids Room on the 2nd Floor of the Center Plaza. It is open from 9am until 5pm and is free to use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few park like areas on the slopes. 

Iwate Kogen Snow Park 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 8:30am 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
There are a number of different opening and closing times.
Sunset and nighta tickets are available from different times.

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Senior High & Uni Students
Senior
60 years and over & Junior High
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,300 yen yen 3,700 yen 2,600 yen
2 Days (8:30am-5pm) 6,000 yen yen 6,000 yen 4,300 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
6 Hours 3,700 yen yen 3,300 yen 2,200 yen
Sunset (5pm-close) 3,500 yen yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta A (holidays) 2,300 yen yen 1,800 yen 1,400 yen
Nighta A (weekdays) 1,900 yen yen 1,600 yen 1,400 yen
Nighta B (7pm-close) 1,900 yen yen 1,600 yen 1,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 650 yen yen 650 yen 650 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,600 yen yen 4,600 yen 3,600 yen
Gondola (1 time) 950 yen yen 950 yen 650 yen
Season Ticket (all) 43,000 yen yen 38,000 yen 33,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 23,000 yen yen 21,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Junior High School age students are charged the same as the Senior rates.
The 8 Hour ticket is valid for 8 hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.
Nighta A is from 5pm until closing - the weekend ticket price is for Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.
Nighta B is from 7pm until closing.

Getting to Iwate Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
Train
Train
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
27.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The resort is a 19km ride from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako local line and Akita Shinkansen) via Prefecture Road 212.

The Tohoku Shinkansen stops at Morioka Station which is about 28km from Amihari Onsen.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Morioka Station and costs just over 1000 yen.
By Car
Car
17.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
22.9km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (17.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 219
Direction
Direction
Iwate Kogen Snow Park is about 35 minutes drive from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Takizawa IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and after about 6kk turn right onto Prefecture Road 219 and follow the signs to the resort.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a large parking area for 2800 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nagayama
Shizukuishi-cho
Iwate-gun
Iwate-ken
020-0585
Telephone
Telephone
019-693-4000
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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Lift system 50
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