Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
(宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Tuesday 15th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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 ski area offers official cat tours and snowshoe tours.

This ski area 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 160cm 5cm 1st 180cm 90cm 1st 200cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 170cm 5cm 2nd 180cm 90cm 2nd 200cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 170cm 20cm 3rd 180cm 90cm 3rd 200cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 170cm 20cm 4th 180cm 90cm 4th 200cm 90cm
5th - 30cm 5th 170cm 20cm 5th 200cm 90cm 5th 200cm 90cm
6th - 30cm 6th 170cm 20cm 6th 200cm 100cm 6th 200cm 90cm
7th - 30cm 7th 170cm 20cm 7th 200cm 100cm 7th 160cm 90cm
8th - 30cm 8th 180cm 25cm 8th 200cm 100cm 8th 160cm 90cm
9th - 30cm 9th 180cm 25cm 9th 200cm 100cm 9th 160cm 90cm
10th - 30cm 10th 180cm 25cm 10th 200cm 100cm 10th 160cm 100cm
11th - 15cm 11th 180cm 25cm 11th 200cm 100cm 11th 140cm 60cm
12th - 5cm 12th 180cm 25cm 12th 200cm 100cm 12th 140cm 60cm
13th - 5cm 13th 180cm 25cm 13th 200cm 100cm 13th 120cm 60cm
14th - 10cm 14th 180cm 25cm 14th 200cm 100cm 14th 120cm 60cm
15th 40cm 10cm 15th 180cm 35cm 15th 200cm 100cm 15th 110cm 60cm
16th 50cm 10cm 16th 180cm 50cm 16th 200cm 100cm 16th 110cm 60cm
17th 70cm 10cm 17th 180cm 50cm 17th 200cm 90cm 17th 100cm 60cm
18th 70cm 2cm 18th 180cm 50cm 18th 200cm 90cm 18th 100cm 60cm
19th 100cm 2cm 19th 180cm 50cm 19th 200cm 90cm 19th 100cm 60cm
20th 100cm 2cm 20th 180cm 50cm 20th 200cm 90cm 20th 100cm 60cm
21st 160cm 5cm 21st 180cm 70cm 21st 200cm 90cm 21st 90cm 60cm
22nd 160cm 5cm 22nd 180cm 70cm 22nd 200cm 90cm 22nd 90cm 60cm
23rd 160cm 15cm 23rd 160cm 70cm 23rd 200cm 90cm 23rd 90cm 60cm
24th 160cm 15cm 24th 180cm 70cm 24th 200cm 90cm 24th 70cm 60cm
25th 160cm 15cm 25th 180cm 70cm 25th 200cm 90cm 25th 70cm 60cm
26th 160cm 15cm 26th 180cm 70cm 26th 200cm 90cm 26th 70cm 60cm
27th 160cm 20cm 27th 180cm 70cm 27th 200cm 90cm 27th 70cm 60cm
28th 160cm 20cm 28th 160cm 70cm 28th 200cm 90cm 28th 70cm 40cm
29th 160cm 20cm 29th 180cm 90cm 29th - 90cm 29th 60cm 45cm
30th 160cm 20cm 30th 180cm 90cm 30th 30th 60cm 45cm
31st 160cm 5cm 31st 180cm 90cm 31st 31st 60cm 45cm

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 ski area offers snow shoe trekking and CAT tours, some only in the spring season. 

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 in March and April it opens until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

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 2020-2021 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.

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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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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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