Myoko Suginohara (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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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 1st - 230cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 155cm
4th - - 4th - 170cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 155cm
5th - - 5th - 150cm 5th - 185cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - 155cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - 155cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 155cm
8th - - 8th - 155cm 8th - 175cm 8th - 185cm
9th - - 9th - 190cm 9th - 170cm 9th - 190cm
10th - - 10th - 185cm 10th - 195cm 10th - 180cm
11th - - 11th - 170cm 11th - 195cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 160cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 215cm 14th - 215cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th - 205cm 15th - 195cm
16th - - 16th - 165cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 180cm
17th - - 17th - 165cm 17th - 205cm 17th - 180cm
18th - - 18th - 180cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 190cm
19th - - 19th - 190cm 19th - 185cm 19th - 180cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 165cm 20th - 180cm 20th - 170cm
21st - 80cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 175cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 75cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 175cm 22nd - 150cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 210cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 160cm
25th - 65cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 165cm 25th - 160cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 215cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 160cm
27th - 55cm 27th - 240cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 100cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 160cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 270cm 29th - - 29th - 165cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st - 170cm 31st - 235cm 31st 31st - 160cm

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 3.5km long 'Gondola Line' which features various attractions. 

Myoko Suginohara 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 8:00am 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 Older Child
Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
2 Days 8,800 yen 7,700 yen 7,700 yen
4 Hours 3,900 yen 3,400 yen 3,400 yen
Gondola (going up) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Gondola (going down) 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
High speed lift (1 time) 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift (1 time) 500 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 46,000 yen 41,000 yen 41,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 35,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
30 Day Ticket 29,000 yen 27,000 yen 27,000 yen
Final (from 24th Feb) 17,000 yen 13,000 yen 15,000 yen
Mt Myoko Season 78,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four 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.

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

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
The Mt Myoko Shuttle bus operates from Akakura Onsen and stops at the Akakura Kanko (3 minutes), Ikenotaira Onsen (13 minutes) and Myoko Suginohara (24 minutes) ski resorts.

The bus leaves Akakura Onsen at the following times: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:12pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. (At 2:00pm, the bus leaves Myoko Bus Terminal on the way to Akakura Onsen).

This service costs 500 yen for a one-way ticket.
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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