Koide (Uonuma City, Niigata)

(新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
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Koide is a small ski hill with three pair lifts located close to the central part of the Koide town area in Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with locals and nearby school ski lessons.

Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Koide Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 50cm 1st 10cm 120cm 1st - 75cm
2nd - - 2nd 25cm 40cm 2nd 10cm 130cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 60cm 3rd 10cm 110cm 3rd - 65cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 50cm 4th 10cm 100cm 4th - 65cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 40cm 5th 10cm 100cm 5th - 65cm
6th - - 6th 20cm 60cm 6th 50cm 90cm 6th - 65cm
7th - - 7th - 70cm 7th 50cm 90cm 7th - 65cm
8th - - 8th 10cm 70cm 8th 50cm 100cm 8th - 65cm
9th - - 9th 5cm 70cm 9th 55cm 110cm 9th - 50cm
10th - - 10th - 70cm 10th 65cm 120cm 10th - 45cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th 60cm 120cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 50cm 12th 50cm 120cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 50cm 13th 40cm 120cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th 30cm 130cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 40cm 15th 20cm 120cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 50cm 16th 10cm 110cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 60cm 17th 10cm 110cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 60cm 18th 10cm 110cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 70cm 19th 15cm 100cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 60cm 20th 15cm 100cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st 10cm 90cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 0cm 90cm 22nd 10cm 90cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 0cm 80cm 23rd 10cm 90cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 0cm 90cm 24th 10cm 90cm 24th - -
25th - 0cm 25th 0cm 100cm 25th 10cm 80cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 0cm 110cm 26th 10cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 0cm - 27th 0cm 130cm 27th 10cm 80cm 27th - -
28th 10cm 30cm 28th 0cm 130cm 28th 10cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 10cm - 29th - 130cm 29th 5cm - 29th - -
30th 10cm 50cm 30th - 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 5cm 55cm 31st - 100cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Koide Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koide. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information

Koide Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koide is normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and until 8:00pm on Saturdays.

Night time operations from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on the following dates:

- Every Saturday in January, February and March 2020
- 2nd, 3rd January 2020

Open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Sundays and national holidays.

Koide Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,300 yen 2,500 yen 2,700 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,700 yen 2,500 yen 2,700 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 2,000 yen
6 Hours 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen
1.5 Days 5,000 yen 3,600 yen 4,100 yen
2 Days 5,700 yen 4,100 yen 4,500 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Long 4 Hours 2,900 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Long 1 Day 3,800 yen 3,000 yen 3,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 22,000 yen 12,000 yen 17,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Koide

By public transport
8.1km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.7km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
20.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Koide is about 700m from Koide Station, which is serviced by the local Joetsu and Tadami lines.

Urasa Station is the nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and is about 8km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
>> More information on the Joetsu train line
There are no public shuttle bus services available to Koide.
By Car
2.8km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
5.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 372
Koide is less than 3km from the Koide IC of the Kanetsu Expressway and the approaching from the north the Horinouchi IC is just over 5km away.

From Koide IC turn left onto Route 291 and head towards Koide Station. The ski hill is located on the left side just over 0.5km before the station.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There are two car parks located near the lifts at Koide with room for 170 vehicles. Both of the car parks are free to use.

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