Charmant Hiuchi (Itoigawa City, Niigata)

Charmant Hiuchi
シャルマン火打 (新潟県 糸魚川市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018

Official snow depth 300cm (0cm) [updated on 23rd January 2018]

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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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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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 240cm 190cm 1st - 350cm 1st - 430cm
2nd - - 2nd 260cm 180cm 2nd - 350cm 2nd - 420cm
3rd - - 3rd 260cm 190cm 3rd - 350cm 3rd - 430cm
4th - - 4th 290cm 190cm 4th - 340cm 4th - 430cm
5th - - 5th 300cm 190cm 5th - 330cm 5th - 430cm
6th - - 6th 300cm 200cm 6th - 330cm 6th - 420cm
7th - - 7th 300cm 200cm 7th - 330cm 7th - 440cm
8th - - 8th 295cm 200cm 8th - 350cm 8th - 480cm
9th - - 9th 270cm 200cm 9th - 350cm 9th - 480cm
10th - - 10th 270cm 220cm 10th - 355cm 10th - 480cm
11th - - 11th 280cm 250cm 11th - 370cm 11th - 480cm
12th - - 12th 290cm 250cm 12th - 400cm 12th - 480cm
13th - - 13th 340cm 250cm 13th - 400cm 13th - 470cm
14th - - 14th 340cm 280cm 14th - 410cm 14th - 470cm
15th - - 15th 340cm 270cm 15th - 430cm 15th - 470cm
16th - - 16th 330cm 270cm 16th - 430cm 16th - 470cm
17th - - 17th 320cm 300cm 17th - 410cm 17th - 470cm
18th - - 18th 300cm 300cm 18th - 400cm 18th - 470cm
19th - - 19th 280cm 300cm 19th - 440cm 19th - 470cm
20th - - 20th 280cm 300cm 20th - 420cm 20th - 460cm
21st - - 21st 280cm 300cm 21st - 420cm 21st - 460cm
22nd 220cm 145cm 22nd 300cm 300cm 22nd - 420cm 22nd - 460cm
23rd 220cm 120cm 23rd 300cm 350cm 23rd - 410cm 23rd - 460cm
24th 210cm 140cm 24th - 350cm 24th - 430cm 24th - 490cm
25th 200cm 150cm 25th - 360cm 25th - 430cm 25th - 490cm
26th 220cm 150cm 26th - 360cm 26th - 420cm 26th - 490cm
27th 220cm 130cm 27th - 360cm 27th - 430cm 27th - 490cm
28th 240cm 170cm 28th - 360cm 28th - 430cm 28th - 490cm
29th 240cm 170cm 29th - 340cm 29th - - 29th - 490cm
30th 240cm 200cm 30th - 320cm 30th 30th - 480cm
31st 240cm 200cm 31st - 350cm 31st 31st - 480cm

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
2 Days 6,400 yen 4,800 yen
1 quad lift ride 500 yen 300 yen
1 pair lift ride 300 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket (all) 38,000 yen 18,000 yen 26,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A weekday only Season Ticket is available for 16,000 yen (not valid from 29th December 2017 until 3rd January 2018).

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.

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