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: Wednesday 5th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
Official snow depth 30cm (0cm) [updated on 14th December 2018]

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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 snowshoe 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 - 100cm 1st - 175cm 1st - 210cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 175cm 2nd - 210cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 175cm 3rd - 210cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 175cm 4th - 210cm
5th - 15cm 5th - 120cm 5th - 175cm 5th - 210cm
6th 2cm 20cm 6th - 120cm 6th - 175cm 6th - 210cm
7th 0cm 20cm 7th - 120cm 7th - 175cm 7th - 210cm
8th 0cm 25cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 175cm 8th - 210cm
9th 5cm 25cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 200cm
10th - 25cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 175cm 10th - 200cm
11th 30cm 20cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 175cm 11th - 200cm
12th 30cm 40cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 195cm 12th - 200cm
13th 30cm 70cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 200cm
14th 30cm 70cm 14th - 130cm 14th - 195cm 14th - 200cm
15th - 70cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 195cm 15th - 190cm
16th - 70cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 195cm 16th - 180cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 180cm
18th - 75cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 180cm
19th - 80cm 19th - 135cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 180cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 135cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 180cm
21st - 80cm 21st - 135cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 180cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 135cm 22nd - 210cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 165cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - 180cm
24th - 80cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 210cm 24th - 180cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 180cm
26th - 70cm 26th - 175cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 180cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 175cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 180cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 175cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 180cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 175cm 29th - - 29th - 180cm
30th - 100cm 30th - 175cm 30th 30th - 180cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 175cm 31st 31st - 180cm

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
Unconfirmed for the 18-19 season. 
Park Information
Park information
This resort offers snow shoe trekking and cat tours. 

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 9:00am until 4:00pm in the main season.

From 1st March until 8th April 2019 the resort is open from 8:30am 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 Saturday and 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 (charge) and also from nearby Toggata Onsen (which is free).
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.

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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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