Budoh (Murakami City, Niigata)

ぶどう (新潟県 村上市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 10th March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 16th December 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 1st - 257cm 1st - 293cm
2nd - - 2nd - 121cm 2nd - 242cm 2nd - 279cm
3rd - - 3rd - 127cm 3rd - 231cm 3rd - 278cm
4th - - 4th - 156cm 4th - 243cm 4th - 278cm
5th - - 5th - 161cm 5th - 263cm 5th - 262cm
6th - - 6th - 169cm 6th - 263cm 6th - 262cm
7th - - 7th - 179cm 7th - 263cm 7th - 265cm
8th - - 8th - 176cm 8th - 302cm 8th - 252cm
9th - - 9th - 142cm 9th - 314cm 9th - 239cm
10th - - 10th - 142cm 10th - 311cm 10th - 235cm
11th - - 11th - 176cm 11th - 280cm 11th - 236cm
12th - - 12th - 195cm 12th - 243cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 208cm 13th - 268cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 220cm 14th - 349cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 208cm 15th - 330cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 191cm 16th - 320cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 167cm 17th - 321cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 157cm 18th - 317cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 149cm 19th - 318cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 148cm 20th - 315cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 149cm 21st - 321cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 162cm 22nd - 320cm 22nd - -
23rd - 109cm 23rd - 165cm 23rd - 317cm 23rd - -
24th - 102cm 24th - 194cm 24th - 312cm 24th - -
25th - 88cm 25th - 204cm 25th - 317cm 25th - -
26th - 87cm 26th - 205cm 26th - 316cm 26th - -
27th - 100cm 27th - 211cm 27th - 313cm 27th - -
28th - 105cm 28th - 212cm 28th - 311cm 28th - -
29th - 111cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 130cm 30th - 228cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 128cm 31st - 251cm 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 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.

>> 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.

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As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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