Nagaoka Shiei is a small ski area located in Suyoshi, to the south-east of central Nagaoka city in Niigata Prefecture. Nagaoka Shiei first opened in 1973. Due to it's location, the amount of snowfall can vary greatly each season and so opening days are also prone to be unpredictable. Snowboarding is allowed on the lower area of Nagaoka Shiei - snowboarding is not allowed in the top area. A 450m 'summer ski' course is open outside of the winter season. Nagaoka is the second largest city in Niigata Prefecture.
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. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.
A taxi from the East Exit of Nagaoka Station takes about 20 minutes.
12.1km from the Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.1km from the Nagaoka Minami Koshiji Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.1km from the Nakanoshima Mitsuke IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (1.2km away)
Nagaoka Shiei is located to the east of central Nagaoka city.
From the expressway exits head east towards Route 17. The ski hill is about 4km off the Nagakura IC exit of Route 17.
From the Nagakura IC junction of Route 17 turn right onto Route 352 and after just over 2.5km turn right to head up to the ski hill base.
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