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 28th November 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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

1638m
500m
1138m
25"
12
3000m
7
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 1 2 1 3 0 0

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
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25th 100cm 60cm 25th 180cm 110cm 25th 200cm 120cm 25th 100cm 120cm
26th 100cm 60cm 26th 180cm 110cm 26th 200cm 120cm 26th 100cm 120cm
27th 100cm 70cm 27th 180cm 110cm 27th 200cm 120cm 27th 100cm 120cm
28th 100cm 80cm 28th 180cm 110cm 28th 200cm 120cm 28th 100cm 100cm
29th 100cm 90cm 29th 180cm 110cm 29th - 120cm 29th 90cm 100cm
30th 100cm 90cm 30th 180cm 110cm 30th 30th 90cm 100cm
31st 110cm 90cm 31st 180cm 110cm 31st 31st 90cm 100cm

Previous Statistics

Hunter Mountain Shiobara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hunter Mountain Shiobara. 
Rental
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 1,300 yen and includes sledge rental and other attractions. 400 yen discount if you have a 4 hour or more lift ticker. Open from 26th December 2020 until 28th March 2021.

The 'Hantama Square' area is a special area for beginner children skiers. The area is free to use and normally open on weekends and holidays. 
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 Late November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,900 yen 3,900 yen 4,400 yen
4 Hours 4,600 yen 3,600 yen 4,100 yen
1 Point 500 yen
10 Points 4,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 63,000 yen 43,000 yen 53,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 48,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

If using the 'Points': the Gondola requires 3 points, the quad lifts require 2 points and other lifts require 1 lift to ride.

The season ticket includes free parking and 1,000 yen tickets for other resorts owned by Tokyu Snow Resort.

Getting to Hunter Mountain Shiobara

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
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
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)
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yumoto Shiobara
Nasu Shiobara-shi
Tochigi-ken
329-2922
Telephone
Telephone
0287-32-4580
2020-2021 UPDATES
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