Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
(宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Thursday 5th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is located in Zao town in the south western region of Miyagi Prefecture. The top tour course - accessed by cat vehicle - is popular for some off-piste action and snow shoe tours. The resort offers official cat tours and snowshoe tours. This resort should not be confused with the popular 'Zao Onsen' - they are geographically close, but the connecting Echo Line road is closed during the snow 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.

The Mountain

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Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 5cm 105cm 1st 90cm 200cm 1st 90cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 105cm 2nd 90cm 200cm 2nd 90cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 20cm 105cm 3rd 90cm 200cm 3rd 90cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 105cm 4th 90cm 200cm 4th 90cm 160cm
5th 30cm - 5th 20cm 105cm 5th 90cm 180cm 5th 90cm 160cm
6th 30cm 2cm 6th 20cm 105cm 6th 100cm 180cm 6th 90cm 160cm
7th 30cm 0cm 7th 20cm 105cm 7th 100cm 180cm 7th 90cm 160cm
8th 30cm 0cm 8th 25cm 105cm 8th 100cm 180cm 8th 90cm 165cm
9th 30cm 5cm 9th 25cm 105cm 9th 100cm 180cm 9th 90cm 165cm
10th 30cm - 10th 25cm 105cm 10th 100cm 180cm 10th 100cm 160cm
11th 15cm 30cm 11th 25cm 105cm 11th 100cm 180cm 11th 60cm 150cm
12th 5cm 30cm 12th 25cm 105cm 12th 100cm 180cm 12th 60cm 150cm
13th 5cm 30cm 13th 25cm 105cm 13th 100cm 180cm 13th 60cm 150cm
14th 10cm 30cm 14th 25cm 105cm 14th 100cm 180cm 14th 60cm 150cm
15th 10cm 20cm 15th 35cm 105cm 15th 100cm 180cm 15th 60cm 150cm
16th 10cm 30cm 16th 50cm 105cm 16th 100cm 180cm 16th 60cm 150cm
17th 10cm 30cm 17th 50cm 105cm 17th 90cm 180cm 17th 60cm 150cm
18th 2cm 30cm 18th 50cm 105cm 18th 90cm 180cm 18th 60cm 150cm
19th 2cm 30cm 19th 50cm 110cm 19th 90cm 180cm 19th 60cm 140cm
20th 2cm 40cm 20th 50cm 110cm 20th 90cm 180cm 20th 60cm 140cm
21st 5cm 40cm 21st 70cm 110cm 21st 90cm 160cm 21st 60cm 140cm
22nd 5cm 40cm 22nd 70cm 130cm 22nd 90cm 160cm 22nd 60cm 130cm
23rd 15cm 40cm 23rd 70cm 130cm 23rd 90cm 160cm 23rd 60cm 130cm
24th 15cm 40cm 24th 70cm 160cm 24th 90cm 160cm 24th 60cm 130cm
25th 15cm 30cm 25th 70cm 160cm 25th 90cm 160cm 25th 60cm 125cm
26th 15cm 30cm 26th 70cm 160cm 26th 90cm 160cm 26th 60cm 125cm
27th 20cm 30cm 27th 70cm 160cm 27th 90cm 160cm 27th 60cm 125cm
28th 20cm 70cm 28th 70cm 160cm 28th 90cm 160cm 28th 40cm 125cm
29th 20cm 90cm 29th 90cm 170cm 29th 90cm - 29th 45cm 130cm
30th 20cm 105cm 30th 90cm 200cm 30th 30th 45cm 130cm
31st 5cm 105cm 31st 90cm 200cm 31st 31st 45cm 135cm

Previous Statistics

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park.
There are also cat tours and backcountry tours available. 
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
Some activities for young children planned for by base. 
Park Information
Park information
This resort offers snow shoe trekking and cat tours. 

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the main season.

On weekends and holidays from 29th February, it opens until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
3 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
10 Hours 6,500 yen 6,500 yen 6,500 yen 6,500 yen
3 Lift Coupons 1,800 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,300 yen 4,300 yen 4,300 yen 4,300 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.
The 3 Hour ticket is valid for three hours from the time of purchase.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of December, January, February and March. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,250 yen for elementary school age children and 1,500 yen for junior high school age children.

Getting to Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park

By public transport
33.1km from Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
32.1km from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is about 32km from Shiroishi Station and not much further from the Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
There are shuttle buses from both Sendai Station (charge) and also from nearby Toggata Onsen (which is free).
By Car
23.8km from the Miyagi Kawasaki IC on the Yamagata Expressway
26.1km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
26.9km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 457 (9.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park is a 10km drive off Route 457 in Zao town on Prefecture Road 12 - otherwise known as the Echo Line and out of winter season connecting the region with Zao Onsen in Yamagata on the other side of the mountain.

The Miyagi Kawasaki IC exit of the Yamagata Expressway is 24km away while the Murata IC and Shiroishi IC exits on the Tohoku Expressway to the east are both about 26km from the resort. Approach the resort using Route 457.

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More information on Tohoku Expressway

Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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