Shizukuishi (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

雫石 (岩手県 雫石町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of the town centre of the same name in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships were held at Shizukuishi in 1993. Shizukuishi has been operating since 1980, though since the peak 'ski boom' years the resort has been reduced in size with a number of lifts and courses closing. 'Powder Ski Tours' and 'Sunrise Tours' are currently noted on the course map on the once lift serviced (but no longer so) northern course area, unfortunately with little further details at time of writing (end October 2018).

The resort still offers a variety of long courses and is a decent size with a 101 person Ropeway. Amihari Onsen and Iwate Kogen Snow Park are close by.

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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Shizukuishi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 85cm 120cm 1st 180cm 170cm 1st 165cm 260cm
2nd - - 2nd 85cm 125cm 2nd 180cm 170cm 2nd 165cm 260cm
3rd - - 3rd 85cm 130cm 3rd 180cm 170cm 3rd 160cm 260cm
4th - - 4th 85cm 130cm 4th 180cm 180cm 4th 160cm 260cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 130cm 5th 180cm 185cm 5th 160cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 130cm 6th 180cm 185cm 6th 160cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 130cm 7th 180cm 210cm 7th 160cm 250cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 130cm 8th 180cm 210cm 8th 160cm 250cm
9th - 60cm 9th 100cm 130cm 9th 180cm 210cm 9th 160cm 230cm
10th - 60cm 10th 100cm 130cm 10th 180cm 210cm 10th 160cm 230cm
11th - 60cm 11th 100cm 130cm 11th 180cm 210cm 11th 150cm 210cm
12th - 70cm 12th 100cm 130cm 12th 180cm 210cm 12th 150cm 200cm
13th - 100cm 13th 100cm 130cm 13th 180cm 210cm 13th 150cm 190cm
14th 50cm 100cm 14th 100cm 130cm 14th 180cm 210cm 14th 160cm 190cm
15th 50cm 100cm 15th 100cm 130cm 15th 180cm 250cm 15th 160cm 180cm
16th 50cm 100cm 16th 100cm 130cm 16th 180cm 250cm 16th 160cm 180cm
17th 55cm 100cm 17th 100cm 140cm 17th 180cm 250cm 17th 160cm 180cm
18th 55cm 100cm 18th 110cm 140cm 18th 180cm 260cm 18th 150cm 170cm
19th 55cm 110cm 19th 110cm 140cm 19th 180cm 260cm 19th 150cm 160cm
20th 60cm 110cm 20th 110cm 140cm 20th 175cm 260cm 20th 145cm 160cm
21st 55cm 110cm 21st 120cm 140cm 21st 175cm 260cm 21st 145cm 160cm
22nd 55cm 110cm 22nd 120cm 140cm 22nd 175cm 260cm 22nd 145cm 160cm
23rd 50cm 110cm 23rd 120cm 140cm 23rd 175cm 260cm 23rd 140cm 160cm
24th 50cm 110cm 24th 150cm 160cm 24th 170cm 260cm 24th 140cm 160cm
25th 50cm 110cm 25th 150cm 160cm 25th 170cm 260cm 25th 140cm 160cm
26th 50cm 100cm 26th 150cm 160cm 26th 165cm 260cm 26th 140cm -
27th 50cm 100cm 27th 150cm 160cm 27th 165cm 250cm 27th 130cm -
28th 50cm 100cm 28th 150cm 160cm 28th 165cm 250cm 28th 130cm -
29th 70cm 110cm 29th 180cm 170cm 29th - - 29th 130cm -
30th 85cm 110cm 30th 180cm 170cm 30th 30th 130cm -
31st 85cm 110cm 31st 180cm 170cm 31st 31st 140cm -

Previous Statistics

Shizukuishi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shizukuishi. 
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
'Snow Land' is a large area for children and includes snow tubing, sledging, sliders, snow striders, a practice area and more. The entry charge is 800 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two park areas - the 'Easy Park' and the 'Okochama Ski & Snobo Park'. Nearby there is also a kids and family practice zone. All located above the top Ropeway station.

A new 'Snow Strider' area can be found up there too. 

Shizukuishi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Shizukuishi is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 7:00pm on weekdays) on the following dates:

- Every Saturday between 22nd December 2018 and 16th March 2019
- 28th December 2018 until 4th January 2019
- Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in January and February 2019
- 4th and 5th February 2019

Shizukuishi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 3,700 yen
4 Hours 3,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 1,800 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen
High speed lift (1 time) 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (one-way) 600 yen 600 yen
Ropeway (return) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 43,000 yen 29,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school ages can ride the lifts for free.

The 1 Day and 4 Hour lift tickets are 200 yen more expensive over the New Year period (30th December 2018 - 3rd January 2019).

Getting to Shizukuishi

By public transport
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
12.5km from Shizukuishi Station on the Tazawako line
24.9km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Shizukuishi resort is located to the north of central Shizukushi town - about 11km from Route 46 road and a few more km further from Shizukuishi Station (Tazawako line and Akita Shinkansen line).

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A free shuttle bus is available from Shizukuishi Station to the resort.

There is also a free weekday-only bus service from Morioka Station.

A taxi from Shizukuishi Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
20km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
24.5km from the Takizawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 46 (10.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 212
Shizukuishi is about 20km from the Morioka IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Morioka IC exit, turn right onto Route 46 and then towards Shizukuishi using Prefecture Road 212. There are signposts along the way.

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There is a large parking area at each base for a total of around 2,000 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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