Budoh (Murakami City, Niigata)

(新潟県 村上市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
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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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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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 7cm 110cm 1st 0cm 203cm 1st - 149cm
2nd - - 2nd 6cm 111cm 2nd 0cm 215cm 2nd - 148cm
3rd - - 3rd 6cm 121cm 3rd 0cm 206cm 3rd - 148cm
4th - - 4th 6cm 120cm 4th 10cm 178cm 4th - 144cm
5th - - 5th 8cm 118cm 5th 8cm 174cm 5th - 142cm
6th - - 6th 7cm 113cm 6th 25cm 172cm 6th - 137cm
7th - - 7th 2cm 121cm 7th 34cm 168cm 7th - 129cm
8th - - 8th 1cm 136cm 8th 42cm 167cm 8th - 129cm
9th - - 9th 0cm 155cm 9th 45cm 175cm 9th - 123cm
10th - - 10th 0cm 154cm 10th 48cm 189cm 10th - 118cm
11th - - 11th 0cm 150cm 11th 60cm 201cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 0cm 144cm 12th - 200cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 0cm 139cm 13th - 213cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 0cm 139cm 14th - 213cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 0cm 135cm 15th - 210cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 1cm 135cm 16th - 204cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 6cm 137cm 17th - 202cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 3cm 148cm 18th - 201cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 5cm 149cm 19th - 191cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 1cm 144cm 20th - 177cm 20th - -
21st 2cm - 21st 5cm 151cm 21st - 170cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 27cm 22nd 7cm 156cm 22nd - 165cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 27cm 23rd 3cm 161cm 23rd - 161cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm 24cm 24th 1cm 161cm 24th - 163cm 24th - -
25th 1cm 28cm 25th 0cm 169cm 25th - 159cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 23cm 26th 0cm 181cm 26th - 158cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 23cm 27th 0cm 198cm 27th - 154cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 64cm 28th 0cm 196cm 28th - 152cm 28th - -
29th 0cm 73cm 29th 0cm 203cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 0cm 93cm 30th 0cm 197cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 106cm 31st 1cm 191cm 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 specific facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no specific 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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Budoh Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
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 four hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four 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
Pair ticket (married couples) - 5,500 yen

Children's Day is on 20th January and 17th February 2019 - on those days the child ticket is available at no charge.

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.

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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.

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