Itoigawa Seaside Valley (Itoigawa City, Niigata)

Itoigawa Seaside Valley
糸魚川シーサイドバレー (新潟県 糸魚川市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 27th April 2017]

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Itiogawa Seaside Valley is located in Itoigawa city, in the south-western region of Niigata Prefecture. The ski hill is close to the border with Nagano Prefecture and just to the north of the Otari and Hakuba region of that prefecture. The location also makes it convenient for people coming from the west in nearby Toyama Prefecture. This ski hill offers views of the Japan Sea and on a clear day Sado Island can be seen from the summit. Itoigawa Seaside Valley has been operating since 1980.

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

740m
500m
240m
38"
8
3000m
5
20%
50%
30%
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 1 0 4 0 0

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
1st - - 1st 60cm 50cm 1st 150cm 115cm 1st 145cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 140cm 115cm 2nd 135cm 140cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 45cm 3rd 160cm 115cm 3rd 140cm 125cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 35cm 4th 160cm 120cm 4th 140cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 30cm 5th 140cm 110cm 5th 140cm 95cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 25cm 6th 140cm 110cm 6th 140cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 23cm 7th 160cm 130cm 7th 130cm 75cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 30cm 8th 145cm 160cm 8th 165cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 55cm 9th 160cm 160cm 9th 160cm 45cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 60cm 10th 140cm 140cm 10th 165cm 40cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 50cm 11th 155cm 165cm 11th 165cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 60cm 12th 165cm 150cm 12th 145cm 45cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 75cm 13th 200cm 140cm 13th 140cm 45cm
14th - - 14th 120cm 75cm 14th 200cm 100cm 14th 130cm 45cm
15th - - 15th 150cm 85cm 15th 190cm 60cm 15th 130cm 40cm
16th - - 16th 150cm 90cm 16th 180cm 90cm 16th 130cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 170cm 90cm 17th 170cm 125cm 17th 140cm 50cm
18th 40cm - 18th 180cm 90cm 18th 165cm 120cm 18th 135cm 50cm
19th 30cm - 19th 180cm 80cm 19th 170cm 150cm 19th 130cm 50cm
20th 30cm - 20th 165cm 70cm 20th 180cm 125cm 20th 120cm 50cm
21st 30cm - 21st 160cm 70cm 21st 160cm 100cm 21st - 50cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 155cm 80cm 22nd 160cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 30cm - 23rd 190cm 85cm 23rd 160cm 85cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm - 24th 200cm 120cm 24th 140cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 30cm - 25th 210cm 120cm 25th 140cm 85cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 225cm 115cm 26th 140cm 130cm 26th - -
27th 0cm - 27th 220cm 115cm 27th 140cm 120cm 27th - -
28th 0cm - 28th 180cm 105cm 28th 140cm 130cm 28th - -
29th 40cm - 29th 160cm 105cm 29th - 100cm 29th - -
30th 60cm 45cm 30th 150cm 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 40cm 31st 150cm 115cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Itoigawa Seaside Valley. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available as well as wear and other related items. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area near the base area features a 'bambi lift' and sledging area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Board Park' area by the lower section of the Number 2 pair lift. 

Itoigawa Seaside Valley 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Itoigawa Seaside Valley is generally open from 8:30am until 5pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Daytime (10am-3pm) 2,900 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 2,600 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,600 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 36,000 yen 25,700 yen 25,700 yen
Season (weekday) 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Cross Country course charge is 1,000 yen.

The Nature Course charge is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Itoigawa Seaside Valley

By public transport
Train
Train
14.4km from Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Nechi Station on the Oito Line
14.4km from Itoigawa Station on the Nihonkai Hisui line
Transport Information
Information
Itiogawa Seaside Valley is about 5km from Nechi Station on the Oito line.

The larger Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is under 15km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Oito-sen train line

bus
Bus
Shuttle buses to and from the resort are available from Itoigawa Station
By Car
Car
12.6km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (4.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 225
Direction
Direction
Itoigawa Seaside Valley is less than 13km from the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left on to Route 148 to head towards Matsumoto and Hakuba. After the traffic lights about 8km later, turn left onto Prefecture Road 225. Follow this road to the base of Itoigawa Seaside Valley on the right hand side.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,000 vehicles close to the base of Itoigawa Seaside Valley. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yamaguchi 151-1
Itoigawa-shi
Niigata-ken
949-0554
Telephone
Telephone
025-558-2244
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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