Miyagi Zao Eboshi (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Eboshi
みやぎ蔵王えぼし (宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Thursday 29th November 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 35cm (0cm) [updated on 19th December 2018]

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Miyagi Zao Eboshi is located just to the north-east of the peaks of Ushiroeboshidake and Zeneboshidake in Zao town in the south-western region of Miyagi Prefecture. The Togatta Onsen hot spring area is nearby.

It seems like a local group of cute penguins from an aquarium in Sendai come for a bit of a walk around a few times in the season! The event is cunningly called 'Penguin Walk in EBOSHI'.

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.

The Mountain

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Miyagi Zao Eboshi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 90cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - 20cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - 30cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 170cm 4th - 190cm
5th - 30cm 5th - 110cm 5th - 170cm 5th - 180cm
6th - 30cm 6th - 110cm 6th - 170cm 6th - 170cm
7th - 40cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 170cm
8th - 40cm 8th - 110cm 8th - 170cm 8th - 170cm
9th - 40cm 9th - 110cm 9th - 170cm 9th - 170cm
10th 25cm 40cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 170cm 10th - 160cm
11th 25cm 40cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 160cm
12th 25cm 50cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 150cm
13th 25cm 60cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 150cm
14th 30cm 60cm 14th - 130cm 14th - 180cm 14th - 140cm
15th 35cm 60cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 180cm 15th - 140cm
16th 35cm 60cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 140cm
17th 35cm 60cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 120cm
18th 35cm 65cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 110cm
19th 35cm 65cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 110cm
20th - 70cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 100cm
21st - 70cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 80cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 65cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 65cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 75cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 80cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 80cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - 70cm
30th - 90cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st - 90cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - 60cm

Previous Statistics

Miyagi Zao Eboshi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Miyagi Zao Eboshi. 
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' is located by the base of the resort and costs 800 yen to enter (adults 300 yen). Apparently, it is going to be bigger than ever for the 2018-2019 season. Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekends, holidays and over New Year. Sledge rental is available for 500 yen.

Some penguins from an aquarium in Sendai will visit the resort on Sunday 16th December (and sometime in February too). Not many ski-jo can boast that! 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Ishiko Park' is located by the Ishiko course and bottom of the Ishiko Number 2 lift. 

Miyagi Zao Eboshi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is normally open from 9:00am on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.

Nighta is officially from 4:00pm, mostly on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends and holidays - and usually until 10:00pm (and until 8:00pm on Sundays). It's a bit complicated, so do check with official sources if you are planning on going for nighta!

Miyagi Zao Eboshi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
8 Hours 4,600 yen 2,900 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
6 Hours 4,300 yen 2,600 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,900 yen 2,200 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
6 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Gondola (one way) 1,200 yen 700 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Gondola (return) 2,000 yen 1,100 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (from 4pm) 2,400 yen 1,700 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Season Ticket 60,000 yen 23,000 yen 45,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 8 Hour ticket is valid for eight hours from the time of purchase.
The 6 Hour ticket is valid for six hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A number of Family tickets are available including a 6 hour ticket and 900 yen worth lunch voucher.

1 adult and 1 child - 7,400 yen
1 adult and 2 children - 9,600 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 11,700 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 13,900 yen

Children's Day is on the following dates when elementary and junior high school age children can buy a one-day lift ticket for 1,500 yen:

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2019
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019

Ladies Day is on the following dates when ladies can buy an 8 hour lift ticket for 3,500 yen:

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th December 2018
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2019
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2019
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2019

Getting to Miyagi Zao Eboshi

By public transport
25.5km from Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
24.5km from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is about 25km from both the Shiroishi Station and Shiroishi Zao Station.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
A free early morning shuttle bus is available from Gozain Hall in Zao Town (40 minutes) and Togatta Onsen (20 minutes) between Saturday 22nd December 2018 and Sunday 24th March 2019. A bus leaves Gozain Hall at 7:15am and 8:40am.
By Car
19.5km from the Miyagi Kawasaki IC on the Yamagata Expressway
21.5km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
21.8km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 457 (5.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is accessible from exits on both the Tohoku Expressway and Yamagata Expressway.

It is less than 6km off Route 457 by the Togatta Onsen area.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is parking for over 3,500 vehicles at the base of Miyagi Zao Eboshi. The parking charge is 600 yen on weekends and holidays.

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Lift system 70
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