Mizuho Highland (Ohnan Town, Shimane)

Mizuho Highland
瑞穂ハイランド (島根県 邑南町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
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Mizuho Highland is located on the north-eastern slopes of Asayama to the south-east of Hamada city in Shimane Prefecture, close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture. There are two areas and bases to Mizuho Highland - Highland Side and Valley Side - and while the bases are separate, they are connected on-mountain. The Highland Side base is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway and Asahi Tengston Snow Park is just to the east. Mizuho Highland has been operating since 1986.

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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Mizuho Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 80cm 1st 90cm 160cm 1st 45cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 80cm 2nd 95cm 160cm 2nd 45cm 155cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 80cm 3rd 90cm 165cm 3rd 45cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 90cm 4th 80cm 170cm 4th 40cm 140cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 90cm 5th 80cm 180cm 5th 40cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 90cm 6th 75cm 190cm 6th 40cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 90cm 7th 75cm 230cm 7th 35cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 85cm 8th 70cm 260cm 8th 35cm 105cm
9th - 55cm 9th 60cm 80cm 9th 70cm 260cm 9th 35cm 95cm
10th - 55cm 10th 60cm 120cm 10th 70cm 215cm 10th 35cm 95cm
11th - 55cm 11th 60cm 180cm 11th 70cm 210cm 11th 30cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 200cm 12th 75cm 210cm 12th 30cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 200cm 13th 70cm 220cm 13th 30cm 70cm
14th - 75cm 14th 60cm 200cm 14th 75cm 220cm 14th 30cm 70cm
15th 15cm 75cm 15th 60cm 220cm 15th 75cm 210cm 15th 30cm 65cm
16th 15cm 65cm 16th 60cm 180cm 16th 75cm 205cm 16th 40cm 60cm
17th 25cm 85cm 17th 60cm 170cm 17th 75cm 200cm 17th 40cm 60cm
18th 25cm 95cm 18th 60cm 150cm 18th 75cm 200cm 18th 40cm 50cm
19th 25cm 95cm 19th 60cm 140cm 19th 70cm 200cm 19th 40cm 50cm
20th 25cm 95cm 20th 60cm 115cm 20th 60cm 195cm 20th 40cm 50cm
21st 20cm 95cm 21st 60cm 110cm 21st 60cm 190cm 21st 35cm 45cm
22nd 15cm 95cm 22nd 60cm 110cm 22nd 60cm 190cm 22nd 30cm 45cm
23rd 5cm 90cm 23rd 60cm 115cm 23rd 60cm 185cm 23rd 25cm 45cm
24th 0cm 90cm 24th 60cm 115cm 24th 60cm 185cm 24th 35cm 45cm
25th 1cm 85cm 25th 60cm 160cm 25th 50cm 180cm 25th - 45cm
26th 1cm 85cm 26th 90cm 160cm 26th 50cm 170cm 26th - 40cm
27th 1cm 90cm 27th 100cm 170cm 27th 50cm 170cm 27th - 40cm
28th 15cm 90cm 28th 100cm 170cm 28th 45cm 170cm 28th - 35cm
29th 50cm 90cm 29th 100cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - 35cm
30th 60cm 85cm 30th 95cm 165cm 30th 30th - 35cm
31st 60cm 80cm 31st 95cm 165cm 31st 31st - 30cm

Previous Statistics

Mizuho Highland Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Mizuho Highland. 
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
The 'Wan Park' is located near the top of the resort, while the kids course is near base on the Valley Side. Both are free to enter.

A child care facility is available on the Highland Side of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
The 1100m long 'Quest Snow Park' in the upper area of the Highland Side of Mizuho Highland is one of the largest in western Japan and has a number of different areas and a half-pipe. 

Mizuho Highland 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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Mizuho Highland is normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 10:00pm on the Valley Side. Open dates are Saturdays in January and February, 13th January and 10th February 2019.

Lifts stop for course maintenance before nights operations start.

Mizuho Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
1 Day (until 4:30pm) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 4,300 yen
Nighta 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information As well as the tickets noted above, visitors can also buy 'points' to use for lifts at Mizuho Highland - different lifts require a different number of points to ride. 1 point is 100 yen. For example, the Gondola requires 10 points to ride (5 points for children), the Number 3 Quad lift requires 9 points to ride and the Number 1 and 6 lifts require 7 points to ride. The Number 2, 4 and 5 lifts all require 4 points to ride.

Getting to Mizuho Highland

By public transport
69.2km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
37.8km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Mizuho Highland is 38km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Hiroshima to Mizuho Highland is available in the winter season.

For the 16-17 season it leaves Hiroshima Bus Center at 7:15am and from Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen) at 7:40am. The journey takes just under two hours and the normal charge is 2500 yen for adults and 1250 yen for children. Discounts are available with advanced bookings.
By Car
2.8km from the Mizuho IC on the Hamada Expressway
14.1km from the Ohasa IC on the Hamada Expressway
18.1km from the Asahi IC on the Hamada Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 261 (18.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 5
The closest base of Mizuho Highland (Highland Side) is less than 3km from the Mizuho IC exit on the Hamada Expressway.
From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 5 and follow the signposts to the car parks.
There are a number of available car parks for over 3200 vehicles in total.

Parking is 1,000 yen during the daytime and 500 yen for nighta.

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