Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park
宮城蔵王すみかわスノーパーク (宮城県 蔵王町)
Planned season: Wednesday 5th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
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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' - geographically close, but a long drive round the mountains in winter as 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 105cm 100cm 1st 200cm 175cm 1st 160cm 210cm
2nd - - 2nd 105cm 100cm 2nd 200cm 175cm 2nd 160cm 210cm
3rd - - 3rd 105cm 120cm 3rd 200cm 175cm 3rd 160cm 210cm
4th - - 4th 105cm 120cm 4th 200cm 175cm 4th 160cm 210cm
5th - 15cm 5th 105cm 120cm 5th 180cm 175cm 5th 160cm 210cm
6th 2cm 20cm 6th 105cm 120cm 6th 180cm 175cm 6th 160cm 210cm
7th 0cm 20cm 7th 105cm 120cm 7th 180cm 175cm 7th 160cm 210cm
8th 0cm 25cm 8th 105cm 120cm 8th 180cm 175cm 8th 165cm 210cm
9th 5cm 25cm 9th 105cm 120cm 9th 180cm 160cm 9th 165cm 200cm
10th - 25cm 10th 105cm 120cm 10th 180cm 175cm 10th 160cm 200cm
11th 30cm 20cm 11th 105cm 130cm 11th 180cm 175cm 11th 150cm 200cm
12th 30cm 40cm 12th 105cm 130cm 12th 180cm 195cm 12th 150cm 200cm
13th 30cm 70cm 13th 105cm 130cm 13th 180cm 195cm 13th 150cm 200cm
14th 30cm 70cm 14th 105cm 130cm 14th 180cm 195cm 14th 150cm 200cm
15th 20cm 70cm 15th 105cm 130cm 15th 180cm 195cm 15th 150cm 190cm
16th 30cm 70cm 16th 105cm 130cm 16th 180cm 195cm 16th 150cm 180cm
17th 30cm 70cm 17th 105cm 120cm 17th 180cm 200cm 17th 150cm 180cm
18th 30cm 75cm 18th 105cm 135cm 18th 180cm 210cm 18th 150cm 180cm
19th 30cm 80cm 19th 110cm 135cm 19th 180cm 210cm 19th 140cm 180cm
20th 40cm 80cm 20th 110cm 135cm 20th 180cm 210cm 20th 140cm 180cm
21st 40cm 80cm 21st 110cm 135cm 21st 160cm 210cm 21st 140cm 180cm
22nd 40cm 80cm 22nd 130cm 135cm 22nd 160cm 210cm 22nd 130cm 180cm
23rd 40cm 80cm 23rd 130cm 165cm 23rd 160cm 210cm 23rd 130cm 180cm
24th 40cm 80cm 24th 160cm 175cm 24th 160cm 210cm 24th 130cm 180cm
25th 30cm 70cm 25th 160cm 175cm 25th 160cm 210cm 25th 125cm 180cm
26th 30cm 70cm 26th 160cm 175cm 26th 160cm 210cm 26th 125cm 180cm
27th 30cm 90cm 27th 160cm 175cm 27th 160cm 210cm 27th 125cm 180cm
28th 70cm 100cm 28th 160cm 175cm 28th 160cm 210cm 28th 125cm 180cm
29th 90cm 100cm 29th 170cm 175cm 29th - - 29th 130cm 180cm
30th 105cm 100cm 30th 200cm 175cm 30th 30th 130cm 180cm
31st 105cm 100cm 31st 200cm 175cm 31st 31st 135cm 180cm

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
Unconfirmed for the 18-19 season. 
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.

From 1st March until 8th April 2019 the resort is open from 8:30am 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 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
3 Hours 2,700 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
3 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 33,000 yen 23,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

The 3 Hour ticket is valid for 3 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 1,150 yen for elementary school age children and 1,400 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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