Myoko Ski Park (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Ski Park
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until late March 2020
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Myoko Ski Park is a small ski hill located on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture.

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 and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

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The Mountain

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Myoko Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 200cm 1st 110cm 350cm 1st 120cm 280cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 210cm 2nd 100cm 360cm 2nd 110cm 280cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 230cm 3rd 85cm 350cm 3rd 110cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 230cm 4th 90cm 300cm 4th 110cm 270cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 200cm 5th 90cm 300cm 5th 105cm 270cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 230cm 6th 140cm 280cm 6th 130cm 270cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 230cm 7th 180cm 280cm 7th 115cm 260cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 210cm 8th 170cm 300cm 8th 110cm 290cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 300cm 9th 230cm 330cm 9th 110cm 290cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 260cm 10th 210cm 350cm 10th 100cm 280cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 250cm 11th 220cm 350cm 11th 85cm 260cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 240cm 12th 200cm 360cm 12th 85cm 260cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 230cm 13th 170cm 380cm 13th 85cm 250cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 230cm 14th 140cm 420cm 14th 80cm 285cm
15th - - 15th 60cm 220cm 15th 130cm 420cm 15th 90cm 260cm
16th - - 16th 70cm 230cm 16th 120cm 390cm 16th 90cm 250cm
17th - 70cm 17th 70cm 240cm 17th 100cm 400cm 17th 110cm 240cm
18th - 90cm 18th 60cm 260cm 18th 110cm 380cm 18th 90cm 260cm
19th - 80cm 19th 65cm 260cm 19th 130cm 350cm 19th 90cm 250cm
20th - 80cm 20th 65cm 240cm 20th 110cm 330cm 20th 75cm 250cm
21st 1cm 70cm 21st 90cm 300cm 21st 110cm 330cm 21st 75cm 230cm
22nd - 50cm 22nd 110cm 330cm 22nd 100cm 330cm 22nd 75cm 220cm
23rd - 50cm 23rd 90cm 320cm 23rd 95cm 300cm 23rd 65cm 225cm
24th - 70cm 24th 70cm 350cm 24th 95cm 300cm 24th 65cm 230cm
25th - 70cm 25th 70cm 330cm 25th 90cm 300cm 25th 95cm 220cm
26th - 70cm 26th 70cm 330cm 26th 90cm 290cm 26th 80cm 210cm
27th - 50cm 27th 70cm 350cm 27th 95cm 290cm 27th 80cm 200cm
28th 35cm 130cm 28th 70cm 330cm 28th 160cm 280cm 28th 50cm 210cm
29th 30cm 130cm 29th 50cm 360cm 29th 140cm - 29th 80cm 210cm
30th 30cm 150cm 30th 40cm 340cm 30th 30th 80cm 200cm
31st 20cm 200cm 31st 70cm 330cm 31st 31st 80cm 200cm

Previous Statistics

Myoko Ski Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Myoko Ski Park - reservations are required. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Sori Zone' for sledding near base. There is also a 'Children Room' in the base building. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Myoko Ski Park 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 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Myoko Ski Park is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Myoko Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,250 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen 150 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,250 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Myoko Ski Park

By public transport
23.8km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
5.8km from Sekiyama Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
10.2km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Myoko Ski Park is about 6km from Sekiyama Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line train line.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A taxi journey from Sekiyama Station to Myoko Ski Park usually costs around 2,000 yen.
By Car
9.4km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
10.1km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
16.5km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Myoko Ski Park can be found just off Prefecture Road 39 in the central southern region of Myoko city, to the north of the Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen areas.

The nearest exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway are Nakago IC (approaching from the north) and Myoko Kogen IC (approaching from the south).

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for 5.6km. At the Sakaguchi Kita traffic lights turn left and follow the road up to Myoko Ski Park which is on the left hand side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for 4.6km. At the Seki-Tsubame Iriguchi traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 39 and follow the road up to Myoko Ski Park which is on the left hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car

About 3 hours from Tokyo.
About 1 hour 40 minutes from Niigata city.
About 2 hours from Kanazawa.
About 3 hours 45 minutes from Nagoya.
There is a car park for 400 vehicles at the base of the Myoko Ski Park. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Sekiyama 6323-4
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(Updated 24th September)

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