Myoko Ski Park (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Ski Park
妙高スキーパーク (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Sunday 17th December 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
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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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Myoko Ski Park is a small ski hill located on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture.

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.

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The Mountain

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Myoko Ski Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 180cm 1st - 280cm 1st - 280cm
2nd - - 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 270cm 2nd - 280cm
3rd - - 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 260cm 3rd - 280cm
4th - - 4th - 270cm 4th - 260cm 4th - 270cm
5th - - 5th - 280cm 5th - 290cm 5th - 260cm
6th - - 6th - 250cm 6th - 290cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 250cm 7th - 280cm 7th - 250cm
8th - - 8th - 240cm 8th - 290cm 8th - 250cm
9th - - 9th - 200cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 220cm
10th - - 10th - 190cm 10th - 280cm 10th - 230cm
11th - - 11th - 190cm 11th - 260cm 11th - 230cm
12th - - 12th - 190cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 220cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 220cm
14th - - 14th - 260cm 14th - 270cm 14th - 220cm
15th - - 15th - 240cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 210cm
16th - - 16th - 220cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 190cm
17th - 110cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 195cm
18th - 155cm 18th - 180cm 18th - 280cm 18th - 190cm
19th - 130cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 270cm 19th - 190cm
20th - 160cm 20th - 180cm 20th - 310cm 20th - 190cm
21st - 140cm 21st - 180cm 21st - 340cm 21st - 190cm
22nd - 130cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 350cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - 120cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 330cm 23rd - 180cm
24th - 110cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 320cm 24th - 170cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 260cm 25th - 320cm 25th - 170cm
26th - 110cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 310cm 26th - 160cm
27th - 180cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 310cm 27th - 150cm
28th - 210cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 150cm
29th - 200cm 29th - 280cm 29th - - 29th - 130cm
30th - 205cm 30th - 330cm 30th 30th - 130cm
31st - 190cm 31st - 300cm 31st 31st - 130cm

Previous Statistics

Myoko Ski Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Myoko Ski Park - reservations are required. 
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 'Sori Zone' for sledging near base. There is also a 'Children Room' in the base building. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Myoko Ski Park Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Myoko Ski Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,250 yen
5 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,100 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen 150 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,250 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Myoko Ski Park

By public transport
23.8km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
5.8km from Sekiyama Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
10.2km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Myoko Ski Park is about 6km from Sekiyama Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line train line.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available. A taxi journey from Sekiyama Station to Myoko Ski Park usually costs around 2000 yen.
By Car
9.4km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
10.1km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
16.5km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Myoko Ski Park can be found just off Prefecture Road 39 in the central southern region of Myoko city, to the north of the Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen areas.

The nearest exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway are Nakago IC (approaching from the north) and Myoko Kogen IC (approaching from the south).

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for 5.6km. At the Sakaguchi Kita traffic lights turn left and follow the road up to Myoko Ski Park which is on the left hand side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for 4.6km. At the Seki-Tsubame Iriguchi traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 39 and follow the road up to Myoko Ski Park which is on the left hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There is a car park for 400 vehicles at the base of the Myoko Ski Park. Parking is free every day of the season.

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