Miinohara (Oku Izumo Town, Shimane)

Miinohara
三井野原 (島根県 奥出雲町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Wednesday 28th February 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Miinohara is located in Oku Izumo town in the eastern region of Shimane Prefecture, but it is very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture. There are two main areas to this ski hill Miinohara - one right by the train station and another just a bit further along the main road. Both the road and train line go through the two areas. Interesting points - the train station is the highest train station in the JR West region at an elevation of 727m and according to Wikipedia, in 2013 only 3 people used the station on average in a day!

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

886m
150m
736m
25"
11
650m
2
0%
20%
80%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Miinohara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 10cm 1st - 70cm 1st - 50cm
2nd - - 2nd - 10cm 2nd - 70cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd - 10cm 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th - 10cm 4th - 75cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th - 10cm 5th - 75cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 10cm 6th - 75cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 10cm 7th - 85cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 10cm 8th - 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 10cm 9th - 75cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 30cm 10th - 70cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th - 65cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 85cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 120cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 80cm 14th - 120cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 75cm 15th - 110cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 70cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 50cm 17th - 85cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 20cm 18th - 85cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 10cm 19th - 85cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 10cm 20th - 75cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 10cm 21st - 70cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 5cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 15cm 23rd - 65cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 30cm 24th - 65cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 60cm 25th - 60cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 70cm 26th - 55cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 55cm 27th - -
28th - 20cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th - 20cm 29th - 70cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 20cm 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 20cm 31st - 75cm 31st 31st - -

Miinohara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Miinohara. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Miinohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Miinohara is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Miinohara may open further than the planned main season of 28th February - on weekends - depending on snow conditions. Latest extended date of 11th March 2018.

Miinohara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
1 Day 2,500 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 100 yen
15 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 8,000 yen

Getting to Miinohara

By public transport
Train
Train
0.1km from Miinohara Station on the Kisuki line
Transport Information
Information
The slopes of Miinohara are located very close to the station of the same name on the Kisuki line.

In fact they even say themselves that the station 'is in the middle of the slopes'.

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available - not needed!
By Car
Car
36.2km from the Tojo IC on the Chugoku Expressway
36.9km from the Shobara IC on the Chugoku Expressway
44.4km from the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 314 (0.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Miinohara is just off the main Route 314 road.

The Shobara IC and Tojo IC exits on the Chugoku Expressway are to the south of this ski hill.

Coming from the north the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway is the closest.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill for 500 vehicles.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yakawa
Okuizumo
Nita-gun
Shimane-ken
699-1811
Telephone
Telephone
0854-52-3111
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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