Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 5 reviews.
Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by reev on 25th December 2002
Furano review by reev
Ahh..Furano. I've read the reviews and believe what they say about the paranoid ski patrol and the management (is there any?) because it has become laughable at times. Besides the very convenient 'Family Romance' being closed (it links the two mountains), there are seriously too many things to list here warning you not to spend your valuable ski/board dollars here. For locals, head to Kamui and further afield, Furano is a last resort, literally. You were warned!
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Sapporo Kokusai
札幌国際
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 11th December 2002
Sapporo Kokusai review by am
Last winter I went to Sapporo during the Snow Festival and spent a day at Sapporo Kokusai resort. It was -9 brr! It was probably because of the snow festival that it was really crowded there, and the runs all ended at the same place. \r\n\r\nBut everyone, from little kids to old people, was really experienced there, and they zoomed down the runs.

Personally I didn't have a good day and Kokusai kicked my ass!
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 4th December 2002
Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu review by mgciill
Well, what can be said except that it is a must-go resort for any rider in search of the best white gold.

I totally loved it and will try to go back there as soon as I can
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st December 2002
Furano review (submitted before 2003)
I was astonished to read Big Dave's review of Furano and his experiences with the ski patrol.

Personally I found the ski patrols to be friendly, polite, and helpful, though their English skills were somewhat lacking.

I think foreigners should make every effort to obey the rules in Japan.
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Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st December 2002
Rusutsu Resort review (submitted before 2003)
Rusutsu is probably my favourite ski resort in Hokkaido as there are 3 mountains (East, West and Isola) with varied terrain and the most amazing snow.

While at Niseko a lot of time is wasted waiting in lines for the gondola and silly one seater lifts, at Rusutsu you never wait more than 3 minutes until you are on a gondola or covered lift (which is nice on the cold days). My favourite mountain is Isola, great tree runs and
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