Forty minutes by car from Niigata City. Easy to reach. Under the Snow Magic! 19 slogan, 19-year olds are free (pre-registration required). Also, 18-year olds are free in the 2017-18 season under the Smile 18 slogan. At Ninox Snow School led by top skier Daisuke Yoshioka, the staff prepare skis and snowboards of the right size for students. Events for families are held on weekends.