Myoko Suginohara (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 25th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
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Latest report posted at 11:04am on Friday 21st January 2022
Official snow depth 320cm (40cm) [updated on 21st January 2022]

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Myoko Suginohara is located on the southern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The ski area has two main zones, the Suginohara Zone and the Mitahara Zone. They are connected both at the base and higher up the mountain. This ski area boasts a vertical of over 1100m and a longest course run of 8.5km. It also claims that 80% of it's courses are suited to beginners-intermediates. 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 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

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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 220cm 190cm 1st - 190cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd 220cm 180cm 2nd - 190cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 220cm 185cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th 225cm 185cm 4th - 200cm 4th - 180cm
5th - - 5th 240cm 170cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 175cm
6th - - 6th 240cm 160cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 175cm
7th - - 7th 250cm 155cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 250cm 185cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 165cm
9th - - 9th 210cm 200cm 9th - 240cm 9th - 165cm
10th - - 10th 210cm 205cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th 200cm 225cm 11th - 240cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th 220cm 225cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th 220cm 220cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 160cm
14th - - 14th 280cm 210cm 14th - 205cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th 260cm 200cm 15th - 185cm 15th - 155cm
16th - - 16th 260cm 190cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th 235cm 180cm 17th - 205cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th 255cm 180cm 18th - 225cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th 270cm 200cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 145cm
20th - - 20th 280cm 205cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 145cm
21st 50cm - 21st 320cm 190cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 135cm
22nd 80cm - 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd 80cm - 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 130cm
24th 80cm 70cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 195cm 24th - 130cm
25th 80cm 130cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 195cm 25th - 120cm
26th 100cm 160cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 195cm 26th - 120cm
27th 150cm 150cm 27th - 165cm 27th - 205cm 27th - 120cm
28th 165cm 140cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 115cm
29th 150cm 130cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 150cm 125cm 30th - 200cm 30th 30th - -
31st 150cm 160cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - -

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 & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a Chibbiko course area near base for young children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Suginohara. The main one is called Sugi Park

Myoko Suginohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late 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
Myoko Suginohara is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

There is no scheduled public night skiing at Myoko Suginohara.

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
Mt Myoko Season 78,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 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 ticket is valid at Myoko Suginohara, Ikenitaira Onsen, Akakura Kanko Resort and Akakkura Onsen. Applications at the tourism office.

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.
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).
There is parking for 1,800 vehicles at the base of Myoko Suginohara. Parking is free on weekdays (except on holidays) and 500 yen for a car on weekends and holidays.

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