Matsudai Family (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsudai Family
(新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until late March 2022
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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 - 200cm 1st - 240cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - - 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 240cm
3rd - - 3rd - 270cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 250cm
4th - - 4th - 270cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 250cm
5th - - 5th - 240cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 240cm
6th - - 6th - 220cm 6th - 270cm 6th - 230cm
7th - - 7th - 190cm 7th - 240cm 7th - 230cm
8th - - 8th - 230cm 8th - 250cm 8th - 230cm
9th - - 9th - 250cm 9th - 270cm 9th - 230cm
10th - - 10th - 320cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 230cm
11th - - 11th - 320cm 11th - 280cm 11th - 230cm
12th - - 12th - 300cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 230cm
13th - - 13th - 270cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 220cm
14th - - 14th - 260cm 14th - 240cm 14th - 210cm
15th - - 15th - 260cm 15th - 240cm 15th - 210cm
16th - - 16th - 240cm 16th - 240cm 16th - 200cm
17th - - 17th - 230cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 200cm
18th - - 18th - 220cm 18th - 320cm 18th - 200cm
19th - 145cm 19th - 230cm 19th - 330cm 19th - 190cm
20th - 175cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 310cm 20th - 180cm
21st - 200cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 170cm
22nd - 200cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 270cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 170cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - 260cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 145cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 260cm 24th - 150cm
25th - 130cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 140cm
26th - 140cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 140cm
27th - 120cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 130cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 130cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 100cm 30th - 230cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 140cm 31st - 240cm 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 sledding 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 Late March
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 normally open from 10:00am (9:00am on Saturdays and holidays) until 4:45pm during the daytime.

Night skiing operations are separate and from 6:00pm until 8:45pm, between 4th January and 27th March 2021.

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
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

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 about 2km 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.

A taxi from the nearby Matsudai Station takes about 3 minutes.
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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