Ishiuchi Hanaoka (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
石打花岡 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Wednesday 28th December 2016 until Monday 27th March 2017

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Ishiuchi Hanaoka is a small ski hill located quite close to the much larger Ishiuchi Maruyama resort in the southern part of Minamiuonuma city, close to Yuzawa. It is popular with families with young children and mostly open only on weekends and holidays (usually closed on weekdays).

Minamiuonuma city is located just to the north of Yuzawa town. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts within Minamiuonuma are within easy reach of the main Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and also numerous exits on the Kanetsu Expressway. There are over 20 other ski resorts in Minamiuonuma, Yuzawa town and in Uonuma city to the north, making this one of the most popular ski regions of Japan. The region is famous for enjoying very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter.

The Mountain

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Ishiuchi Hanaoka Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 25cm 78cm 1st 150cm 100cm 1st 225cm 88cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 76cm 2nd 150cm 100cm 2nd 225cm 88cm
3rd - - 3rd 15cm 71cm 3rd 150cm 100cm 3rd 225cm 88cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th 170cm 100cm 4th 220cm 88cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th 170cm 100cm 5th 210cm 84cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th 170cm 95cm 6th 210cm 79cm
7th - - 7th 40cm - 7th 170cm 100cm 7th 210cm 79cm
8th - - 8th 30cm - 8th 170cm 100cm 8th 210cm 79cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 43cm 9th 170cm 100cm 9th 210cm 79cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 39cm 10th 170cm 100cm 10th 210cm 79cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 41cm 11th 190cm 120cm 11th 220cm 79cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 41cm 12th 210cm 115cm 12th 220cm 71cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 41cm 13th 210cm 112cm 13th 220cm 65cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 41cm 14th 210cm 95cm 14th 220cm 65cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 41cm 15th 210cm 95cm 15th 220cm 65cm
16th - - 16th 110cm 38cm 16th 210cm 95cm 16th 220cm 65cm
17th - - 17th 110cm 41cm 17th 210cm 95cm 17th 220cm 65cm
18th - - 18th 110cm 41cm 18th 210cm 95cm 18th 210cm 65cm
19th - - 19th 110cm 41cm 19th 215cm 95cm 19th 200cm 49cm
20th - - 20th 110cm 41cm 20th 215cm 90cm 20th 190cm 44cm
21st - - 21st 120cm 41cm 21st 215cm 85cm 21st 190cm 39cm
22nd - - 22nd 125cm 80cm 22nd 215cm 85cm 22nd 190cm -
23rd - - 23rd 125cm 90cm 23rd 215cm 85cm 23rd 190cm -
24th - - 24th 125cm 95cm 24th 215cm 85cm 24th 190cm -
25th - - 25th 125cm 95cm 25th 225cm 85cm 25th 185cm -
26th - - 26th 125cm 95cm 26th 225cm 85cm 26th 175cm -
27th - - 27th 210cm 95cm 27th 225cm 93cm 27th 170cm -
28th - 60cm 28th 150cm 95cm 28th 225cm 88cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 68cm 29th 150cm 95cm 29th - 88cm 29th - -
30th 34cm 70cm 30th 150cm 105cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 72cm 31st 150cm 100cm 31st 31st - -

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Ishiuchi Hanaoka. There are a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Yuzawa area and offer lessons in English - please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special playing area for young children by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is mostly only open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from late December until late March.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Ishiuchi Hanaoka Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
1.5 Days 5,500 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen
3 Days 7,800 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Multiple Lift Coupons 2,300 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information Ishiuchi Hanaoka is normally open only on Saturdays and Sundays from January until March; also over New Year and national holidays.

Getting to Ishiuchi Hanaoka

By public transport
7.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.3km from Ishiuchi Station on the Joetsu Line
7.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is about 1km away from the small Ishiuchi Station on the local Joetsu line. The main Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu line and Joetsu Shinkansen line in neighbouring Yuzawa town is 7.6km away. Trains run between Echigo Yuzawa Station and Ishiuchi Station. The journey takes about 7 minutes.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by public transport
No shuttle bus is available. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Ishiuchi Hanaoka costs around 2,400 yen.
By Car
2.6km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.3km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 451
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is just over 2.5km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit, turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for about 1km until reaching the traffic lights on Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 and 650m later turn right onto Route 353 towards Nozawa Onsen. After about 800m turn right and follow the signs to Ishiuchi Hanaoka.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by car
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. The car park is free to use every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be 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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