Mizuho Highland (Ohnan Town, Shimane)

Mizuho Highland
瑞穂ハイランド (島根県 邑南町)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 9th April 2017
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Mizuho Highland is located on the north-eastern slopes of Asayama to the south-east of Hamada city in Shimane Prefecture, close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture. There are two areas and bases to Mizuho Highland - Highland Side and Valley Side - and while the bases are separate, they are connected on-mountain. The Highland Side base is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway and Asahi Tengston Snow Park is just to the east. Mizuho Highland has been operating since 1986.

Shimane Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The handful of ski hills in Shimane are found towards the mountains in the south with some very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Mizuho Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 40cm 1st 135cm 125cm 1st 150cm 125cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 40cm 2nd 135cm 115cm 2nd 145cm 125cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 40cm 3rd 135cm 115cm 3rd 145cm 115cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 40cm 4th 125cm 115cm 4th 145cm 105cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 40cm 5th 115cm 110cm 5th 145cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 45cm 40cm 6th 115cm 105cm 6th 135cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 45cm 40cm 7th 130cm 110cm 7th 140cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 45cm 40cm 8th 130cm 110cm 8th 160cm 85cm
9th - - 9th 45cm 40cm 9th 135cm 105cm 9th 190cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 40cm 10th 200cm 105cm 10th 190cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 40cm 11th 230cm 105cm 11th 180cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 45cm 40cm 12th 230cm 105cm 12th 170cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 45cm 40cm 13th 240cm 100cm 13th 160cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 45cm 55cm 14th 235cm 85cm 14th 160cm 80cm
15th 50cm - 15th 55cm 65cm 15th 230cm 85cm 15th 165cm 80cm
16th 50cm - 16th 60cm 70cm 16th 225cm 135cm 16th 165cm 80cm
17th 50cm 25cm 17th 60cm 65cm 17th 205cm 135cm 17th 160cm 80cm
18th 50cm 60cm 18th 60cm 80cm 18th 190cm 135cm 18th 155cm 75cm
19th 50cm 60cm 19th 60cm 80cm 19th 195cm 130cm 19th 150cm 65cm
20th 50cm 60cm 20th 65cm 100cm 20th 185cm 120cm 20th 150cm 60cm
21st 50cm 60cm 21st 95cm 105cm 21st 170cm 110cm 21st 150cm 55cm
22nd 50cm 40cm 22nd 105cm 120cm 22nd 170cm 110cm 22nd 145cm 55cm
23rd 50cm 40cm 23rd 110cm 110cm 23rd 160cm 110cm 23rd 135cm 55cm
24th 50cm 40cm 24th 140cm 180cm 24th 165cm 110cm 24th 135cm 50cm
25th 50cm 40cm 25th 160cm 205cm 25th 165cm 110cm 25th 130cm 50cm
26th 45cm 40cm 26th 160cm 195cm 26th 165cm 115cm 26th 130cm 50cm
27th 40cm 40cm 27th 160cm 185cm 27th 160cm 115cm 27th 125cm 50cm
28th 40cm 40cm 28th 160cm 185cm 28th 155cm 115cm 28th 125cm 50cm
29th 50cm 40cm 29th 150cm 150cm 29th - 100cm 29th 125cm 50cm
30th 50cm 40cm 30th 125cm 125cm 30th 30th 120cm 50cm
31st 50cm 40cm 31st 125cm 120cm 31st 31st 120cm 45cm

Previous Statistics

Mizuho Highland Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mizuho Highland. 
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 Wanpaku-no-mori' is located near the top of the resort, while the kids course is near base on the Valley Side. Both are free to enter.

A child care facility is available on the Highland Side of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
The 1100m long 'Snow Park' in the upper area of the Highland Side of Mizuho Highland is one of the largest in western Japan and has a number of different areas and a half-pipe. 

Mizuho Highland 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 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Mizuho Highland is normally open from 8am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 10pm on the Valley Side. Open dates are Saturdays in January and February, 31st December and 11th January.

Mizuho Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
1 Day (until 4:30pm) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen
Morning (open-12pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen
Nighta (3pm-10pm) 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information As well as the tickets noted above, visitors can also buy 'points' to use for lifts at Mizuho Highland - different lifts require a different number of points to ride. 1 point is 100 yen. For example, the Gondola requires 10 points to ride (5 points for children), the Number 3 Quad lift requires 9 points to ride and the Number 1 and 6 lifts require 7 points to ride. The Number 2, 4 and 5 lifts all require 4 points to ride.

Getting to Mizuho Highland

By public transport
69.2km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
37.8km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Mizuho Highland is 38km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Hiroshima to Mizuho Highland is available in the winter season.

For the 16-17 season it leaves Hiroshima Bus Center at 7:15am and from Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen) at 7:40am. The journey takes just under two hours and the normal charge is 2500 yen for adults and 1250 yen for children. Discounts are available with advanced bookings.
By Car
2.8km from the Mizuho IC on the Hamada Expressway
14.1km from the Ohasa IC on the Hamada Expressway
18.1km from the Asahi IC on the Hamada Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 261 (18.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 5
The closest base of Mizuho Highland (Highland Side) is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway.
From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 5 and follow the signposts to the car parks.
There are a number of available car parks for over 3200 vehicles in total.

Parking is 1,000 yen during the daytime and 500 yen for nighta.

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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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