Okutadami Maruyama is located deep in the mountains of the eastern region of Uonuma City, close to the Niigata-Fukushima Prefecture border. However, the approach to the ski area is only possible from the Koide area of Uonuma city using the Silver Line road. Much of the second half of the journey is through quite narrow tunnels. Okutadami Maruyama is famous for effectively having two seasons - it closes for the peak winter months (usually from early January until mid-March). As such, it is popular for early and late skiing and snowboarding.
Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture.
Okutadami Maruyama Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okutadami Maruyama.
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available.
There is a Chibbiko gelende area for young children by the base of the ski area.
The spring-only Snow Park is in the upper area of Okutadami Maruyama (stated as being suitable for beginners to intermediates).
Okutadami Maruyama Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late November until Mid May
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
There is no night skiing at this area.
Okutadami Maruyama Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
High School age
55 years & over
2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets
The Morning ticket is valid from opening until 12:30pm. The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm until closed.
A season ticket that is also valid at the Suhara resort in Uonuma city is available and costs 52,000 yen.
A season ticket that is also valid at the Yakushi ski hill in Uonuma city is available and costs 39,000 yen.
There are two 'seasons' at Okutadami Maruyama as the ski area closes from early January 2022 until mid March 2022.
Getting to Okutadami Maruyama
By public transport
40.7km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
54.1km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
The local Koide Station on the Joetsu line and Tadami line is the closest train station.
The nearest Joetsu Shinkansen station is Urasa Station, just under 41km from the ski area.
There is a free shuttle bus that starts from the East Exit of Urasa Station and also stops at Koide Station and a few other places. This service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays and there is no charge. The bus leaves Urasa Station at 9:00am and arrives at Okutadami Maruyama at 10:30am.
32.4km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
40.8km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (22.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 50
Okutadami Maruyama is just over 32km from the Koide IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.
From the Koide IC exit, turn right onto Route 291 and then turn left at the T-junction. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Route 352 (Jukai Line) until just before Oyu Onsen (about 8.5km) where there is a turn off to the left for Prefecture Road 50 and the Silver Line. Continue on the Silver Line - through lots of tunnels - to the resort.
Car parking for 700 vehicles is available at the base of the resort. It is free on weekdays.
Car Parks 1 and 2 are 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays.
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