Matsudai Family is a small ski area located in the Matsudai area of Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. As the name suggests the gentle slopes are popular with families with small children as well as beginners. Matsudai Family has been operating since 1991.
Matsudai Family Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Matsudai Ski School offers morning and afternoon lessons. General, group and private lessons are available.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
There is a Kids Park area near the base which includes a sledding area.
The Snowboard Mountain area on the upper slopes of Matsudai Family features items including a large table top, small table top, rail and box.
Matsudai Family Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:45pm
Normally open from 10:00am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Matsudai Family is normally open from 10:00am (9:00am on Saturdays and holidays) until 4:45pm during the daytime.
Night skiing operations are separate and from 6:00pm until 8:45pm.
Matsudai Family Lift Ticket Charges
High School age & under
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets
Getting to Matsudai Family
By public transport
43.3km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.3km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line
15.8km from Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line
Matsudai Family is about 2km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku train line.
The journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Matsudai Station using the Hokuhoku line is about 45 minutes.
There is no ski area shuttle bus service.
A taxi from the nearby Matsudai Station takes about 3 minutes.
30.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.5km from the Joetsu IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
37.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 253 (0.3km away)
Matsudai Family can be found just off Route 253. The nearest expressway exit is Muimamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, though Matsudai Family is also within easy reach of the Joestsu IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway to the west.
After exiting the toll booth at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, turn right and continue for 1km until reaching Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 towards Yuzawa and after about 650m turn right onto Route 353. Continue on Route 353 for about 18km until reaching the Route 117 traffic light junction. Turn left onto Route 117 (Nozawa Onsen is on the main signpost). After about 1.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 49 and follow the signs towards Matsunoyama and then Matsudai using Route 353. On reaching the junction with Route 403 and Route 253 after about 15km, turn right onto Route 253. Matsudai Family is about 1.5km on the right hand side.
There is a car park for 120 vehicles at the base of Matsudai Family. Parking is free every day of the season.
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