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.
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 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.
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Miyagi Zao Eboshi.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' is located by the base of the resort and costs 800 yen to enter (adults 300 yen). If kids have a valid lift ticket, that is reduced to 500 yen. 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 once again visit the resort this winter - once in December and once in February. (Dates not fixed at time of writing - check with the resort). Not many ski-jo can boast that!
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is normally open from 9:00am on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.
The Jumbo and Ishiko Number 1 lifts normally operate only on weekends and holidays.
Nighta is officially from 4:00pm and mostly on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends and holidays - and usually until 10:00pm (and until 8:00pm on Sundays). 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
Elementary School age
High School age
60 years & over
8 Hours (weekends & holidays)
8 Hours (weekdays)
6 Hours (weekends & holidays)
6 Hours (weekdays)
4 Hours (weekends & holidays)
4 Hours (weekdays)
1 Day (7-12 year olds)
Season (weekday only)
Season (weekends only)
Season (nighta only)
Season (March only)
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
Ladies Day is on the following dates when ladies can buy an 8 hour lift ticket for 3,500 yen:
4th, 11th, 18th, 21st, 25th December 2019 8th, 15th, 22nd, 26th, 29th January 2020 5th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 26th February 2020 3rd, 4th, 11th, 18th March 2020
Men's Day is on the following dates when ladies can buy an 8 hour lift ticket for 3,500 yen:
22nd December 2019 14th, 15th March 2020
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
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is about 25km from both the Shiroishi Station and Shiroishi Zao Station.
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.
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.
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