Budoh (Murakami City, Niigata)

ぶどう (新潟県 村上市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Budoh is located in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture, close to the border with Yamagata Prefecture. It is just over 20km to the north of central Murakami city. Budoh leaves the top course under the Number 2 pair lift ungroomed.

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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Budoh Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 13cm 13cm 1st 130cm 170cm 1st 146cm 124cm
2nd - - 2nd 11cm 8cm 2nd 132cm 163cm 2nd 140cm 135cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 0cm 3rd 133cm 173cm 3rd 131cm 131cm
4th - - 4th 3cm 0cm 4th 133cm 173cm 4th 135cm 125cm
5th - - 5th 8cm 1cm 5th 127cm 168cm 5th 130cm 121cm
6th - - 6th 15cm 8cm 6th 120cm 177cm 6th - 112cm
7th - - 7th 14cm 1cm 7th 125cm 175cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 11cm 4cm 8th 137cm 162cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 7cm 10cm 9th 138cm 181cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 5cm 10cm 10th 138cm 188cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 10cm 12cm 11th 136cm 185cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 40cm 22cm 12th 143cm 181cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 90cm 24cm 13th 150cm 167cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 122cm 36cm 14th 168cm 128cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 134cm 49cm 15th 172cm 115cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 141cm 92cm 16th 168cm 120cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 130cm 111cm 17th 151cm 155cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 120cm 99cm 18th 140cm 155cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 123cm 101cm 19th 143cm 135cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 128cm 124cm 20th 142cm 127cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 139cm 126cm 21st 141cm 113cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 142cm 121cm 22nd 143cm 112cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm - 23rd 157cm 128cm 23rd 135cm 110cm 23rd - -
24th 4cm - 24th 160cm 131cm 24th 132cm 115cm 24th - -
25th 7cm - 25th 165cm 143cm 25th 149cm 124cm 25th - -
26th 6cm 3cm 26th 164cm 152cm 26th 158cm 127cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 2cm 27th 159cm 150cm 27th 153cm 134cm 27th - -
28th 7cm 9cm 28th 149cm 147cm 28th 150cm 119cm 28th - -
29th 13cm 16cm 29th 145cm 145cm 29th - 113cm 29th - -
30th 15cm 16cm 30th 131cm 152cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 11cm 31st 128cm 148cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Budoh Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Budoh. 
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 are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Budoh Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Budoh is open from 8:30am until 4pm every day.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Budoh Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Older Child
Senior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
2 Hours 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,700 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen 22,500 yen 22,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Various family tickets for 1 Day are also available:

1 adult and 1 child - 4,500 yen
1 adult and 2 children - 6,000 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 7,000 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 9,000 yen
2 adults and 3 children - 11,000 yen

Getting to Budoh

By public transport
83.6km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
11.7km from Echigo Kangawa Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
23.2km from Murakami Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Budoh is about 12km from Echigo Kangawa Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

The larger Murakami Station is a more convenient way of getting to Budoh and is about 23km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
A local bus service from Murakami Station stops at Budoh. The journey takes about 45 minutes.
By Car
13.9km from the Asahi Mahoroba IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
32km from the Atsumi Onsen IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
58.1km from the Tsuruoka IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 7 (0.1km away)
Budoh is about 14km from the Asahi Mahoroba IC exit of the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.

From the Asahi Mahoroba IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 208 and at the traffic lights after 250m turn right onto Route 7. Follow Route 7 north towards Tsuruoka until reaching Budoh. The ski hill is on the left hand side just off the main road.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
There is parking available close to the base of Budoh. The main Number 1 car park holds about 400 vehicles and there is a smaller central car park that holds about 20 cars. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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