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 50cm 170cm 1st 140cm 230cm 1st 105cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 150cm 2nd 135cm 230cm 2nd 100cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 57cm 160cm 3rd 125cm 220cm 3rd 100cm 155cm
4th - - 4th 85cm 170cm 4th 120cm 200cm 4th 95cm 155cm
5th - - 5th 85cm 150cm 5th 125cm 185cm 5th 110cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 155cm 6th 145cm 180cm 6th 140cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 155cm 7th 160cm 170cm 7th 130cm 155cm
8th - - 8th 85cm 155cm 8th 160cm 175cm 8th 120cm 185cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 190cm 9th 175cm 170cm 9th 100cm 190cm
10th - - 10th 92cm 185cm 10th 175cm 195cm 10th 90cm 180cm
11th - - 11th 75cm 170cm 11th 200cm 195cm 11th 75cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 78cm 160cm 12th 215cm 200cm 12th 70cm 160cm
13th - - 13th 95cm 150cm 13th 150cm 210cm 13th 65cm 160cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 150cm 14th 150cm 215cm 14th 65cm 215cm
15th - - 15th 95cm 150cm 15th 140cm 205cm 15th 70cm 195cm
16th - - 16th 110cm 165cm 16th 120cm 200cm 16th 75cm 180cm
17th - - 17th 110cm 165cm 17th 90cm 205cm 17th 90cm 180cm
18th - - 18th 110cm 180cm 18th 125cm 200cm 18th 95cm 190cm
19th - - 19th 98cm 190cm 19th 125cm 185cm 19th 85cm 180cm
20th - 80cm 20th 105cm 165cm 20th 125cm 180cm 20th 85cm 170cm
21st - 80cm 21st 125cm 190cm 21st 115cm 175cm 21st 85cm 160cm
22nd - 75cm 22nd 125cm 220cm 22nd 80cm 175cm 22nd 80cm 150cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd 120cm 210cm 23rd 80cm 170cm 23rd 80cm 160cm
24th - 70cm 24th 105cm 210cm 24th 85cm 170cm 24th 90cm 160cm
25th - 65cm 25th 105cm 210cm 25th 80cm 165cm 25th 105cm 160cm
26th - 55cm 26th 100cm 215cm 26th 85cm 160cm 26th 100cm 160cm
27th - 55cm 27th 100cm 240cm 27th 130cm 160cm 27th 90cm 150cm
28th 40cm 100cm 28th 105cm 220cm 28th 135cm 160cm 28th 70cm 160cm
29th - 130cm 29th 90cm 270cm 29th 135cm - 29th 80cm 165cm
30th - 160cm 30th 85cm 240cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st - 170cm 31st 110cm 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'. 

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 nighta 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
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.

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 1800 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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