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Cable Car Ski Ground Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort

Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort
A 3,074-meter journey in an 8-person gondola takes passengers on an 18-minute trip through autumn foliage.

Riding the air-borne 8-person Suginohara Gondola for a trip spanning 3,074 m in 18 minutes, you'll see trees wreathed in the colors of autumn, seemingly close enough to touch.

Visitors can also experience magnificent pristine nature along the wetland walking path in the southern foothills of Mt. Akakura. From the observation deck, you can take in the view of Lake Nojiri below and the mountains of Kita-Shinano (North Shinano) straight ahead. You can even see Mt. Fuji when the weather is fine.

In winter, the site is popular as a ski area, suited to beginners and experts alike. You can enjoy long runs of up to 8.5 km, on powder snow that can pile up more than a meter in one night.

Facility Outline

Open:(In Autumn) October – November
(In Winter) Late December – Late March
* See website for details.
Closed:October, November undecided
No closings during the operating period in winter
* See website for details.
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Suginosawa, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Chance to see the fantastic sea of clouds
Chance to see the fantastic sea of clouds
Some of Japan’s greatest long runs are possible here
Some of Japan’s greatest long runs are possible here
Message from the Facility

In advance to winter ski season, the Suginohara Gondola has started early operation in autumn since 2015. Normally, the autumn foliage season peaks around mid-October.

We recommend viewing the trees known as “Erman's birch” that grow along the walking path. They struggle to extend straight upward even as their trunks bend under the weight of snow. It is an unforgettable sight. Also, be sure to walk along the trekking course and see the Japanese lindens, the “divine trees” of Suginohara. In May, the area opens for cross-country mountain biking.We look forward to your visit!

Staff Member
Tomomi Miyashita