Miyagi Zao Eboshi (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Eboshi
(宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Tuesday 1st December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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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.

In recent seasons a local group of cute penguins from an aquarium in Sendai come for a bit of a walk around a few times in the snow season. This popular event was cunningly called 'Penguin Walk in EBOSHI'. Unfortunately there is no mention of them for the 2020-2021 season. Perhaps they are being careful and doing the social distancing thing...

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 75cm 35cm 1st 135cm 80cm 1st 130cm 105cm
2nd 7cm - 2nd 90cm 35cm 2nd 135cm 80cm 2nd 135cm 100cm
3rd 7cm - 3rd 90cm 35cm 3rd 130cm 80cm 3rd 130cm 100cm
4th 10cm - 4th 90cm 35cm 4th 130cm 80cm 4th 130cm 100cm
5th 15cm 30cm 5th 100cm 40cm 5th 140cm 80cm 5th 130cm 100cm
6th 15cm 45cm 6th 100cm 40cm 6th 140cm 95cm 6th 125cm 100cm
7th 15cm 45cm 7th 100cm 40cm 7th 140cm 100cm 7th 125cm 100cm
8th 15cm 45cm 8th 105cm 45cm 8th 140cm 100cm 8th 125cm 100cm
9th 15cm 45cm 9th 105cm 40cm 9th 140cm 100cm 9th 120cm 90cm
10th 15cm 45cm 10th 105cm 40cm 10th 140cm 100cm 10th 120cm 90cm
11th 30cm 45cm 11th 105cm 40cm 11th 140cm 115cm 11th 120cm 80cm
12th 30cm 40cm 12th 105cm 40cm 12th 140cm 115cm 12th 115cm 70cm
13th 35cm 35cm 13th 105cm 40cm 13th 140cm 115cm 13th 105cm 70cm
14th 40cm 35cm 14th 105cm 40cm 14th 140cm 110cm 14th 100cm 70cm
15th 60cm 35cm 15th 105cm 40cm 15th 140cm 100cm 15th 95cm 70cm
16th 60cm 35cm 16th 105cm 45cm 16th 140cm 100cm 16th 95cm 70cm
17th 65cm 35cm 17th 105cm 45cm 17th 140cm 90cm 17th 95cm 70cm
18th 65cm 30cm 18th 105cm 45cm 18th 140cm 90cm 18th 90cm 70cm
19th 65cm 30cm 19th 105cm 45cm 19th 150cm 95cm 19th 85cm 70cm
20th 65cm 30cm 20th 115cm 45cm 20th 150cm 95cm 20th 85cm 70cm
21st 65cm 30cm 21st 115cm 55cm 21st 150cm 95cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 65cm 30cm 22nd 115cm 55cm 22nd 140cm 95cm 22nd - 60cm
23rd 65cm 30cm 23rd 115cm 55cm 23rd 140cm 95cm 23rd - 60cm
24th 60cm 30cm 24th 115cm 55cm 24th 140cm 95cm 24th - 50cm
25th 65cm 30cm 25th 115cm 55cm 25th 140cm 100cm 25th - 50cm
26th 65cm 30cm 26th 115cm 55cm 26th 140cm 100cm 26th - 50cm
27th 65cm 30cm 27th 115cm 55cm 27th 140cm 100cm 27th - 50cm
28th 65cm 40cm 28th 110cm 55cm 28th 140cm 105cm 28th - 50cm
29th 65cm 40cm 29th 110cm 55cm 29th - 105cm 29th - 50cm
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 115cm 55cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 35cm 31st 135cm 75cm 31st 31st - -

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). Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekends, holidays and over New Year. Sled rental is available for 500 yen. 
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 9:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'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.

Night skiing is officially from 4:00pm and mostly on Fridays and Saturday nights and some holidays too. Opening times are all rather complicated, so please 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
1 Day 4,600 yen 2,000 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
6 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
6 Hours (weekdays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,000 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,600 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
Nighta 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Gondola (return) 1,300 yen 800 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season (all) 65,000 yen 23,000 yen 45,000 yen 45,000 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
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A Family ticket is available that includes a 1 day ticket:

2 adults and 1 child - 8,800 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 9,800 yen
Each additional child - 1,000 yen

Children's Day is on the following dates when Elementary School and Junior High School students can buy a 1 day lift ticket for 1,500 yen:

19th, 20th December 2020
16th, 17th January 2021
20th, 21st February 2021
20th, 21st March 2021

Ladies Day is on the following dates when ladies can buy an 1 day lift ticket for 3,500 yen:

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th December 2020
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January 2021
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February 2021
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2021

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) in the main season.
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 3000 vehicles at the base of Miyagi Zao Eboshi. The parking charge is 600 yen on weekends and holidays and free on weekdays.

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