Nihonmatsu Shiozawa (Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima)

Nihonmatsu Shiozawa
二本松塩沢 (福島県 二本松市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until mid March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Nihonmatsu Shiozawa is located to the east of Mt Adatara in Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture and close to the Dake Onsen hot spring village area. It is the most easterly ski hill in Fukushima and not too far from Adatara Kogen, also in Nihonmatsu.

Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.

The Mountain

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Nihonmatsu Shiozawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 25cm 1st - 75cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd - 25cm 2nd - 75cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 75cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 40cm 4th - 75cm 4th - 100cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 75cm 5th - 90cm
6th - - 6th - 40cm 6th - 75cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - 40cm 7th - 75cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 40cm 8th - 75cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 30cm 9th - 75cm 9th - 85cm
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 75cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 75cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 80cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 95cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th - 95cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 40cm 15th - 95cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 40cm 16th - 95cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 40cm 17th - 95cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 40cm 18th - 100cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 40cm 19th - 100cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 40cm 20th - 100cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 40cm 21st - 95cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd - 15cm 23rd - 65cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 15cm 24th - 70cm 24th - 100cm 24th - -
25th - 10cm 25th - 70cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - 10cm 26th - 70cm 26th - 100cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th - 70cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th - 25cm 28th - 70cm 28th - 100cm 28th - -
29th - 25cm 29th - 70cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 25cm 30th - 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 25cm 31st - 75cm 31st 31st - -

Nihonmatsu Shiozawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nihonmatsu Shiozawa. 
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
There is a kids area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' includes a variety of items and is located by the Number 1 lift. 

Nihonmatsu Shiozawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nihonmatsu Shiozawa is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm every day in the daytime. Looks like the Number 1 lift actually starts moving at 8:15am and stops at 9:40pm.

Nighta is scheduled for every day from 4:30pm until 9:40pm (time of last lift).

On 31st December 2017, closing is at 4:30pm.

Nihonmatsu Shiozawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
5 years to Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,100 yen 1,600 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,600 yen 1,600 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
Nighta (4:30pm-9:40pm) 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Season Ticket (all) 31,000 yen 21,000 yen 26,000 yen
Season (nighta) 21,000 yen 16,000 yen 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Nighta is the special price of 1,100 yen every Wednesday.

Getting to Nihonmatsu Shiozawa

By public transport
24.9km from Fukushima Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
13.4km from Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
35.2km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
Nihonmatsu Station on the Tohoku Honsen line is the nearest train station to Nihonmatsu Shiozawa, about 13.5km from the base.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 39km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A bus service is available that operates from Nihonmatsu Station to Shiozawa onsen with a stop close to the ski hill. The journey takes about 35 minutes.
By Car
12.7km from the Nihonmatsu IC on the Tohoku Expressway
19.8km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
35.5km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (1.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 354
Nihonmatsu Shiozawa is just under 13km from the Nihonmatsu IC exit of the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Nihonmatsu IC exit, turn left and then left once more and follow the signs joining up with Prefecture Road 354. Continue past Ebisu Circuit and Tohoku Safari Park on the right hand side to approach the base of Nihonmatsu Shiozawa.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Limited parking is available close to base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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