Hyogo Ski Resorts/Areas

Winter is here and snow season is slowly approaching us! Here are some places where you can ski/snowboard in Hyogo.

Main Sources :  Japan Snow Guide (English), Jalan

1.Sky Valley (Mikata)

A skiing and snowboarding place with a variety of courses including a 3,200 meter long course, a half pipe and a special area/facility  for snow boarding. It is a resort which is 2 hours away from Kobe,Kyoto and Osaka and the ski center is open 24 hours.  The park also has a 3 seater/triple lift. There is also a snow machine on the “rabbit course” so you can enjoy the slope more.  It offers free lessons and daily direct bus service from Osaka and Kobe complete with a lift pass.
The resort is even more accessible now since the Otani Bypass opened

Expected opening date: Late December
Expected closing date: Late March
Lift Price: Adult 1 day ; 3500 yen
Rental Price: Ski set 4000yen, Snowboard set 4000yen, Wear 4000yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30 a.m.–4:40 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 8:00 a.m.–4:40 p.m.
Night Skiing Not available

2.Chikusa Kogen Ski Resort (Shiso)

The are 5 courses which have a variety of slopes for you to enjoy. It is easily accessible and takes about 2 hours to get from Kobe & Osaka. You can both ski and snowboard there. There is also a mogul course at the top of the mountain and a 31 degree steep slope which fully satisfies experts.

Expected opening date: December 8
Expected closing date: March 17
Lift Price: Adult 1 day ; 4000 yen
Rental Price: Ski set 3000yen, Snowboard set 3000yen, Wear 3000yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30~17:00
Weekends and Holidays 8:00~17:00
Night Skiing 17:30~23:00

3.Up Kannabe (Toyooka)

It is said to be a good place for beginners and families . There are four different courses you can ski on.
The most appropriate ski resort for family and beginners in Kannabe area. The central slope is popular for groups where a high speed quad lift is facilitated. This resort has 2 areas for kids with moving belt lifts. One of the kids slopes, Uenohara Super Kids Way, is 150m long, the longest in Japan. The Yuruyaka Course is inclined an average of 7 degrees, which is perfect for kids to debut. The Sori Course is attractive because of its long length. In the Kitakabe to Miyanonori Courses, you can ski speedily, which makes carving skiers feel great. Park items are facilitated in the Miyanomori Course and you can enjoy night skiing everyday.
Outstanding access! You can come mostly on major roads that snow cleared without hills. [x]
Expected opening date : Late December
Expected closing date: Middle of March
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 4,500 yen
Rental price: Ski set 2500 yen, Snowboard set 2500 yen,  Wear 2500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30am~4:55pm
Weekends and Holidays 8:30am~4:55pm
Night Skiing 6:00~9:30

4.Hyper Bowl Tohachi Ski Resort (Yabu)

5.The Snow Park Okukannabe (Toyooka)

This resort is lift and course connected with Manba and they share a lift ticket. The other resort in the Kannabe Kogen area is Up Kannabe.[x]

In total Oku Kannabe ski resort offers 13 km of marked trails with 31% (4 km) of the total trails ideal for beginners, 38% (5 km) of the total trails being suitable for intermediate skiers and 31% (4 km) for the more advanced and expert of level skiers and snowboarders. This is all easily accessible with their 7 ski lifts.[x]

Expected opening date : December 15
Expected closing date: Middle of March
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 4000 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30~16:40
Weekends and Holidays 8:30~16:40
Night Skiing 18:00~21:30

6.Ojiro Ski Resort (Mikata)

Ojiro Ski Resort boasts a stable snow volume and quality among the ski resorts in the Tajima area. Easy access to the slopes by 8 person gondolas. Slopes are simple with ups and downs that are suitable for beginners to middle level skiers. Enjoy sled riding and playing in the snow at the Kids’ slopes that are exclusively facilitated for these activities. Every Tuesday is free ladies’ day this season! [x]

Expected opening date : December 22
Expected closing date: March 24
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 4000 yen
Rental price: Ski set 3500 yen, Snowboard set 3500 yen,  Wear 2500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30~17:00
Weekends and Holidays 8:00~17:00

7.Mikata Snow Park (Mikata)

A popular day trip for many in Himeji. While the general ski slope is compact but there are slopes that even medium and advanced people can enjoy. It is a family friendly snow park.  Mikata Snow Park is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. [x]

Expected opening date : Late December
Expected closing date: Mid March
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 2500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:00~16:50
Weekends and Holidays 8:00~16:50

8.Tajima Farm Ski Park (Tajima)

Has a variety of snowy mountains and is good for anyone from beginners to advanced . You can also take a day trip to Yumura Onsen 6km away.

Expected opening date : Late December
Expected closing date: Early March
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 3500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 9:00~16:40
Weekends and Holidays 8:00~16:40

9.Manba Ski Resort (Toyooka)

Manba ski area features seven runs and four lifts, ranging in ability from beginner to advanced. From the top of Manba, one can cross over onto Okukan ski area. [x]

Expected opening date :  Late December
Expected closing date: Early March
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 4,500 yen
Rental price: Ski set 3000 yen, Snowboard set 4000 yen , Wear 2500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:30~16:50

 10. Hyounosen Kokusai Ski Resort (Yabu)

Mount Hyonosen” is the highest peak in the mountains of Hyogo prefecture. It boasts a long course from the middle of the mountain to the bottom running 2.1km! Trails meet varying needs of beginners to experts. They also boast the No.1 slope for basic ski examinations in West Japan.[x]

Expected opening date :  December 23
Expected closing date:  March 18
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 4000 yen
Rental price: Ski set 3000 yen, Snowboard set 4000 yen , Wear 2500 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:00~17:00
Weekends and Holidays 8:00~17:00

11.Wakasugi Kogen Ohya Ski (Yabu)

For absolute beginners there’s an ‘easy belt’ lift and ‘easy lessons’ A family ski resort with close access from the city and car park next to the slopes.

2~3 hours from Osaka, Kobe and Okayama. A family oriented ski and snow board resort with a car park close to the slopes. This season lift passes are 1,000 Yen for kids of junior high school age and below! Further more the highly popular ‘easy lessons’ for beginner skiers and snow boarders are only 1,000 Yen (1 hour lesson)! In ‘Snow★Land’, kids who can ski or snowboard can try out the ski jump. For those who get stuck or need help on the slopes the trail support staff will gently help you out♪ Mothers accompanying kids can refresh in the Wakasugi hot spring baths♪ Kids who can’t ride on the ski lifts can use the ‘easy belt’ lift and go sledging on the exclusive sledging trail so the ski resort is well suited to families. The artificial mogul trail, created by the mogul ski school, and the snow park are also very popular♪[x]

Expected opening date :  December 22
Expected closing date: March 24
Lift price: Adult 1 day : 3,900 yen
Rental price: Ski set 3900 yen, Snowboard set 3900 yen , Wear 3000 yen

Business Hours Weekdays 8:15 to 17:00
Weekends and Holidays 8:15 to 17:00

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