Itsukamachi (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

五日町 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth 270cm (0cm) [updated on 21st February 2018]

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Itsukamachi is a skiers-only hill located in the northern area of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with local schools for their ski lessons. One of the pair lifts is only used for events.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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There are some snowboarding restrictions at Itsukamachi

Itsukamachi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 165cm - 1st 230cm 150cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 175cm 20cm 2nd 230cm 170cm 2nd - 155cm
3rd - - 3rd 185cm 20cm 3rd 220cm 170cm 3rd - 155cm
4th - - 4th 190cm - 4th 210cm 170cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th 195cm 25cm 5th 230cm 165cm 5th - 145cm
6th - - 6th 195cm 40cm 6th 230cm 165cm 6th - 145cm
7th - - 7th 200cm 40cm 7th 220cm 170cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th 180cm 30cm 8th 230cm 160cm 8th - 170cm
9th - - 9th 170cm 15cm 9th 230cm 170cm 9th - 170cm
10th - - 10th 170cm 15cm 10th 220cm 170cm 10th - 170cm
11th - - 11th 170cm 30cm 11th 210cm 185cm 11th - 175cm
12th - - 12th 170cm 90cm 12th 210cm 225cm 12th - 175cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 120cm 13th 230cm 240cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 140cm 14th 250cm 240cm 14th - 165cm
15th - - 15th 175cm 150cm 15th 240cm 250cm 15th - 165cm
16th - - 16th 170cm 160cm 16th 250cm 250cm 16th - 155cm
17th - - 17th 165cm 165cm 17th 250cm 240cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th 150cm 165cm 18th 270cm 230cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th 145cm 165cm 19th 280cm 245cm 19th - 145cm
20th - - 20th 140cm 155cm 20th 270cm 245cm 20th - 145cm
21st - - 21st 135cm 155cm 21st 270cm 250cm 21st - 135cm
22nd - - 22nd 135cm 155cm 22nd - 260cm 22nd - 135cm
23rd 80cm - 23rd 145cm 175cm 23rd - 260cm 23rd - 135cm
24th 65cm - 24th 160cm 170cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 140cm
25th 50cm - 25th 180cm 205cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 140cm
26th 50cm - 26th 200cm 210cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 140cm
27th 90cm - 27th 220cm 170cm 27th - 175cm 27th - 140cm
28th 120cm - 28th 230cm 175cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 130cm
29th 140cm - 29th 230cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - 130cm
30th 160cm 38cm 30th 240cm 170cm 30th 30th - -
31st 165cm 30cm 31st 240cm 150cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Itsukamachi Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Itsukamachi. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Play Zone' and beginners slope at the base of the ski hill. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Itsukamachi 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 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Itsukamachi is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Tuesday to Fridays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends. Mondays are usually closed.

Nighta is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays in main season from 5:00pm until 8:45pm.

Snowboarding allowed on weekends and nighta.

Itsukamachi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Days 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
2 Days 5,000 yen 3,750 yen 4,250 yen 4,250 yen
3 Days 6,500 yen 4,800 yen 5,500 yen 5,500 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 1,800 yen 1,300 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen 200 yen 200 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,200 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 700 yen 800 yen 800 yen
PM & Nighta 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
1 Day + Nighta 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Adults who accompany children can buy tickets at the same rate as seniors.

Getting to Itsukamachi

By public transport
6.7km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.9km from Itsukamachi Station on the Joetsu Line
7.2km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Itsukamachi is 1km away from Itsukamachi Station on the Joetsu line. Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line is just under 7km to the north.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
5.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
9.5km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (0.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 521
Itsukamachi is located close to Route 17 in the Itsukamachi area of Minamiuonuma city. The ski hill is about 6km from the Muikamachi IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left and then soon left again onto Route 17. Itsukamachi is about 5km along Route 17 on the left hand side.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking is available for 500 vehicles close to the base of the ski hill. It is free every day of the season.

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