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 21st December 2019 until early April 2020
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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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60%
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Boarders
40%
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Matsudai Family Snow Depth Statistics

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Matsudai Family Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Matsudai Ski School offers morning and afternoon lessons. General, group and private lessons are available. 
Rental
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
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Matsudai Family is normally 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
Senior
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
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for 120 vehicles at the base of Matsudai Family. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Matsudai 5265
Tokamachi-shi
Niigata-ken
942-1524
Telephone
Telephone
025-5970-3330
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