Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 4 reviews.
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 airwalk on 26th February 2007
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by airwalk
This was my second visit. The first one was a few years back and it was so windy that I couldn't enjoy a thing.

This time was different. Still windy, but alternating with sun, snow, blue skies, dense clouds, and heavy snow.

We got tickets for Grand Hirafu, but boarded the actual slope only once. Most of the time we hiked up to the very top and boarded the slopes left of Hanazono. Fantastic powder. Unfortunately about a couple hundred people got
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Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 20th February 2007
Rusutsu Resort review by tregster
So far the best place I have ridden in Japan. It seems like the lift system was actually planned rather than decided by geriatric throwing darts at a picture of the mountain. There is plenty of tree riding to be had and the management seems to actively endorse it by grooming up to an exit point of a gulley where it might otherwise be too flat to ride out.

Probably the best area for off piste riding is the bowl formed
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Sapporo Teine
サッポロテイネ
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 13th February 2007
Sapporo Teine review
For a mid size resort Teine is a great time. The day I went the powder was awesome.

Tree skiing was top notch!

I highly recommend Teine for a day trip
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Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 9th February 2007
Rusutsu Resort review by snowgirl
Took kids to Rusutsu January 2007.

So friendly and helpful. Had great instructors from Niseko. So kid friendly, great pool, great restaurants and resort. Amazing snow and good runs for all abilities. Suit beginner to expert. Lovely local food available. We ate in caferteria with local kids daily. Great miso soup with noodles. Not much english spoken but resort staff extremely helpful. We loved it and will return yearly!!

Can't rave enough
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