Ikenotaira Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen
池の平温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Latest report posted at 10:38am on Monday 10th December 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th December 2018]

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Ikenotaira Onsen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture, between the Akakura Kanko and Myoko Suginohara resort areas. It is not, however, lift or course connected with either. The resort features a wide main slope area as well as a few ungroomed tree run courses. Ikenotaira Onsen has been operating since 1950.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

1500m
740m
760m
30"
10
4000m
6
20%
45%
35%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 1 0 5 0 0

Ikenotaira Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 180cm 1st - 255cm 1st - 255cm
2nd - - 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 255cm 2nd - 250cm
3rd - - 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 250cm
4th - - 4th - 240cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 250cm
5th - - 5th - 240cm 5th - 260cm 5th - 240cm
6th - - 6th - 240cm 6th - 260cm 6th - 235cm
7th - - 7th - 240cm 7th - 260cm 7th - 235cm
8th - - 8th - 240cm 8th - 265cm 8th - 235cm
9th - - 9th - 225cm 9th - 265cm 9th - 225cm
10th - - 10th - 225cm 10th - 260cm 10th - 230cm
11th - - 11th - 225cm 11th - 255cm 11th - 230cm
12th - - 12th - 215cm 12th - 255cm 12th - 230cm
13th - - 13th - 215cm 13th - 255cm 13th - 230cm
14th - - 14th - 235cm 14th - 255cm 14th - 230cm
15th - - 15th - 230cm 15th - 255cm 15th - 225cm
16th - 70cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 255cm 16th - 220cm
17th - 80cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 255cm 17th - 220cm
18th - 80cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 275cm 18th - 210cm
19th - 90cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 275cm 19th - 205cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 195cm 20th - 275cm 20th - 200cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 275cm 21st - 195cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 195cm 22nd - 275cm 22nd - 190cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 275cm 23rd - 190cm
24th - 75cm 24th - 205cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 190cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 215cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 185cm
26th - 75cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 270cm 26th - 180cm
27th - 105cm 27th - 230cm 27th - 265cm 27th - 175cm
28th - 135cm 28th - 230cm 28th - 260cm 28th - 170cm
29th - 165cm 29th - 230cm 29th - - 29th - 165cm
30th - 180cm 30th - 260cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st - 180cm 31st - 260cm 31st 31st - 155cm

Previous Statistics

Ikenotaira Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Onsen. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
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
The 'Kids Garden' is located at the base of the resort - it is open on weekends and holidays and entry is free. 
Park Information
Park information
Ikenotaira Park is found on the lower part of the Kayaba course. 

Ikenotaira Onsen Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ikenotaira Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 12,000 yen 24,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 22,000 yen
Half Season (from 1st Feb) 20,000 yen 8,000 yen 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Family Tickets:

A (1 adult + 1 child) = 4,900 yen
B (1 adult + 2 children) = 6,400 yen
C (2 adults + 1 child) = 7,700 yen
D (1 adults + 2 children) = 9,200 yen

Children's Day is 16th December 2018, 20th January, 17th February and 17th March 2019

Getting to Ikenotaira Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
29.1km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Ikenotaira Onsen is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
bus
Bus
A ride from Myoko Kogen Station to Ikenotaira Onsen takes about 15 minutes.

The Mt Myoko Shuttle bus operates from Akakura Onsen and stops at the Akakura Kanko (3 minutes), Ikenotaira Onsen (13 minutes) and Myoko Suginohara (24 minutes) ski resorts.

The bus leaves Akakura Onsen at the following times: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:12pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. (At 2:00pm, the bus leaves Myoko Bus Terminal on the way to Akakura Onsen).

This service costs 500 yen for a one-way ticket.
By Car
Car
2.7km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
14.6km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Ikenotaira Onsen is less than 3km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead at the and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 187 at the Ikenotaira Igiguchi traffic lights less than 200m further on.
Go under the expressway bridge and continue on this road for about 2.5km until reaching the base of the resort. Turn right for the main resort car park.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Parking
Parking
Car parking for 1,200 vehicles is available close to the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Ikenotaira 2452
Myoko-shi
Niigata-ken
949-2112
Telephone
Telephone
0255-86-2370
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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