Koide (Uonuma City, Niigata)

小出 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 17th December 2017]

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Koide is a small ski hill with three pair lifts located close to the central part of the Koide town area in Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with locals and nearby school ski lessons.

Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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

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Koide Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd - 10cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 125cm
4th - - 4th - 5cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 125cm
5th - - 5th - 5cm 5th - 100cm 5th - 115cm
6th - - 6th - 5cm 6th - 100cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 5cm 7th - 120cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 5cm 8th - 130cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 5cm 9th - 130cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 5cm 10th - 130cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 25cm 11th - 130cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 65cm 12th - 160cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th - 160cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 90cm 14th - 170cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 110cm 15th - 170cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 120cm 16th - 170cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 120cm 17th - 150cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 120cm 18th - 150cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 100cm 19th - 150cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 90cm 20th - 150cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 90cm 21st - 150cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - -
24th - 25cm 24th - 110cm 24th - 140cm 24th - -
25th - 20cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 140cm 25th - -
26th - 15cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 140cm 26th - -
27th - 10cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 140cm 27th - -
28th - 5cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 140cm 28th - -
29th - 5cm 29th - 100cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 20cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 20cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - -

Koide Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koide. 
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 'Chibbiko Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Koide Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koide is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays.

On most Saturdays and national holidays during the peak season there is also nighta from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Koide Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,400 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,400 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 22,000 yen 12,000 yen 17,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for hours hours from the time of purchase.

Children's Day is the third Sunday of the month - on those days Junior High school age children and younger can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Koide

By public transport
8.1km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.7km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
20.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Koide is about 700m from Koide Station, which is serviced by the local Joetsu and Tadami lines.

Urasa Station is the nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and is about 8km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
There are no public shuttle bus services available to Koide.
By Car
2.8km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
5.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 372
Koide is less than 3km from the Koide IC of the Kanetsu Expressway and the approaching from the north the Horinouchi IC is just over 5km away.

From Koide IC turn left onto Route 291 and head towards Koide Station. The ski hill is located on the left side just over 0.5km before the station.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There are two car parks located near the lifts at Koide with room for 170 vehicles. Both of the car parks are free to use.

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