Ohara resort review (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Uonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by AaronCarter on 1st November 2019
Small resort, quiet, beautiful surroundings
This ski hill is a bit of a trek to get to. It's in Uomuma which is north of Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma and realistically about 70-80 minutes drive from that area. But I thought I'd give it a go as I had been the previous autumn.

Ski hill itself is pretty small and there's really not much to talk about. The snow was really great when we went, with 20cm overnight. Light and fluffy. And hardly anyone else around at all. It was really quiet (which is how I personally like a ski resort!)

Surroundings are beautiful. Take a camera and try to go on a fine day.

I wouldn't recommend making a big trip to go here, but if you are in the region and fancy a chance from the usual places... check it out.
Date visited: From 2018
Snow condition on visit: Very good
Things I liked: Snow, scenery, not busy
Things I didn't like: A bit far (from everywhere!)
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
General score: 65
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 50


Uonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 65
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 50
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 640m
Min. elevation: 440m
Vertical: 200m
Steepest slope: 23°
Longest course: 700m
Number of lifts: 2

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