Kotobiki Forest Park (Iinan Town, Shimane)

Kotobiki Forest Park
琴引フォレストパーク (島根県 飯南町)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until early March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kotobiki Forest Park is a small ski hill located in Iinan town on the northern slopes of Mt Kotobiki in Shimane Prefecture. This ski hill can be rented out privately for 'nighta' from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Shimane Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The handful of ski hills in Shimane are found towards the mountains in the south with some very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Kotobiki Forest Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 50cm 1st 45cm 90cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 50cm 2nd 45cm 90cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 50cm 3rd 45cm 90cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 50cm 4th 45cm 95cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 50cm 5th 30cm 100cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 50cm 6th 30cm 120cm 6th - 70cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 50cm 7th 30cm 120cm 7th - 70cm
8th 30cm - 8th 40cm 50cm 8th 30cm 150cm 8th - -
9th 30cm - 9th 40cm 45cm 9th 30cm 150cm 9th - -
10th 35cm - 10th 40cm 60cm 10th 35cm 120cm 10th - -
11th 35cm - 11th 40cm 80cm 11th 35cm 120cm 11th - -
12th 35cm - 12th 40cm 100cm 12th 35cm 130cm 12th - -
13th 35cm - 13th 40cm 100cm 13th 35cm 130cm 13th - -
14th 35cm - 14th 40cm 100cm 14th 35cm 130cm 14th - -
15th 30cm 70cm 15th 40cm 100cm 15th 35cm 150cm 15th - -
16th 30cm 70cm 16th 40cm 90cm 16th 35cm 120cm 16th - -
17th 30cm 70cm 17th 40cm 60cm 17th 40cm 120cm 17th - -
18th 30cm 80cm 18th 40cm 60cm 18th 40cm 120cm 18th - -
19th 30cm 80cm 19th 40cm 60cm 19th 40cm 120cm 19th - -
20th 30cm 70cm 20th 40cm 60cm 20th 30cm 120cm 20th - -
21st 30cm 70cm 21st 40cm 60cm 21st 30cm 110cm 21st - -
22nd 25cm 70cm 22nd 40cm 50cm 22nd 30cm 110cm 22nd - -
23rd 25cm 60cm 23rd 35cm 60cm 23rd 30cm 110cm 23rd - -
24th 25cm 60cm 24th 35cm 60cm 24th 30cm 100cm 24th - -
25th 25cm 50cm 25th 35cm 80cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th 25cm 50cm 26th 45cm 80cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th 25cm 50cm 27th 50cm 90cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 50cm 28th 50cm 80cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 50cm 29th 45cm 80cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 50cm 50cm 30th 45cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 50cm 31st 45cm 90cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Kotobiki Forest Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kotobiki Forest Park. 
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
There is a 'Family Park' area near base with a moving elevator, sledging and more. Entry and use of facilities is 1,000 yen (or free with a valid 1 day or 4 hour lift ticket).

The 'Kids Park' is also by the base area and features a slide and a giant inflatable elephant - entrance is free. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the base and features a number of items for different skill levels. It is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm. 

Kotobiki Forest Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kotobiki Forest Park is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends, national holidays and over New Year.

There is no scheduled nighta operations at this ski hill... but anyone can reserve nighta and use it from 6:00pm until 9:00pm in private! Charges are 63,000 yen on a weekday and 78,000 yen on a holiday. Prior reservations are required.

Kotobiki Forest Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 3,800 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 one-day tickets 16,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupon 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 42,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 2,000 yen for children.

A number of Family tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child - 5,500 yen
1 adult and 2 children - 7,500 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 8,500 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 10,000 yen

You can rent out the resort for your own 'nighta' (6:00pm until 9:00pm) for the following charges:

Weekdays - 63,000 yen
Holidays - 78,000 yen

Getting to Kotobiki Forest Park

By public transport
40.1km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line
Transport Information
Kotobiki Forest Park is about 40km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
24.2km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway
38.9km from the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway
42.2km from the Miyoshi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 54 (1.7km away)
Kotobiki Forest Park is located just off Route 54 to the south of the central area of Iinan town.

It is about 42km from the Miyoshi IC exit on the Chugoku Expressway and 24km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway.
Car parking is available at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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