Ishiuchi Hanaoka (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 28th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Generally open at weekends and closed on weekdays
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Ishiuchi Hanaoka is a small ski hill located quite close to the much larger Ishiuchi Maruyama resort in the southern part of Minamiuonuma city, close to Yuzawa. It is popular with families with young children and mostly open only on weekends and holidays (usually closed on weekdays).

Minamiuonuma city is located just to the north of Yuzawa town. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts within Minamiuonuma are within easy reach of the main Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and also numerous exits on the Kanetsu Expressway. There are over 20 other ski resorts in Minamiuonuma, Yuzawa town and in Uonuma city to the north, making this one of the most popular ski regions of Japan. The region is famous for enjoying very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter.

The Mountain

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Ishiuchi Hanaoka Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 100cm 1st - 200cm 1st 40cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd 40cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd 40cm 170cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 180cm 4th 40cm 170cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 120cm 5th - 180cm 5th 40cm 170cm
6th - - 6th - 120cm 6th - 180cm 6th 40cm 170cm
7th - - 7th - 150cm 7th 70cm 180cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th - 150cm 8th 80cm 180cm 8th - 170cm
9th - - 9th - 150cm 9th 100cm 170cm 9th - 170cm
10th - - 10th - 150cm 10th 100cm 170cm 10th - 170cm
11th - - 11th 10cm 150cm 11th 100cm 170cm 11th - 170cm
12th - - 12th 10cm 150cm 12th 100cm 170cm 12th - 170cm
13th - - 13th 10cm 150cm 13th 100cm 170cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th 100cm 170cm 14th - 170cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th 50cm 170cm 15th - 170cm
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th 50cm 170cm 16th - 170cm
17th - - 17th - 150cm 17th 50cm 170cm 17th - 170cm
18th - - 18th - 150cm 18th 50cm 170cm 18th - 170cm
19th - - 19th - 150cm 19th 50cm 170cm 19th - 170cm
20th - - 20th 10cm 150cm 20th 50cm 170cm 20th - 170cm
21st - - 21st - 150cm 21st 50cm 170cm 21st - 170cm
22nd - - 22nd - 150cm 22nd 50cm 170cm 22nd - 170cm
23rd - - 23rd - 150cm 23rd 50cm 170cm 23rd - 170cm
24th - - 24th - 150cm 24th 50cm 170cm 24th - 170cm
25th - - 25th - 150cm 25th 50cm 170cm 25th - 170cm
26th - - 26th - 200cm 26th 50cm 170cm 26th - 150cm
27th - - 27th - 200cm 27th 50cm 170cm 27th - 150cm
28th - - 28th - 200cm 28th 50cm 170cm 28th - -
29th - 80cm 29th - 200cm 29th 50cm - 29th - -
30th - 80cm 30th - 200cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 100cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Ishiuchi Hanaoka. There are a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Yuzawa area and offer lessons in English - please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special playing area for young children by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is open every Saturday and Sunday between 28th December 2019 and 22nd March 2020, and also on the following dates:

- 30th, 31st December 2019
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th January 2020
- 11th, 24th February 2020
- 20th March 2020

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
1.5 Days 5,500 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen
3 Days 7,800 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Multiple Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ishiuchi Hanaoka is normally open only on Saturdays and Sundays from January until March; also over New Year and national holidays. See below for details.

Getting to Ishiuchi Hanaoka

By public transport
7.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.3km from Ishiuchi Station on the Joetsu Line
7.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is less than 1km away from the small Ishiuchi Station on the local Joetsu line. The main Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu line and Joetsu Shinkansen line in neighbouring Yuzawa town is 7.6km away. Trains run between Echigo Yuzawa Station and Ishiuchi Station. The journey takes about 7 minutes.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by public transport
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Ishiuchi Hanaoka costs around 2,400 yen (a taxi from Ishiuchi Station will be considerably cheaper).
By Car
2.6km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.3km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 451
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is just over 2.5km (5 minutes) from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit, turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for about 1km until reaching the traffic lights on Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 and 650m later turn right onto Route 353 towards Nozawa Onsen. After about 800m turn right and follow the signs to Ishiuchi Hanaoka.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by car
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. The car park is free to use every day of the season.

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