Ninox Snow Park (Shibata City, Niigata)

Ninox Snow Park
ニノックススノーパーク (新潟県 新発田市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
Official snow depth 20cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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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.

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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Ninox Snow Park Course Map

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Ninox Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 95cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 330cm
2nd - - 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 320cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 310cm
4th - - 4th - 110cm 4th - 230cm 4th - 300cm
5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 245cm 5th - 300cm
6th - - 6th - 120cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 290cm
7th - - 7th - 125cm 7th - 265cm 7th - 270cm
8th - - 8th - 125cm 8th - 280cm 8th - 265cm
9th - - 9th - 110cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 250cm
10th - - 10th - 120cm 10th - 290cm 10th - 250cm
11th - - 11th - 160cm 11th - 280cm 11th - 235cm
12th - - 12th - 175cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 235cm
13th - - 13th - 180cm 13th - 340cm 13th - 220cm
14th 15cm - 14th - 195cm 14th - 350cm 14th - 210cm
15th 20cm - 15th - 195cm 15th - 350cm 15th - 200cm
16th 20cm 40cm 16th - 195cm 16th - 350cm 16th - 190cm
17th - 50cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 350cm 17th - 190cm
18th - 50cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 350cm 18th - 180cm
19th - 50cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 350cm 19th - 160cm
20th - 50cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 350cm 20th - 160cm
21st - 60cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 360cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 60cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 360cm 22nd - 145cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 360cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - 50cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 360cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 360cm 25th - 110cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 360cm 26th - -
27th - 50cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 360cm 27th - -
28th - 55cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 350cm 28th - -
29th - 60cm 29th - 210cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 85cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 95cm 31st - 225cm 31st 31st - -

Ninox Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ninox Snow Park. 
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
The 'Smile Kids Park' is located by the base area and costs 800 yen to enter. Open on weekends and holidays. There is also a cross and wave course area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located close to base by the Number 1 lift. 

Ninox Snow Park 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 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ninox Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm between 21st December 2018 and 16th March 2019.

On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before national holidays (some exceptions), it is open until 11:00pm.

Ninox Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Long 1 Day (8:30am-closing) 5,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,500 yen
Twilight (2pm-closing) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 21 (5pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 23 (5pm-11pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,800 yen 4,800 yen 4,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is free.

Getting to Ninox Snow Park

By public transport
42.4km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
14.8km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ninox is about 14km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

Shibata Station is about 14km to the west.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line

A shuttle bus is available from Shibata Station and takes about 20 minutes to get to the resort.
By Car
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.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Car parking is available at the base of Ninox Snow Park. Parking is free on weekdays and for nighta. On weekends and national holidays the parking charge is 1,000 yen per vehicle.

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As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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