Ishizuchi is located by the side of Prefecture Road 12 to the south of central Saijo city in Ehime Prefecture. The courses of the ski hill are found at the top of the Ropeway at an elevation of 1,250m - 1,400m.
Ishizuchi is one of the few ski and snowboard resorts on the island of Shikoku. Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands of Japan and located south of the western region of Honshu and to the east of Kyushu.
Ishizuchi Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ishizuchi.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
There is a 'play in the snow' (yuki-asobi) and sledging area for children by the base area (which is at top of the Ropeway).
Park items can be found in the 'Snow Park' area near the Number 4 lift.
Ishizuchi Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Early March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Ishizuchi is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.
The first Ropeway of the day is 8:20am on weekends and 8:40am on weekdays.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.
Ishizuchi Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
AM / PM
1 Day lifts only
AM/PM lifts only
The main 1 Day ticket includes the ropeway and lifts.
The Season Ticket also includes full access to the ropeway and lifts.
Getting to Ishizuchi
By public transport
23.3km from Iyo Saijo Station on the Yosan line
Ishizuchi is about 23km from Iyo Saijo Station on the Yosan line.
A shuttle bus service is available from Iyo Saijo Station. The journey takes about 55 minutes.
21.3km from the Iyo Komatsu IC on the Matsuyama Expressway
27km from the Iyo Saijo IC on the Matsuyama Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 11 (16.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Ishizuchi is about 21km from Iyo Komatsu IC exit on the Matsuyama Expressway and about 27km from the Iyo Saijo IC exit.
The ski hill can be found off Prefecture Road to the south of central Saijo city.
About 1 hour 30 minutes from Matsuyama. About 2 hours from Takamatsu. About 2 hours 30 minutes from Kochi. About 2 hours 30 minutes from Tokushima.
There is parking for about 600 vehicles near the base Ropeway station. Parking is from 500 yen a day.
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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