Mizuho Highland (Ohnan Town, Shimane)

Mizuho Highland
瑞穂ハイランド (島根県 邑南町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until early April 2018
Official snow depth 45cm (0cm) [updated on 24th March 2018]

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Mizuho Highland is located on the north-eastern slopes of Asayama to the south-east of Hamada city in Shimane Prefecture, close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture. There are two areas and bases to Mizuho Highland - Highland Side and Valley Side - and while the bases are separate, they are connected on-mountain. The Highland Side base is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway and Asahi Tengston Snow Park is just to the east. Mizuho Highland has been operating since 1986.

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

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Mizuho Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 50cm 1st 160cm 135cm 1st 160cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 50cm 2nd 160cm 135cm 2nd 155cm 145cm
3rd - - 3rd 80cm 50cm 3rd 165cm 135cm 3rd 150cm 145cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 45cm 4th 170cm 125cm 4th 140cm 145cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 45cm 5th 180cm 115cm 5th 130cm 145cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 45cm 6th 190cm 115cm 6th 110cm 135cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 45cm 7th 230cm 130cm 7th 110cm 140cm
8th - - 8th 85cm 45cm 8th 260cm 130cm 8th 105cm 160cm
9th 55cm - 9th 80cm 45cm 9th 260cm 135cm 9th 95cm 190cm
10th 55cm - 10th 120cm 45cm 10th 215cm 200cm 10th 95cm 190cm
11th 55cm - 11th 180cm 45cm 11th 210cm 230cm 11th 95cm 180cm
12th - - 12th 200cm 45cm 12th 210cm 230cm 12th 80cm 170cm
13th - - 13th 200cm 45cm 13th 220cm 240cm 13th 70cm 160cm
14th 75cm - 14th 200cm 45cm 14th 220cm 235cm 14th 70cm 160cm
15th 75cm 50cm 15th 220cm 55cm 15th 210cm 230cm 15th 65cm 165cm
16th 65cm 50cm 16th 180cm 60cm 16th 205cm 225cm 16th 60cm 165cm
17th 85cm 50cm 17th 170cm 60cm 17th 200cm 205cm 17th 60cm 160cm
18th 95cm 50cm 18th 150cm 60cm 18th 200cm 190cm 18th 50cm 155cm
19th 95cm 50cm 19th 140cm 60cm 19th 200cm 195cm 19th 50cm 150cm
20th 95cm 50cm 20th 115cm 65cm 20th 195cm 185cm 20th 50cm 150cm
21st 95cm 50cm 21st 110cm 95cm 21st 190cm 170cm 21st 45cm 150cm
22nd 95cm 50cm 22nd 110cm 105cm 22nd 190cm 170cm 22nd 45cm 145cm
23rd 90cm 50cm 23rd 115cm 110cm 23rd 185cm 160cm 23rd 45cm 135cm
24th 90cm 50cm 24th 115cm 140cm 24th 185cm 165cm 24th 45cm 135cm
25th 85cm 50cm 25th 160cm 160cm 25th 180cm 165cm 25th - 130cm
26th 85cm 45cm 26th 160cm 160cm 26th 170cm 165cm 26th - 130cm
27th 90cm 40cm 27th 170cm 160cm 27th 170cm 160cm 27th - 125cm
28th 90cm 40cm 28th 170cm 160cm 28th 170cm 155cm 28th - 125cm
29th 90cm 50cm 29th 170cm 150cm 29th - - 29th - 125cm
30th 85cm 50cm 30th 165cm 125cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st 80cm 50cm 31st 165cm 125cm 31st 31st - 120cm

Previous Statistics

Mizuho Highland Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mizuho Highland. 
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 'Wan Park' is located near the top of the resort, while the kids course is near base on the Valley Side. Both are free to enter.

A child care facility is available on the Highland Side of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
The 1100m long 'Snow Park' in the upper area of the Highland Side of Mizuho Highland is one of the largest in western Japan and has a number of different areas and a half-pipe. 

Mizuho Highland Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Mizuho Highland is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 10:00pm on the Valley Side. Open dates are Saturdays in January and February, 7th January and 11th January 2018.

Lifts stop for course maintenance before nights operations start.

Mizuho Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
1 Day (until 4:30pm) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 4,300 yen
Nighta 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information As well as the tickets noted above, visitors can also buy 'points' to use for lifts at Mizuho Highland - different lifts require a different number of points to ride. 1 point is 100 yen. For example, the Gondola requires 10 points to ride (5 points for children), the Number 3 Quad lift requires 9 points to ride and the Number 1 and 6 lifts require 7 points to ride. The Number 2, 4 and 5 lifts all require 4 points to ride.

Getting to Mizuho Highland

By public transport
69.2km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
37.8km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Mizuho Highland is 38km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Hiroshima to Mizuho Highland is available in the winter season.

For the 16-17 season it leaves Hiroshima Bus Center at 7:15am and from Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen) at 7:40am. The journey takes just under two hours and the normal charge is 2500 yen for adults and 1250 yen for children. Discounts are available with advanced bookings.
By Car
2.8km from the Mizuho IC on the Hamada Expressway
14.1km from the Ohasa IC on the Hamada Expressway
18.1km from the Asahi IC on the Hamada Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 261 (18.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 5
The closest base of Mizuho Highland (Highland Side) is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway.
From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 5 and follow the signposts to the car parks.
There are a number of available car parks for over 3200 vehicles in total.

Parking is 1,000 yen during the daytime and 500 yen for nighta.

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