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: Tuesday 5th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 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 backcountry 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 40cm 1st 175cm 170cm 1st 210cm 190cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 40cm 2nd 175cm 180cm 2nd 210cm 190cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 45cm 3rd 175cm 180cm 3rd 210cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 45cm 4th 175cm 180cm 4th 210cm 190cm
5th 15cm - 5th 120cm 65cm 5th 175cm 180cm 5th 210cm 190cm
6th 20cm - 6th 120cm 65cm 6th 175cm 200cm 6th 210cm 190cm
7th 20cm - 7th 120cm 65cm 7th 175cm 200cm 7th 210cm 190cm
8th 25cm - 8th 120cm 65cm 8th 175cm 200cm 8th 210cm 190cm
9th 25cm - 9th 120cm 80cm 9th 160cm 200cm 9th 200cm 190cm
10th 25cm - 10th 120cm 80cm 10th 175cm 200cm 10th 200cm 190cm
11th 20cm - 11th 130cm 100cm 11th 175cm 200cm 11th 200cm 190cm
12th 40cm - 12th 130cm 120cm 12th 195cm 200cm 12th 200cm 190cm
13th 70cm - 13th 130cm 150cm 13th 195cm 200cm 13th 200cm 170cm
14th 70cm - 14th 130cm 150cm 14th 195cm 200cm 14th 200cm 170cm
15th 70cm 30cm 15th 130cm 160cm 15th 195cm 200cm 15th 190cm 190cm
16th 70cm 45cm 16th 130cm 160cm 16th 195cm 200cm 16th 180cm 190cm
17th 70cm 55cm 17th 120cm 170cm 17th 200cm 200cm 17th 180cm 190cm
18th 75cm 60cm 18th 135cm 170cm 18th 210cm 200cm 18th 180cm 190cm
19th 80cm 60cm 19th 135cm 170cm 19th 210cm 200cm 19th 180cm 190cm
20th 80cm 60cm 20th 135cm 170cm 20th 210cm 200cm 20th 180cm 190cm
21st 80cm 60cm 21st 135cm 170cm 21st 210cm 200cm 21st 180cm 190cm
22nd 80cm 55cm 22nd 135cm 170cm 22nd 210cm 200cm 22nd 180cm 190cm
23rd 80cm 55cm 23rd 165cm 180cm 23rd 210cm 190cm 23rd 180cm 190cm
24th 80cm 30cm 24th 175cm 190cm 24th 210cm 190cm 24th 180cm 190cm
25th 70cm 30cm 25th 175cm 190cm 25th 210cm 190cm 25th 180cm 190cm
26th 70cm 30cm 26th 175cm 190cm 26th 210cm 190cm 26th 180cm 190cm
27th 90cm 30cm 27th 175cm 190cm 27th 210cm 190cm 27th 180cm 190cm
28th 100cm 40cm 28th 175cm 180cm 28th 210cm 190cm 28th 180cm 190cm
29th 100cm 40cm 29th 175cm 190cm 29th - - 29th 180cm 190cm
30th 100cm 40cm 30th 175cm 180cm 30th 30th 180cm 190cm
31st 100cm 40cm 31st 175cm 170cm 31st 31st 180cm 190cm

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
The 'Wakuwaku Park' is located in the base area of the resort close to the Number 1 car park. Entry is 1000 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Terrain Park' and it usually has a good choice of items. This resort also 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 2018 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 and nearby Toggata Onsen.
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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More information on Tohoku Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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