Hakkai Sanroku (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Hakkai Sanroku
八海山麓 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 24th December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hakkai Sanroku is a small ski hill with two pair lifts located in the northern area of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. There is a cross-country ski course by the base area of Hakkai Sanroku. This ski hill is not to be mistaken with the nearby - and much larger and well-known - Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort.

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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Hakkai Sanroku Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 70cm 1st 160cm 80cm 1st 170cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 20cm 60cm 2nd 170cm 80cm 2nd 170cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 20cm 50cm 3rd 190cm 80cm 3rd 160cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 40cm 4th 180cm 80cm 4th 150cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 30cm 5th 180cm 80cm 5th 150cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 30cm 6th 170cm 75cm 6th 150cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 20cm - 7th 180cm 75cm 7th 140cm 50cm
8th - - 8th 20cm - 8th 190cm 70cm 8th 170cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 20cm - 9th 190cm 70cm 9th 170cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 20cm 10th 190cm 100cm 10th 170cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 25cm 11th 190cm 110cm 11th 170cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 25cm 12th 220cm 100cm 12th 160cm 50cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 30cm 13th 220cm 90cm 13th 160cm 50cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 30cm 14th 220cm 80cm 14th 150cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 30cm 15th 230cm 75cm 15th 150cm 45cm
16th - - 16th 190cm 30cm 16th 230cm 90cm 16th 150cm 45cm
17th - - 17th 190cm 30cm 17th 220cm 90cm 17th 140cm -
18th - - 18th 180cm 30cm 18th 220cm 110cm 18th 140cm -
19th - - 19th 180cm 30cm 19th 220cm 100cm 19th 140cm -
20th - - 20th 170cm 30cm 20th 210cm 85cm 20th 130cm -
21st - - 21st 170cm 70cm 21st 220cm 70cm 21st 130cm -
22nd - - 22nd 160cm 80cm 22nd 230cm 70cm 22nd 130cm -
23rd 0cm - 23rd 170cm 80cm 23rd 220cm 70cm 23rd 130cm -
24th 0cm - 24th 200cm 80cm 24th 210cm 75cm 24th 130cm -
25th 0cm 0cm 25th 210cm 110cm 25th 200cm 75cm 25th 130cm -
26th 0cm 5cm 26th 210cm 110cm 26th 190cm 90cm 26th 130cm -
27th 0cm 10cm 27th 200cm 100cm 27th 180cm 80cm 27th 130cm -
28th 5cm 50cm 28th 190cm 90cm 28th 180cm 70cm 28th - -
29th 3cm 70cm 29th 180cm 80cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 80cm 30th 170cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 70cm 31st 170cm 80cm 31st 31st - -

Hakkai Sanroku Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Hakkai Sanroku. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging course at the base of the hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hakkai Sanroku Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakkai Sanroku is open from 9am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

It is open from 8am until 4:30pm from 30th December until 3rd January.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakkai Sanroku Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
2 Days 5,300 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 200 yen
6 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 27,000 yen 14,000 yen 14,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Children not yet elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Hakkai Sanroku

By public transport
5.5km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
5.5km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Line
15.2km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Urasa Station is the nearest train station to Hakkai Sanroku and is about 5.5km away. The station is serviced by the Joetsu Shinkansen and also the local Joetsu line.

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There is no ski hill shuttle bus but a local bus service stops quite close by.
By Car
3.4km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.8km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (0.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 265
The nearest exit of the Kanetsu Expressway is the Yamato Smart IC exit (which can only be used with vehicles equipped with ETC).

From the Yamato Smart IC exit turn right and then quickly right once again onto Prefecture Road 265 and continue for about 1.8km. Turn right onto Route 291 and after about 650m turn left at the signs to approach Hakkai Sanroku.

For cars without ETC, Koide IC is the next closest exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

Muikamachi IC to the south is about 15km away from Hakkai Sanroku

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There is a car park at the base of Hakkai Sanroku holding up to 180 vehicles. The car park is free to use.

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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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