Kotobiki Forest Park is a small ski hill located in Iinan town on the northern slopes of Mt Kotobiki in Shimane Prefecture.
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.
Kotobiki Forest Park Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kotobiki Forest Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
There is a 'Family Park' area near base with a moving elevator, sledding 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.
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 Late December until Early March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Kotobiki Forest Park is normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends, national holidays and over the New Year period.
There seems to be no night skiing options available for the 2020-2021 season.
Kotobiki Forest Park Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupon
Season Ticket (all)
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturday of January and February. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,800 yen for children.
A number of Family tickets are available:
1 adult and 1 child - 6,000 yen 1 adult and 2 children - 8,000 yen 2 adults and 1 child - 9,000 yen 2 adults and 2 children - 10,500 yen
Additional adults at 3,000 yen and additional children at 2,000 yen.
Getting to Kotobiki Forest Park
By public transport
40.1km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line
Kotobiki Forest Park is about 40km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line.
No specific bus service information is available.
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.
About 4 and a half hours from Fukuoka. About 3 and a half hours from Matsuyama. About 3 hours from Okayama. About 2 hours from Hiroshima.
Car parking is available at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.
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