Itoigawa Seaside Valley (Itoigawa City, Niigata)

Itoigawa Seaside Valley
糸魚川シーサイドバレー
(新潟県 糸魚川市)
Planned season: Friday 18th December 2020 until mid March 2021
Official snow depth 230cm (-10cm) [updated on 21st January 2021]

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Itiogawa Seaside Valley is located in Itoigawa city, in the south-western region of Niigata Prefecture. The ski hill is close to the border with Nagano Prefecture and just to the north of the Otari and Hakuba region of that prefecture. The location also makes it convenient for people coming from the west in nearby Toyama Prefecture. This ski area offers views of the Japan Sea and on a clear day Sado Island can be seen from the summit. Itoigawa Seaside Valley has been operating since 1980.

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

740m
500m
240m
38"
8
3000m
5
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50%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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19/20
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20/21
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20/21
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1st - - 1st 120cm - 1st - - 1st - -
2nd - - 2nd 170cm - 2nd - - 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 190cm - 3rd - - 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 200cm - 4th - - 4th - -
5th - - 5th 190cm - 5th - - 5th - -
6th - - 6th 210cm - 6th - - 6th - -
7th - - 7th 200cm - 7th - - 7th - -
8th - - 8th 250cm - 8th - - 8th - -
9th - - 9th 250cm - 9th - - 9th - -
10th - - 10th 270cm - 10th - - 10th - -
11th - - 11th 270cm - 11th - - 11th - -
12th - - 12th 270cm - 12th - - 12th - -
13th - - 13th 260cm - 13th - - 13th - -
14th - - 14th 240cm - 14th - - 14th - -
15th - - 15th 220cm - 15th - - 15th - -
16th - - 16th 200cm - 16th - - 16th - -
17th - - 17th 200cm - 17th - - 17th - -
18th - - 18th 200cm - 18th - - 18th - -
19th 70cm - 19th 240cm - 19th - - 19th - -
20th 130cm - 20th 240cm - 20th - - 20th - -
21st 150cm - 21st 230cm - 21st - - 21st - -
22nd 150cm - 22nd - - 22nd - - 22nd - -
23rd 130cm - 23rd - - 23rd - - 23rd - -
24th 110cm - 24th - - 24th - - 24th - -
25th 80cm - 25th - - 25th - - 25th - -
26th 80cm - 26th - - 26th - - 26th - -
27th 100cm - 27th - - 27th - - 27th - -
28th 100cm - 28th - - 28th - - 28th - -
29th 90cm - 29th - - 29th - - 29th - -
30th 90cm - 30th - - 30th 30th - -
31st 100cm - 31st - - 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Itoigawa Seaside Valley. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available as well as wear and other related items. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area near the base area features a 'bambi lift' and sledding area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no specific snow park.

There is a cross-country and 'nature course' by the Number 5 pair lift. 

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
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
Itoigawa Seaside Valley is generally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Itoigawa Seaside Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,800 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
Daytime (10am-3pm) 3,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 2,700 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,700 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 39,000 yen 26,200 yen 28,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The cross-country course costs 1,000 yen to use for the day.

On the third Sunday of the month, children can buy a lift ticket for 600 yen.

If you have a season ticket for this ski area, you can buy a 1 day lift ticket for Charmant Hiuchi for 1,000 yen (or 2,000 yen once Itoigawa Season Valley closes).

Getting to Itoigawa Seaside Valley

By public transport
Train
Train
14.4km from Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Nechi Station on the Oito Line
14.4km from Itoigawa Station on the Nihonkai Hisui line
Transport Information
Information
Itiogawa Seaside Valley is about 5km from Nechi Station on the Oito line.

The larger Itoigawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is under 15km away.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Oito-sen train line

bus
Bus
Shuttle buses to and from the resort are available from the North Exit of Itoigawa Station.
By Car
Car
12.6km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (4.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 225
Direction
Direction
Itoigawa Seaside Valley is less than 13km from the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left on to Route 148 to head towards Matsumoto and Hakuba. After the traffic lights about 8km later, turn left onto Prefecture Road 225. Follow this road to the base of Itoigawa Seaside Valley on the right hand side.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1000 vehicles close to the base of Itoigawa Seaside Valley. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Yamaguchi 151-1
Itoigawa-shi
Niigata-ken
949-0554
Telephone
Telephone
025-558-2244
2020-2021 UPDATES
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Current resort snow depth
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