Biwako Valley resort review (Otsu City, Shiga)

Biwako Valley
びわ湖バレイ
Otsu City, Shiga
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Tim before 2006
Well this place deserves a review because it's an hour on the train from Kyoto and you can have a good day here if the snow and wind cooperate. Check the weather before you go, because even in feb and mar this place sometimes closes half the runs.

Gets real crowded.

Also don't go on weekends unless you also enjoy riding the Osaka subways at rush hour. But on weekdays you can have the halfpipe to yourself, a couple of the runs are pretty good, and anyhow what the hell else are you gonna do in Kyoto in winter?

Overall, can be a fun day trip.
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Biwako Valley

びわ湖バレイ
Otsu City, Shiga
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 85
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 85
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1174m
Min. elevation: 950m
Vertical: 224m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 1400m
Number of lifts: 6

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