Niigata ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Niigata. Currently 3 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 28th February 2009
Naeba review by Endless Winter
This was my second time to visit Naeba and it did not disappoint.

A good 20-30cm of snow had accumulated, the wind had ceased, and the whole mountain was open. It was one of those blue bird days with panoramic views of the entire region from the top. Not being too familiar with the mountain I took my time once off the gondola and figured out how the lifts and runs connected to each other.
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Iwappara
岩原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by powder rocks on 28th February 2009
Iwappara review
I visited iwaparra and I thought the runs were perfect for a beginner or a skier who wants to brush up his carving. The food is good with lots of election and it is cheap. The runs are so wide they don't seem busy and the lifts don't have long queues.

However an advanced skier would get bored in an hour most. There is no park and not many advanced runs (except the large mogul run at the top) The
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Iwappara
岩原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 12th February 2009
Iwappara review
This resort hadn't been reviewed in awhile so thought I'd give my two cents. I went on a holiday that fell on a WED, which could be comparable to going on a SUN. I agree with the consensus that this is a good resort for beginners and/or a relaxing day for experienced boarders. That doesn't mean it wasn't fun.

There is plenty of room on the one main (and very wide) run to avoid newbies or teach your newbie friends if
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