Iwate Kogen Snow Park (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

Iwate Kogen Snow Park
岩手高原スノーパーク
(岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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Iwate Kogen Snow Park is located in Shizukuishi on the southern slopes of Mt Iwate in the northern-western region of Iwate Prefecture. It originally opened as Iwate Kogen Ski-jo in 1971 and actually closed for a period of seven years - originally due to nearby volcanic activity - before opening again under the new name in 2004. A few changes were made for the 2017-2018 season including a remade top course (Calgary) and better access to the bottom base gondola station. Amihari Onsen and Shizukuishi are close by. The ten official courses are serviced by a gondola and five pair lifts.

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.

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The Mountain

1210m
583m
627m
34"
10
2600m
6
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 5 0 0

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 120cm 1st - 140cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 140cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 150cm
4th - - 4th - 55cm 4th - 130cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 55cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 140cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 140cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 70cm 9th - 150cm 9th - 140cm
10th - - 10th - 70cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 135cm
11th - - 11th - 70cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 75cm 12th - 150cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th - 75cm 13th - 150cm 13th - 120cm
14th - 15cm 14th - 75cm 14th - 145cm 14th - 120cm
15th - 40cm 15th - 75cm 15th - 135cm 15th - 120cm
16th - 30cm 16th - 75cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 25cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 20cm 18th - 75cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 140cm
19th - 15cm 19th - 75cm 19th - 140cm 19th - 140cm
20th - 25cm 20th - 85cm 20th - 140cm 20th - 140cm
21st - 25cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 140cm 21st - 140cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 130cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 130cm
26th - 35cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 130cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 130cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 140cm 28th - 110cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 140cm 29th - 110cm
30th - 60cm 30th - 120cm 30th 30th - 110cm
31st - 50cm 31st - 120cm 31st 31st - 110cm

Previous Statistics

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iwate Kogen Snow Park. 
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
The 'Kids Park' and 'Family Kids' beginners course areas are both close to the base area.

There is a 'Kids Room' and 'Baby Room' in the Center Plaza base building. It is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm and is free to use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a freestyle course 'Snow Park' area by the base area. 

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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 Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Iwate Kogen Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Night skiing operations on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 19th December 2020 until 14th March 2021. Until 10:00pm.

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Older Child
Junior High school age
Senior
60 years and over
1day passport 5,800 yen 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
1 Day (open-5pm) 4,900 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
5 Hours 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta (5pm-close) 2,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Gondola (1 ride) 800 yen 800 yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Junior High School age students are charged the same as the Senior rates.

The 8 Hour ticket is valid for eight hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Iwate Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
Train
Train
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
27.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The resort is a 19km ride from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako local line and Akita Shinkansen) via Prefecture Road 212.

The Tohoku Shinkansen stops at Morioka Station which is about 28km from Amihari Onsen.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Morioka Station. The journey takes about 1 hour.
By Car
Car
17.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
22.9km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (17.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 219
Direction
Direction
Iwate Kogen Snow Park is about 35 minutes drive from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Takizawa IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and after about 6km turn right onto Prefecture Road 219 and follow the signs to the resort.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a large parking area for 2,800 vehicles at the base of the resort. Open 24 hours. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nagayama
Shizukuishi-cho
Iwate-gun
Iwate-ken
020-0585
Telephone
Telephone
019-693-4000
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