Miyagi Zao Eboshi (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Eboshi
(宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Friday 29th November 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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.

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.

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

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

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
8 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,600 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
8 Hours (weekdays) 4,100 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
6 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,300 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
6 Hours (weekdays) 3,800 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,900 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,400 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
1 Day (7-12 year olds) 2,000 yen
Nighta 2,400 yen 1,500 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Gondola (return) 1,300 yen 800 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season (all) 62,000 yen 23,000 yen 45,000 yen 47,000 yen
Season (weekday only) 40,000 yen 33,000 yen
Season (weekends only) 42,000 yen 33,000 yen
Season (nighta only) 25,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season (March only) 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information
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
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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