Koide (Uonuma City, Niigata)

(新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 24th December 2021 until early March 2022
Official snow depth 140cm (-20cm) [updated on 16th January 2022]

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Koide is a small ski area with three pair lifts located close to the central part of the Koide town area in Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with locals and nearby school ski lessons.

Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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

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Koide Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 180cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 210cm
2nd - - 2nd 130cm 240cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 190cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 190cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 200cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 190cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 160cm 6th - 210cm 6th - 190cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 160cm 7th - 200cm 7th - 180cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 190cm 8th - 200cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 110cm 210cm 9th - 240cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 100cm 230cm 10th - 260cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 95cm 260cm 11th - 230cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 100cm 240cm 12th - 220cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 120cm 220cm 13th - 210cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 150cm 210cm 14th - 200cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 160cm 200cm 15th - 200cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 140cm 190cm 16th - 200cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 190cm 17th - 230cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 180cm 18th - 260cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 180cm 19th - 290cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 210cm 20th - 260cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 200cm 21st - 240cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 170cm 24th - 220cm 24th - -
25th - 90cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 250cm 25th - -
26th - 110cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 220cm 26th - -
27th - 100cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 220cm 27th - -
28th - 100cm 28th - 150cm 28th - 210cm 28th - -
29th 120cm 90cm 29th - 150cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 100cm 80cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 110cm 31st - 200cm 31st 31st - -

Koide Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koide. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Chibbiko Hiroba area for young children is located by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park area. 

Koide Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koide is normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays.

Night time operations from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, generally on Saturdays and over the New Year period.

Koide Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,700 yen 2,900 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,700 yen 2,700 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 2,000 yen
6 Hours 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen
Night 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 22,000 yen 12,000 yen 17,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

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

A season ticket that is valid at both Koide and Okutadami Maruyama is available:

- Adults: 44,000 yen
- Elementary School students: 25,500 yen
- Junior High School students: 33,000 yen
- Senior High School students: 41,000 yen
- Seniors: 37,000 yen

Getting to Koide

By public transport
8.1km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.7km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
20.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Koide is about 700m from Koide Station, which is serviced by the local Joetsu and Tadami lines.

Urasa Station is the nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line and is about 8km away.
About 10 minutes walk from Koide Station.

There are no public shuttle bus services available to Koide.
By Car
2.8km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
5.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (1.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 372
Koide is less than 3km from the Koide IC of the Kanetsu Expressway and the approaching from the north the Horinouchi IC is just over 5km away.

From Koide IC turn left onto Route 291 and head towards Koide Station. The ski hill is located on the left side just over 0.5km before the station.
There are two car parks located near the lifts at Koide with room for 170 vehicles. Both of the car parks are free to use.

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