Shizukuishi (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

雫石 (岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of the town centre of the same name in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships were held at Shizukuishi in 1993. Shizukuishi has been operating since 1980, though since the peak 'ski boom' years the resort has been reduced in size with a number of lifts and courses closing. Even so, it still currently offers a variety of long courses and is a decent size with a 101 person Ropeway. Amihari Onsen and Iwate Kogen Snow Park are close by.

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

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Shizukuishi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 30cm 1st 170cm 130cm 1st 260cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 125cm 30cm 2nd 170cm 130cm 2nd 260cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 130cm 30cm 3rd 170cm 130cm 3rd 260cm 165cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 30cm 4th 180cm 140cm 4th 260cm 165cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 30cm 5th 185cm 150cm 5th 250cm 165cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 35cm 6th 185cm 155cm 6th 250cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 35cm 7th 210cm 160cm 7th 250cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 35cm 8th 210cm 160cm 8th 250cm 160cm
9th 60cm - 9th 130cm 45cm 9th 210cm 160cm 9th 230cm 165cm
10th 60cm - 10th 130cm 45cm 10th 210cm 160cm 10th 230cm 180cm
11th 60cm - 11th 130cm 50cm 11th 210cm 170cm 11th 210cm 180cm
12th 70cm - 12th 130cm 80cm 12th 210cm 175cm 12th 200cm 170cm
13th 100cm - 13th 130cm 80cm 13th 210cm 175cm 13th 190cm 170cm
14th 100cm - 14th 130cm 80cm 14th 210cm 175cm 14th 190cm 165cm
15th 100cm 25cm 15th 130cm 85cm 15th 250cm 175cm 15th 180cm 170cm
16th 100cm 30cm 16th 130cm 85cm 16th 250cm 175cm 16th 180cm 170cm
17th 100cm 40cm 17th 140cm 90cm 17th 250cm 150cm 17th 180cm 170cm
18th 100cm 35cm 18th 140cm 90cm 18th 260cm 150cm 18th 170cm 165cm
19th 110cm 30cm 19th 140cm 90cm 19th 260cm 150cm 19th 160cm 165cm
20th 110cm 25cm 20th 140cm 100cm 20th 260cm 150cm 20th 160cm 165cm
21st 110cm 20cm 21st 140cm 100cm 21st 260cm 170cm 21st 160cm 160cm
22nd 110cm 20cm 22nd 140cm 100cm 22nd 260cm 170cm 22nd 160cm 160cm
23rd 110cm 5cm 23rd 140cm 100cm 23rd 260cm 170cm 23rd 160cm 160cm
24th 110cm 5cm 24th 160cm 105cm 24th 260cm 170cm 24th 160cm 160cm
25th 110cm 5cm 25th 160cm 115cm 25th 260cm 170cm 25th 160cm 160cm
26th 100cm 10cm 26th 160cm 115cm 26th 260cm 170cm 26th - 155cm
27th 100cm 10cm 27th 160cm 115cm 27th 250cm 170cm 27th - -
28th 100cm 10cm 28th 160cm 130cm 28th 250cm 170cm 28th - -
29th 110cm 20cm 29th 170cm 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 110cm 30cm 30th 170cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 30cm 31st 170cm 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Shizukuishi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shizukuishi. 
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
'Snow Land' is a large area for children and includes snow tubing, sledging, sliders, snow striders, a practice area and more. The entry charge is 800 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two park areas - the 'Easy Park' and the 'Okochama Ski & Snobo Park'. Nearby there is also a kids and family practice zone. All located above the top Ropeway station. 

Shizukuishi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Shizukuishi is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:30pm until 8:00pm on Saturdays and holidays from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 17th March 2018.

Shizukuishi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen 3,700 yen
4 Hours 3,700 yen 3,200 yen 3,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 1,800 yen 1,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
High speed lift (1 time) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (one-way) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (return) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 26,000 yen 40,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

The 1 Day and 4 Hour lift tickets are 200 yen more expensive over the New Year period (30th December - 3rd January).

A ‘Premium Season Ticket’ that is valid at all the lifts at the nine Prince snow resorts in Japan throughout the 2017-2018 season is available for 100,000 yen. Available to buy until 15th November 2017. Valid at Furano, Shizukuishi, Naeba, Kagura, Muikamachi Hakkaisan, Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Manza Onsen, Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama and Myoko Suginohara.

Getting to Shizukuishi

By public transport
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
24.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of central Shizukushi town - about 11km from Route 46 road and a few more km further from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako line and Akita Shinkansen line).

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A free shuttle bus is available from Shizukuishi Station to the resort.

There is also a free weekday-only bus service from Morioka Station.

A taxi from Shizukuishi Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
20km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
24.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (10.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 212
Shizukuishi is about 20km from the Morioka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Morioka IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and then towards Shizukuishi using Prefecture Road 212. There are signposts along the way.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is a large parking area at each base for a total of around 2000 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

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