Hunter Mountain Shiobara (Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi)

Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原 (栃木県 那須塩原市)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Sunday 14th April 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hunter Mountain Shiobara is located in the northern region of Nikko city in the northern region of Tochigi Prefecture and to the north of Mt Takahara. The resort is just off the Nichien Momiji line toll. Known as Hantama and the name of the resort comes from the Hunter Mountain resort in New York state, and the course names continue the New York theme. It is within range of Tokyo making it a popular 'day trip' ski resort for people based in the capital. Hunter Mountain has been operating since 1987. While not connected, Edelweiss Ski Resort is just to the south of Hunter Mountain.

Tochigi Prefecture is located to the north of Tokyo and is perhaps best known for the Nikko and the famous Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, the Oku Nikko area and also the mountainous region in the north that includes Mt Takahara and Mt Nasu.

The Mountain

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Hunter Mountain Shiobara Course Map

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Hunter Mountain Shiobara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 30cm 50cm 1st 120cm 200cm 1st 120cm 280cm 1st 120cm 300cm
2nd 50cm 50cm 2nd 120cm 200cm 2nd 120cm 280cm 2nd 120cm 280cm
3rd 50cm 50cm 3rd 120cm 200cm 3rd 120cm 280cm 3rd 120cm 280cm
4th 50cm 70cm 4th 120cm 220cm 4th 120cm 280cm 4th 120cm 280cm
5th 50cm 70cm 5th 120cm 240cm 5th 120cm 280cm 5th 120cm 270cm
6th 50cm 70cm 6th 120cm 240cm 6th 120cm 280cm 6th 120cm 270cm
7th 30cm 70cm 7th 120cm 240cm 7th 120cm 280cm 7th 120cm 270cm
8th 30cm 70cm 8th 120cm 240cm 8th 120cm 280cm 8th 120cm 270cm
9th 50cm 70cm 9th 120cm 240cm 9th 120cm 280cm 9th 120cm 270cm
10th 60cm 70cm 10th 120cm 240cm 10th 120cm 280cm 10th 120cm 250cm
11th 60cm 70cm 11th 120cm 240cm 11th 120cm 280cm 11th 120cm 250cm
12th 60cm 80cm 12th 120cm 240cm 12th 120cm 280cm 12th 120cm 250cm
13th 60cm 80cm 13th 120cm 240cm 13th 120cm 280cm 13th 120cm 250cm
14th 70cm 80cm 14th 120cm 240cm 14th 120cm 280cm 14th 120cm 250cm
15th 70cm 100cm 15th 120cm 240cm 15th 120cm 280cm 15th 120cm 250cm
16th 70cm 100cm 16th 120cm 240cm 16th 120cm 280cm 16th 120cm 230cm
17th 80cm 100cm 17th 120cm 240cm 17th 120cm 280cm 17th 120cm 210cm
18th 80cm 120cm 18th 120cm 220cm 18th 120cm 280cm 18th 120cm 210cm
19th 80cm 120cm 19th 120cm 240cm 19th 120cm 300cm 19th 120cm 200cm
20th 80cm 100cm 20th 120cm 220cm 20th 120cm 300cm 20th 120cm 200cm
21st 80cm 120cm 21st 120cm 220cm 21st 120cm 300cm 21st 120cm 190cm
22nd 80cm 120cm 22nd 120cm 220cm 22nd 120cm 300cm 22nd 120cm 190cm
23rd 80cm 140cm 23rd 120cm 240cm 23rd 120cm 300cm 23rd 120cm 190cm
24th 80cm 120cm 24th 120cm 240cm 24th 120cm 300cm 24th 120cm 190cm
25th 80cm 120cm 25th 120cm 240cm 25th 120cm 300cm 25th 120cm 190cm
26th 80cm 120cm 26th 120cm 260cm 26th 120cm 300cm 26th 120cm 190cm
27th 80cm 120cm 27th 120cm 280cm 27th 120cm 300cm 27th 120cm 190cm
28th 80cm 140cm 28th 120cm 280cm 28th 120cm 300cm 28th 120cm 190cm
29th 80cm 160cm 29th 120cm 280cm 29th - - 29th 120cm 180cm
30th 80cm 200cm 30th 120cm 280cm 30th 30th 120cm 180cm
31st 120cm 200cm 31st 120cm 280cm 31st 31st 120cm 180cm

Previous Statistics

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hunter Mountain Shiobara. 
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 'Kids Park' has two areas offers a number of activities including sledging, snow tubing and there is also a snow escalator. Entry is 1,000 yen for adults and 1,200 yen for children and includes sledge rental and other attractions. Open from 22nd December 2018 until 31st March 2019.

The 'Family Park' area has a number of items for young kids. On the Family course area and free to use.

A child care 'babysitter' facility is also available. From 1,100 yen per hour. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the Number 1 quad lift and usually has a pipe, mini pipe and variety of kickers and other items.

Snow rafting is also available.

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hunter Mountain Shiobara is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends for most of the season.

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen
4 Hours 4,400 yen 3,400 yen 3,900 yen
1 Point 470 yen
10 Points 4,200 yen
Season Ticket (all) 62,000 yen 42,000 yen 52,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 47,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information If using the 'Points': the Gondola requires 3 points, the quad lifts require 2 points and other lifts require 1 lift to ride.

A few special family packs are available:

1 adult + 1 child = 9,000 yen (includes 2,000 yen voucher)
Additional adults = 5,000 yen (includes 1,000 yen voucher)
Additional children = 4,000 yen (includes 1,000 yen voucher)

Getting to Hunter Mountain Shiobara

By public transport
36.1km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
19.4km from Ryuokyo Station on the Kinugawa Line
23.8km from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Kinugawa Line
Transport Information
The resort is under 24km from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Kinugawa line, and about 36km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

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A free shuttle bus is available from Nasu Shiobara Station (about 70 minutes).

The bus leaves Nasu Shiobara Station at 8:10am and arrives at the resort at 9:25am.
By Car
27.9km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway
37.3km from the Imaichi IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road
53km from the Utsunomiya IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 400 (10.3km away)
Hunter Mountain is about 28km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit turn right onto Route 400 and after about 17.5km turn left onto the Nichien Momiji Line toll road (the charge is 610 yen). The resort is just over 10km along this road on the left hand side. Approaching from the south (central Nikko city), head north on Route 121 and then take the Nichien Momiji Line.

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There is parking for 3,500 vehicles in a large number of parking areas by the base of the resort.

Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays in the main season. The car parks are open 24 hours a day.

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