Ninox Snow Park (often just known as Ninox) is located on the western slopes of Ninojodake, to the east of Shibata City in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture. It is one of the few resorts in the Kaetsu region of Niigata Prefecture and is a popular resort for people based in both Shibata and nearby Niigata city.
Only the base quad lift and pair lift will be operating for the 2020-2021 winter season as the upper quad lift and associated terrain will be rested. (The statistics on the page below represent normal operations).
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 free shuttle bus is available from Shibata Station and takes about 20 minutes to get to the ski area.
The bus leaves Shibata Station at 9:10am on weekdays and at 8:30am and 9:40am on weekends and holidays. The service runs between 19th December 2020 and 28th March 2021. Reservations are required on weekdays.
18.4km from the Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
29.4km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
33.5km from the Toyosaka Smart IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 290 (8.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 60
Ninox Snow Park is located to the east of central Shibata city in northern Niigata Prefecture.
The nearest IC exit is Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.
From the Seiro Shibata IC exit head east on Route 7 and then follow the signs along Route 290 and Prefecture Road 60 to get to the base of Ninox.
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