Matsudai Family (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsudai Family
まつだいファミリー (新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until early April 2017
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Matsudai Family is a small ski hill located in the Matsudai area of Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. As the name suggests it is popular with families with small children as well as beginners with generally gentle slopes. It has been operating since 1991. The Number 2 lift is usually rested on weekdays.

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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Matsudai Family Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st 140cm 90cm 1st 145cm 115cm
2nd - - 2nd - 35cm 2nd 150cm 90cm 2nd 145cm 145cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd 145cm 95cm 3rd 145cm 130cm
4th - - 4th - 30cm 4th 140cm 95cm 4th 140cm 110cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th 130cm 90cm 5th 140cm 100cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th 120cm 90cm 6th 130cm 90cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th 125cm 90cm 7th 130cm 80cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th 130cm 90cm 8th 145cm 70cm
9th - - 9th - 30cm 9th 130cm 90cm 9th 155cm 70cm
10th - - 10th - 30cm 10th 130cm 95cm 10th 155cm 65cm
11th - - 11th - 30cm 11th 140cm 95cm 11th 155cm 70cm
12th - - 12th - 35cm 12th 165cm 95cm 12th 155cm 75cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 35cm 13th 175cm 95cm 13th 150cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 35cm 14th 180cm 85cm 14th 135cm 55cm
15th - - 15th 160cm 40cm 15th 190cm 90cm 15th 125cm 50cm
16th - - 16th 160cm 40cm 16th 190cm 95cm 16th 115cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 160cm 45cm 17th 180cm 95cm 17th 110cm 45cm
18th 45cm - 18th 145cm 40cm 18th 175cm 110cm 18th 100cm 45cm
19th 45cm - 19th 135cm 40cm 19th 175cm 100cm 19th 100cm 40cm
20th 40cm - 20th 135cm 40cm 20th 170cm 100cm 20th 95cm 40cm
21st 40cm - 21st 135cm 50cm 21st 175cm 85cm 21st 90cm 40cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 120cm 50cm 22nd 175cm 80cm 22nd 90cm 40cm
23rd - - 23rd 150cm 50cm 23rd 170cm 80cm 23rd 90cm 40cm
24th - - 24th 155cm 50cm 24th 160cm 65cm 24th 90cm 40cm
25th - - 25th 165cm 60cm 25th 160cm 70cm 25th 90cm 50cm
26th - - 26th 170cm 70cm 26th 155cm 100cm 26th 80cm 50cm
27th - - 27th 165cm 70cm 27th 145cm 95cm 27th - 40cm
28th - - 28th 155cm 70cm 28th 145cm 90cm 28th - -
29th - 45cm 29th 155cm 70cm 29th - 90cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 47cm 30th 145cm 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 35cm 31st 140cm 90cm 31st 31st - -

Matsudai Family Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Matsudai Ski School offers morning and afternoon lessons. General, group and private lessons are available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' area near the base which includes a sledging area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snowboard Mountain' area on the upper slopes of Matsudai Family features items including a large table top, small table top, rail and box. 

Matsudai Family 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 9:00am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Matsudai Family is open from 10am until 4:45pm on weekdays and from 9am on Saturdays and holidays (daytime).

Nighta operations are separate and from 6pm until 8:45pm.

Matsudai Family Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
High School age & under
1 Day 2,500 yen
Half Day 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen

Getting to Matsudai Family

By public transport
43.3km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.3km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line
15.8km from Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line
Transport Information
Matsudai Family is just over 1km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku train line.

The journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Matsudai Station using the Hokuhoku line is about 45 minutes.

>> More information on the Hokuhoku train line
More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
30.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.5km from the Joetsu IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
37.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 253 (0.3km away)
Matsudai Family can be found just off Route 253. The nearest expressway exit is Muimamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, though Matsudai Family is also within easy reach of the Joestsu IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway to the west.

After exiting the toll booth at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, turn right and continue for 1km until reaching Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 towards Yuzawa and after about 650m turn right onto Route 353. Continue on Route 353 for about 18km until reaching the Route 117 traffic light junction. Turn left onto Route 117 (Nozawa Onsen is on the main signpost). After about 1.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 49 and follow the signs towards Matsunoyama and then Matsudai using Route 353. On reaching the junction with Route 403 and Route 253 after about 15km, turn right onto Route 253. Matsudai Family is about 1.5km on the right hand side.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
There is a car park for 120 vehicles at the base of Matsudai Family. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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