Kunimidaira (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Kunimidaira
国見平 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Late December 2018 until mid March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kunimidaira is a small ski hill located on Mt Kunimi in Oshu city in the south-western region of Iwate Prefecture.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

750m
250m
500m
27"
8
850m
2
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Kunimidaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st 115cm 90cm 1st 100cm 160cm 1st 80cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 115cm 100cm 2nd 120cm 160cm 2nd 80cm 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 120cm 3rd 120cm 155cm 3rd 70cm 180cm
4th - - 4th 115cm 120cm 4th 110cm 150cm 4th 70cm 170cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 115cm 5th 110cm 155cm 5th 70cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 110cm 6th 100cm 155cm 6th 70cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 110cm 7th 90cm 150cm 7th 70cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 110cm 8th 90cm 150cm 8th 70cm 130cm
9th - - 9th 110cm 95cm 9th 100cm 150cm 9th 70cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 105cm 10th 100cm 150cm 10th 60cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 115cm 11th 100cm 145cm 11th - 110cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 110cm 12th 100cm 150cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 90cm 110cm 13th 120cm 155cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 85cm 100cm 14th 120cm 165cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 80cm 100cm 15th 120cm 170cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 80cm 100cm 16th 125cm 170cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 80cm 90cm 17th 120cm 170cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 90cm 95cm 18th 120cm 185cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 105cm 90cm 19th 110cm 185cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 105cm 90cm 20th 110cm 190cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 110cm 85cm 21st 100cm 190cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 130cm 80cm 22nd 95cm 190cm 22nd - -
23rd - 45cm 23rd 120cm 90cm 23rd 90cm 190cm 23rd - -
24th - 40cm 24th 140cm 105cm 24th 85cm 190cm 24th - -
25th - 35cm 25th 140cm 125cm 25th 80cm 190cm 25th - -
26th - 45cm 26th 140cm 140cm 26th 80cm 185cm 26th - -
27th 35cm 80cm 27th 120cm 145cm 27th 80cm 180cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 90cm 28th 110cm 145cm 28th 80cm 185cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 95cm 29th 130cm 150cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 100cm 95cm 30th 120cm 155cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 95cm 31st 110cm 160cm 31st 31st - -

Kunimidaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kunimidaira. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a board park in the lower central area of the ski hill. 

Kunimidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kunimidaira is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Kunimidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 2,700 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen

Getting to Kunimidaira

By public transport
Train
Train
30.3km from Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
21.1km from Hiraizumi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
30.3km from Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Kunimidaira is about 21km from Hiraizumi Station on the Tohoku Honsen line.

Ichinoseki Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is just over 30km away.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
18.6km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
29.9km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (18.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 37
Direction
Direction
Kunimidaira is under 19km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC exit, turn right and head in a north westerly direction on Prefecture Road 37. The ski hill is located off to the left of this road (there are signposts).

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 500 vehicles at the base of Kunimidaira. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Koromogawaku Chozuka 303
Oshu-shi
Iwate-ken
023-0000
Telephone
Telephone
0197-52-6411
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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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