Mt Granview (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Mt Granview
(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Late December 2020 until mid March 2021
Normally closed to the public on weekdays
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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 what is the windy road course. Mt Granview may be the opposite of 'modern', but Mt Granview certainly has a special retro kind of 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
December January February March
1st - - 1st 250cm - 1st 250cm - 1st 280cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 250cm - 2nd 250cm 100cm 2nd 280cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 250cm - 3rd 250cm 100cm 3rd 280cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 250cm 50cm 4th 250cm 100cm 4th 280cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 250cm 70cm 5th 250cm 100cm 5th 280cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 250cm 70cm 6th 300cm 100cm 6th 200cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 250cm 70cm 7th 300cm 100cm 7th 200cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 250cm 70cm 8th 300cm 100cm 8th 200cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 300cm 70cm 9th 300cm 120cm 9th 200cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 300cm 70cm 10th 300cm 120cm 10th 200cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 300cm 40cm 11th 300cm 120cm 11th 200cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 300cm 40cm 12th 300cm 120cm 12th 200cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 300cm 20cm 13th 250cm 120cm 13th 180cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 300cm 20cm 14th 250cm 120cm 14th 180cm -
15th - - 15th 300cm 20cm 15th 250cm 100cm 15th 180cm -
16th - - 16th 250cm 20cm 16th 250cm 100cm 16th 180cm -
17th - - 17th 230cm 20cm 17th 250cm 100cm 17th 180cm -
18th - - 18th 230cm 20cm 18th 250cm 100cm 18th 180cm -
19th - - 19th 230cm 20cm 19th 250cm 100cm 19th 180cm -
20th - - 20th 230cm - 20th 280cm 100cm 20th 180cm -
21st - - 21st 230cm - 21st 280cm 100cm 21st 180cm -
22nd - - 22nd 230cm - 22nd 280cm 80cm 22nd 180cm -
23rd - - 23rd 230cm - 23rd 280cm 80cm 23rd 180cm -
24th - - 24th 200cm - 24th 280cm 80cm 24th 180cm -
25th - - 25th 200cm - 25th 280cm 80cm 25th 180cm -
26th 200cm - 26th 200cm - 26th 280cm 80cm 26th 180cm -
27th 200cm - 27th 200cm - 27th 280cm 80cm 27th 150cm -
28th 200cm - 28th 200cm - 28th 280cm 80cm 28th 150cm -
29th 200cm - 29th 200cm - 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 200cm - 30th 250cm - 30th 30th - -
31st 250cm - 31st 250cm - 31st 31st - -

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 8:00am 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 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 2020-2021 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.

>> 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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