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

1400m
300m
1100m
35"
9
3000m
3
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - - 3rd - 45cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 45cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 190cm
5th 15cm - 5th - 65cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 190cm
6th 20cm - 6th - 65cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 190cm
7th 20cm - 7th - 65cm 7th - 200cm 7th - 190cm
8th 25cm - 8th - 65cm 8th - 200cm 8th - 190cm
9th 25cm - 9th - 80cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 190cm
10th 25cm - 10th - 80cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 190cm
11th 20cm - 11th - 100cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 190cm
12th - - 12th - 120cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 190cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 170cm
15th - 30cm 15th - 160cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 190cm
16th - 45cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 190cm
17th - 55cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 190cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 190cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 170cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 190cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 190cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 200cm 21st - 190cm
22nd - 55cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 190cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 190cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 190cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 190cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 190cm
27th - 30cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 190cm
28th - 40cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 190cm
29th - 40cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - 190cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 180cm 30th 30th - 190cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - 190cm

Previous Statistics

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Facilities

School
School
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. 
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 '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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
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
Train
Train
33.1km from Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
32.1km from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
There are shuttle buses from both Sendai Station and nearby Toggata Onsen.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
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More information on Tohoku Expressway

Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Address
Address
Togatsuta Onsen
Zao-machi
Katta-gun
Miyagi-ken
989-0916
Telephone
Telephone
0224-87-2610
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