Hyonosen Kokusai (Yabu City, Hyogo)

Hyonosen Kokusai
氷ノ山国際
(兵庫県 養父市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 1st March 2021]

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Hyonosen Kokusai is located in the western region of Yabu city in the north-western region of Hyogo Prefecture. The ski area is on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Hyono, just to the south of Mt Hachibuse. It has been operating since 1984.

Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

1050m
450m
600m
35"
5
2500m
4
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
55%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
45%
0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Hyonosen Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 150cm - 1st 80cm 20cm 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd 150cm - 2nd 70cm 15cm 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 150cm 0cm 3rd 70cm 13cm 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 150cm 0cm 4th 75cm 10cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 150cm 5cm 5th 75cm 10cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 150cm 5cm 6th 75cm 60cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 150cm 5cm 7th 70cm 60cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 160cm 0cm 8th 65cm 35cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 160cm 0cm 9th 85cm 45cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 160cm 0cm 10th 85cm 50cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 170cm 0cm 11th 80cm 60cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 170cm 0cm 12th 80cm 55cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 170cm 0cm 13th 75cm 35cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 150cm 0cm 14th 75cm 30cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 130cm 1cm 15th 65cm 20cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 120cm 8cm 16th 65cm 10cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 100cm 5cm 17th 65cm 5cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 100cm 5cm 18th 90cm 30cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 100cm 2cm 19th 120cm 40cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 120cm 0cm 20th 120cm 30cm 20th - -
21st - 0cm 21st 120cm 5cm 21st 100cm 25cm 21st - -
22nd - 0cm 22nd 115cm 5cm 22nd 80cm 25cm 22nd - -
23rd - 0cm 23rd 110cm 0cm 23rd 75cm 20cm 23rd - -
24th - 0cm 24th 100cm 0cm 24th 70cm - 24th - -
25th - 0cm 25th 90cm 0cm 25th 65cm - 25th - -
26th 100cm 0cm 26th 90cm 0cm 26th 70cm - 26th - -
27th 100cm 0cm 27th 80cm 0cm 27th 65cm - 27th - -
28th 90cm 2cm 28th 75cm 0cm 28th 60cm - 28th - -
29th 70cm - 29th 75cm 0cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 60cm - 30th 80cm 1cm 30th 30th - -
31st 130cm - 31st 80cm 15cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hyonosen Kokusai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hyonosen Kokusai. 
Rental
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 Smile Park' beginners area featuring a snow escalator. It is located near the base Smile House building. Entrance is 500 yen.

There is also an area for children with playing in the snow activities called 'Yunino Park' that is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Park Area' close to the top of the Panorama triple lift. 

Hyonosen Kokusai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
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
Hyonosen Kokusai is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Hyonosen Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
PM (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen
PM (weekdays) 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Wednesday from January through mid March are Ladies Day when ladies can get a lift ticket for free.

Various joint season tickets are available with other Mac Earth owned ski areas.

Getting to Hyonosen Kokusai

By public transport
Train
Train
29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Hyonosen Kokusai is 29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
bus
Bus
A bus service from Yoka Station is available and takes about 50 minutes.
By Car
Car
24.8km from the Yokahyonosen IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
40.3km from the Wadayama IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
Nearest national route: Route 9 (14km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 87
Direction
Direction
Hyonosen Kokusai is about 25km from the Yokahyonosen IC exit of the Bantan Renraku Road.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 9 and continue on that road for just under 11km. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 87 (Hachibuse Kogen is on the main road signpost) and continue on this road for about 11km. Turn left at the sign to head towards Hyonosen Kokusai.
Parking
Parking
There are a few car park areas at the base of Hyonosen Kokusai. Parking is 500 yen on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Fukusada
Yabu-shi
Hyogo-ken
667-1125
Telephone
Telephone
079-667-7219
2020-2021 UPDATES
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