Itsukamachi (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

五日町 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Sunday 23rd December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 18th December 2018]

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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. One of the pair lifts is only used for events. From mid January through February, snowboarding is not allowed on weekdays.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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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 - 165cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 200cm
2nd - - 2nd - 175cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 185cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 190cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 180cm
5th - - 5th - 195cm 5th - 230cm 5th - 170cm
6th - - 6th - 195cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 170cm
7th - - 7th - 200cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th - 180cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 170cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 170cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 170cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 170cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th - 160cm 13th - 230cm 13th - 135cm
14th - - 14th - 180cm 14th - 250cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th - 175cm 15th - 240cm 15th - 120cm
16th - - 16th - 170cm 16th - 250cm 16th - 120cm
17th - - 17th - 165cm 17th - 250cm 17th - 110cm
18th - - 18th - 150cm 18th - 270cm 18th - 110cm
19th - - 19th - 145cm 19th - 280cm 19th - 100cm
20th - - 20th - 140cm 20th - 270cm 20th - 90cm
21st - - 21st - 135cm 21st - 270cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - - 22nd - 135cm 22nd - 260cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - 250cm 23rd - 85cm
24th - 65cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 50cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 80cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 70cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 70cm
28th - 120cm 28th - 230cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 65cm
29th - 140cm 29th - 230cm 29th - - 29th - 65cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st - 165cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Previous Statistics

Itsukamachi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Itsukamachi. 
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
There are no special snow park facilities. 

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 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.

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 Days 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
2 Days 5,000 yen 3,750 yen 4,250 yen 4,250 yen
3 Days 6,500 yen 4,800 yen 5,500 yen 5,500 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 1,800 yen 1,300 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen 200 yen 200 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,200 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 700 yen 800 yen 800 yen
PM & Nighta 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
1 Day + Nighta 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
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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