Itsukamachi (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

五日町 (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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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Itsukamachi is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Itsukamachi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st 150cm 70cm 1st 160cm -
2nd - - 2nd 20cm 40cm 2nd 170cm 60cm 2nd 155cm -
3rd - - 3rd 20cm 0cm 3rd 170cm 80cm 3rd 155cm -
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th 170cm 70cm 4th 150cm -
5th - - 5th 25cm 30cm 5th 165cm 65cm 5th 145cm -
6th - - 6th 40cm 10cm 6th 165cm 60cm 6th 145cm -
7th - - 7th 40cm 10cm 7th 170cm 60cm 7th 150cm -
8th - - 8th 30cm 10cm 8th 160cm 60cm 8th 170cm -
9th - - 9th 15cm 30cm 9th 170cm 60cm 9th 170cm -
10th - - 10th 15cm 30cm 10th 170cm 90cm 10th 170cm -
11th - - 11th 30cm 30cm 11th 185cm 90cm 11th 175cm -
12th - - 12th 90cm 20cm 12th 225cm 80cm 12th 175cm -
13th - - 13th 120cm 20cm 13th 240cm 75cm 13th 170cm -
14th - - 14th 140cm 20cm 14th 240cm 65cm 14th 165cm -
15th - - 15th 150cm 20cm 15th 250cm 50cm 15th 165cm -
16th - - 16th 160cm 25cm 16th 250cm 85cm 16th 155cm -
17th - - 17th 165cm 30cm 17th 240cm 60cm 17th 150cm -
18th - - 18th 165cm 20cm 18th 230cm 80cm 18th 150cm -
19th - - 19th 165cm 20cm 19th 245cm 70cm 19th 145cm -
20th - - 20th 155cm 20cm 20th 245cm 60cm 20th 145cm -
21st - - 21st 155cm 50cm 21st 250cm 60cm 21st 135cm -
22nd - - 22nd 155cm 60cm 22nd 260cm 60cm 22nd 135cm -
23rd - - 23rd 175cm 70cm 23rd 260cm 60cm 23rd 135cm -
24th - - 24th 170cm 60cm 24th 200cm 60cm 24th 140cm -
25th - - 25th 205cm 60cm 25th 200cm 60cm 25th 140cm -
26th - 0cm 26th 210cm 100cm 26th 180cm 75cm 26th 140cm -
27th - 5cm 27th 170cm 80cm 27th 175cm 60cm 27th 140cm -
28th - 50cm 28th 175cm 70cm 28th 165cm 50cm 28th 130cm -
29th - 70cm 29th 170cm 60cm 29th - 40cm 29th 130cm -
30th 38cm 60cm 30th 170cm 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 55cm 31st 150cm 70cm 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 9am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5pm on weekends.
Nighta is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays in main season until 8:45pm.

Itsukamachi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Days 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen
2 Days 5,000 yen 3,500 yen 4,000 yen
3 Days 6,500 yen 4,500 yen 5,000 yen
Morning (open-12:30pm) 1,300 yen 900 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 1,600 yen 1,100 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen 100 yen 120 yen
10 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,200 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 700 yen 800 yen
PM & Nighta 2,000 yen 1,450 yen 1,600 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 1000 vehicles close to the base of the ski hill. It is free every day of the season.

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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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