Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
宮城蔵王すみかわスノーパーク (宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Monday 5th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is located in Zao town in the south western region of Miyagi Prefecture. The top tour course - accessed by cat vehicle - is popular for some off-piste action and snow shoe tours. The resort offers official cat tours and backcountry tours. This resort should not be confused with the popular 'Zao Onsen' - geographically close, but a long drive round the mountains in winter as the connecting Echo Line road is closed during the snow season.

Miyagi Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on the north eastern region of the main island of Honshu with a long Pacific coast and bordered with Iwate to the north, Yamagata to the west and Fukushima to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture can be found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.

The Mountain

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Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 100cm 1st 170cm 200cm 1st 190cm 230cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 100cm 2nd 180cm 200cm 2nd 190cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 100cm 3rd 180cm 200cm 3rd 190cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 90cm 4th 180cm 200cm 4th 190cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 90cm 5th 180cm 200cm 5th 190cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 90cm 6th 200cm 200cm 6th 190cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 90cm 7th 200cm 200cm 7th 190cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 65cm 90cm 8th 200cm 200cm 8th 190cm 230cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 90cm 9th 200cm 200cm 9th 190cm 230cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 100cm 10th 200cm 200cm 10th 190cm 230cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 120cm 11th 200cm 230cm 11th 190cm 230cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 120cm 12th 200cm 230cm 12th 190cm 230cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 120cm 13th 200cm 230cm 13th 170cm 230cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 130cm 14th 200cm 220cm 14th 170cm 230cm
15th 30cm 70cm 15th 160cm 130cm 15th 200cm 210cm 15th 190cm 230cm
16th 45cm 65cm 16th 160cm 130cm 16th 200cm 210cm 16th 190cm 230cm
17th 55cm 65cm 17th 170cm 130cm 17th 200cm 230cm 17th 190cm 230cm
18th 60cm 70cm 18th 170cm 150cm 18th 200cm 230cm 18th 190cm 200cm
19th 60cm 70cm 19th 170cm 150cm 19th 200cm 230cm 19th 190cm 180cm
20th 60cm 70cm 20th 170cm 180cm 20th 200cm 230cm 20th 190cm 180cm
21st 60cm 70cm 21st 170cm 180cm 21st 200cm 230cm 21st 190cm 180cm
22nd 55cm 70cm 22nd 170cm 180cm 22nd 200cm 220cm 22nd 190cm 180cm
23rd 55cm 70cm 23rd 180cm 180cm 23rd 190cm 220cm 23rd 190cm 180cm
24th 30cm 70cm 24th 190cm 180cm 24th 190cm 220cm 24th 190cm 180cm
25th 30cm 70cm 25th 190cm 190cm 25th 190cm 220cm 25th 190cm 180cm
26th 30cm 70cm 26th 190cm 190cm 26th 190cm 220cm 26th 190cm 180cm
27th 30cm 100cm 27th 190cm 190cm 27th 190cm 230cm 27th 190cm 180cm
28th 40cm 100cm 28th 180cm 190cm 28th 190cm 230cm 28th 190cm 160cm
29th 40cm 100cm 29th 190cm 190cm 29th - 230cm 29th 190cm 150cm
30th 40cm 100cm 30th 180cm 200cm 30th 30th 190cm 150cm
31st 40cm 100cm 31st 170cm 200cm 31st 31st 190cm 150cm

Previous Statistics

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park.
There are also cat tours and backcountry tours available. 
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 in the base area of the resort close to the Number 1 car park. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Terrain Park' and it usually has a good choice of items. 

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is normally open from 9am until 4pm in the main season.
From 1st March until 2nd April 2017 it will be open until 4:30pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
3 Hours 2,700 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
3 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 33,000 yen 23,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.
The 3 Hour ticket is valid for 3 hours from the time of purchase.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the fourth Sunday of December, January, February and March. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,150 yen for elementary school age children and 1,400 yen for junior high school age children.

Getting to Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park

By public transport
33.1km from Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
32.1km from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is about 32km from Shiroishi Station and not much further from the Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
There are shuttle buses from both Sendai Station and nearby Toggata Onsen.
By Car
23.8km from the Miyagi Kawasaki IC on the Yamagata Expressway
26.1km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
26.9km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 457 (9.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is a 10km drive off Route 457 in Zao town on Prefecture Road 12 - otherwise known as the Echo Line and out of winter season connecting the region with Zao Onsen in Yamagata on the other side of the mountain.

The Miyagi Kawasaki IC exit of the Yamagata Expressway is 24km away while the Murata IC and Shiroishi IC exits on the Tohoku Expressway to the east are both about 26km from the resort. Approach the resort using Route 457.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
More information on Tohoku Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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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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