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.
There are no public shuttle bus services available to Koide.
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.
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