Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 7 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 andrewl on 28th January 2006
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by powder ranger
This is a fantastic resort with facilities and three main resorts to ski, it snowed 22 out of 23 days and we had powder up to our eye balls most of the time, if you know where to go.

I am extremly concerned about the Australian visitors in particular creating a "Bali" in this resort - they were inpolite to the japanese, they constantly ducked ropes into dangerous bowls, cornice areas and ridges making it highley hazerdous for skiers below.
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Kamui Ski Links
カムイスキーリンクス
Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 22nd January 2006
Kamui Ski Links review
Lots of dry poweder and no one to ski it up before you get to it.

On top of the the lift tickets are about $25, can't beat that price anywhere
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 22nd January 2006
Furano review by Mike
Furano and Kitanomine are adjacent areas that are connected and a single lift pass covers both. Kitanomine has most hotels at its base but we stayed at The New Furano Prince - the only hotel at the base of the Furano slopes.

Arriving on Friday evening we sampled the apres ski before the ski. FOr Furano, you are stuck with the hotel or Soh's cabin - a log cabin restaurant which is a delightful 5 minute walk through the woods
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Kiroro
キロロスノーワールド
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by rossno on 10th January 2006
Kiroro Snow World review by rossno
Great place to visit with the family or for a romantic getaway with someone special, if your priority is not Snowboarding or Skiing most of the time
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Nukabira Gensenkyo
ぬかびら源泉郷
Kamishihoro Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by ObiJET on 7th January 2006
Nukabira Gensenkyo review by ObiJET
Nukabira is a huge local hill or a small resort, depending on the way you look at it. It's not Niseko so I won't compare Nukabira to it. What I like about it is that its cheap (you can ride from 10 to 2 for 2200yen), it has no crowds at all (I can still get fresh lines by 12:00 on powder days), its close to my house (Obihiro), and the setting/vistas are fantastic.

I've lived in Banff, rode whistler a
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Imakane-cho Pirika
今金町ピリカ
Imakane Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 5th January 2006
Imakane-cho Pilika review by Brendan Ross
Pirika is a great little hill, although it's unlikely to ever be visited by foreigners other than the 4 or 5 local English teachers.

I've never stood in a line longer than 5 people, and on most days you can be the only person on a run at any given time. The hill only has a few runs to choose from, and all but one are groomed. However, the snow quality is excellent, and the runs are
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Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム
Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd January 2006
Hoshino Resort Tomamu review
Me and my wife went to Tomamu for X'mas which is the first time for us to ski in Hokkaido.

The snow was great and the people are very nice at the resort. The ski area is not that big and I think there are only 10 lifts all together. The facilities are ageing but they are maintained in a reasonable condition.

We had lots of fun as the food was great and there are plenty of
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