Ninox Snow Park (Shibata City, Niigata)

Ninox Snow Park
ニノックススノーパーク
(新潟県 新発田市)
Planned season: Wednesday 18th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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Ninox Snow Park (often just known as Ninox) is located on the western slopes of Ninojodake, to the east of Shibata City in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture. It is one of the few resorts in the Kaetsu region of Niigata Prefecture and is a popular resort for people based in both Shibata and nearby Niigata city.

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

936m
619m
317m
30"
6
3000m
3
30%
20%
50%
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 2 0 1 0 0

Ninox Snow Park Course Map

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Ninox Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 5cm 65cm 1st 25cm 200cm 1st 40cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 75cm 2nd 30cm 215cm 2nd 35cm 175cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 75cm 3rd 30cm 215cm 3rd 35cm 170cm
4th - - 4th 25cm 75cm 4th 50cm 200cm 4th 30cm 165cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 75cm 5th 50cm 190cm 5th 30cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 90cm 6th 60cm 185cm 6th 35cm 155cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 90cm 7th 70cm 185cm 7th 35cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 120cm 8th 80cm 190cm 8th 30cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 140cm 9th 100cm 190cm 9th 30cm 150cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 140cm 10th 100cm 200cm 10th 20cm 145cm
11th - - 11th 15cm 140cm 11th 110cm 200cm 11th 20cm 145cm
12th - - 12th 15cm 140cm 12th 110cm 200cm 12th 20cm 135cm
13th - - 13th 15cm 140cm 13th 100cm 220cm 13th - 125cm
14th - 15cm 14th 10cm 140cm 14th 90cm 240cm 14th - 125cm
15th - 20cm 15th 10cm 135cm 15th 70cm 240cm 15th - 125cm
16th - 20cm 16th 10cm 140cm 16th 65cm 240cm 16th - 125cm
17th - 30cm 17th 10cm 140cm 17th 50cm 245cm 17th - 125cm
18th - 25cm 18th 20cm 150cm 18th 60cm 230cm 18th - 110cm
19th - 25cm 19th 20cm 150cm 19th 60cm 230cm 19th - 100cm
20th - 25cm 20th 20cm 150cm 20th 60cm 220cm 20th - 95cm
21st - 20cm 21st 20cm 155cm 21st 60cm 210cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - 20cm 22nd 30cm 155cm 22nd 60cm 205cm 22nd - 85cm
23rd - 15cm 23rd 65cm 160cm 23rd 40cm 205cm 23rd - 85cm
24th - 15cm 24th 25cm 165cm 24th 40cm 205cm 24th - 85cm
25th - 15cm 25th 25cm 165cm 25th 30cm 200cm 25th - -
26th - 15cm 26th 25cm 165cm 26th 25cm 200cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th 25cm 180cm 27th 40cm 190cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 35cm 28th 25cm 180cm 28th 45cm 180cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 50cm 29th 20cm 200cm 29th 45cm - 29th - -
30th 5cm 50cm 30th 20cm 200cm 30th 30th - -
31st 5cm 50cm 31st 15cm 200cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Ninox Snow Park Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ninox Snow Park. 
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 'Smile Kids Park' is located by the base area and costs 1,000 yen to enter (free with a valid 5 hour or 1 day ticket). Open on weekends and holidays. There is also a cross and wave course area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located close to base by the Number 1 lift. 

Ninox Snow Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 11:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Ninox Snow Park is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm between 20th December 2019 and 14th March 2020.

On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before national holidays (some exceptions), it is open until 11:00pm.

Ninox Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,200 yen 3,000 yen 3,600 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
Long 1 Day (8:30am-closing) 5,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,500 yen
Twilight (2pm-closing) 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,200 yen 1,600 yen 1,800 yen
Long Nighta (5pm-11pm) 2,900 yen 2,100 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
12 Lift Coupons 4,900 yen 4,900 yen 4,900 yen
Season Ticket 42,000 yen 21,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of January, February and March. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is free.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday between 8th January and 25th March 2020. On those days, a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,000 yen.

Getting to Ninox Snow Park

By public transport
Train
Train
42.4km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
14.8km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Ninox is about 14km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

Shibata Station is about 14km to the west.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Shibata Station and takes about 20 minutes to get to the resort.

The bus leaves Shibata Station at 9:40am on weekdays with an additional bus leaving at 8:40am on weekends and holidays. The service runs between 21st December 2019 and 29th March 2020.
By Car
Car
18.4km from the Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
29.4km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
33.5km from the Toyosaka Smart IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 290 (8.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 60
Direction
Direction
Ninox Snow Park is located to the east of central Shibata city in northern Niigata Prefecture.

The nearest IC exit is Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.

From the Seiro Shibata IC exit head east on Route 7 and then follow the signs along Route 290 and Prefecture Road 60 to get to the base of Ninox.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway

About 20 minutes from central Shibata city.
About 40 minutes from central Niigata city.
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of Ninox Snow Park. Parking is free on weekdays and for nighta. On weekends and national holidays the parking charge is 1,000 yen per vehicle.

More Information

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Address
Address
Toramaru
Shibata-shi
Niigata-ken
957-0331
Telephone
Telephone
0254-29-3315
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