Mt Granview (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Mt Granview
Mtグランビュー (新潟県 南魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 24th December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Latest report posted at 7:35am on Saturday 29th April 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 29th April 2017]

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Mt Granview is located in the south-western region of Minamiuonuma city and not too far out of Yuzawa town which is just to the south. This small ski hill does indeed offer some very gran(d) views of the Minamiuonuma valley on a clear day. Three single lifts service the uncrowded and sometimes untouched slopes, even on a weekend. It may be the opposite of modern, but Mt Granview does have an appeal!

Minamiuonuma city and neighbouring Yuzawa town - located just over 200km to the north north-west of the Tokyo region in Niigata Prefecture - are together home to over 20 individual ski and snowboard resorts, including some of the most well-known ski resorts in Japan. With easy and quick access by both train and road and a wide choice in a relatively compact area, this region is one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan. The region usually enjoys very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter and with Yuzawa town also being the inspiration and setting of the famous Nobel prize-winning novel Yukiguni (Snow Country), it can certainly lay claim to being the original 'Snow Country'.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

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Mt Granview Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 80cm 1st 230cm 130cm 1st 200cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 90cm 2nd 230cm 130cm 2nd 200cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 80cm 3rd 230cm 130cm 3rd 200cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 70cm 4th 230cm 130cm 4th 180cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 60cm 5th 230cm 130cm 5th 180cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 60cm 6th 230cm 125cm 6th 180cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 60cm 7th 230cm 140cm 7th 180cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 60cm 8th 230cm 140cm 8th 180cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 80cm 9th 230cm 140cm 9th 180cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 70cm 10th 230cm 140cm 10th 180cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 80cm 11th 230cm 140cm 11th 220cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 80cm 12th 240cm 140cm 12th 220cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 80cm 13th 240cm 140cm 13th 220cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 200cm 80cm 14th 240cm 130cm 14th 220cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 200cm 80cm 15th 240cm 130cm 15th 220cm 80cm
16th - - 16th 200cm 80cm 16th 240cm 130cm 16th 220cm 80cm
17th - - 17th 200cm 80cm 17th 240cm 130cm 17th 220cm 80cm
18th - - 18th 200cm 80cm 18th 220cm 130cm 18th 150cm 80cm
19th - - 19th 200cm 80cm 19th 220cm 130cm 19th 150cm 50cm
20th - - 20th 200cm 80cm 20th 220cm 100cm 20th 150cm 50cm
21st - - 21st 230cm 80cm 21st 220cm 100cm 21st 150cm 50cm
22nd - - 22nd 230cm 80cm 22nd 220cm 100cm 22nd 150cm 50cm
23rd - - 23rd 230cm 100cm 23rd 220cm 100cm 23rd 150cm 50cm
24th - - 24th 230cm 120cm 24th 220cm 100cm 24th 150cm 50cm
25th - - 25th 230cm 120cm 25th 200cm 100cm 25th 130cm 50cm
26th - - 26th 230cm 120cm 26th 200cm 100cm 26th 130cm 50cm
27th - - 27th 230cm 120cm 27th 200cm 100cm 27th - 50cm
28th - - 28th 230cm 120cm 28th 200cm 100cm 28th - -
29th - 100cm 29th 230cm 120cm 29th - 100cm 29th - -
30th 80cm 110cm 30th 230cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 80cm 31st 230cm 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Mt Granview Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Mt Granview. 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 are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Mt Granview Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mt Granview is usually open from 8am until 5pm.

Later in the season operations are usually on just weekends and holidays only.

There is no nighta at Mt Granview.

Mt Granview Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days (weekend & holidays) 6,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 5,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Half Day 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 280 yen

Getting to Mt Granview

By public transport
8.9km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.5km from Ishiuchi Station on the Joetsu Line
8.9km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Mt Granview is about 1.5km 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 nearly 9km 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 Mt Granview normally costs around 2,900 yen.
By Car
2.9km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
9.7km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.2km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 451
The nearest exit to Mt Granview on the Kanetsu Expressway is Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC.

From the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for about 1km until reaching the traffic lights on Route 17. Turn right onto Route 17 and turn left after a further 700m at the sign for Mt Granview. The base is just over 1km from Route 17.

>> More information on getting to Minamiuonuma by car
There is limited parking available at the ae base of Mt Granview. Parking is free on weekends with a charge sometimes applicable at weekends.

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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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