Nagaoka Shiei (Nagaoka City, Niigata)

Nagaoka Shiei
(新潟県 長岡市)
Planned season: Late December 2021 until early March 2022

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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.

The Mountain

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There are some snowboarding restrictions at Nagaoka Shiei

Nagaoka Shiei Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nagaoka Shiei. 
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 'Sori Asobiba' area for sledding near the base area. 
Park Information
Park information

Nagaoka Shiei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nagaoka Shiei is normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm (though the last lift stops at 4:50pm).

There is no night skiing at this area.

Nagaoka Shiei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A 1 Day pair ticket is available for 2 people at 5,000 yen (4 hour ticket for 3,200 yen).

Getting to Nagaoka Shiei

By public transport
6.1km from Nagaoka Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
6.1km from Nagaoka Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Nagaoka Shiei is just over 6km from the main Nagaoka Station on the Shinetsu Honsen line and the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
A taxi from the East Exit of Nagaoka Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
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.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway

About 25 minutes from Nagaoka IC
About 45 minutes from Niigata Nishi IC
About 50 minutes from Joetsu IC
About 3 hours from Nerima IC
There is parking for 800 vehicles at the base of Nagaoka Shiei. Parking is free every day of the season.

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