Onbara Kogen resort review (Kagamino Town, Okayama)

Onbara Kogen
恩原高原
Kagamino Town, Okayama
Submitted by andrewl on 17th January 2005
Onbara Kogen review by Phil
I happened to work near this resort for a day, so went skiing there on the following day - a Saturday. This website reported 85-100 cm of snow, which was plenty. The runs were prepared nicely, of course you won't find any difficult or particularly interesting runs there. It wasn't crowded, in many cases I could just go through to the seats without having to stop. The lifts are a bit outdated and slow, so the full price of the ticket seems to be a bit steep.

I stayed one night at the Lodge at the resort, so I got a discount one day ticket for 2300 Yen. Ski set rental was 3000 yen, but I didn't like the boots very much... they have boots with size up to 30cm, so don`t worry.

It is a bit difficult to get there if you don't have a car. The lodge has a pickup service from the bus stop at Kamisaibara, which seems to be the only way to get there. It is helpful if you can speak some Japanese to get around there. When staying at the lodge, you should be fine with Japanese food as well; there is no other restaurant that's open in the evening at the resort.

I had lots of fun that day and somehow liked this place, so if you happen to be in the area, I recommend visiting Onbara Kogen for one day.
Date visited: From 15 January, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Good & lots of it
Things I liked: Not crowded, reasonably priced
Things I didn't like: Short runs
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Onbara Kogen

恩原高原
Kagamino Town, Okayama
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 900m
Min. elevation: 739m
Vertical: 161m
Steepest slope: 28°
Longest course: 900m
Number of lifts: 5

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