Resort Reviews - tagged 'Wakabuna Kogen'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Wakabuna Kogen'. Currently 5 reviews.
Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
Submitted by jimmyb on 25th January 2019
When to go to Wakabuna Kogen Ski Area
Wakabuna Kogen Ski Area is the coldest of the Kaetsu (north Niigata) ski resorts, so the snow conditions will usually be better there than at the other locations – especially on warmer days. Wakabuna's weak point is that it faces the prevailing winter winds and a venturi develops as the wind comes up the Sekikawa valley. When wind gusts exceed 5 or 6m, No. 1 pair lift often does not operate – basically shutting down half the courses. Wakabuna is a
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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.
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Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
Submitted by horrified on 28th February 2004
Wakabuna Kogen review by horrified
I went mid-week and had many runs completely to myself. It was raining in the morning when I arrived, but the sun came out around lunch time and it turned into a fantastic day. I had a bowl of rammen while waiting for the rain to subside (900 yen for a bowl and not bad.)

The staff were friendly the runs were perfect for me, as I'm a beginner. There were a few advanced runs, but most folks stayed on the
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Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
Wakabuna Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
A small resort in the north part of Niigata (not many resorts around here), but decent for a local place.

Travel just a bit and you are in Yamagata - definitely worth the trip.
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Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
Sekikawa Village, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th October 2002
Wakabuna Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
More snowboarders than skiers (I counted).

Not very crowded (almost no waiting for lifts when I have been there).

Fun family ski area!
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