Matsudai Family (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsudai Family
まつだいファミリー (新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until early April 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 13th December 2018]

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Matsudai Family is a small ski hill located in the Matsudai area of Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. As the name suggests it is popular with families with small children as well as beginners with generally gentle slopes. It has been operating since 1991.

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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Matsudai Family Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 80cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 250cm
3rd - - 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 250cm
4th - - 4th - 100cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 250cm
5th - - 5th - 105cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 250cm
6th - - 6th - 115cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 120cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 230cm
8th - - 8th - 120cm 8th - 240cm 8th - 230cm
9th - - 9th - 110cm 9th - 240cm 9th - 210cm
10th - - 10th - 115cm 10th - 240cm 10th - 210cm
11th - - 11th - 125cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 200cm
12th - - 12th - 135cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 200cm
13th - - 13th - 140cm 13th - 280cm 13th - 190cm
14th - - 14th - 165cm 14th - 330cm 14th - 180cm
15th - - 15th - 165cm 15th - 310cm 15th - 170cm
16th - 75cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 300cm 16th - 160cm
17th - 80cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 160cm
18th - 80cm 18th - 140cm 18th - 320cm 18th - 150cm
19th - 80cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 340cm 19th - 140cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 320cm 20th - 140cm
21st - 85cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 320cm 21st - 140cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 300cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 145cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 165cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 110cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 250cm 26th - -
27th - 80cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 250cm 27th - -
28th - 85cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 250cm 28th - -
29th - 90cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 90cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 85cm 31st - 250cm 31st 31st - -

Matsudai Family Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Matsudai Ski School offers morning and afternoon lessons. General, group and private lessons are available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' area near the base which includes a sledging area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snowboard Mountain' area on the upper slopes of Matsudai Family features items including a large table top, small table top, rail and box. 

Matsudai Family Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Matsudai Family is open from 10:00am until 4:45pm on weekdays and from 9:00am on Saturdays and holidays (daytime).

Nighta operations are separate and from 6:00pm until 8:45pm.

Matsudai Family Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
High School age & under
1 Day 2,500 yen
Half Day 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen

Getting to Matsudai Family

By public transport
43.3km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.3km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line
15.8km from Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line
Transport Information
Matsudai Family is just over 1km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku train line.

The journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Matsudai Station using the Hokuhoku line is about 45 minutes.

>> More information on the Hokuhoku train line
More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
30.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.5km from the Joetsu IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
37.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 253 (0.3km away)
Matsudai Family can be found just off Route 253. The nearest expressway exit is Muimamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, though Matsudai Family is also within easy reach of the Joestsu IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway to the west.

After exiting the toll booth at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, turn right and continue for 1km until reaching Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 towards Yuzawa and after about 650m turn right onto Route 353. Continue on Route 353 for about 18km until reaching the Route 117 traffic light junction. Turn left onto Route 117 (Nozawa Onsen is on the main signpost). After about 1.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 49 and follow the signs towards Matsunoyama and then Matsudai using Route 353. On reaching the junction with Route 403 and Route 253 after about 15km, turn right onto Route 253. Matsudai Family is about 1.5km on the right hand side.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
There is a car park for 120 vehicles at the base of Matsudai Family. Parking is free every day of the season.

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