Charmant Hiuchi (Itoigawa City, Niigata)

Charmant Hiuchi
シャルマン火打 (新潟県 糸魚川市)
Planned season: Thursday 22nd December 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017

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Charmant Hiuchi is located to the east of Itoigawa city and to the north west of the Myoko region of Niigata Prefecture, quite close to Japan Sea coastline. Access is only from the north. The area gets a lot of snowfall and the resort often enjoys a long season into May. Charmant Hiuchi may not be the easiest place to get to but it has been popular for it's various 'off-piste' ungroomed course areas (65% of the total courses), snow quantity and snow quality.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.

The Mountain

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Charmant Hiuchi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 190cm 180cm 1st 350cm 250cm 1st 430cm 290cm
2nd - - 2nd 180cm 170cm 2nd 350cm 250cm 2nd 420cm 280cm
3rd - - 3rd 190cm 160cm 3rd 350cm 260cm 3rd 430cm 280cm
4th - - 4th 190cm 150cm 4th 340cm 260cm 4th 430cm 280cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 140cm 5th 330cm 255cm 5th 430cm 270cm
6th - - 6th 200cm 140cm 6th 330cm 270cm 6th 420cm 260cm
7th - - 7th 200cm 150cm 7th 330cm 310cm 7th 440cm 250cm
8th - - 8th 200cm 180cm 8th 350cm 320cm 8th 480cm 250cm
9th - - 9th 200cm 200cm 9th 350cm 300cm 9th 480cm 240cm
10th - - 10th 220cm 200cm 10th 355cm 290cm 10th 480cm 240cm
11th - - 11th 250cm 210cm 11th 370cm 290cm 11th 480cm 240cm
12th - - 12th 250cm 210cm 12th 400cm 280cm 12th 480cm 250cm
13th - - 13th 250cm 210cm 13th 400cm 260cm 13th 470cm 240cm
14th - - 14th 280cm 220cm 14th 410cm 220cm 14th 470cm 250cm
15th - - 15th 270cm 220cm 15th 430cm 240cm 15th 470cm 260cm
16th - - 16th 270cm 220cm 16th 430cm 280cm 16th 470cm 260cm
17th - - 17th 300cm 220cm 17th 410cm 270cm 17th 470cm 260cm
18th - - 18th 300cm 220cm 18th 400cm 300cm 18th 470cm 250cm
19th - - 19th 300cm 220cm 19th 440cm 290cm 19th 470cm 240cm
20th - - 20th 300cm 220cm 20th 420cm 280cm 20th 460cm 240cm
21st - 25cm 21st 300cm 220cm 21st 420cm 260cm 21st 460cm 230cm
22nd 145cm 12cm 22nd 300cm 240cm 22nd 420cm 250cm 22nd 460cm 230cm
23rd 120cm 10cm 23rd 350cm 250cm 23rd 410cm 250cm 23rd 460cm 230cm
24th 140cm 5cm 24th 350cm 240cm 24th 430cm 250cm 24th 490cm 240cm
25th 150cm 5cm 25th 360cm 240cm 25th 430cm 330cm 25th 490cm 280cm
26th 150cm 20cm 26th 360cm 220cm 26th 420cm 330cm 26th 490cm 290cm
27th 130cm 30cm 27th 360cm 220cm 27th 430cm 330cm 27th 490cm 280cm
28th 170cm 120cm 28th 360cm 210cm 28th 430cm 300cm 28th 490cm 260cm
29th 170cm 160cm 29th 340cm 210cm 29th - 280cm 29th 490cm 250cm
30th 200cm 150cm 30th 320cm 240cm 30th 30th 480cm 250cm
31st 200cm 150cm 31st 350cm 240cm 31st 31st 480cm 240cm

Previous Statistics

Charmant Hiuchi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Charmant Hiuchi. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, telemark skis and snowscoots are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging area is available for children near the base of the resort.

There is a special Kids Room in the base building. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park - usually open from March - is close to the base of the quad lift. 

Charmant Hiuchi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:15pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:15pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Charmant Hiuchi is open from 8:30am until 4:15pm.

From March the lifts open 15 minutes longer.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Charmant Hiuchi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 quad lift ride 500 yen 300 yen
1 pair lift ride 300 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 18,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A weekday only Season Ticket is available for 16,000 yen.

Getting to Charmant Hiuchi

By public transport
30.7km from Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
16.3km from Nou Station on the Nihonkai Hisui line
30.7km from Itoigawa Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Charmant Hiuchi is just under 31km from Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, the Oito line and Nihonkai Hisui line.

Nou Station is the closest station on the Nihonkai Hisui line, just over 16km from the ski hill.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
There is a free shuttle bus to Charmant Hiuchi from the South Exit of Itoigawa Station. This bus operates mainly on weekends and other holidays in the season.
By Car
16km from the Nou IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
32.8km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
47.9km from the Joetsu IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 8 (17.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 246
Charmant Hiuchi is about 16km (and a 30 minute drive) from the Nou IC exit of the Hokuriku Expressway.

At the Nou IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road and basically follow this road up to the base of Charmant Hiuchi.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
There is parking for 1,000 vehicles at the base of Charmant Hiuchi. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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