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.
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
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hunter Mountain Shiobara.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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.
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Elementary School age
55 years & over
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays)
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
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.
A shuttle bus is available from Kinugawa Onsen Station (about 60 minutes) and Nasu Shiobara Station (about 70 minutes).
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.
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.
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.
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