Miinohara (Oku Izumo Town, Shimane)

Miinohara
三井野原 (島根県 奥出雲町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 28th February 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2017]

Reader opinion No reviews yet Write review
Reader photos No photos yet Upload photo

Miinohara is located in Oku Izumo town in the eastern region of Shimane Prefecture, but it is very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture. There are two main areas to this ski hill Miinohara - one right by the train station and another just a bit further along the main road. Both the road and train line go through the two areas. Interesting points - the train station is the highest train station in the JR West region at an elevation of 727m and according to Wikipedia, in 2013 only 3 people used the station on average in a day!

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

886m
150m
736m
25"
11
650m
2
0%
20%
80%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Miinohara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 5cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 60cm
2nd - - 2nd - 5cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 55cm
3rd - - 3rd - 0cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 50cm
4th - - 4th - 0cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 50cm
5th - - 5th - 0cm 5th - 65cm 5th - 50cm
6th - - 6th - 0cm 6th - 60cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 0cm 7th - 75cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 0cm 8th - 75cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 0cm 9th - 75cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 0cm 10th - 120cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 0cm 11th - 130cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 0cm 12th - 155cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 5cm 13th - 155cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th - 150cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - 145cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 60cm 16th - 140cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 85cm 17th - 120cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 80cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 75cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st - 75cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 85cm 22nd - 75cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 75cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 125cm 24th - 70cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 125cm 25th - 65cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 120cm 26th - 60cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 120cm 27th - 60cm 27th - -
28th - 18cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 60cm 28th - -
29th - 10cm 29th - 110cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 10cm 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 10cm 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - -

Miinohara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Miinohara. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Miinohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Miinohara is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Miinohara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
1 Day 2,500 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 100 yen
15 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 8,000 yen

Getting to Miinohara

By public transport
Train
Train
0.1km from Miinohara Station on the Kisuki line
Transport Information
Information
The slopes of Miinohara are located very close to the station of the same name on the Kisuki line.

In fact they even say themselves that the station 'is in the middle of the slopes'.

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available - not needed!
By Car
Car
36.2km from the Tojo IC on the Chugoku Expressway
36.9km from the Shobara IC on the Chugoku Expressway
44.4km from the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 314 (0.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Miinohara is just off the main Route 314 road.

The Shobara IC and Tojo IC exits on the Chugoku Expressway are to the south of this ski hill.

Coming from the north the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway is the closest.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill for 500 vehicles.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Address
Address
Yakawa
Okuizumo
Nita-gun
Shimane-ken
699-1811
Telephone
Telephone
0854-52-3111
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for over 95% of the ski hills around Japan has now been checked and updated for the 2017-2018 season. Some ski resorts have still not updated their own information - which means that we can't update ours! We'll continue checking and update the remaining ones as quickly as possible.

Message updated on 3rd Dec 2017
Current resort snow depth
---
(change since last update)
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (0) Upload
Read Reviews (0) Write
If you have visited Miinohara, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Miinohara by road (in winter)
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.