Kotobiki Forest Park (Iinan Town, Shimane)

Kotobiki Forest Park
琴引フォレストパーク (島根県 飯南町)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2017]

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Kotobiki Forest Park is a small ski hill located in Iinan town on the northern slopes of Mt Kotobiki in Shimane Prefecture. This ski hill can be rented out privately for 'nighta' from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Shimane Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The handful of ski hills in Shimane are found towards the mountains in the south with some very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

720m
180m
540m
25"
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830m
3
25%
50%
25%
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%
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Kotobiki Forest Park Snow Depth Statistics

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Previous Statistics

Kotobiki Forest Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kotobiki Forest 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
There is a 'Family Park' area near base with a moving elevator, sledging and more. Entry and use of facilities is 1,000 yen (or free with a valid 1 day or 4 hour lift ticket).

The 'Kids Park' is also by the base area and features a slide and a giant inflatable elephant - entrance is free. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the base and features a number of items for different skill levels. It is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm. 

Kotobiki Forest Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Kotobiki Forest Park is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends, national holidays and over New Year.

There is no scheduled nighta at this ski hill... but anyone can reserve nights and use it from 6:00pm until 9:00pm in private! Charges are 63,000 yen on a weekday and 78,000 yen on a holiday. Prior reservations are required.

Kotobiki Forest Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,800 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 one-day tickets 16,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupon 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 42,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 2,000 yen for children.

A number of Family tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child - 5,500 yen
1 adult and 2 children - 7,500 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 8,500 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 10,000 yen

You can rent out the resort for your own 'nighta' for the following charges:

Weekdays - 63,000 yen
Holidays - 78,000 yen

Getting to Kotobiki Forest Park

By public transport
Train
Train
40.1km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line
Transport Information
Information
Kotobiki Forest Park is about 40km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
24.2km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway
38.9km from the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway
42.2km from the Miyoshi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 54 (1.7km away)
Direction
Direction
Kotobiki Forest Park is located just off Route 54 to the south of the central area of Iinan town.

It is about 42km from the Miyoshi IC exit on the Chugoku Expressway and 24km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway.
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Sami 1151
Iinan-cho
Iishi-gun
Shimane-ken
690-3204
Telephone
Telephone
0854-72-1021
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Message updated on 3rd Dec 2017
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