Budoh (Murakami City, Niigata)

ぶどう (新潟県 村上市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 11th March 2018
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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

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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 123cm 13cm 1st 257cm 130cm 1st 293cm 146cm
2nd - - 2nd 121cm 11cm 2nd 242cm 132cm 2nd 279cm 140cm
3rd - - 3rd 127cm 5cm 3rd 231cm 133cm 3rd 278cm 131cm
4th - - 4th 156cm 3cm 4th 243cm 133cm 4th 278cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 161cm 8cm 5th 263cm 127cm 5th 262cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 169cm 15cm 6th 263cm 120cm 6th 262cm -
7th - - 7th 179cm 14cm 7th 263cm 125cm 7th 265cm -
8th - - 8th 176cm 11cm 8th 302cm 137cm 8th 252cm -
9th - - 9th 142cm 7cm 9th 314cm 138cm 9th 239cm -
10th - - 10th 142cm 5cm 10th 311cm 138cm 10th 235cm -
11th - - 11th 176cm 10cm 11th 280cm 136cm 11th 236cm -
12th - - 12th 195cm 40cm 12th 243cm 143cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 208cm 90cm 13th 268cm 150cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 220cm 122cm 14th 349cm 168cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 208cm 134cm 15th 330cm 172cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 191cm 141cm 16th 320cm 168cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 167cm 130cm 17th 321cm 151cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 157cm 120cm 18th 317cm 140cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 149cm 123cm 19th 318cm 143cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 148cm 128cm 20th 315cm 142cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 149cm 139cm 21st 321cm 141cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 162cm 142cm 22nd 320cm 143cm 22nd - -
23rd 109cm 0cm 23rd 165cm 157cm 23rd 317cm 135cm 23rd - -
24th 102cm 4cm 24th 194cm 160cm 24th 312cm 132cm 24th - -
25th 88cm 7cm 25th 204cm 165cm 25th 317cm 149cm 25th - -
26th 87cm 6cm 26th 205cm 164cm 26th 316cm 158cm 26th - -
27th 100cm 0cm 27th 211cm 159cm 27th 313cm 153cm 27th - -
28th 105cm 7cm 28th 212cm 149cm 28th 311cm 150cm 28th - -
29th 111cm 13cm 29th 220cm 145cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 130cm 15cm 30th 228cm 131cm 30th 30th - -
31st 128cm 20cm 31st 251cm 128cm 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 special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special 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 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

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.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
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.

More Information

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

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