Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 18th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
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Latest report posted at 8:13am on Tuesday 25th January 2022
Official snow depth 330cm (-10cm) [updated on 25th January 2022]

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Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture, between the Akakura Kanko and Myoko Suginohara ski areas. It is not, however, lift or course connected with either. This ski areas features a wide main area as well as a few ungroomed tree run courses, including a new one for 2021-2022.

Ikenotaira Onsen has been operating since 1950. From the 2021-2022 season the official name of the ski area is Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski areas located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the southwest region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is reasonably close to other popular ski areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture, including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen. It is also a famous onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 260cm 240cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 260cm 240cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 260cm 250cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 195cm
4th - - 4th 280cm 250cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th 280cm 250cm 5th - 260cm 5th - 175cm
6th - - 6th 280cm 250cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 170cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 230cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 240cm 250cm 8th - 260cm 8th - 165cm
9th - - 9th 240cm 250cm 9th - 300cm 9th - 165cm
10th - - 10th 240cm 260cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th 230cm 280cm 11th - 280cm 11th - 155cm
12th - - 12th 250cm 280cm 12th - 270cm 12th - 155cm
13th - - 13th 250cm 270cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 150cm
14th - - 14th 300cm 260cm 14th - 250cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th 300cm 250cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 145cm
16th - - 16th 300cm 230cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 145cm
17th - - 17th 300cm 210cm 17th - 230cm 17th - 135cm
18th - - 18th 350cm 210cm 18th - 250cm 18th - 135cm
19th 60cm 100cm 19th 350cm 240cm 19th - 260cm 19th - 130cm
20th 70cm 100cm 20th 330cm 250cm 20th - 240cm 20th - 125cm
21st 70cm 160cm 21st 350cm 250cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 120cm
22nd 65cm 160cm 22nd 350cm 240cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd 70cm 160cm 23rd 350cm 230cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 100cm
24th 70cm 160cm 24th 340cm 220cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 100cm
25th 75cm 160cm 25th 330cm 210cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 90cm
26th 80cm 180cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 80cm
27th 100cm 180cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 205cm 27th - 80cm
28th 150cm 170cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 205cm 28th - 70cm
29th 170cm 170cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - 70cm
30th 170cm 170cm 30th - 230cm 30th 30th - 70cm
31st 230cm 220cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 70cm

Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Onsen. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Kids Garden is located at the base of the ski area - it is open on weekends and holidays and entry is free. 
Park Information
Park information
The Mavericks Park is found just off the Shirakaba pair lift.

There are a few ungroomed tree run courses at Ikenotaira - two off the Aplen Blick Number 2 pair lift in the upper part of the ski area, and another new one for 2021-2022 below Mavericks Park. 

Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ikenotaira Onsen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this ski area.

Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 12,000 yen 24,000 yen
Half Season (from 1st Feb) 20,000 yen 8,000 yen 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Family Tickets are available:

A (1 adult + 1 child) = 4,900 yen
B (1 adult + 2 children) = 6,400 yen
C (2 adults + 1 child) = 7,700 yen
D (1 adults + 2 children) = 9,200 yen

This year people age 60 and over are eligible for the Senior tickets.

Getting to Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick

By public transport
29.1km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ikenotaira Onsen is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.
A ride from Myoko Kogen Station to Ikenotaira Onsen takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
2.7km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
14.6km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.4km away)
Ikenotaira Onsen is less than 3km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead at the and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 187 at the Ikenotaira Igiguchi traffic lights less than 200m further on.
Go under the expressway bridge and continue on this road for about 2.5km until reaching the base of the ski area. Turn right for the main ski area car park.
Car parking for 1,200 vehicles is available close to the base of the ski area. Parking is free every day of the season.

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