Myoko Suginohara (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Myoko Suginohara is located on the southern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The resort has two main zones - the Suginohara Zone and the Mitahara Zone. They are connected both at the base and higher up the mountain. This resort boasts a vertical of over 1100m and a longest course of 8.5km. Myoko Suginohara has been operating since 1968.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

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The Mountain

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Myoko Suginohara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 80cm 1st 240cm 120cm 1st 250cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 245cm 120cm 2nd 240cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 50cm 3rd 245cm 120cm 3rd 265cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 75cm 50cm 4th 230cm 120cm 4th 250cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 40cm 5th 230cm 120cm 5th 250cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 40cm 6th 240cm 120cm 6th 250cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 45cm 7th 260cm 120cm 7th 255cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 50cm 8th 270cm 120cm 8th 270cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 50cm 9th 250cm 110cm 9th 265cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 50cm 10th 250cm 160cm 10th 270cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 105cm 50cm 11th 270cm 160cm 11th 280cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 115cm 50cm 12th 290cm 150cm 12th 270cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 130cm 50cm 13th 300cm 130cm 13th 260cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 170cm 55cm 14th 280cm 100cm 14th 250cm 85cm
15th - - 15th 200cm 60cm 15th 270cm 90cm 15th 250cm 110cm
16th - - 16th 260cm 60cm 16th 260cm 90cm 16th 260cm 90cm
17th 70cm - 17th 280cm 60cm 17th 250cm 110cm 17th 255cm 85cm
18th 70cm 30cm 18th 280cm 70cm 18th 250cm 120cm 18th 250cm 75cm
19th 60cm 30cm 19th 235cm 80cm 19th 240cm 110cm 19th 250cm 70cm
20th 50cm 30cm 20th 220cm 100cm 20th 250cm 110cm 20th 245cm 70cm
21st 45cm 15cm 21st 230cm 120cm 21st 300cm 100cm 21st 240cm 70cm
22nd 45cm 7cm 22nd 230cm 110cm 22nd 280cm 100cm 22nd 260cm 70cm
23rd 20cm 5cm 23rd 270cm 110cm 23rd 280cm 100cm 23rd 265cm 75cm
24th 40cm 3cm 24th 270cm 120cm 24th 275cm 120cm 24th 270cm 75cm
25th 40cm 3cm 25th 280cm 120cm 25th 260cm 130cm 25th 270cm 95cm
26th 50cm 15cm 26th 270cm 110cm 26th 260cm 130cm 26th 270cm 95cm
27th 20cm 40cm 27th 260cm 100cm 27th 270cm 130cm 27th - 70cm
28th 60cm 40cm 28th 240cm 100cm 28th 260cm 120cm 28th - -
29th 70cm 50cm 29th 230cm 100cm 29th - 110cm 29th - -
30th 90cm 55cm 30th 210cm 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 50cm 31st 240cm 115cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Myoko Suginohara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Myoko Suginohara. Please check our Lessons in English section for any current Myoko-related listings. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Chibbiko' course near base for young children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Suginohara including the 'Sugi Park' and 'Gurden Park'. 

Myoko Suginohara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Myoko Suginohara is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on Saturdays and holidays.

There is no scheduled public nighta at Myoko Suginohara... but, you can reserve a private opening! 'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen when they will open from 6pm until 8pm. The Number 2 pair lift is used for this special service.

Myoko Suginohara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 8,300 yen 7,200 yen 7,200 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola (going up) 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Gondola (going down) 500 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Quad lift (1 time) 500 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Pair lift (1 time) 300 yen 250 yen 250 yen
Season Ticket (all) 44,000 yen 39,000 yen 39,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 33,000 yen 28,000 yen 28,000 yen
30 Day Ticket 27,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
Mt Myoko Season 51,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

The 30 Day Season Ticket can be used for 30 consecutive days from day of purchase.

The Mt Myoko Season Ticket is valid at Myoko Suginohara, Akakura Kanko and Ikenotaira Onsen resorts.

'Private Nighta' is available for 100,000 yen (6pm until 8pm). The Number 2 pair lift is used for this service.

Getting to Myoko Suginohara

By public transport
31.9km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
7.1km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Myoko Suginohara is about 7km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A local bus operates between Myoko Kogen Station and the resort. The journey takes around 20 minutes.
By Car
5.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.3km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.4km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Myoko Suginohara is about 5.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, turn right onto Route 18. After about 750m turn right at the road signposted as Sasagamine and Suginosawa (Prefecture Road 39).
Follow this road for just over 3km where there is a junction with a number of roads - turn second right to follow the big blue/green sign for Suginohara resort and the car park.
From the Shinano IC turn right at the exit and right once again onto Prefecture Road 119 which heads up to Suginohara. (The road sign says Kurohimakogen Heights).

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There is parking for 1,800 vehicles at the base of Myoko Suginohara. Parking is free on weekdays and 300 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and special holidays.

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