Yubari

Yubari

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Yubari

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Yubari - Reviews

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POWDERHOUNDS.COM
20/06/2016
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

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POWDERHOUNDS.COM
20/06/2016
And this was only some of the school kids!
Mt Racey
Not sure why they need traffic lights?!!
Parts of the town are run down to say the least
A slow one-carriage train to Yubari
Apart from a massive horde of school kids, the Mt Racey Ski Resort was deserted. If ever the
school subsidiary is lifted (which is rumoured), this is a ski resort that will be in major financial trouble, just like the town.

And in the town of Yubari, there was barely anyone there either. Usually we love little ski areas that are deserted because it means we can have our private ski resort, but this was a little depressing in part because of the financial status of the town. There were shops and restaurants closed down, buildings collapsed, and poverty was evident everywhere we went (except the ski resort and the hotels).

You might feel compelled to visit Yubari just to support the destitute town with your tourist dollar, however the town and ski resort doesn’t do itself many favours when it comes to attracting international guests (except for the film festival). For example it’s difficult for English speaking guests to book a hotel at Mt Racey.

Yubari Resort is probably best for powder hounds to visit for day trips from another central Hokkaido destination, and ideally for storm riding. See our Mt Racey overview page for more on the pros and cons and also see the Japan ski resorts ratings.