Myoko Suginohara (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
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Myoko Suginohara is located on the southern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The resort has two main zones - the Suginohara Zone and the Mitahara Zone. They are connected both at the base and higher up the mountain. This resort boasts a vertical of over 1100m and a longest course run of 8.5km, as well as a new 3.5km run of various park items by the Gondola. Myoko Suginohara has been operating since 1968.

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 Suginohara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 170cm 80cm 1st 215cm 240cm 1st 220cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 190cm 80cm 2nd 210cm 245cm 2nd 215cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 200cm 70cm 3rd 205cm 245cm 3rd 215cm 265cm
4th - - 4th 220cm 75cm 4th 180cm 230cm 4th 215cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 220cm 80cm 5th 220cm 230cm 5th 200cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 220cm 90cm 6th 225cm 240cm 6th 190cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 210cm 80cm 7th 220cm 260cm 7th 190cm 255cm
8th - - 8th 200cm 80cm 8th 225cm 270cm 8th 180cm 270cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 80cm 9th 220cm 250cm 9th 170cm 265cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 90cm 10th 215cm 250cm 10th 180cm 270cm
11th - - 11th 190cm 105cm 11th 210cm 270cm 11th 180cm 280cm
12th - - 12th 180cm 115cm 12th 210cm 290cm 12th 180cm 270cm
13th - - 13th 185cm 130cm 13th 220cm 300cm 13th 180cm 260cm
14th - - 14th 220cm 170cm 14th 220cm 280cm 14th 170cm 250cm
15th - - 15th 220cm 200cm 15th 220cm 270cm 15th 165cm 250cm
16th 90cm - 16th 190cm 260cm 16th 225cm 260cm 16th 140cm 260cm
17th 110cm 70cm 17th 190cm 280cm 17th 220cm 250cm 17th 150cm 255cm
18th 140cm 70cm 18th 160cm 280cm 18th 245cm 250cm 18th 150cm 250cm
19th 125cm 60cm 19th 160cm 235cm 19th 245cm 240cm 19th 140cm 250cm
20th 125cm 50cm 20th 160cm 220cm 20th 240cm 250cm 20th 150cm 245cm
21st 125cm 45cm 21st 160cm 230cm 21st 240cm 300cm 21st 145cm 240cm
22nd 110cm 45cm 22nd 170cm 230cm 22nd 240cm 280cm 22nd 150cm 260cm
23rd 100cm 20cm 23rd 170cm 270cm 23rd 235cm 280cm 23rd 140cm 265cm
24th 100cm 40cm 24th 180cm 270cm 24th 225cm 275cm 24th 140cm 270cm
25th 100cm 40cm 25th 210cm 280cm 25th 230cm 260cm 25th 140cm 270cm
26th 115cm 50cm 26th 220cm 270cm 26th 230cm 260cm 26th 135cm 270cm
27th 160cm 20cm 27th 225cm 260cm 27th 220cm 270cm 27th 130cm -
28th 200cm 60cm 28th 220cm 240cm 28th 220cm 260cm 28th 130cm -
29th 210cm 70cm 29th 210cm 230cm 29th - - 29th 125cm -
30th 180cm 90cm 30th 225cm 210cm 30th 30th 115cm -
31st 170cm 80cm 31st 220cm 240cm 31st 31st 115cm -

Previous Statistics

Myoko Suginohara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Myoko Suginohara. Please check our Lessons in English section for any current Myoko-related listings. 
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 'Chibbiko' course near base for young children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Suginohara including the 'Sugi Park' and the new 3.5km long 'Gondola Line' which features various attractions. 

Myoko Suginohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am 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
Myoko Suginohara is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on Saturdays and holidays.

There is no scheduled public nighta at Myoko Suginohara... but, you can reserve a private opening! 'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen when they will open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Number 2 pair lift is used for this special service.

Myoko Suginohara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 8,300 yen 7,200 yen 7,200 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola (going up) 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Gondola (going down) 500 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Quad lift (1 time) 500 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Pair lift (1 time) 300 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Season Ticket (all) 44,000 yen 39,000 yen 39,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 33,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
30 Day Ticket 27,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
Semi Final Season 30,000 yen 27,000 yen 27,000 yen
Final Season 14,000 yen 11,000 yen 11,000 yen
Mt Myoko Season 51,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

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

The 30 Day Season Ticket can be used for 30 consecutive days from day of purchase.

The Mt Myoko Season Ticket is valid at Myoko Suginohara, Akakura Kanko and Ikenotaira Onsen resorts.

The 4 Hour, 1 and 2 Day lift tickets are all 200 yen more expensive between 29th December 2017 and 9th January 2018.

'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen (6:00pm until 8:00pm). The Number 2 pair lift is used for this service.


A ‘Premium Season Ticket’ that is valid at all the lifts at the nine Prince snow resorts in Japan throughout the 2017-2018 season is available for 100,000 yen. Available to buy until 15th November 2017. Valid at Furano, Shizukuishi, Naeba, Kagura, Muikamachi Hakkaisan, Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Manza Onsen, Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama and Myoko Suginohara.

Getting to Myoko Suginohara

By public transport
31.9km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.1km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Myoko Suginohara is about 7km 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.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A local bus operates between Myoko Kogen Station and the resort. The journey takes around 20 minutes.
By Car
5.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.3km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.4km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Myoko Suginohara is about 5.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, turn right onto Route 18. After about 750m turn right at the road signposted as Sasagamine and Suginosawa (Prefecture Road 39).
Follow this road for just over 3km where there is a junction with a number of roads - turn second right to follow the big blue/green sign for Suginohara resort and the car park.
From the Shinano IC turn right at the exit and right once again onto Prefecture Road 119 which heads up to Suginohara. (The road sign says Kurohimakogen Heights).

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There is parking for 1,800 vehicles at the base of Myoko Suginohara. Parking is free on weekdays and 300 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays.

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