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.
Koide Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available.
The Chibbiko Hiroba area for young children is located by the base area.
There is no snow park area.
Koide Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Early March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
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
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.
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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