Hunter Mountain Shiobara (Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi)

Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原 (栃木県 那須塩原市)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 16th April 2017
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara is located in the northern region of Nikko city in the northern region of Tochigi Prefecture and to the north of Mt Takahara. The resort is just off the Nichien Momiji line toll. Known as Hantama and the name of the resort comes from the Hunter Mountain resort in New York state, and the course names continue the New York theme. It is within range of Tokyo making it a popular 'day trip' ski resort for people based in the capital. Hunter Mountain has been operating since 1987. While not connected, Edelweiss Ski Resort is just to the south of Hunter Mountain.

Tochigi Prefecture is located to the north of Tokyo and is perhaps best known for the Nikko and the famous Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, the Oku Nikko area and also the mountainous region in the north that includes Mt Takahara and Mt Nasu.

The Mountain

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Hunter Mountain Shiobara Course Map

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Hunter Mountain Shiobara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 40cm 1st 150cm 110cm 1st 200cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 40cm 2nd 160cm 110cm 2nd 200cm 110cm
3rd - 10cm 3rd 60cm 40cm 3rd 180cm 110cm 3rd 200cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 40cm 4th 180cm 110cm 4th 200cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 40cm 5th 180cm 110cm 5th 200cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 40cm 6th 180cm 110cm 6th 200cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 40cm 7th 180cm 110cm 7th 200cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 40cm 8th 180cm 110cm 8th 200cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 190cm 110cm 9th 200cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 40cm 10th 190cm 110cm 10th 200cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 40cm 11th 200cm 110cm 11th 200cm 110cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 40cm 12th 200cm 110cm 12th 200cm 90cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 40cm 13th 210cm 110cm 13th 200cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 40cm 14th 210cm 110cm 14th 200cm 90cm
15th 60cm 25cm 15th 90cm 40cm 15th 210cm 110cm 15th 200cm 90cm
16th 60cm 25cm 16th 110cm 40cm 16th 210cm 110cm 16th 200cm 90cm
17th 60cm 25cm 17th 110cm 50cm 17th 210cm 110cm 17th 190cm 90cm
18th 60cm 25cm 18th 110cm 60cm 18th 210cm 110cm 18th 190cm 90cm
19th 60cm 25cm 19th 120cm 80cm 19th 210cm 110cm 19th 190cm 90cm
20th 60cm 25cm 20th 120cm 80cm 20th 210cm 110cm 20th 190cm 90cm
21st 60cm 30cm 21st 120cm 80cm 21st 210cm 110cm 21st 190cm 90cm
22nd 60cm 30cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 210cm 110cm 22nd 190cm 80cm
23rd 60cm 30cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 210cm 110cm 23rd 190cm 80cm
24th 60cm 30cm 24th 120cm 80cm 24th 200cm 110cm 24th 190cm 80cm
25th 60cm 30cm 25th 130cm 90cm 25th 200cm 110cm 25th 190cm 80cm
26th 60cm 30cm 26th 130cm 100cm 26th 200cm 110cm 26th 190cm 80cm
27th 60cm 30cm 27th 130cm 100cm 27th 200cm 110cm 27th 200cm 80cm
28th 60cm 30cm 28th 130cm 100cm 28th 200cm 110cm 28th 200cm 80cm
29th 60cm 40cm 29th 130cm 100cm 29th - 110cm 29th 200cm 80cm
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 130cm 100cm 30th 30th 200cm 80cm
31st 60cm 40cm 31st 130cm 110cm 31st 31st 190cm 80cm

Previous Statistics

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hunter Mountain Shiobara. 
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 'Kids Park' has two areas offers a number of activities including sledging, snow tubing and there is also a snow escalator. Entry is 1,000 yen for adults and 1,200 yen for children and includes sledge rental and other attractions.

A child care 'babysitter' facility is also available. From 1,100 yen per hour. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 1 quad lift and usually has a pipe, mini pipe and variety of kickers and other items. 

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hunter Mountain Shiobara is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on weekends for most of the season. (Until the end of January and in April, closing time is 4pm and during the first week of operations opening times are 9am until 3pm).

Nighta is on Saturdays in the peak season from 4:30pm until 8pm.

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen
4 Hours 4,400 yen 3,400 yen 3,900 yen
Nighta 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Point 470 yen
10 Points 4,200 yen
Season Ticket (all) 62,000 yen 42,000 yen 52,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 47,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information If using the 'Points': the Gondola requires 3 points, the quad lifts require 2 points and other lifts require 1 lift to ride.

Getting to Hunter Mountain Shiobara

By public transport
36.1km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
19.4km from Ryuokyo Station on the Kinugawa Line
23.8km from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Kinugawa Line
Transport Information
The resort is under 24km from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Kinugawa line, and about 36km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

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A shuttle bus is available from Kinugawa Onsen Station (about 60 minutes) and Nasu Shiobara Station (about 70 minutes).
By Car
27.9km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway
37.3km from the Imaichi IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road
53km from the Utsunomiya IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 400 (10.3km away)
Hunter Mountain is about 28km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit turn right onto Route 400 and after about 17.5km turn left onto the Nichien Momiji Line toll road (the charge is 610 yen). The resort is just over 10km along this road on the left hand side. Approaching from the south (central Nikko city), head north on Route 121 and then take the Nichien Momiji Line.

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There is parking for 3,500 vehicles in a large number of parking areas by the base of the resort. Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays in the main season. The car parks are open 24 hours a day.

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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