St.MARY is located in Kawasaki town in the south-western region of Miyagi Prefecture. The courses are on the eastern foothills of Mt Gando. The base of the ski hill is just to the north of the expressway but most of the ski courses are actually on the other side of the expressway - the lifts and courses go over (and under) the expressway at two points near base. St Mary enjoys easy access from both the Miyagi and Yamagata regions.
Miyagi Prefecture is part of the northern Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. It has a long Pacific coastline and is bordered with Iwate Prefecture to the north, Yamagata Prefecture to the west and Fukushima Prefecture to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture are found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.
St.MARY Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at St.MARY.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Land' area is at the base of the resort and features sledging and tubing. There is a 500 yen entry charge.
There is a 'Snow Park' area near the base in the central area of St Mary.
St.MARY Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
St.MARY is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the daytime.
Nighta is from 5:30pm until 10:00pm, usually weekdays and Saturdays.
St.MARY Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
60 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
Nighta (2 hours)
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekday)
Season Ticket (nighta)
The 7 Hour ticket is valid for seven hours from the time of purchase. The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase. The 3 Hour ticket is valid for three hours from the time of purchase.
Various family packs are available that include a special 5.5 hour ticket plus 800 yen lunch voucher:
1 adult + 1 child = 5,900 yen 1 adult + 2 children = 8,400 yen 1 adult + 3 children = 10,900 yen 2 adults + 1 child = 9,300 yen 2 adults + 2 children = 11,800 yen 2 adults + 3 children = 14,300 yen
Getting to St.MARY
By public transport
27km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
27km from Yamagata Station on the Ou Honsen Line
1.5km from the Sasaya IC on the Yamagata Expressway
25.6km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
31.5km from the Sendai Miyagi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 286 (0.1km away)
St.MARY is less than 2km from the Sasaya IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.
From the Sasaya IC exit, turn right onto Route 286 to head to the ski hill.
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