Nagaoka Shiei (Nagaoka City, Niigata)

Nagaoka Shiei
長岡市営 (新潟県 長岡市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 5th March 2017
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Nagaoka Shiei is a small ski hill located in Suyoshi, to the south-east of central Nagaoka city in Niigata Prefecture. Nagaoka Shiei first opened in 1973. Due to it's location, the amount of snowfall can vary greatly each season and so opening days are also prone to be unpredictable. Snowboarding is allowed on the lower area of Nagaoka Shiei - snowboarding is not allowed in the top area. A 450m 'summer ski' course is open outside of the winter season. Nagaoka is the second largest city in Niigata Prefecture.

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

347m
250m
97m
28"
10
1200m
2
10%
50%
40%
Skiers
90%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
10%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0
There are some snowboarding restrictions at Nagaoka Shiei

Nagaoka Shiei Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nagaoka Shiei. 
Rental
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 'Sori Asobiba' area for sledging near the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nagaoka Shiei Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nagaoka Shiei is open from 9am until 5pm (though the lifts stop at 4:50pm).

The ski hill is open most days from late December through until mid February and then weekends only from 18th February until 5th March 2017.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nagaoka Shiei Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A 1 Day pair ticket is available for 2 people at 5,000 yen.

Getting to Nagaoka Shiei

By public transport
Train
Train
6.1km from Nagaoka Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
6.1km from Nagaoka Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Nagaoka Shiei is just over 6km from the main Nagaoka Station on the Shinetsu Honsen line and the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A taxi from Nagaoka Station takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
12.1km from the Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.1km from the Nagaoka Minami Koshiji Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.1km from the Nakanoshima Mitsuke IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (1.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Nagaoka Shiei is located to the east of central Nagaoka city.

From the expressway exits head east towards Route 17. The ski hill is about 4km off the Nagakura IC exit of Route 17.

From the Nagakura IC junction of Route 17 turn right onto Route 352 and after just over 2.5km turn right to head up to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 800 vehicles at the base of Nagaoka Shiei. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Suyoshimachi 3300
Nagaoka-shi
Niigata-ken
940-0821
Telephone
Telephone
0258-34-2225
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