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 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 15th April 2018
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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 50cm - 1st 200cm 60cm 1st 280cm 150cm 1st 300cm 200cm
2nd 50cm - 2nd 200cm 60cm 2nd 280cm 160cm 2nd 280cm 200cm
3rd 50cm - 3rd 200cm 60cm 3rd 280cm 180cm 3rd 280cm 200cm
4th 70cm - 4th 220cm 60cm 4th 280cm 180cm 4th 280cm 200cm
5th 70cm - 5th 240cm 60cm 5th 280cm 180cm 5th 270cm 200cm
6th 70cm - 6th 240cm 60cm 6th 280cm 180cm 6th 270cm 200cm
7th 70cm - 7th 240cm 60cm 7th 280cm 180cm 7th 270cm 200cm
8th 70cm - 8th 240cm 60cm 8th 280cm 180cm 8th 270cm 200cm
9th 70cm - 9th 240cm 60cm 9th 280cm 190cm 9th 270cm 200cm
10th 70cm - 10th 240cm 60cm 10th 280cm 190cm 10th 250cm 200cm
11th 70cm - 11th 240cm 60cm 11th 280cm 200cm 11th 250cm 200cm
12th 80cm - 12th 240cm 60cm 12th 280cm 200cm 12th 250cm 200cm
13th 80cm - 13th 240cm 80cm 13th 280cm 210cm 13th 250cm 200cm
14th 80cm - 14th 240cm 90cm 14th 280cm 210cm 14th 250cm 200cm
15th 100cm 60cm 15th 240cm 90cm 15th 280cm 210cm 15th 250cm 200cm
16th 100cm 60cm 16th 240cm 110cm 16th 280cm 210cm 16th 230cm 200cm
17th 100cm 60cm 17th 240cm 110cm 17th 280cm 210cm 17th 210cm 190cm
18th 120cm 60cm 18th 220cm 110cm 18th 280cm 210cm 18th 210cm 190cm
19th 120cm 60cm 19th 240cm 120cm 19th 300cm 210cm 19th 200cm 190cm
20th 100cm 60cm 20th 220cm 120cm 20th 300cm 210cm 20th 200cm 190cm
21st 120cm 60cm 21st 220cm 120cm 21st 300cm 210cm 21st 190cm 190cm
22nd 120cm 60cm 22nd 220cm 120cm 22nd 300cm 210cm 22nd 190cm 190cm
23rd 140cm 60cm 23rd 240cm 120cm 23rd 300cm 210cm 23rd 190cm 190cm
24th 120cm 60cm 24th 240cm 120cm 24th 300cm 200cm 24th 190cm 190cm
25th 120cm 60cm 25th 240cm 130cm 25th 300cm 200cm 25th 190cm 190cm
26th 120cm 60cm 26th 260cm 130cm 26th 300cm 200cm 26th 190cm 190cm
27th 120cm 60cm 27th 280cm 130cm 27th 300cm 200cm 27th 190cm 200cm
28th 140cm 60cm 28th 280cm 130cm 28th 300cm 200cm 28th 190cm 200cm
29th 160cm 60cm 29th 280cm 130cm 29th - - 29th 180cm 200cm
30th 200cm 60cm 30th 280cm 130cm 30th 30th 180cm 200cm
31st 200cm 60cm 31st 280cm 130cm 31st 31st 180cm 190cm

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.

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. 

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 Yes
Weekdays Yes
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. Until the end of January and from the beginning of April, closing at 4:00pm.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th January 2018; from 4:30pm until 8:00pm on 3rd and 10th February 2018.

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
Nighta 1,600 yen 1,600 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.

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 shuttle bus is available from Kinugawa Onsen Station (about 60 minutes) and Nasu Shiobara Station (about 70 minutes).
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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