Wonder Valley Sado (Sado City, Niigata)

Wonder Valley Sado
ワンダーバレーさど (新潟県 佐渡市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until early March 2017
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Wonder Valley Sado is one of two small ski hills on Sado Island (Sadogashima) in Niigata Prefecture. It is located in the northern region of the island. A ferry connects Sado Island with Niigata and Joetsu.

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

290m
240m
50m
27"
2
1600m
4
10%
40%
50%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Wonder Valley Sado Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Lessons are available on request. Apparently! 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information

There are no special snow park facilities. 

Wonder Valley Sado Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays 9:00am 5:00pm
Weekdays 9:00am 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Wonder Valley Sado opens on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday, Sundays and holidays.
It is equipped for nighta but there does not seem to be a fixed schedule.

Wonder Valley Sado Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
1 Day 1,600 yen 800 yen
Afternoon (1pm-5pm) 1,300 yen 600 yen
Nighta 1,300 yen 600 yen

Getting to Wonder Valley Sado

By public transport
Train
Train
76.1km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
76.1km from Niigata Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
There are no train lines on Sado Island.

A ferry connects Niigata city with the island.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
80.9km from the Niigata Kameda IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 350 (3.2km away)
Direction
Direction
The ski hill can be found about 3km off Route 350.
Parking
Parking
There is limited parking at the base.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yoshiihongo 1818
Sado-shi
Niigata-ken
Telephone
Telephone
0259-63-4649
Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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