Wakabuna Kogen resort review (Sekikawa Village, Niigata)

Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
Submitted by jimmyb on 23rd February 2016
No lines, great snow.
Great for intermediates.

Advanced skiers have two slopes all to themselves.

Trick spots (whatever you call them) for boarders – rails, jumps, etc.

Almost always empty, especially midweek.

Restaurant is OK.
Date visited: From 28 January, 2016 To 28 January, 2016
Snow condition on visit: Very good snow conditions despite this year being a very (repeat, VERY) low snow year.
Things I liked: Good intermediate runs. No crowds (ride up, ski down onto the lift directly, ride up again)
Things I didn't like: food is only so-so
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Authentic Japan experience
Not recommended for: Off-piste opportunities
Apres-ski
General score: 50
Snow conditions: 50
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 50
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Wakabuna Kogen

わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 50
Snow conditions: 50
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 50
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 580m
Min. elevation: 150m
Vertical: 430m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 2100m
Number of lifts: 4

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