Ninox Snow Park (Shibata City, Niigata)

Ninox Snow Park
ニノックススノーパーク (新潟県 新発田市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until early April 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th December 2017]

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Ninox Snow Park (often just known as Ninox) is located on the western slopes of Ninojodake, to the east of Shibata City in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture. It is one of the few resorts in the Kaetsu region of Niigata Prefecture and is a popular resort for people based in both Shibata and nearby Niigata city.

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

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Ninox Snow Park Course Map

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Ninox Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 165cm
3rd - - 3rd - 25cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 10cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 10cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 170cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 25cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 25cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 165cm
9th - - 9th - 25cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 165cm
10th - - 10th - 10cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 175cm
11th - - 11th - 10cm 11th - 185cm 11th - 175cm
12th - - 12th - 30cm 12th - 190cm 12th - 175cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 190cm 13th - 170cm
14th - - 14th - 110cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 160cm
15th - - 15th - 130cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 160cm
16th - - 16th - 140cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 155cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 155cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 180cm 18th - 155cm
19th - 35cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 145cm
20th - 25cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 135cm
21st - - 21st - 150cm 21st - 180cm 21st - 125cm
22nd - 15cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 185cm 22nd - 115cm
23rd - 10cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 115cm
24th - 5cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 115cm
25th - 15cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 115cm
26th - 15cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 110cm
27th - 10cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 175cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 15cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 175cm 28th - 100cm
29th - 20cm 29th - 180cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 25cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 95cm
31st - 30cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - 90cm

Ninox Snow Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ninox Snow Park. 
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
The 'Smile Kids Park' is located by the base area and costs 800 yen to enter. Open on weekends and holidays. There is also a cross and wave course area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located close to base by the Number 1 lift. 

Ninox Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ninox Snow Park is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm during most of the season, and until 11:00pm on the following dates:

Fridays, Saturdays, 22nd December, 29th-30th December 2017, 1st-4th January, 7th January, 11th February 2018.

Ninox Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Long 1 Day (8:30am-closing) 5,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,500 yen
Twilight (2pm-closing) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Nighta 21 (5pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 23 (5pm-11pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,800 yen 4,800 yen 4,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is free.

Getting to Ninox Snow Park

By public transport
42.4km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
14.8km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ninox is about 14km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

Shibata Station is about 14km to the west.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line

A shuttle bus is available from Shibata Station and takes about 20 minutes to get to the resort.
By Car
18.4km from the Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
29.4km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
33.5km from the Toyosaka Smart IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 290 (8.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 60
Ninox Snow Park is located to the east of central Shibata city in northern Niigata Prefecture.

The nearest IC exit is Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.

From the Seiro Shibata IC exit head east on Route 7 and then follow the signs along Route 290 and Prefecture Road 60 to get to the base of Ninox.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Car parking is available at the base of Ninox Snow Park. Parking is free on weekdays and for nighta. On weekends and national holidays the parking charge is 1000 yen per vehicle.

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