Matsudai Family (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsudai Family
(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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Matsudai Family Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 40cm 180cm 1st 10cm 210cm 1st 40cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 190cm 2nd 40cm 210cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 220cm 3rd 40cm 210cm 3rd - 180cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 220cm 4th 50cm 200cm 4th - 180cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 190cm 5th 50cm 200cm 5th - 180cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 230cm 6th 100cm 200cm 6th - 170cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 250cm 7th 120cm 200cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 250cm 8th 130cm 210cm 8th - 170cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 270cm 9th 140cm 230cm 9th - 170cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 250cm 10th 140cm 230cm 10th - 170cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 210cm 11th 150cm 240cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 180cm 12th 140cm 240cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th 10cm 175cm 13th 120cm 250cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th 10cm 150cm 14th 100cm 280cm 14th - 140cm
15th - - 15th 0cm 150cm 15th 80cm 260cm 15th - 140cm
16th - 50cm 16th 0cm 130cm 16th 70cm 240cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 50cm 17th 0cm 150cm 17th 40cm 250cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 50cm 18th 0cm 160cm 18th 50cm 240cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 50cm 19th 0cm 170cm 19th 70cm 240cm 19th - 120cm
20th - 50cm 20th 0cm 150cm 20th 70cm 220cm 20th - 110cm
21st - 50cm 21st 5cm 160cm 21st 60cm 210cm 21st - 110cm
22nd - - 22nd 5cm 220cm 22nd 50cm 200cm 22nd - 110cm
23rd - - 23rd 5cm 220cm 23rd 40cm 200cm 23rd - 110cm
24th - - 24th 5cm 240cm 24th 40cm 180cm 24th - 120cm
25th - - 25th 0cm 250cm 25th 40cm 180cm 25th - 120cm
26th - - 26th 0cm 260cm 26th 40cm 180cm 26th - 110cm
27th - - 27th 0cm 290cm 27th 50cm 180cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 50cm 28th - 290cm 28th 60cm 180cm 28th - 90cm
29th - 100cm 29th - 260cm 29th 50cm - 29th - 80cm
30th - 130cm 30th - 240cm 30th 30th - 70cm
31st - 150cm 31st - 230cm 31st 31st - 60cm

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 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
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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