Niigata ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Niigata. Currently 4 reviews.
Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 18th February 2008
Myoko Suginohara review by Tubby Beaver
This place was awesome, apparently I went during the biggest snowfalls the area has had in a million years, the snow was outstanding quality. It was soooooooo deep, light and fluffy!!

They have plenty of trees to explore, the runs under the lifts are fantastic. The pistes themselves were great, nice and wide for the most part, good linking trails from piste to piste, pockets of trees/bushes and powder in between the runs to enjoy!!

We got free lunch as
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Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by TokyoBob on 8th February 2008
Naeba review
I first came to Naeba at the beginning of the season. What a difference 2 months makes.

This place is big, much bigger than it first appears. The lift pass will even take you over to Kagura via the "Dragondola" so enough to keep you busy for a few days.

If you take Gondola 1 up, you are bound to see a few tracks off to your right. It is possible to grab some lovely powder through the trees and you'll
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 7th February 2008
Akakura Onsen review by hoss
We've been going here for the past 4 years. Even in the "bad" seasons the snow was great.

We only just realised that apart from the 28 lifts at Akakura Onsen, there's another 20 or so just around the corner at Ikenotaira - looking forward to next year
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Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by TokyoBob on 2nd February 2008
Kagura review
A great place to get to for a day trip from Tokyo. The resort is big enough with enough variation from the top of lifts to keep you occupied. All the red runs have parts which will challenge and keep you on your toes.

Not many lifts were open today because of the winds, but lift 1 opened up about 2pm, which really made my day.

If you are going this weekend, I advise snowboarders to set their bindings right to
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