Photo by Sumikawa Snow Park

Photo by Roger Smith

  • Sumikawa Snow park is the highest-elevation ski resort in Miyagi, notable for its off-piste action and hip local flair. The snow is powdery and deep, making for runs so smooth it may feel as if you’ve stopped moving at times. The snow park also offers snowcat vehicle tours to view the snow monsters on the Miyagi side of Mount Zao, otherwise accessible only by a long hike through the snow.

    Sumikawa is Miyagi’s best base for backcountry excursions. Naturally, a guide is a must for anyone not thoroughly acquainted with the local terrain and backcountry safety techniques. On-site guide service M’s Guide offers backcountry ski, snowboard, and snowshoe tours that can be customized to accommodate any ability level.

    Come green season, the park offers camping and BBQ packages that come complete with equipment and ingredients—convenient even for overseas travelers!

  • Last Update
    February 1, 2019

    Area Mt. Zao

Details

ADDRESS

Togattaonsen, Zao, Katta District, Miyagi Prefecture

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

By free shuttle bus: 125 minutes from Sendai Station*, or 40 minutes from Togatta Onsen*

*Reservations required, see details here.

ADMISSION

Varies by pass type. Adult 1-day pass: ¥3,300

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted (only for snowcat tours)

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Dec 5–April 7 9:00–16:00

March 1–April 7 weekends & holidays 9:00–16:30

CLOSED DAYS

None during winter season

PHONE

0224-87-2610

OFFICIAL URL

http://www.zao-sumikawa.jp/

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MENU

No, but picture menu available

NON-SMOKING

Yes

TABLE CHARGE

No