Koide (Uonuma City, Niigata)

小出 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 10th March 2019
Closed between 4th-8th March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2018]

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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

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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 - 100cm 1st - 210cm 1st - 200cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 190cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 190cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 230cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 135cm 7th - 210cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 120cm 8th - 230cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 110cm 9th - 220cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 100cm 10th - 200cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 100cm 11th - 190cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 120cm 12th - 210cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 110cm 13th - 270cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 130cm 14th - 300cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 120cm 15th - 260cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 110cm 16th - 250cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 100cm 17th - 250cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 100cm 18th - 240cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 100cm 19th - 270cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 90cm 20th - 250cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 90cm 21st - 250cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 230cm 22nd - -
23rd - 50cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - -
24th - 50cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 220cm 24th - -
25th - 45cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 220cm 25th - -
26th - 45cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 210cm 26th - -
27th - 80cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 210cm 27th - -
28th - 110cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 200cm 28th - -
29th - 130cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 120cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 110cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - -

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
There are no special snow park facilities. 

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 open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays.

On Saturdays over the New Year there are also nighta operations from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Koide Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,400 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,400 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Long 4 Hours (inc. nighta) 3,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,900 yen
Long 1 Day (inc. nighta) 4,200 yen 3,400 yen 3,600 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 The 4 Hour ticket is valid for hours hours from the time of purchase.

Monday is Men's Day when a 1 day ticket for men is 1,700 yen.
Wednesday is Ladies Day when a 1 day ticket for women is 1,200 yen.
Friday is Senior Day when a 1 day ticket for seniors is 1,700 yen.
Friday is also U20DAY when a 1 day lift ticket is 1,200 yen for people under 25.

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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