Mt Granview (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Mt Granview
(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Late December 2021 until mid March 2022
Normally closed to the public on weekdays
'Yuzawa Now' daily report
Independent and exclusive snow and weather reporting from Yuzawa
Latest report posted at 9:04am on Friday 28th January 2022
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th December 2021]

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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 area 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 area... but you can ski or snowboard back down to the car park on a windy road course. Mt Granview may be the opposite of 'modern', but it has a special retro kind of appeal.

Minamiuonuma city and neighbouring Yuzawa town are home to over 20 individual ski areas, including some of the most well-known in Japan. With easy and quick access by train and road and a wide choice in a relatively compact area, this region is one of Japan's most popular ski destinations. The region usually enjoys very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter.

The Mountain

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Mt Granview Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 250cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 280cm
2nd - - 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 280cm
3rd - - 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 280cm
4th - - 4th - 250cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 280cm
5th - - 5th - 250cm 5th - 250cm 5th - 280cm
6th - - 6th - 250cm 6th - 300cm 6th - 200cm
7th - - 7th - 250cm 7th - 300cm 7th - 200cm
8th - - 8th - 250cm 8th - 300cm 8th - 200cm
9th - - 9th - 300cm 9th - 300cm 9th - 200cm
10th - - 10th - 300cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 200cm
11th - - 11th - 300cm 11th - 300cm 11th - 200cm
12th - - 12th - 300cm 12th - 300cm 12th - 200cm
13th - - 13th - 300cm 13th - 250cm 13th - 180cm
14th - - 14th - 300cm 14th - 250cm 14th - 180cm
15th - - 15th - 300cm 15th - 250cm 15th - 180cm
16th - - 16th - 250cm 16th - 250cm 16th - 180cm
17th - - 17th - 230cm 17th - 250cm 17th - 180cm
18th - - 18th - 230cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 180cm
19th - - 19th - 230cm 19th - 250cm 19th - 180cm
20th - - 20th - 230cm 20th - 280cm 20th - 180cm
21st - - 21st - 230cm 21st - 280cm 21st - 180cm
22nd - - 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 280cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - - 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 180cm
24th - - 24th - 200cm 24th - 280cm 24th - 180cm
25th - - 25th - 200cm 25th - 280cm 25th - 180cm
26th - 200cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 180cm
27th - 200cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 280cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 200cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 150cm
29th - 200cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 200cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 250cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - -

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
There is no specific area for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no specific snow park. 

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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am 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 on weekends and holidays.

Often is closed to the public on weekdays, when it is only open for private reservations.

There is no night skiing 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 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

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.
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Mt Granview normally costs around 2,700 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.
There is parking for 320 cars close to the at base of Mt Granview. A charge is sometimes applicable at weekends.

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Snow conditions 80
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Lift system 47
Apres ski 10
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