Okutadami Maruyama (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Okutadami Maruyama
奥只見丸山 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Saturday 18th March 2016 until mid-May 2017
Official snow depth 295cm (-5cm) [updated on 30th April 2017]

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Okutadami Maruyama is located deep in the mountains of the eastern region of Uonuma City, close to Niigata-Fukushima Prefecture border. Approach to the resort however is only possible from the Koide area of Uonuma city using the Silver Line road. Much of the second half of the journey is through quite narrow tunnels. Okutadami Maruyama is famous for effectively having two seasons - it actually closes for the peak winter months, usually from early January until mid-March. As such it is popular for early and late skiing and snowboarding. 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

1242m
507m
735m
37"
10
4000m
5
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Okutadami Maruyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
season
15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 155cm 185cm 1st - - 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd 155cm 185cm 2nd - - 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 160cm 155cm 3rd - - 3rd - -
4th - - 4th - - 4th - - 4th - -
5th - - 5th - - 5th - - 5th - -
6th - - 6th - - 6th - - 6th - -
7th - - 7th - - 7th - - 7th - -
8th - - 8th - - 8th - - 8th - -
9th - - 9th - - 9th - - 9th - -
10th - - 10th - - 10th - - 10th - -
11th - - 11th - - 11th - - 11th - -
12th - - 12th - - 12th - - 12th - -
13th - - 13th - - 13th - - 13th - -
14th - - 14th - - 14th - - 14th - -
15th 130cm 40cm 15th - - 15th - - 15th - -
16th 130cm 40cm 16th - - 16th - - 16th - -
17th 170cm 40cm 17th - - 17th - 260cm 17th - -
18th 210cm 80cm 18th - - 18th - - 18th 530cm -
19th 180cm 90cm 19th - - 19th - - 19th 530cm 240cm
20th 150cm 80cm 20th - - 20th - - 20th 530cm 230cm
21st 130cm 80cm 21st - - 21st - - 21st 520cm 230cm
22nd 110cm 75cm 22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd 520cm 230cm
23rd 100cm 70cm 23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd 530cm 230cm
24th 110cm 60cm 24th - - 24th - - 24th 540cm 230cm
25th 110cm 55cm 25th - - 25th - - 25th 540cm 245cm
26th 110cm 65cm 26th - - 26th - - 26th 530cm 245cm
27th 105cm 90cm 27th - - 27th - - 27th 530cm 240cm
28th 115cm 120cm 28th - - 28th - - 28th 540cm 230cm
29th 115cm 150cm 29th - - 29th - - 29th 540cm 225cm
30th 150cm 170cm 30th - - 30th 30th 530cm 225cm
31st 150cm 170cm 31st - - 31st 31st 520cm 220cm

Previous Statistics

Okutadami Maruyama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okutadami Maruyama. 
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 gelende' area for young children by the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Okutadami Maruyama including the Step Up Parks for beginners and the spring Snow Park in the upper area of the resort. 

Okutadami Maruyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
In the first section of the season Okutadami Maruyama is open from 8:30am until 4pm every day.

In the spring section of the season the resort opens from 8am on weekends and special holidays and from 8:30am on weekdays, and closes at 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Okutadami Maruyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,300 yen 2,900 yen 3,400 yen
Morning (Open-12:30pm) 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 3,000 yen
2 Day 6,700 yen
Season Ticket 34,000 yen 19,000 yen 26,000 yen 34,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A pack including lunch is available for 4600 yen.

There are two 'seasons' at Okutadami Maruyama as the resort closes around mid-January until mid-March.
In the early ski season, the resort is open from 8:30am until 4pm.
In the spring season, the resort is open from 8am until 4:45pm on weekends; 8:30am until 4:45pm on weekdays.

A season ticket that is also valid at the Wakabuna Kogen resort in Sekikawa village is available and costs 53,000 yen.

A season ticket that is also valid at the Suhara resort in Uonuma city is available and costs 52,000 yen.

A season ticket that is also valid at the Suhara ski hill in Uonuma city is available and costs 52,000 yen.

Getting to Okutadami Maruyama

By public transport
Train
Train
40.7km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
54.1km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Information
The local Koide Station on the Joetsu line and Tadami line is the closest train station.
The nearest Joetsu Shinkansen station is Urasa Station, just under 41km from the resort.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Joetsu train line
bus
Bus
A shuttle bus that starts at Urasa Station and also stops at Koide Station is available. This service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays and there is no charge to use the service. The journey from Urasa Station takes about one and a half hours.
By Car
Car
32.4km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
40.8km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (22.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 50
Direction
Direction
Okutadami Maruyama is just over 32km from the Koide IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Koide IC exit, turn right onto Route 291 and then turn left at the T-junction. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Route 352 (Jukai Line) until just before Oyu Onsen (about 8.5km) where there is a turn off to the left for Prefecture Road 50 and the Silver Line. Continue on the Silver Line - through lots of tunnels - to the resort.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
Car parking for 700 vehicles is available at the base of the resort. It is free on weekdays.

Car Parks 1 and 2 are 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yunotani
Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken
946-0082
Telephone
Telephone
025-795-2750
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
Current resort snow depth
295cm
(-5cm)
(change since last update)
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Approx. distance from Okutadami Maruyama by road (in winter)
Oyu Onsen (23.8km)
Yakushi (31.5km)
Koide (33.8km)
Hakkai Sanroku (40.1km)
Suhara (43.2km)
Itsukamachi (46.7km)
Koshi Kogen (49.6km)
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