Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 6 reviews.
Mount Racey
マウントレースイ
Yubari City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 28th February 2004
Mount Racey review by John Little
Our first thoughs on arrival at Mt Racey were, "Oi, Mister! Someone's pinched yer mountain!". This is a small resort. Combined with the rain which was falling on our arrival (yes, rain in Hokkaido in February) the size of the hill almost had us getting straight back on the bus to the airport.

Racey has some very good points and some fairly bad ones, but all in all, we'd still go back there (which is, after all said and
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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 27th February 2004
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by harry man
Loved this place.

Went 8 days after new year. Expected crowds but found few. Lucky to score blue day and the best powder I have ever seen. I will never ski in Australia (my home) again. Nightlife not as big as some, but the quality snow beats hangover anyday.

Go there and get on it
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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 denham v8 on 23rd February 2004
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by denham v8
No words to describe this place!

Go there, you won't regret it!

If you are a beginer it probably is a hard place to learn as its very steep!

I recommend not to buy a ticket for the whole mountain, but only just for Hirafu as there is enough terrain there to keep you entertained for ages
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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 snorklepowder on 18th February 2004
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by snorklepowder
Without a doubt the best powder I have skied from a chairlift ever! Light powder, incredible tree skiing (I love deciduous trees!) and not a lift line in sight.

The Japanese could easily make these into world class resorts if their ski patrol would learn some "snow science" and let people accept some risk. All in all, I hope to return for some more incredible turns!
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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 bulldog on 14th February 2004
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by bulldog
Niseko is great, but it isnt what it used to be. The mountain hasn't changed, of course, but the feeling of the town and the number of people going off in the trees/off-piste has grown to the point where it is a bit disappointing for someone who saw what it was like even five years ago.

The Aussies who have made Niseko their home basically sold out the very reason for being there. Guess, business is business, eh,
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 9th February 2004
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Like everyone else, this is awesome because of the arid powder. During my week it was above the knee.

Not crowded - actually I have yet to ski anywhere crowded in Japan.

Stayed at the Prince - extremely convenient.

I am not sure about the Apres scene, we went to a couple of Restaurants in Niseko - they were friendly but quite.

We went in a big group during Feb.

The views on the one clear day were unbelieveable -
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