Onikoube (Osaki City, Miyagi)

オニコウベ (宮城県 大崎市)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Onikoube is located on the northern slopes of Koshibayama and Oshibayama in the Naruko Onsen area of Osaki city in the north-western region of Miyagi Prefecture.

Miyagi Prefecture is part of the northern Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. It has a long Pacific coastline and is bordered with Iwate Prefecture to the north, Yamagata Prefecture to the west and Fukushima Prefecture to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture are found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.

The Mountain

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Onikoube Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 40cm 1st 100cm 110cm 1st 100cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd 130cm 110cm 2nd 100cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 40cm 3rd 130cm 110cm 3rd 100cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 30cm 4th 130cm 110cm 4th 100cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 30cm 5th 130cm 110cm 5th 100cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 45cm 30cm 6th 130cm 110cm 6th 100cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 45cm 30cm 7th 100cm 110cm 7th 100cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 40cm 8th 100cm 110cm 8th 100cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 65cm 40cm 9th 100cm 110cm 9th 100cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 65cm 45cm 10th 100cm 110cm 10th 100cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 45cm 11th 100cm 110cm 11th 100cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 45cm 12th 100cm 110cm 12th 100cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 45cm 13th 100cm 110cm 13th 100cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 55cm 14th 100cm 110cm 14th 100cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 55cm 15th 100cm 110cm 15th 100cm 100cm
16th 40cm - 16th 100cm 55cm 16th 100cm 110cm 16th 100cm 100cm
17th 50cm - 17th 100cm 55cm 17th 100cm 110cm 17th 100cm 100cm
18th 50cm - 18th 100cm 60cm 18th 100cm 110cm 18th 100cm 100cm
19th 40cm 10cm 19th 100cm 80cm 19th 100cm 110cm 19th 100cm 80cm
20th 40cm 5cm 20th 100cm 100cm 20th 100cm 110cm 20th 100cm 80cm
21st 30cm 10cm 21st 100cm 100cm 21st 100cm 110cm 21st 100cm 80cm
22nd 30cm 10cm 22nd 100cm 100cm 22nd 100cm 100cm 22nd 100cm 80cm
23rd 30cm 10cm 23rd 100cm 100cm 23rd 100cm 100cm 23rd 100cm 80cm
24th 30cm 10cm 24th 100cm 100cm 24th 100cm 100cm 24th 100cm 80cm
25th 30cm 10cm 25th 100cm 100cm 25th 100cm 100cm 25th 100cm 80cm
26th 30cm 10cm 26th 100cm 100cm 26th 100cm 100cm 26th 100cm 80cm
27th 30cm 20cm 27th 100cm 100cm 27th 100cm 100cm 27th - 80cm
28th 30cm 20cm 28th 100cm 100cm 28th 100cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 35cm 29th 100cm 100cm 29th - 100cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 40cm 30th 100cm 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 40cm 31st 100cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Onikoube Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Onikoube. 
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
There is a family gelende area at the base of the resort, along with special kids lessons.

A child care facility called 'Snow Gang' is available for 1000 yen per hour. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is usually open from January. 

Onikoube Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Onikoube is open from 9am until 4:45pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5pm on weekends and holidays in the daytime.

Nighta is officially from 4pm until 8:45pm.

Onikoube Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
5 Hours 3,200 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen
Nighta (from 4pm) 1,600 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 37,000 yen 11,000 yen 29,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 22,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 4,300 yen.
A family ticket for 2 adult and 1 child is 7,500 yen.
A family ticket for 3 adult and 1 child is 10,700 yen.

Getting to Onikoube

By public transport
48.4km from Furukawa Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
16.8km from Naruko Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line
Transport Information
Onikoube is about 17km from Naruko Onsen Station on the Rukuutou line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
44.1km from the Furukawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
50.6km from the Tsukidate IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 108 (3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Onikoube is about 44km from the Furukawa IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

It is located off Prefecture Road 63 and about 3km off Route 108 to the north west of Naruko Onsen.

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There is parking for 2000 vehicles by the base area of the ski hill.

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Naruko Onsen
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.
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