Miyagi Zao Shiroishi is located to the north-west of central Shiroishi city in the south-western region of Miyagi Prefecture. Mt Zao is to the north west of this ski hill. There was a new intermediate 'P Course' for the 2017-2018 season. The resort is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary during the 2018-2019 season.
Miyagi Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on the north eastern region of the main island of Honshu with a long Pacific coast and bordered with Iwate to the north, Yamagata to the west and Fukushima to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture can be found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.
Miyagi Zao Shiroishi Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
A free bus is available from Shiroishi Zao Station to Miyagi Zao Shiroishi. Reservations are required. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
18.9km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
25.2km from the Miyagi Kawasaki IC on the Yamagata Expressway
27.3km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 457 (7.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 51
Miyagi Zao Shiroishi is about 19km from the Shiroishi IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.
From the Shiroishi IC exit, turn right onto Route 4 and then after about 2km turn right onto Route 457. After about 10km turn left onto Prefecture Road 51 and follow the signs to the ski hill.
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