Ski Resorts

Spring Valley Izumi Kogen Ski Resort

This proud terrain park in the ski resort is a fullscale snow park where everybody can have fun. A safe and pleasant kid's area is extremely popular. Taking only 40 min by car from the downtown area of Sendai good access is also an advantage.

Address 14-2 Dakeyama, Fukuoka, Izumi-ku, Sendai
Telephone No. 022-379-3755
Open hours 09:00-21:00 (Open 08:30 on Sat, Sun & public holidays)
Closed Open year-round
Price 4-hr lift ticket: Adult ¥3000 (Sold at the lift ticket window), Rental fee: Ski ¥3500/4 hrs, Snowboard ¥3500/4 hrs, Wear ¥3000/4 hrs, Sleigh ¥300
Runs 10
Lifts 4
URL http://www.springvalley.co.jp(in Japanese)
Access 40 min by car from central Sendai
Access Bus Bus_Take a bus for Izumi Kogen Ski-jo from the Subway Izumichuo Sta Bus Pool No.2 (One-way ¥900, Late Dec-late Mar)

Miyagi Zao Eboshi Ski Resort

The 4.3 km long course, which is the longest in the prefecture, has the biggest appeal. In the green season, you can have fun hiking in vast nature or participating in events and festivals.

Address Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi
Telephone No. 0224-34-4001
Open hours 07:00-21:30
Closed Open season-round
Price 8-hr lift ticket: Adult ¥4300, (Sold at the lift ticket window), Rental fee: Ski ¥4000/day, Snowboard ¥4000/day, Wear ¥4000/day, Sleigh ¥500
Runs 11
Lifts 10
URL http://www.eboshi.co.jp (in Japanese)
Access 60 min by car from central Sendai
Access Bus Bus_Nonstop from the chartered bus stop at JR Sendai Sta West Exit (Year-end & New Year holidays, Sat, Sun & public holidays in early Mar, Reservation required, ¥4200 for round trip with a lift ticket)

Miyagi Zao Sumikawa Snow Park

Snow monster (trees covered with hoarfrost) viewing from snow cars is held everyday in the season, and is very popular. If the weather is fine, you can see wonderful snow monsters.

Address Kokuyurin-nai, Kuraishidake, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi
Telephone No. 0224-87-2610
Open hours 09:00-16:00(until 16:30 for Mar 1-Apr 6)
Closed Open season-round
Price 1-day lift ticket: Adult ¥3200 (Sold at the lift ticket window), Rental fee: Ski/wear full set ¥5500/day, Snowboard/wear full set ¥7000/day, Sleigh ¥200-700
Runs 9
Lifts 3
URL http://www.zao-sumikawa.jp/ (in Japanese)
Access 1h15min by car from central Sendai
Access Bus Bus_Nonstop from the chartered bus stop at JR Sta West Exit (Year-end & New Year holidays, Sat, Sun & public holidays in season (until early Mar), Reservation required, ¥4200 for round trip with a lift ticket)

Zao Onsen Ski Area

The Ski Area is proud of its 305 ha area and has the longest ski run of 9 km in Japan, There are 14 slopes and 12 runs. Take a bus from/to Sendai, and enjoy skiing in a day trip.

Address 708-1 Zao Onsen, Yamagata
Telephone No. 023-694-9328 (Zao Onsen Tourist Association)
Open hours 08:00-21:00
Closed Open season-round
Price 4-hr lift ticket: Adult ¥4000, Child ¥2000 1-day lift ticket: Adult ¥5000, Child ¥2500 Rental: At each rental shop outside the ski area
Runs 12
Lifts 41(incl. ropeway)
URL http://www.zao-spa.or.jp(in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese)
Access
20 min by car via the Nishi-Zao Kogen Line toll road from Yamagata Expwy Yamagata-Zao IC. Take a bus for Zao Onsen Bus Terminal at the JR Sendai Sta East Exit Bus Stop No.46 (Adult ¥1500)
*Foreign currency exchange (TWD,KRW & USD) is possible at the Kirayaka Bank in the Central Ropeway Onsen Station.