Myoko Suginohara (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
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Myoko Suginohara is located on the southern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The resort has two main zones - the Suginohara Zone and the Mitahara Zone. They are connected both at the base and higher up the mountain. This resort boasts a vertical of over 1100m and a longest course run of 8.5km, as well as a new 3.5km run of various park items by the Gondola. Myoko Suginohara has been operating since 1968.

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

1855m
1124m
731m
38"
16
8500m
5
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
52%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
48%
0 1 2 0 2 0 0

Myoko Suginohara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 80cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 245cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 245cm 3rd - 265cm
4th - - 4th - 75cm 4th - 230cm 4th - 250cm
5th - - 5th - 80cm 5th - 230cm 5th - 250cm
6th - - 6th - 90cm 6th - 240cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 80cm 7th - 260cm 7th - 255cm
8th - - 8th - 80cm 8th - 270cm 8th - 270cm
9th - - 9th - 80cm 9th - 250cm 9th - 265cm
10th - - 10th - 90cm 10th - 250cm 10th - 270cm
11th - - 11th - 105cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 280cm
12th - - 12th - 115cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 270cm
13th - - 13th - 130cm 13th - 300cm 13th - 260cm
14th - - 14th - 170cm 14th - 280cm 14th - 250cm
15th - - 15th - 200cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 250cm
16th - - 16th - 260cm 16th - 260cm 16th - 260cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 250cm 17th - 255cm
18th - 70cm 18th - 280cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 250cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 235cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 250cm
20th - 50cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 250cm 20th - 245cm
21st - 45cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 240cm
22nd - 45cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 280cm 22nd - 260cm
23rd - 20cm 23rd - 270cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 265cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 275cm 24th - 270cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 280cm 25th - 260cm 25th - 270cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 270cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 270cm
27th - 20cm 27th - 260cm 27th - 270cm 27th - -
28th - 60cm 28th - 240cm 28th - 260cm 28th - -
29th - 70cm 29th - 230cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 90cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 80cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Myoko Suginohara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Myoko Suginohara. Please check our Lessons in English section for any current Myoko-related listings. 
Rental
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
There is a 'Chibbiko' course near base for young children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Suginohara including the 'Sugi Park' and the new 3.5km long 'Gondola Line' which features various attractions. 

Myoko Suginohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Myoko Suginohara is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on Saturdays and holidays.

There is no scheduled public nighta at Myoko Suginohara... but, you can reserve a private opening! 'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen when they will open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Number 2 pair lift is used for this special service.

Myoko Suginohara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 8,300 yen 7,200 yen 7,200 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola (going up) 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Gondola (going down) 500 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Quad lift (1 time) 500 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Pair lift (1 time) 300 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Season Ticket (all) 44,000 yen 39,000 yen 39,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 33,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
30 Day Ticket 27,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
Semi Final Season 30,000 yen 27,000 yen 27,000 yen
Final Season 14,000 yen 11,000 yen 11,000 yen
Mt Myoko Season 51,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

The 30 Day Season Ticket can be used for 30 consecutive days from day of purchase.

The Mt Myoko Season Ticket is valid at Myoko Suginohara, Akakura Kanko and Ikenotaira Onsen resorts.

The 4 Hour, 1 and 2 Day lift tickets are all 200 yen more expensive between 29th December 2017 and 9th January 2018.

'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen (6:00pm until 8:00pm). The Number 2 pair lift is used for this service.

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A ‘Premium Season Ticket’ that is valid at all the lifts at the nine Prince snow resorts in Japan throughout the 2017-2018 season is available for 100,000 yen. Available to buy until 15th November 2017. Valid at Furano, Shizukuishi, Naeba, Kagura, Muikamachi Hakkaisan, Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Manza Onsen, Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama and Myoko Suginohara.

Getting to Myoko Suginohara

By public transport
Train
Train
31.9km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.1km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Myoko Suginohara is about 7km 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
bus
Bus
A local bus operates between Myoko Kogen Station and the resort. The journey takes around 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
5.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.3km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.4km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Direction
Direction
Myoko Suginohara is about 5.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, turn right onto Route 18. After about 750m turn right at the road signposted as Sasagamine and Suginosawa (Prefecture Road 39).
Follow this road for just over 3km where there is a junction with a number of roads - turn second right to follow the big blue/green sign for Suginohara resort and the car park.
From the Shinano IC turn right at the exit and right once again onto Prefecture Road 119 which heads up to Suginohara. (The road sign says Kurohimakogen Heights).

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,800 vehicles at the base of Myoko Suginohara. Parking is free on weekdays and 300 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Suginosawa
Myoko-shi
Niigata-ken
949-2113
Telephone
Telephone
0255-86-6211
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We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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