Tochio Family (Nagaoka City, Niigata)

Tochio Family
とちおファミリー (新潟県 長岡市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2016 until Sunday 6th March 2017
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Tochio Family is a very small ski hill in Nagaoka city in the central region of Niigata Prefecture. When the ski hill first opened the address was in Tochio city, but in 2006 Tochio city - along with a few other towns and a village - was merged into Nagaoka city. Nagaoka city 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

223m
52m
171m
20"
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290m
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100%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
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Tochio Family Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Tochio Family. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a small 'Chibbiko' area and sledging area for young children at the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tochio Family 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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Tochio Family is open from 9am until 5pm in the daytime.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

Tochio Family Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (1pm-5pm) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 100 yen 100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 15,000 yen 8,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Nighta operations are on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays.

A season ticket for Junior High School age children is 10000 yen.

Getting to Tochio Family

By public transport
Train
Train
20.5km from Nagaoka Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
18.8km from Kamijo Station on the Tadami Line
20.5km from Nagaoka Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Information
Tochio Family is about 20.5km from Nagaoka Station on the Joetsu line and Joetsu Shinkansen line.

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bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
23.1km from the Nakanoshima Mitsuke IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
26km from the Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
29.4km from the Nagaoka Minami Koshiji Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 290 (2.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 347
Direction
Direction
Tochio Family is about 23km from the Nakanoshima Mitsuke IC exit of the Hokuriku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found just off Prefecture Road 347 to the south of central Tochio.

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tochio 6044
Nagaoka-shi
Niigata-ken
940-0145
Telephone
Telephone
0258-53-2390
Season dates and information
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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