Mt Granview (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Mt Granview
(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 28th December 2019 until mid March 2020
Closed to the public on weekdays - see below
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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. The first lift takes you up to what is effectively the base of the ski hill... but you can ski or snowboard back down to the car park on what is the windy road course. Mt Granview 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

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Mt Granview Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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Previous Statistics

Mt Granview Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
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
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Mt Granview Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Granview is usually open from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Closed to the public on weekdays, when it is only open for private reservations (see price info).

There is no nighta at Mt Granview.

Mt Granview Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (over New Year) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day 2,000 yen
2 Days 4,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen
Season Ticket 16,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Group discounts are available and it is also possible to rent out the ski hill privately for 3 hours, at a cost of 40,000 yen.

Getting to Mt Granview

By public transport
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
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
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Mt Granview normally costs around 2,900 yen.
By 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
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
There is parking for 320 cars close to the at base of Mt Granview. Parking is free on weekends with a charge sometimes applicable at weekends.

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