Japan has over 500 snow resorts from small to large throughout the nation. Of course, some are in Shimane too, located along its southern border with Hiroshima prefecture.
Compared to other Japan’s well-known snow resorts, i.e. Niseko in Hokkaido, Hakuba in Nagano, Yuzawa in Niigata, they are smaller and have a less number of courses. Though, they are less packed, usually no need to que up for lift, and furthermore, family-friendly! All equipment and clothing can be rented, so head there to have fun in the winter.
Snow Resorts in Shimane
[Official Website] (English site)
Open period for this season : December 15th 2017 to the beginning of March 2018
Address : 1151, Sami, Iinan Town, Iishi-gun, Shimane [map]
Open period for this season : January 11th 2018 to February 28th 2018 (end date is subject to change)
Address : Miinohara, Yakawa, Okuizumo Town, Nita-gun, Shimane [map]
Open period for this season : December 16th 2017 to April 1st 2018 (end date is subject to change)
Address : 6242-19, Ichigi, Ohnan Town, Ochi-gun, Shimane [map]
Open period for this season : December 23rd 2017 to the middle of March 2018
Address : 7600, Ichigi, Asahi-cho, Hamada City, Shimane [map]
Hamada Model Course: Active Holiday
*Most resorts are open from December to March, but please check the schedule on their own websites.