Resort Spotlight: Hunter Mountain Shiobara (Tochigi)

Official website

Hunter Mountain Shiobara
Nasu Shiobara city, Tochigi Prefecture
1st December 2018 until 14th April 2019

Hunter Mountain is one of the biggest and most popular ski and snowboard resorts close to the Tokyo metropolitan area.
The resort features a longest run of 3000m and 12 courses in total. These courses are serviced by a fast gondola, two quad lifts and seven ski lifts in total. As well as a snow park featuring rails, kickers and a half-pipe, there is also lots for families with young children including a large Kid's Park, a Family Park and a babysitting service. Read on to find out more about Hunter Mountain...

  Beginner courses (30%)
  Intermediate courses (40%)
  Advanced courses (30%)
Maximum elevation 1638m
Minimum base elevation 1135m
Vertical 500m
Steepest slope 25 degrees (MADISON)
Longest course 3000m
Number of courses 12
Ski lifts 1 gondola (2418m)
2 quad lifts
1 triple lift
3 pair lifts
Number Course Name Level Length Average gradient
1 BROAD WAY Beginner 1010m 10°
2 SESAMI ST. Beginner 220m 5°
3 FAMILY Beginner 700m 7°
4 FASHION Ave. Beginner 380m 5°
5 42ND St. Intermediate 1000m 15°
6 WESTSIDE St. Beginner 960m 10°
7 WALL St. Advanced 600m 20°
8 MADISON Ave. Intermediate > Advanced 650m 15°
9 NEW MADISON Advanced 380m 20°
10 F.D.R. Intermediate > Advanced 810m 18°
11 LEXINGTON Ave. Intermediate 870m 15°
12 PARK Ave. Intermediate 970m 15°

Skiers and snowboarders are allowed to enjoy all courses at Hunter Mountain.

Number Lift Name Length Number of people Capacity per hour
A Gondola 2,418m 6 1800
B Hunter quad lift 1,709m 4 2400
C Family lift 724m 3 1500
D Number 1 quad lift 985m 4 2400
E Number 3 pair lift 587m 2 1200
F Number 4 pair lift 793m 2 1200
G Number 5 pair lift 989m 2 1200

Resort base area - Floor Map


Snow Park

Featuring a regular pipe, mini pipe, 2 way kicker, regular kicker, mini kicker, boxes, waves and rails...


Kids Park for young children

Entry to the Kids Park costs 1,000 yen for children over 12 years of age and 1,200 yen for children ages 3-12 years.
The charges include rental of sledges and other items.
People with a 4 hour or more ski lift ticket are eligible for a 200 yen discount.

The Family Park is found on the Family course in the main resort area and is free to use.
There is also a babysitting service in the Children's House building (charges apply).



A wide choice of things to eat in a variety of restaurants including Big Apple, Vovo Metameta, World Deli, Kebab Kitchen, Madison and Mos Burger...

Lift Tickets 2018-2019

Ticket price Adult Children
7-12 year olds
Over 55 years
1 Day ticket 4,700 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen
4 Hour ticket (from time of purchase) 4,400 yen 3,400 yen 3,900 yen
Season pass

62,000 yen

42,000 yen 52,000 yen
Season pass (weekdays only)

47,000 yen

Lift coupons (1 point*) 470 yen 470 yen 470 yen
Lift coupons (10 points*) 4,200 yen 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
Family Pack (1 adult + 1 child) 9,000 yen (includes 2000 yen worth lunch voucher)

* Please note that the Gondola requires 3 points, quad lift requires 2 points and other lifts require 1 point

Ski Rental 2018-2019

  Adults Children
Ski set 4,500 yen 3,000 yen
Skis only 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
High grade skis only 4,000 yen  
Ski boots 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Ski poles 500 yen 500 yen
Wear (top/trousers) 4,000 yen 2,500 yen
High grade ski set 5,000 yen  
Ski & wear set 7,500 yen 4,500 yen
Helmet 1,000 yen 1,000 yen

Snowboard Rental 2018-2019

  Adults Children
Snowboard set 4,500 yen 3,000 yen
Snowboard only 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Snowboard boots 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
Snowboard & wear set 7,500 yen 4,500 yen

All rates shown are for 1 day.
Add 1000 yen to change equipment during the day.
The set price is halved for nighta (4:30pm-8pm).


Getting to Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain is located in Nasu Shiobara city in the northern region of Tochigi Prefecture.

By train & bus

The resort is within easy reach from the Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line.
A shuttle bus is available from Nasu Shiobara Station and the journey takes about 70 minutes to the resort.
There is also a shuttle bus from Kinugawa Onsen Station which is on the Tobu Kinugawa line. That bus takes about 60 minutes from the station to the resort.
Both buses are free but require reservations in advance.

By car

Hunter Mountain is about 29km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit of the Tohoku Expressway. From the exit turn right onto Route 300 and then follow the signs to the resort.
There is parking for 3500 vehicles by the base of Hunter Mountain.
On weekdays, parking is free. On weekends and holidays, parking is 1000 yen per vehicle.

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Official website

Hunter Mountain
Nasu Shiobara
Tochigi Prefecture