Suhara (Uonuma City, Niigata)

須原 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017

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Suhara is located in the north western area of Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. This resort offers 'reserved nighta' so you can have the slopes all to yourself (and your group) in the evenings if you like. 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

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Suhara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 60cm 1st 155cm 125cm 1st 170cm 145cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 55cm 2nd 150cm 125cm 2nd 165cm 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 50cm 3rd 165cm 140cm 3rd 163cm 180cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 45cm 4th 160cm 130cm 4th 160cm 155cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 35cm 5th 150cm 130cm 5th 160cm 145cm
6th - - 6th 35cm 30cm 6th 140cm 130cm 6th 155cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 30cm 7th 160cm 130cm 7th 160cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 35cm 8th 160cm 120cm 8th 215cm 125cm
9th - - 9th 35cm 40cm 9th 165cm 125cm 9th 235cm 125cm
10th - - 10th 35cm 50cm 10th 160cm 140cm 10th 210cm 120cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 55cm 11th 160cm 145cm 11th 210cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 55cm 12th 200cm 135cm 12th 190cm 115cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 60cm 13th 200cm 130cm 13th 180cm 110cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 70cm 14th 215cm 125cm 14th 180cm 110cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 70cm 15th 220cm 120cm 15th 170cm 110cm
16th - - 16th 170cm 70cm 16th 210cm 135cm 16th 170cm 105cm
17th - - 17th 180cm 70cm 17th 195cm 130cm 17th 165cm 105cm
18th - - 18th 175cm 65cm 18th 190cm 160cm 18th 165cm 105cm
19th - 40cm 19th 165cm 65cm 19th 195cm 140cm 19th 165cm 100cm
20th - 40cm 20th 160cm 65cm 20th 190cm 130cm 20th 165cm 90cm
21st - 30cm 21st 155cm 80cm 21st 190cm 125cm 21st - 85cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd 140cm 100cm 22nd 190cm 125cm 22nd - -
23rd - 30cm 23rd 175cm 130cm 23rd 180cm 125cm 23rd - -
24th - 30cm 24th 175cm 130cm 24th 180cm 125cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 180cm 175cm 25th 180cm 125cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 180cm 175cm 26th 185cm 145cm 26th - -
27th 15cm 20cm 27th 165cm 155cm 27th 185cm 140cm 27th - -
28th 25cm 50cm 28th 155cm 150cm 28th 175cm 125cm 28th - -
29th - 75cm 29th 150cm 130cm 29th - 120cm 29th - -
30th - 75cm 30th 150cm 135cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 65cm 31st 155cm 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Suhara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Suhara. 
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 sledging area by the base area.

A 'Kids Room' can be found on the 2nd Floor of the base Centre House. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Suhara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Suhara is open from 8:30pm until 4:45pm every day.

There is no scheduled public night operations at Suhara... but you can pay to have your own exclusive 'nighta'. The charge is 32,400 yen - that includes lift ticket and operations from 5pm-8pm and for any number of people.

Suhara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 3,100 yen
5 Hour 3,100 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
AM or PM 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen
Special Weekday 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 5,000 yen 5,700 yen
Season Ticket 36,000 yen 12,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children younger than elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

A season ticket that is valid at both Suhara and also the Okutadami Maruyama resort in Uonuma City is available for 52,000 yen.

Getting to Suhara

By public transport
21.5km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.3km from Echigo Suhara Station on the Tadami Line
12.8km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
The base of Suhara is a few hundred metres from the Echigo Suhara station on the local Tadami train line.

Koide Station on the local Joetsu and Tadami lines is just under 13km from Suhara.

The nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line is at Urasa Station, about 21.5km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
14.5km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
16.9km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
21.4km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 252 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 346
Two exits of the Kanetsu Expressway are convenient for getting to Suhara.

The Koide IC is about 14.5km away and from the north the Horinouchi IC is just under 17km from base.

In both cases head towards and then follow Route 252 for about 11km to reach Suhara.

Route 252 continues through into Fukushima Prefecture but that section of the road is closed in the winter months.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There are two car parks near the base of Suhara for about 400 vehicles. 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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