Oku Ibuki resort review (Maibara City, Shiga)

Oku Ibuki
Maibara City, Shiga
Submitted by andrewl on 6th March 2006
Oku Ibuki review by Si
I shouldn't complain, cos from Osaka, it's 2 hours by car and you can satisfy the hankering for piste love.

Early morning I thought that a set of skates would have been more suited, but as the March sun gained strength, ice quickly became soft and slushy affording more control and softer bumps.

There are many beginners and kids, so making your way to the bottom can become a giant slalom where the flags move to keep you on yer edges(or off).

That aside, I had fun and would go again.

Oh, yeh, shocking lift layout. Bring an ice pick and crampons to scale your way to the next (last grumble).
Date visited: From 05 March, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Morning ice, afternoon slush
Things I liked: Close
Things I didn't like: Crowded, lifts

Oku Ibuki

Maibara City, Shiga
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 60
Courses/Terrain: 85
Lift system: 35
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1250m
Min. elevation: 700m
Vertical: 550m
Steepest slope: 46°
Longest course: 2500m
Number of lifts: 9

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