Shizukuishi (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

Shizukuishi
雫石 (岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of the town centre of the same name in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships were held at Shizukuishi in 1993. Shizukuishi has been operating since 1980, though since the peak 'ski boom' years the resort has been reduced in size with a number of lifts and courses closing. Even so, it still currently offers a variety of long courses and is a decent size with a 101 person Ropeway. Amihari Onsen and Iwate Kogen Snow Park 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.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

1128m
702m
426m
33"
11
4500m
6
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
1 0 1 0 4 0 0

Shizukuishi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 130cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 130cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 165cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 165cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 150cm 5th - 165cm
6th - - 6th - 35cm 6th - 155cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 35cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 35cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 45cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 165cm
10th - - 10th - 45cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 180cm
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 180cm
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 175cm 12th - 170cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 175cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th - 80cm 14th - 175cm 14th - 165cm
15th - 25cm 15th - 85cm 15th - 175cm 15th - 170cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 85cm 16th - 175cm 16th - 170cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 90cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 170cm
18th - 35cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 165cm
19th - 30cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 165cm
20th - 25cm 20th - 100cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 165cm
21st - 20cm 21st - 100cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 5cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 160cm
25th - 5cm 25th - 115cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 160cm
26th - 10cm 26th - 115cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 155cm
27th - 10cm 27th - 115cm 27th - 170cm 27th - -
28th - 10cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 170cm 28th - -
29th - 20cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 30cm 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 30cm 31st - 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Shizukuishi Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shizukuishi. 
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
'Snow Land' is a large area for children and includes snow tubing, sledging, sliders, snow striders, a practice area and more. The entry charge is 800 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two park areas - the 'Easy Park' and the 'Okochama Ski & Snobo Park'. Nearby there is also a kids and family practice zone. All located above the top Ropeway station. 

Shizukuishi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early 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 No
Opening information
Opening information
Shizukuishi is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:30pm until 8:00pm on Saturdays and holidays from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 17th March 2018.

Shizukuishi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen 3,700 yen
4 Hours 3,700 yen 3,200 yen 3,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 1,800 yen 1,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
High speed lift (1 time) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (one-way) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (return) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 26,000 yen 40,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

The 1 Day and 4 Hour lift tickets are 200 yen more expensive over the New Year period (30th December - 3rd January).

A ‘Premium Season Ticket’ that is valid at all the lifts at the nine Prince snow resorts in Japan throughout the 2017-2018 season is available for 100,000 yen. Available to buy until 15th November 2017. Valid at Furano, Shizukuishi, Naeba, Kagura, Muikamachi Hakkaisan, Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Manza Onsen, Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama and Myoko Suginohara.

Getting to Shizukuishi

By public transport
Train
Train
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
24.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of central Shizukushi town - about 11km from Route 46 road and a few more km further from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako line and Akita Shinkansen line).

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from Shizukuishi Station to the resort.

There is also a free weekday-only bus service from Morioka Station.

A taxi from Shizukuishi Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
20km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
24.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (10.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 212
Direction
Direction
Shizukuishi is about 20km from the Morioka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Morioka IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and then towards Shizukuishi using Prefecture Road 212. There are signposts along the way.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a large parking area at each base for a total of around 2000 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Takakura Onsen
Shizukuishi-machi
Iwate-gun
Iwate-ken
020-0593
Telephone
Telephone
019-693-1111
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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