The Megahira snow resort is the closest to Hiroshima city and just 2km from the Yoshiwa expressway exit on the Chugoku expressway.
Proximity, mixed hot spring and kiddie snow park make it a relatively fuss free destination for families with young children.
Although the slopes are quite compact and Megahira is no Mizuho Highland, they have a total of 5800m of runs, with the longest continuous run 2300m. Boarders have access to all slopes and there also is a board park.
There is also all night skiing at weekends, kiddie slopes, a fantastic hot spring, restaurants, accommodation and even an art museum in the same complex. There are several restaurants [ja] to choose from, where you can get steak dishes, ramen noodles, curry, okonomiyaki and other Japanese meals.
Entrance & lift fees:
- Entrance fee (for those who don’t ski) ¥500
- 3 hour ticket ¥3800
- 4 hour ticket Adult ¥4300 Kids ¥3200
- 6 hour ticket: ¥4900
- 9 hour ticket Adult ¥5400 Kids ¥4000
- Weekdays night ticket: (4hours): ¥2500
Night skiing: Weekdays 15:00-21:00 from 12/27 2014 – Right through from 07:00 Saturday to 18:00 Sunday
- Ski and snowboard sets (possible to switch part way through the day):
1 day Adult ¥4000 Kids ¥3000
2 day Adult ¥7000 Kids ¥5000
- Ski and snowboard + clothing:
1 day Adult ¥7000 Kids ¥5000
2 day Adult ¥12000 Kids ¥8000
Hiroko Ski Bus (12/23 – 3/11)
Buses run from Hiroshima Shinkansen Station (08:30), Hiroshima Museum of Art (08:40), Yokogawa Station (8:45) and Furuichi Astram Line Station (09:00) daily arriving at Megahira at 10:00. They return from Megahira at 17:10 arriving back in Hiroshima at about 18:40. Tickets with lift passes are ¥6500 on weekdays and ¥7500 on weekends and holidays (¥3500 and ¥4500 for kids). Prices are slightly cheaper during March. Take the “Ski Bus” and you get a discount on gear rental (¥2000 on weekdays and ¥1000 on weekends/holidays) and free use of the onsen.
Bus tickets only are ¥4000 for adults and ¥2000 for kids (you’ll be expected to pay a ¥500 a person admission fee on arrival if you enter the ski area, but this is one way to go and use the hot spring facilities if you don’t have a car). Reservations accepted until 17:00 the day before departure at 082-238-4930.
Season: December 13-March 20
Address: 4301 Yoshiwa, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 738-0301
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