Resort Spotlight: Ninox Snow Park (Niigata)


Ninox Snow Park
, Niigata

2018-2019 Season
15th December - 24th March

Ninox Snow Park is located in Shibata, just to the east of Niigata City. Just a 20 minute drive from central Shibata City, and a 40 minute journey from Niigata City, and open until 11pm on weekends, Ninox is a popular ski and snowboard resort for people in those cities.



Number 1 Quad lift
Sunday to Thursdays 8:30am until 9pm
Fridays and Saturdays 8:30am until 11pm
Number 2 Quad lift All days 9:30am until 4pm
Pair lift Sundays to Thursdays 8:30am until 5pm
Fridays and Saturdays 8:30am until 10pm



Course name Length Max grad
Challenge Course 600m 30°
Paradise Course 1300m 28°
Extreme Course   34°
Skyline Course 500m 25°
Joyful Course   24°
Enjoy Course 1000m 10°


Lift Tickets 2018-2019

  Adult Child
over 55 years
One day ticket (open to 5pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
5 hour ticket 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Long 1 day (open until end nighta) 5,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
Twilight (2pm until end nighta) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 21 (5pm until 9pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta 23 (5pm until 11pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,800 yen 4,800 yen 4,800 yen 4,800 yen
Kids Park 800 yen (1 day, 5 hour or season ticket also valid)

Nighta operations are scheduled for every Friday and Saturday during the season; and also 23rd December; 29th December until 3rd January; 13th January and 10th February.

Children's Day is the third Sunday of the month when 6-12 year olds can ride the lifts for free.

Rental - Daytime (8:30am until close)

Ski/Board Ski/Board Set Wear Full Set
Adult 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 6,000 yen
Child 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 4,000 yen
Young Child 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen

Rental - Nighta (5:00pm until close)

Ski/Board Ski/Board Set Wear Full Set
Adult 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 4,000 yen
Child 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Young Child 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen

Rental facilities open from 8:00am until 9:00pm (Rental House 1F).

Ski set = skis, poles and boots
Snowboard set = snowboard and boots
Wear = top and bottoms
Full set = equipment and wear (does not include gloves, hat and goggles)
Individual item = skis or snowboard or boots

How to get to Ninox Snow Park

By Train and Bus:

20 minutes by free shuttle bus from Shibata Station (Uetsu Honsen line).
Shuttle bus departs Shibata Station at 8:40am; return bus departs from the resort at 4:30pm.
Shuttle bus service every day from December 28th until 5th January and then every Saturday, Sunday and national holiday between 21st December 2013 until 23rd March 2014.

By Car:

Ninox Snow Park is a 20 minute drive from the Seiro Shibata IC exit of the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway, 20 minutes from the central area of Shibata City, and about 40 minutes from central Niigata City (using the Shin Shin Bypass and Route 7)
Free car parking on weekdays and nighta (1,000 yen on weekends and national holidays).

Information on other resorts in the Smile Resorts group:

- Asahi Tengston Snow Park (Hamada, Shimane)
- Maiko Snow Resort (Minamiuonuma, Niigata)
- Muikamachi Ski Resort (Minamiuonuma, Niigata)
- Yuzawa Nakazato Ski Resort (Yuzawa, Niigata)