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

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'. 

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 normally 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 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 2020-2021 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.

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 Myoko Kogen Liner bus service operates between Joetsu Myoko Station (on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line) and various stops in Myoko. The service operates from 26th December 2020 through 14th March 2021. The charge is costs 1,100-1,300 yen for adults and children are charged at half price. There are two services from the station each day, as follows:

Joetsu Myoko Station - 8:45am
Akakura Onsen - 9:33am
Akakura Kanko - 9:35am
Ikenotaira - 9:41am
Suginohara - 9:52am

Joetsu Myoko Station - 1:35pm
Akakura Onsen - 2:23pm
Akakura Kanko - 2:25pm
Ikenotaira - 2:31pm
Suginohara - 2:42pm

Note: The Mt Myoko Shuttle service will not be operating for the 2020-2021 season.
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.

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