Itsukamachi (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Wednesday 25th December 2019 until late March 2020
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Itsukamachi is a ski hill located in the northern area of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with local schools for their ski lessons.

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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There are some snowboarding restrictions at Itsukamachi

Itsukamachi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 15cm 130cm 1st 15cm 195cm 1st - 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 120cm 2nd 30cm 200cm 2nd - 145cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 130cm 3rd 20cm 195cm 3rd - 140cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 130cm 4th 20cm 185cm 4th - 135cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 130cm 5th 20cm 180cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th 15cm 135cm 6th 50cm 170cm 6th - 125cm
7th - - 7th 15cm 135cm 7th 80cm 170cm 7th - 115cm
8th - - 8th 10cm 140cm 8th 90cm 175cm 8th - 100cm
9th - - 9th 5cm 150cm 9th 105cm 185cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th 3cm 150cm 10th 110cm 200cm 10th - 95cm
11th - - 11th 1cm 150cm 11th 120cm 200cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th 0cm 145cm 12th 115cm 195cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th 0cm 140cm 13th 110cm 195cm 13th - 80cm
14th - - 14th 0cm 140cm 14th 100cm 200cm 14th - 90cm
15th - - 15th 0cm 135cm 15th 90cm 200cm 15th - 90cm
16th - - 16th 5cm 136cm 16th 80cm 195cm 16th - 85cm
17th - - 17th 0cm 136cm 17th 65cm 195cm 17th - 80cm
18th - - 18th 0cm 145cm 18th 80cm 195cm 18th - 75cm
19th - - 19th 0cm 155cm 19th 90cm 190cm 19th - 70cm
20th - - 20th 0cm 155cm 20th 85cm 185cm 20th - 65cm
21st - - 21st 10cm 165cm 21st 80cm 180cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 10cm 175cm 22nd 70cm 175cm 22nd - -
23rd - 10cm 23rd 8cm 175cm 23rd 50cm 170cm 23rd - -
24th - 10cm 24th 5cm 180cm 24th 45cm 167cm 24th - -
25th - 10cm 25th 0cm 185cm 25th 30cm 165cm 25th - -
26th - 5cm 26th 0cm 185cm 26th 25cm 165cm 26th - -
27th - 5cm 27th 0cm 195cm 27th 35cm 162cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 40cm 28th 0cm 195cm 28th 40cm 160cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 60cm 29th 0cm 195cm 29th 35cm - 29th - -
30th - 100cm 30th 0cm 198cm 30th 30th - -
31st 5cm 120cm 31st 1cm 190cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Itsukamachi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are normally available at Itsukamachi on weekends and holidays. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Play Zone' and beginners slope at the base of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information

Itsukamachi 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Itsukamachi is normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Tuesday to Fridays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends. Mondays are usually closed.

Nighta is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays in main season from 5:00pm until 8:45pm between 29th December 2019 and 4th March 2020.

Snowboarding allowed on weekends and nighta.

Itsukamachi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,200 yen 2,200 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
2 Days 5,300 yen 4,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
3 Days 7,000 yen 5,000 yen 6,000 yen 6,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 1,900 yen 1,400 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 150 yen 200 yen 200 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,200 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 700 yen 800 yen 800 yen
1 Day & Nighta 3,700 yen 2,500 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Adults who accompany children can buy tickets at the same rate as seniors.

Getting to Itsukamachi

By public transport
6.7km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.9km from Itsukamachi Station on the Joetsu Line
7.2km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Itsukamachi is 1km away from Itsukamachi Station on the Joetsu line. Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line is just under 7km to the north.

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By Car
5.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
9.5km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (0.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 521
Itsukamachi is located close to Route 17 in the Itsukamachi area of Minamiuonuma city. The ski hill is about 6km from the Muikamachi IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left and then soon left again onto Route 17. Itsukamachi is about 5km along Route 17 on the left hand side.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking is available for 500 vehicles close to the base of the ski hill. It is free every day of the season.

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(Updated 24th September)

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