Iwate Kogen Snow Park (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

Iwate Kogen Snow Park
(岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Iwate Kogen Snow Park is located in Shizukuishi on the southern slopes of Mt Iwate in the northern-western region of Iwate Prefecture. It originally opened as Iwate Kogen Ski-jo in 1971 and actually closed for a period of seven years - originally due to nearby volcanic activity - before opening again under the new name in 2004. A few changes were made for the 2017-2018 season including a remade top course (Calgary) and better access to the bottom base gondola station. Amihari Onsen and Shizukuishi are close by. The ten official courses are serviced by a gondola and five pair lifts.

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.

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The Mountain

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Iwate Kogen Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 70cm 1st 120cm 180cm 1st 140cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 70cm 2nd 120cm 180cm 2nd 140cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 75cm 3rd 120cm 180cm 3rd 150cm 165cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 75cm 4th 130cm 170cm 4th 150cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 85cm 5th 140cm 170cm 5th 150cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 90cm 6th 140cm 175cm 6th 150cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 90cm 7th 140cm 175cm 7th 150cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 90cm 8th 150cm 175cm 8th 150cm 160cm
9th - 10cm 9th 70cm 100cm 9th 150cm 175cm 9th 140cm 160cm
10th - 10cm 10th 70cm 100cm 10th 150cm 175cm 10th 135cm 160cm
11th - 10cm 11th 70cm 100cm 11th 150cm 175cm 11th 120cm 155cm
12th - 30cm 12th 75cm 100cm 12th 150cm 180cm 12th 120cm 150cm
13th - 30cm 13th 75cm 100cm 13th 150cm 180cm 13th 120cm 150cm
14th 15cm 40cm 14th 75cm 100cm 14th 145cm 180cm 14th 120cm 150cm
15th 40cm 40cm 15th 75cm 100cm 15th 135cm 180cm 15th 120cm 160cm
16th 30cm 40cm 16th 75cm 110cm 16th 130cm 180cm 16th 130cm 160cm
17th 25cm 50cm 17th 75cm 110cm 17th 120cm 180cm 17th 130cm 160cm
18th 20cm 40cm 18th 75cm 110cm 18th 120cm 180cm 18th 140cm 160cm
19th 15cm 50cm 19th 75cm 120cm 19th 140cm 180cm 19th 140cm 160cm
20th 25cm 55cm 20th 85cm 120cm 20th 140cm 180cm 20th 140cm 160cm
21st 25cm 55cm 21st 90cm 120cm 21st 140cm 180cm 21st 140cm 140cm
22nd 30cm 55cm 22nd 100cm 130cm 22nd 140cm 180cm 22nd 130cm 130cm
23rd 30cm 50cm 23rd 100cm 130cm 23rd 140cm 175cm 23rd 130cm 130cm
24th 30cm 55cm 24th 100cm 130cm 24th 140cm 175cm 24th 130cm 130cm
25th 30cm 55cm 25th 100cm 150cm 25th 140cm 175cm 25th 130cm 130cm
26th 35cm 60cm 26th 100cm 150cm 26th 140cm 170cm 26th 130cm 130cm
27th 60cm 60cm 27th 100cm 150cm 27th 140cm 170cm 27th 130cm 130cm
28th 60cm 60cm 28th 100cm 150cm 28th 140cm 170cm 28th 110cm 130cm
29th 60cm 60cm 29th 100cm 180cm 29th 140cm - 29th 110cm 130cm
30th 60cm 70cm 30th 120cm 180cm 30th 30th 110cm 130cm
31st 50cm 70cm 31st 120cm 180cm 31st 31st 110cm 130cm

Previous Statistics

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Iwate Kogen Snow Park. 
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 Park' and 'Family Kids' beginners course areas are both close to the base area.

There is a 'Kids Room' and 'Baby Room' in the Center Plaza base building. It is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm and is free to use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a freestyle course 'Snow Park' area by the base area slopes. 

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Iwate Kogen Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Night operations are daily between 21st December 2019 until 14th March 2020, from 5:00pm until 9:00pm (until 10:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays).

Iwate Kogen Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Older Child
Junior High school age
60 years and over
1day passport 5,800 yen 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
1 Day (open-5pm) 4,900 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
5 Hours 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta (5pm-close) 2,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Gondola (1 ride) 800 yen 800 yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Junior High School age students are charged the same as the Senior rates.

The 8 Hour ticket is valid for eight hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Iwate Kogen Snow Park

By public transport
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
19.9km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
27.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
The resort is a 19km ride from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako local line and Akita Shinkansen) via Prefecture Road 212.

The Tohoku Shinkansen stops at Morioka Station which is about 28km from Amihari Onsen.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

A bus service is available from Morioka Station. The journey takes about 1 hour.
By Car
17.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
22.9km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (17.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 219
Iwate Kogen Snow Park is about 35 minutes drive from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Takizawa IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and after about 6km turn right onto Prefecture Road 219 and follow the signs to the resort.

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There is a large parking area for 2800 vehicles at the base of the resort. Open 24 hours. Parking is free every day of the season.

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