Mt Granview (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Mt Granview
Mtグランビュー (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 29th December 2018 until mid March 2019
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Mt Granview is located in the south-western region of Minamiuonuma city and not too far out of Yuzawa town which is just to the south. This small ski hill does indeed offer some very gran(d) views of the Minamiuonuma valley on a clear day. Three single lifts service the uncrowded and sometimes untouched slopes, even on a weekend. It may be the opposite of modern, but Mt Granview does have an appeal!

Minamiuonuma city and neighbouring Yuzawa town - located just over 200km to the north north-west of the Tokyo region in Niigata Prefecture - are together home to over 20 individual ski and snowboard resorts, including some of the most well-known ski resorts in Japan. With easy and quick access by both train and road and a wide choice in a relatively compact area, this region is one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan. The region usually enjoys very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter and with Yuzawa town also being the inspiration and setting of the famous Nobel prize-winning novel Yukiguni (Snow Country), it can certainly lay claim to being the original 'Snow Country'.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

620m
370m
250m
30"
7
3000m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Mt Granview Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 120cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 240cm
2nd - - 2nd - 140cm 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - - 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 220cm
4th - - 4th - 220cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 200cm
5th - - 5th - 220cm 5th - 250cm 5th - 200cm
6th - - 6th - 220cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 200cm
7th - - 7th - 180cm 7th - 250cm 7th - 200cm
8th - - 8th - 180cm 8th - 250cm 8th - 200cm
9th - - 9th - 180cm 9th - 250cm 9th - 200cm
10th - - 10th - 180cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 180cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 180cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 150cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th - 150cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 100cm
18th - - 18th - 150cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 130cm
19th - - 19th - 150cm 19th - 250cm 19th - 130cm
20th - - 20th - 130cm 20th - 250cm 20th - 130cm
21st - - 21st - 130cm 21st - 250cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - - 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 250cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - - 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 250cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - - 24th - 130cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 100cm
25th - - 25th - 130cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 70cm
26th - - 26th - 130cm 26th - 240cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 250cm 27th - 240cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 250cm 28th - 240cm 28th - -
29th - 120cm 29th - 250cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 120cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 120cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Mt Granview Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Mt Granview. 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.
 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Mt Granview Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Granview is usually open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

Later in the season operations are usually on just weekends and holidays only.

There is no nighta at Mt Granview.

Mt Granview Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days (weekend & holidays) 6,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 5,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Half Day 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 280 yen

Getting to Mt Granview

By public transport
Train
Train
8.9km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.5km from Ishiuchi Station on the Joetsu Line
8.9km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Information
Mt Granview is about 1.5km 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 nearly 9km 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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Mt Granview normally costs around 2,900 yen.
By Car
Car
2.9km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
9.7km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.2km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 451
Direction
Direction
The nearest exit to Mt Granview on the Kanetsu Expressway is Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC.

From the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for about 1km until reaching the traffic lights on Route 17. Turn right onto Route 17 and turn left after a further 700m at the sign for Mt Granview. The base is just over 1km from Route 17.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by car
Parking
Parking
There is limited parking available at the ae base of Mt Granview. Parking is free on weekends with a charge sometimes applicable at weekends.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Miyanoshita 359-1
Minamiuonuma-shi
Niigata-ken
949-6365
Telephone
Telephone
025-783-7707
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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