Koide (Uonuma City, Niigata)

小出 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Koide is a small ski hill with three pair lifts located close to the central part of the Koide town area in Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with locals and nearby school ski lessons.

Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Koide Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 40cm 1st 90cm 70cm 1st 130cm 65cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 30cm 2nd 100cm 65cm 2nd 130cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 30cm 3rd 120cm 80cm 3rd 125cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 5cm 25cm 4th 100cm 80cm 4th 125cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 5cm - 5th 100cm 75cm 5th 115cm 50cm
6th - - 6th 5cm - 6th 100cm 65cm 6th - 50cm
7th - - 7th 5cm - 7th 120cm 65cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 5cm 0cm 8th 130cm 60cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 5cm 30cm 9th 130cm 60cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 5cm 20cm 10th 130cm 80cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 25cm 20cm 11th 130cm 90cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 65cm 20cm 12th 160cm 70cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 65cm - 13th 160cm 65cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 90cm 30cm 14th 170cm 55cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 110cm 30cm 15th 170cm 50cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 120cm 30cm 16th 170cm 80cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 120cm 30cm 17th 150cm 60cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 120cm 20cm 18th 150cm 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 100cm - 19th 150cm 65cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 90cm - 20th 150cm 55cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 90cm - 21st 150cm 55cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 80cm 70cm 22nd 150cm 55cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 90cm 90cm 23rd 145cm 50cm 23rd - -
24th 25cm - 24th 110cm 70cm 24th 140cm 50cm 24th - -
25th 20cm 0cm 25th 130cm 100cm 25th 140cm 50cm 25th - -
26th 15cm 0cm 26th 130cm 120cm 26th 140cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 10cm 30cm 27th 120cm 90cm 27th 140cm 60cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 50cm 28th 100cm 80cm 28th 140cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 50cm 29th 100cm 70cm 29th - 40cm 29th - -
30th 20cm 50cm 30th 90cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 40cm 31st 90cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Koide Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koide. 
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 'Chibbiko Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Koide Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koide is open from 9am until 5pm on weekdays.

On most Saturdays and national holidays during the peak season there is also nighta from 5pm until 9pm.

There is no nighta on Sundays.

Koide Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,400 yen 2,200 yen 2,400 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,400 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 22,000 yen 12,000 yen 17,000 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.

Getting to Koide

By public transport
8.1km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.7km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
20.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Koide is about 700m from Koide Station, which is serviced by the local Joetsu and Tadami lines.

Urasa Station is the nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and is about 8km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
There are no public shuttle bus services available to Koide.
By Car
2.8km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
5.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 372
Koide is less than 3km from the Koide IC of the Kanetsu Expressway and the approaching from the north the Horinouchi IC is just over 5km away.

From Koide IC turn left onto Route 291 and head towards Koide Station. The ski hill is located on the left side just over 0.5km before the station.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There are two car parks located near the lifts at Koide with room for 170 vehicles. Both of the car parks are free to use.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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