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: Friday 15th December 2017 until early March 2018
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 30cm 1st 90cm 80cm 1st 70cm 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 30cm 2nd 90cm 80cm 2nd 70cm 50cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 30cm 3rd 90cm 80cm 3rd 70cm 50cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 30cm 4th 95cm 80cm 4th 70cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 30cm 5th 100cm 80cm 5th 70cm 45cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 30cm 6th 120cm 80cm 6th 70cm -
7th - - 7th 50cm 30cm 7th 120cm 80cm 7th 70cm -
8th - - 8th 50cm 30cm 8th 150cm 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 45cm 30cm 9th 150cm 80cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 60cm 30cm 10th 120cm 100cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 80cm 30cm 11th 120cm 120cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 100cm 30cm 12th 130cm 120cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 100cm 35cm 13th 130cm 130cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 100cm 40cm 14th 130cm 130cm 14th - -
15th 70cm 40cm 15th 100cm 60cm 15th 150cm 130cm 15th - -
16th 70cm 50cm 16th 90cm 70cm 16th 120cm 130cm 16th - -
17th 70cm 50cm 17th 60cm 70cm 17th 120cm 100cm 17th - -
18th 80cm 40cm 18th 60cm 70cm 18th 120cm 90cm 18th - -
19th 80cm 40cm 19th 60cm 70cm 19th 120cm 90cm 19th - -
20th 70cm 30cm 20th 60cm 70cm 20th 120cm 90cm 20th - -
21st 70cm 30cm 21st 60cm 90cm 21st 110cm 80cm 21st - -
22nd 70cm 0cm 22nd 50cm 95cm 22nd 110cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 60cm 0cm 23rd 60cm 100cm 23rd 110cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm 30cm 24th 60cm 120cm 24th 100cm 60cm 24th - -
25th 50cm 30cm 25th 80cm 120cm 25th 100cm 60cm 25th - -
26th 50cm 30cm 26th 80cm 120cm 26th 90cm 60cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 30cm 27th 90cm 120cm 27th 90cm 60cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 40cm 28th 80cm 100cm 28th 90cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 30cm 29th 80cm 100cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 50cm 30cm 30th 90cm 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 30cm 31st 90cm 80cm 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 Mid 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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
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 at this ski hill... but anyone can reserve nights 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 second and fourth 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' 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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