Yakushi (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Yakushi
薬師
(新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until mid March 2019
Open Thursdays to Sundays & holidays
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yakushi is a small local ski hill located in the western area of Uonuma city. A season ticket that is valid at Yakushi and Okutadami Maruyama (both in Uonuma city) is available.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

220m
120m
100m
30"
4
800m
1
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Yakushi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st - 70cm 1st - 140cm 1st - 90cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 130cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th - 70cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 75cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 75cm 8th - 115cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th - 75cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 80cm 10th - 140cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 75cm 11th - 135cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th - 135cm 12th - 50cm
13th - - 13th - 70cm 13th - 135cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th - 70cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th - 65cm 15th - 140cm 15th - 60cm
16th - - 16th - 65cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 60cm
17th - - 17th - 70cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 40cm
18th - - 18th - 70cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 40cm
19th - - 19th - 80cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 40cm
20th - - 20th - 80cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 40cm
21st - - 21st - 80cm 21st - 115cm 21st - 30cm
22nd - - 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 115cm 22nd - 25cm
23rd - - 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 80cm 24th - 105cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 130cm 25th - 105cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 130cm 26th - 105cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 140cm 27th - 105cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 140cm 28th - 90cm 28th - -
29th - 45cm 29th - 140cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 50cm 30th - 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 70cm 31st - 140cm 31st 31st - -

Yakushi Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Yakushi. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.

Snowmobile experience rides are available. 

Yakushi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yakushi is usually open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays; from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yakushi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,300 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 15,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen
Season Ticket (*) 39,000 yen 24,000 yen 39,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The season ticket marked (*) can also be used at the Okutadami Maruyama resort in Uonuma City.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, children can ride the lifts for free.

You can reserve the whole hill for either a half day or full day for private use:

- half day: 36,000 yen
- full day: 62,000 yen

Getting to Yakushi

By public transport
Train
Train
11km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
4.1km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
23.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Information
Yakushi is located just outside of Koide and about 4km from Koide Station on the local Joetsu line.

The nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line at Urasa Station is about 11km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
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bus
Bus
There is no ski hill shuttle bus, but a local bus stops fairly close.

A taxi ride from Koide Station costs 1,300 - 1,500 yen.
By Car
Car
3.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
10.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 70
Direction
Direction
From Koide IC exit turn right onto Route 291 and at the traffic lights after 500m, turn left onto Prefecture Road 70. Continue on this road for 1.8km, over the river, through the traffic lights and past the school on the right hand side and then right to head towards the ski hill base.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available at base for up to 200 vehicles.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nanokaichi Shinden 643-1
Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken
946-0072
Telephone
Telephone
025-792-5554
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MID-OCTOBER 2019:

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