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
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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 180cm 80cm 1st 210cm 250cm 1st 180cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 190cm 80cm 2nd 210cm 250cm 2nd 180cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 220cm 90cm 3rd 210cm 220cm 3rd 180cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 220cm 100cm 4th 200cm 210cm 4th 180cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 105cm 5th 200cm 220cm 5th 180cm 250cm
6th - - 6th 230cm 115cm 6th 200cm 230cm 6th 170cm 250cm
7th - - 7th 250cm 120cm 7th 200cm 230cm 7th 170cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 250cm 120cm 8th 210cm 240cm 8th 170cm 230cm
9th - - 9th 270cm 110cm 9th 230cm 240cm 9th 170cm 210cm
10th - - 10th 250cm 115cm 10th 230cm 240cm 10th 170cm 210cm
11th - - 11th 210cm 125cm 11th 240cm 220cm 11th 150cm 200cm
12th - - 12th 180cm 135cm 12th 240cm 220cm 12th 140cm 200cm
13th - - 13th 175cm 140cm 13th 250cm 280cm 13th 130cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 165cm 14th 280cm 330cm 14th 140cm 180cm
15th - - 15th 150cm 165cm 15th 260cm 310cm 15th 140cm 170cm
16th 50cm 75cm 16th 130cm 160cm 16th 240cm 300cm 16th 130cm 160cm
17th 50cm 80cm 17th 150cm 150cm 17th 250cm 280cm 17th 130cm 160cm
18th 50cm 80cm 18th 160cm 140cm 18th 240cm 320cm 18th 130cm 150cm
19th 50cm 80cm 19th 170cm 130cm 19th 240cm 340cm 19th 120cm 140cm
20th 50cm 90cm 20th 150cm 130cm 20th 220cm 320cm 20th 110cm 140cm
21st 50cm 85cm 21st 160cm 120cm 21st 210cm 320cm 21st 110cm 140cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd 220cm 130cm 22nd 200cm 300cm 22nd 110cm 130cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd 220cm 145cm 23rd 200cm 280cm 23rd 110cm 120cm
24th - 70cm 24th 240cm 165cm 24th 180cm 270cm 24th 120cm 110cm
25th - 60cm 25th 250cm 190cm 25th 180cm 270cm 25th 120cm 100cm
26th - 60cm 26th 260cm 210cm 26th 180cm 250cm 26th 110cm -
27th - 80cm 27th 290cm 220cm 27th 180cm 250cm 27th 100cm -
28th 50cm 85cm 28th 290cm 220cm 28th 180cm 250cm 28th 90cm -
29th 100cm 90cm 29th 260cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 80cm -
30th 130cm 90cm 30th 240cm 250cm 30th 30th 70cm -
31st 150cm 85cm 31st 230cm 250cm 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 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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