Ishiuchi Hanaoka (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
石打花岡 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Thursday 28th December 2017 until Tuesday 27th March 2018
Generally open 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 - 180cm 1st - 270cm 1st - 200cm
2nd - - 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 270cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 220cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th - 220cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th - 220cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 190cm
7th - - 7th - 230cm 7th - 210cm 7th - 190cm
8th - - 8th - 230cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 190cm
9th - - 9th - 230cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 190cm
10th - - 10th - 230cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 230cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 230cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th - 230cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 160cm
14th - - 14th - 230cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th - 230cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 160cm
16th - - 16th - 230cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 160cm
17th - - 17th - 230cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 120cm
18th - - 18th - 230cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 110cm
19th - - 19th - 230cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 110cm
20th - - 20th - 180cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 110cm
21st - - 21st - 180cm 21st - 200cm 21st - 110cm
22nd - - 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 110cm
23rd - - 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 110cm
24th - - 24th - 180cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 90cm
25th - - 25th - 180cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 90cm
26th - - 26th - 180cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 80cm
27th - - 27th - 260cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 270cm 28th - 200cm 28th - -
29th - 160cm 29th - 270cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 180cm 30th - 270cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 180cm 31st - 270cm 31st 31st - -

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 mostly only open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from late December until late March.

There is no nighta at this resort.

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.

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 about 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.
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 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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(30th October 2018)
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