Suhara (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Suhara
須原 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until late March 2018


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Suhara is located in the north western area of Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. This resort offers 'reserved nighta' so you can have the slopes all to yourself (and your group) in the evenings if you like. 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

551m
346m
205m
30"
9
2000m
3
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Suhara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 110cm 1st - 265cm 1st - 255cm
2nd - - 2nd - 118cm 2nd - 240cm 2nd - 255cm
3rd - - 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 255cm
4th - - 4th - 145cm 4th - 225cm 4th - 245cm
5th - - 5th - 155cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 240cm
6th - - 6th - 155cm 6th - 290cm 6th - 235cm
7th - - 7th - 175cm 7th - 265cm 7th - 230cm
8th - - 8th - 165cm 8th - 295cm 8th - 230cm
9th - - 9th - 165cm 9th - 287cm 9th - 220cm
10th - - 10th - 145cm 10th - 260cm 10th - 215cm
11th - - 11th - 168cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 215cm
12th - - 12th - 180cm 12th - 270cm 12th - 210cm
13th - - 13th - 165cm 13th - 330cm 13th - 205cm
14th - - 14th - 175cm 14th - 350cm 14th - 200cm
15th - - 15th - 165cm 15th - 316cm 15th - 190cm
16th - - 16th - 158cm 16th - 320cm 16th - 185cm
17th - - 17th - 150cm 17th - 285cm 17th - 185cm
18th - - 18th - 135cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 180cm
19th - - 19th - 130cm 19th - 330cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 125cm 20th - 315cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 125cm 21st - 305cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - -
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 275cm 23rd - -
24th - 70cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 275cm 24th - -
25th - 55cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 285cm 25th - -
26th - 65cm 26th - 235cm 26th - 270cm 26th - -
27th - 100cm 27th - 245cm 27th - 265cm 27th - -
28th - 110cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 255cm 28th - -
29th - 130cm 29th - 235cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 135cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 125cm 31st - 280cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Suhara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Suhara. 
Rental
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 sledging area by the base area.

A 'Kids Room' can be found on the 2nd Floor of the base Centre House. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Suhara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Suhara is open from 8:30pm until 4:45pm every day.

There is no scheduled public night operations at Suhara... but you can pay to have your own exclusive 'nighta'. The charge is 32,400 yen - that includes lift ticket and operations from 5:00pm-8:00pm and for any number of people.

Suhara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
5 Hour 3,100 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
AM or PM 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
Special Weekday 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 5,000 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
Season Ticket 36,000 yen 12,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children younger than elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

A season ticket that is valid at both Suhara and also the Okutadami Maruyama resort in Uonuma City is available for 52,000 yen.

Getting to Suhara

By public transport
Train
Train
21.5km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.3km from Echigo Suhara Station on the Tadami Line
12.8km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Information
The base of Suhara is a few hundred metres from the Echigo Suhara station on the local Tadami train line.

Koide Station on the local Joetsu and Tadami lines is just under 13km from Suhara.

The nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line is at Urasa Station, about 21.5km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Joetsu train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
14.5km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
16.9km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
21.4km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 252 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 346
Direction
Direction
Two exits of the Kanetsu Expressway are convenient for getting to Suhara.

The Koide IC is about 14.5km away and from the north the Horinouchi IC is just under 17km from base.

In both cases head towards and then follow Route 252 for about 11km to reach Suhara.

Route 252 continues through into Fukushima Prefecture but that section of the road is closed in the winter months.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There are two car parks near the base of Suhara for about 400 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Suhara 1846-13
Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken
949-0216
Telephone
Telephone
025-797-2059
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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