Okutadami Maruyama (Uonuma City, Niigata)
Planned 2013/2014 season: late November 2013 until mid May 2014
Closed from mid January until mid March (subject to change).
The morning ticket is valid from 8:30am until 12:30pm.
The afternoon ticket is valid from 12pm until cloding.
A pack including lunch and drink ticket costs 4400 yen (adult), 3800 yen (senior).
Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.
People aged 55 years and over are eligible for 'Senior' tickets.
There are two "seasons" at Okutadami Maruyama as the resort closes around mid-January until mid-March.
In the early ski season, the resort is open from 8:30am until 4pm.
In the spring season, the resort is open from 8am until 4:45pm on weekends; 8:30am until 4:45pm on weekdays.
A season ticket that is also valid at the Wakabuna resort in Niigata Prefecture is available, costs 52000 yen.
A season ticket that is also valid at the Suhara resort in Niigata Prefecture is available, costs 50000 yen.
Okutadami Maruyama is located to the east of Koide, and much of the second half of the journey is through quite narrow tunnels. The area is deep in the mountains and famous for being on the receiving end of huge amounts of snow.... so much that in fact the resort closes from mid January until mid March. It's popular for early and late skiing. The Silver Line road from Oyu Onsen takes you through 22km of winding roads and tunnels. Okutadami is about 34km from Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway and also the local-line Koide Station. The nearest Joetsu Shinkansen station is Urasa, about 41km from the resort.
Snow depth, average temperature and percentage of fine weather conditions (where available) from recent season
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Latest by andrewl on 23rd April 2007
After checking other reader reviews on my return from Okutadami, I thought I'd add my opinion as it doesn't seem to get the best write-up from a lot of people.
Despite the fact that we were there in late April, there Read more ...