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With a winter snowfall of over 3 meters, Uonuma has a scenery that is unlike any other. It is possible to enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, and there are other activities to experience, like heart-warming winter events, taking a bath while admiring the winter snow, and trying your hand at snow removal.

 

Winter sports

Yakushi Ski Area

Yakushi Ski Area

This is a compact area with 4 courses, and north-facing slopes that have great snow quality.
This is a ski area for beginners and intermediates, but there is also a slope at the top that has a maximum angle of 30 degrees which the more advanced will enjoy.
It is possible to reserve the whole resort for private use on weekdays. With the Yu-Park Yakushi Onsen close by, this is perfect for families.

 

Address  Niigata Prefecture, Uonuma City, Nanokaichi Shinden 643-1
TEL 025-792-5554
Operating Period Mid December – End of March
Operating Hours 9:00~17:00
Closed Days

From Dec 1st, Mondays-Wednesdays

(Though open if a Public
Holiday. Only open on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays in March)

Parking 200 spaces
Website http://www.yu-park.com/

 

Oyu Onsen Ski Area

Oyu Onsen Ski Area

The ski area is close to the onsen ryokans, it has good quality snow, views of Echigo-Komagatake, looks down into the onsen town, and even though it is small, it can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. Go for a ski, take an onsen, and then ski again! It is possible to reserve the whole resort for private use on weekdays.

 

Address  Niigata Prefecture, Uonuma City, Kamioritate 258-1
TEL 025-795-2538
Operating Period End of December – middle of March
※Only operates on year-end holidays, Saturday and Sundays
Operating Hours 9:00~16:00
Closed Days See Operating Period
Parking 50 spaces

 

Uonuma Ohara Ski Area

Uonuma Ohara Ski Area

Ohara Ski Area has views of Mt. Sumon-dake. Families, as well as serious skiers and boarders, can enjoy this area. From the very start of the season until Golden Week there is plenty of good quality snow. It is possible for a private race set-up for groups so that you can practice to your heart’s content.

Address  Niigata Prefecture, Uonuma City, Oshirakawa 750-1
TEL 025-796-2039
Operating Period End of December – Golden Week
Operating Hours Weekdays  9:00~16:00
Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays  8:30~16:00
Closed Days No set schedule, so please check the homepage
Parking 100 spaces
Website http://www.area-uonuma.jp

 

Okutadami Maruyama Ski Area

Okutadami Maruyama Ski Area

Okutadami Maruyama Ski Area is one of the first in the prefecture to get snow, and you can then enjoy winter sports until Golden Week.
Once you exit the long tunnel you find yourself in a white world.
There are a variety of courses for beginners, children, or experts.
The SAJ accredited instructors from the school teach all levels, from the very basics to advanced racing for experts. Please come and thoroughly enjoy skiing and boarding.

 

Address  Niigata Prefecture, Uonuma City, Yunotani Imogawa, Otori 1317-3
TEL 025-795-2750
Operating Period End of November – beginning of January / Middle of March – middle of May
Operating Hours 《Early Season》11/21(Planned) ~1/3 8:30~16:00
《Spring Season》3/18(Planned)~Middle of May
 Weekdays  8:30~16:30 
 Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays/Special Day  8:00~16:30
Closed Days Please see Operating Hours
Parking 700 spaces ※Free on weekdays
Website http://www.okutadami.co.jp/ski/

 

Suhara Ski Area

Suhara Ski Area

This is the biggest ski area along Uonuma’s Tadami Line and it can be enjoyed by beginners, families and experts alike. The high speed hooded quad lift can whisk you up to the top of the mountain in just 6 minutes. With 10 courses to keep things varied, this is a resort that can be enjoyed by both skiers and boarders.
After your day on the slopes, drop by the Kamiyu Onsen Club to soak your fatigue away.

Address  Niigata Prefecture, Uonuma City, Suhara 1846-13
TEL 025-797-2059
Operating Period Middle December – end of March
Operating Hours 8:30~16:45 Night skiing can be arranged for private bookings.
Closed Days None
Parking 400 space (2 areas) Always free
Website http://www.suhara-ski.com/

 

Other Activities

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You can also enjoy snowshoeing, maple syrup making, as well as many other activities related to the snow. For more details please contact the Uonuma Tourist Association.
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Winter Events

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During winter in Uonuma there are also many events where you can experience Snow Country culture. For the details of these events please contact the Uonuma Tourist Association.
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