Suhara (Uonuma City, Niigata)

須原 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019

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Suhara is located in the north western area of Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. This resort offers 'reserved nighta' so you can have the slopes all to yourself (and your group) in the evenings if you like. 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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Suhara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 95cm 110cm 1st 175cm 265cm 1st 132cm 255cm
2nd - - 2nd 85cm 118cm 2nd 185cm 240cm 2nd 130cm 255cm
3rd - - 3rd 115cm 140cm 3rd 175cm 230cm 3rd 130cm 255cm
4th - - 4th 115cm 145cm 4th 165cm 225cm 4th 125cm 245cm
5th - - 5th 95cm 155cm 5th 150cm 240cm 5th 123cm 240cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 155cm 6th 150cm 290cm 6th 120cm 235cm
7th - - 7th 125cm 175cm 7th 145cm 265cm 7th 110cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 165cm 8th 150cm 295cm 8th 108cm 230cm
9th - - 9th 135cm 165cm 9th 175cm 287cm 9th 110cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 125cm 145cm 10th 175cm 260cm 10th 105cm 215cm
11th - - 11th 115cm 168cm 11th 175cm 250cm 11th 100cm 215cm
12th - - 12th 105cm 180cm 12th 180cm 270cm 12th 90cm 210cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 165cm 13th 175cm 330cm 13th 85cm 205cm
14th - - 14th 95cm 175cm 14th 175cm 350cm 14th 110cm 200cm
15th - - 15th 90cm 165cm 15th 170cm 316cm 15th 110cm 190cm
16th - - 16th 95cm 158cm 16th 160cm 320cm 16th 90cm 185cm
17th - - 17th 115cm 150cm 17th 170cm 285cm 17th 85cm 185cm
18th - - 18th 115cm 135cm 18th 180cm 310cm 18th - 180cm
19th - - 19th 120cm 130cm 19th 165cm 330cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 110cm 125cm 20th 158cm 315cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 120cm 125cm 21st 155cm 305cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 170cm 130cm 22nd 150cm 290cm 22nd - -
23rd - 70cm 23rd 155cm 140cm 23rd 145cm 275cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 70cm 24th 155cm 180cm 24th 145cm 275cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 55cm 25th 155cm 220cm 25th 140cm 285cm 25th - -
26th 10cm 65cm 26th 160cm 235cm 26th 140cm 270cm 26th - -
27th 10cm 100cm 27th 180cm 245cm 27th 135cm 265cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 110cm 28th 175cm 250cm 28th 135cm 255cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 130cm 29th 175cm 235cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 50cm 135cm 30th 175cm 250cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 125cm 31st 160cm 280cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Suhara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Suhara. 
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 sledging area by the base area.

A 'Kids Room' can be found on the 2nd Floor of the base Centre House. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Suhara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Suhara is open from 8:30pm until 4:45pm every day.

There is no scheduled public night operations at Suhara... but you can pay to have your own exclusive 'nighta'. The charge is 32,400 yen - that includes lift ticket and operations from 5:00pm-8:00pm and for any number of people.

Suhara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
5 Hour 3,100 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
AM or PM 2,600 yen 1,900 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
Special Weekday 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
2 Days 6,200 yen 5,000 yen 5,700 yen 5,700 yen
Season Ticket 36,000 yen 12,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children younger than elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

A season ticket that is valid at both Suhara and also the Okutadami Maruyama resort in Uonuma City is available for 52,000 yen.

Getting to Suhara

By public transport
21.5km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
0.3km from Echigo Suhara Station on the Tadami Line
12.8km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
The base of Suhara is a few hundred metres from the Echigo Suhara station on the local Tadami train line.

Koide Station on the local Joetsu and Tadami lines is just under 13km from Suhara.

The nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line is at Urasa Station, about 21.5km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Joetsu train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
14.5km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
16.9km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
21.4km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 252 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 346
Two exits of the Kanetsu Expressway are convenient for getting to Suhara.

The Koide IC is about 14.5km away and from the north the Horinouchi IC is just under 17km from base.

In both cases head towards and then follow Route 252 for about 11km to reach Suhara.

Route 252 continues through into Fukushima Prefecture but that section of the road is closed in the winter months.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
There are two car parks near the base of Suhara for about 400 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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