Nakazato Snow Wood (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Nakazato Snow Wood
中里スノーウッド (新潟県 湯沢町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
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Nakazato Snow Wood is a small ski hill located next to the larger Yuzawa Nakazato resort to the south east of central Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture. The two are not physically connected and do not share a lift ticket.

Yuzawa town and neighbouring Minamiuonuma city - located around 200km to the north north-west of the Tokyo region in Niigata Prefecture - are together home to over 20 individual ski and snowboard resorts, including some of the most well-known ski resorts in Japan. With easy and quick access by both train and road and a wide choice in a relatively compact area, this region is one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan. The region usually enjoys very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter and with Yuzawa town also being the inspiration and setting of the famous Nobel prize-winning novel Yukiguni (Snow Country), it can certainly lay claim to being the original 'Snow Country'.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

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Nakazato Snow Wood Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Nakazato Snow Wood. There are a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Yuzawa area and offer lessons in English - please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan. 
Rental
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
'Yukiyuki Land' is a play-in-the-snow area at the base of the ski hill. Features include a snow escalator and snow tubing. 1 day entry is 500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nakazato Snow Wood Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nakazato Snow Wood is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm (from 8:00am on Saturdays and holidays).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nakazato Snow Wood Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 2,300 yen 1,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 1,800 yen 1,400 yen
2 Days (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen
6 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,000 yen

Getting to Nakazato Snow Wood

By public transport
Train
Train
6.1km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.5km from Echigo Nakazato Station on the Joetsu Line
6.1km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Information
The small Echigo Nakazato train station on the Joetsu local line is less than half a km from the base lift.

The main Echigo Yuzawa Station - which is serviced by the local Joetsu line, Hokuriku line and also the Joetsu Shinkansen line - is just over 6km from Nakazato Snow Wood.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
5.1km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (4.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 541
Direction
Direction
Nakazato Snow Wood is just over 5km from the Yuzawa IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

Turn left onto Route 17 and go about 600m to the traffic lights at the 7-11 convenience store. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue for about 650m until you reach another set of traffic lights by a Save On convenience store. Turn right at these traffic lights and continue straight on this road for about 1km through two sets of traffic lights. After going under the Expressway bridge and then the local train line bridge, the road quickly bends to the right - keep on this road. Go past Echigo Nakazato Station to the left and Yuzawa Nakazato ski hill. Before the road bends off to the right, turn left to go to the car park and base lift.

Parking
Parking
Limited parking is available near the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tsuchitaru 4731-2
Yuzawa-machi
Minamiuonuma-gun
Niigata-ken
949-6103
Telephone
Telephone
025-787-3511
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