Miinohara (Oku Izumo Town, Shimane)

Miinohara
三井野原 (島根県 奥出雲町)
Planned season: Sunday 23rd December 2018 until Thursday 28th February 2019
May open weekends beyond that date
Official snow depth --- [updated on 19th April 2019]

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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
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st 40cm 10cm 1st 80cm 70cm 1st - 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 10cm 2nd 80cm 70cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 10cm 3rd 70cm 70cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 10cm 4th 40cm 75cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 10cm 5th 40cm 75cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 30cm 10cm 6th 30cm 75cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 30cm 10cm 7th 30cm 85cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 30cm 10cm 8th 30cm 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 30cm 10cm 9th 30cm 75cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 30cm 30cm 10th 40cm 70cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 30cm 50cm 11th 40cm 65cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 30cm 80cm 12th 40cm 85cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 30cm 80cm 13th 40cm 120cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 20cm 80cm 14th 40cm 120cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 10cm 75cm 15th 40cm 110cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 10cm 70cm 16th 30cm 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 10cm 50cm 17th 40cm 85cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 20cm 20cm 18th 40cm 85cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 30cm 10cm 19th 30cm 85cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 20cm 10cm 20th 30cm 75cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 20cm 10cm 21st 30cm 70cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 20cm 5cm 22nd 30cm 70cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 20cm 15cm 23rd 10cm 65cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 20cm 30cm 24th - 65cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 20cm 60cm 25th - 60cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 50cm 70cm 26th - 55cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th 70cm 80cm 27th - 55cm 27th - -
28th 20cm 20cm 28th 60cm 80cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 20cm 29th 60cm 70cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 60cm 20cm 30th 60cm 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 20cm 31st 60cm 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 10th March 2019.

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

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yakawa
Okuizumo
Nita-gun
Shimane-ken
699-1811
Telephone
Telephone
0854-52-3111
Current resort snow depth
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