Muikamachi Hakkaisan (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
(新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 25th December 2021 until Monday 21st March 2022
Official snow depth 320cm (0cm) [updated on 21st January 2022]

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Muikamachi Hakkaisan is located on the western slopes of Mt Hakkai in the northern region of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. This ski area is popular for long and challenging mogul courses and also some smoother intermediate cruising style courses. Beginners will prefer to stay near base, though there is also a winding course down from the peak for those wanting to avoid the steeper top areas. The main 81 person capacity Ropeway (which regularly goes from close-to base to the top of the ski area) moves at quite some speed! In the green season mountain biking is possible on the slopes and in autumn the Ropeway is busy with people enjoying the beautiful autumn colours and views of Hakkai-san.

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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Muikamachi Hakkaisan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 240cm 260cm 1st - - 1st - 350cm
2nd - - 2nd 240cm 280cm 2nd - - 2nd - 350cm
3rd - - 3rd 240cm 280cm 3rd - - 3rd - 350cm
4th - - 4th 240cm 280cm 4th - - 4th - 330cm
5th - - 5th 250cm 290cm 5th - - 5th - 330cm
6th - - 6th 250cm 290cm 6th - - 6th - 330cm
7th - - 7th 250cm 290cm 7th - - 7th - 320cm
8th - - 8th 250cm 300cm 8th - - 8th - 320cm
9th - - 9th 250cm 310cm 9th - - 9th - 320cm
10th - - 10th 250cm 310cm 10th - - 10th - 320cm
11th - - 11th 240cm 330cm 11th - - 11th - 320cm
12th - - 12th 240cm 330cm 12th - - 12th - 320cm
13th - - 13th 270cm 330cm 13th - - 13th - 320cm
14th - - 14th 310cm - 14th - - 14th - 320cm
15th - - 15th 320cm - 15th - - 15th - 310cm
16th - - 16th 320cm - 16th - - 16th - 310cm
17th - - 17th 320cm - 17th - - 17th - 300cm
18th - - 18th 370cm - 18th - - 18th - 300cm
19th - - 19th 320cm - 19th - - 19th - 300cm
20th - - 20th 320cm - 20th - - 20th - 280cm
21st - - 21st 320cm - 21st - - 21st - 280cm
22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd - -
24th 150cm - 24th - - 24th - - 24th - -
25th 120cm 260cm 25th - - 25th - - 25th - -
26th 140cm 270cm 26th - - 26th - - 26th - -
27th 160cm 270cm 27th - - 27th - 350cm 27th - -
28th 180cm 270cm 28th - - 28th - 350cm 28th - -
29th 200cm 270cm 29th - - 29th - - 29th - -
30th 200cm 270cm 30th - - 30th 30th - -
31st 220cm 220cm 31st - - 31st 31st - -

Muikamachi Hakkaisan Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Muikamachi Hakkaisan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a Chibbiko kids trail area for young children is located by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park but usually a long banked wave course area on the lower part of the ski area. 

Muikamachi Hakkaisan 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Muikamachi Hakkaisan is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm (the last Ropeway down is at 4:00pm).

There is no night skiing at this area.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,100 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Ropeway (one-way) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Ropeway (return) 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Muikamachi Hakkaisan

By public transport
15.6km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
10.2km from Itsukamachi Station on the Joetsu Line
12.6km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The nearest local train station is Itsukamachi Station (just over 10km) on the Joetsu local line.

Muikamachi Station (just under 13km) is the nearest larger station on the same local Joetsu line and the Hokuhoku line.

Urasa Station is the closest station on the Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train line and is about 16km away from Muikamachi Hakkaisan.
Buses are available from the Muikamachi Station direct to Muikamachi Hakkaisan and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
By Car
12.4km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
16.9km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
22.9km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (6.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 214
The nearest IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway is Muikamachi IC.

From the Muikamachi IC exit, turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 253 for about 700m until reaching the traffic lights on Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 heading north towards Nagaoka for about 2.5km. Turn right into Prefecture Road 214 and follow the road straight on to the resort. Muikamachi Hakkaisan is about 9km from Route 17.
Parking is available at the base areas of the ski area for about 1,000 vehicles. Car parking is free.

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