Okutadami Maruyama (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Okutadami Maruyama
奥只見丸山 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd November 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
Saturday 23rd March 2019 until Sunday 12th May 2019
Closed in between those periods
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Okutadami Maruyama is located deep in the mountains of the eastern region of Uonuma City, close to Niigata-Fukushima Prefecture border. Approach to the resort however 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 actually 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. 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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Okutadami Maruyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 50cm 1st 240cm 270cm 1st - - 1st - -
2nd - 50cm 2nd 250cm 300cm 2nd - - 2nd - -
3rd - 50cm 3rd 260cm 330cm 3rd - - 3rd - -
4th - 50cm 4th 270cm - 4th - - 4th - -
5th - 50cm 5th 270cm - 5th - - 5th - -
6th - 50cm 6th 280cm - 6th - - 6th - -
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12th - 80cm 12th - - 12th - - 12th - -
13th 65cm 150cm 13th - - 13th - - 13th - -
14th 80cm 220cm 14th - - 14th - - 14th - -
15th 90cm 225cm 15th - - 15th - - 15th - -
16th 90cm 200cm 16th - - 16th - - 16th - -
17th 90cm 210cm 17th - - 17th - - 17th - -
18th 100cm 230cm 18th - - 18th - - 18th - -
19th 110cm 220cm 19th - - 19th - - 19th - -
20th 120cm 220cm 20th - - 20th - - 20th - -
21st 125cm 210cm 21st - - 21st - - 21st - -
22nd 120cm 200cm 22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd - -
23rd 120cm 200cm 23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd 320cm -
24th 130cm 190cm 24th - - 24th - - 24th 320cm -
25th 130cm 180cm 25th - - 25th - - 25th 340cm -
26th 130cm 180cm 26th - - 26th - - 26th 330cm -
27th 130cm 220cm 27th - - 27th - - 27th 330cm 350cm
28th 190cm 270cm 28th - - 28th - - 28th 330cm 350cm
29th 220cm 300cm 29th - - 29th - - 29th 330cm 350cm
30th 240cm 320cm 30th - - 30th 30th 330cm 350cm
31st 240cm 310cm 31st - - 31st 31st 330cm 340cm

Previous Statistics

Okutadami Maruyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okutadami Maruyama. 
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
There is a 'Chibbiko gelende' area for young children by the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Okutadami Maruyama including the 'Step Up Park' areas for beginners and the spring 'Snow Park' in the upper area of the resort. 

Okutadami Maruyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Planned 2018-2019 Season

- Friday 23rd November 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
- Saturday 23rd March 2019 until Sunday 12th May 2019

In the first section of the season Okutadami Maruyama is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

In the spring section of the season the resort opens from 8:00am on weekends and special holidays and from 8:30am on weekdays, and closes at 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Okutadami Maruyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,300 yen 2,900 yen 3,400 yen
Morning (Open-12:30pm) 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 3,000 yen
2 Day 6,700 yen
Season Ticket 34,000 yen 19,000 yen 26,000 yen 34,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A pack including lunch is available for 4,600 yen.

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.

Ladies Day is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 2,100 yen for a 1 day lift ticket for women.

There are two 'seasons' at Okutadami Maruyama as the resort closes around mid-January until mid-March.
In the early ski season, the resort is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.
In the spring season, the resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

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
Transport Information
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 resort.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
A shuttle bus that starts at Urasa Station and also stops at Koide Station is available. This service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays and there is no charge to use the service. The journey from Urasa Station takes about one and a half hours.
By Car
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.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
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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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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Approx. distance from Okutadami Maruyama by road (in winter)
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Yakushi (31.5km)
Koide (33.8km)
Hakkai Sanroku (40.1km)
Suhara (43.2km)
Itsukamachi (46.7km)
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