Ikenotaira Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen
池の平温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
'Myoko Now' daily report
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Latest report posted at 8:21am on Friday 15th December 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2017]

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Ikenotaira Onsen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture, between the Akakura Kanko and Myoko Suginohara resort areas. It is not, however, lift or course connected with either. The resort features a wide main slope area as well as a few ungroomed tree run courses. Ikenotaira Onsen has been operating since 1950.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

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The Mountain

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Ikenotaira Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 90cm 1st - 270cm 1st - 280cm
2nd - - 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 270cm 2nd - 280cm
3rd - - 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 270cm 3rd - 280cm
4th - - 4th - 90cm 4th - 270cm 4th - 280cm
5th - - 5th - 90cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 280cm
6th - - 6th - 100cm 6th - 270cm 6th - 280cm
7th - - 7th - 100cm 7th - 270cm 7th - 280cm
8th - - 8th - 100cm 8th - 270cm 8th - 280cm
9th - - 9th - 100cm 9th - 270cm 9th - 280cm
10th - - 10th - 100cm 10th - 280cm 10th - 280cm
11th - - 11th - 110cm 11th - 290cm 11th - 280cm
12th - - 12th - 110cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 280cm
13th - - 13th - 120cm 13th - 290cm 13th - 260cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 290cm 14th - 260cm
15th - - 15th - 200cm 15th - 290cm 15th - 250cm
16th - - 16th - 210cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 250cm
17th - 50cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 290cm 17th - 250cm
18th - 50cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 290cm 18th - 250cm
19th - 50cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 250cm
20th - 50cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 250cm
21st - 50cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 290cm 21st - 230cm
22nd - 40cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - 210cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 290cm 23rd - 210cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 290cm 24th - 210cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 250cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 210cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 250cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 210cm
27th - 50cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 280cm 27th - 210cm
28th - 60cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 210cm
29th - 60cm 29th - 250cm 29th - - 29th - 210cm
30th - 70cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - 190cm
31st - 90cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - 190cm

Previous Statistics

Ikenotaira Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Onsen. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Garden' is located at the base of the resort - it is open on weekends and holidays and entry is free. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of GOGO PARK areas at Ikenotaira Onsen, including the 'Hike Park' and a few 'EASY & FUN GOGO PARK' areas. 

Ikenotaira Onsen Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ikenotaira Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 12,000 yen 24,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 22,000 yen
Half Season (from 1st Feb) 20,000 yen 8,000 yen 16,000 yen

Getting to Ikenotaira Onsen

By public transport
29.1km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ikenotaira Onsen is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A bus service is available and the journey from Myoko Kogen Station to Ikenotaira Onsen takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
2.7km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
14.6km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.4km away)
Ikenotaira Onsen is less than 5km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead at the and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 187 at the Ikenotaira Igiguchi traffic lights less than 200m further on.
Go under the expressway bridge and continue on this road for about 2.5km until reaching the base of the resort. Turn right for the main resort car park.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Car parking for 1,200 vehicles is available close to the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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