First off a big thank you to Kandatsu Resort and SnowJapan for the free pass. The free pass meant I went to Kandatsu, the great day we had there means I'll return.
Kandatsu is easy to get too, the entrance road is very close to the Yuzawa IC on the dreaded Kan-etsu expressway. It was quite busy the day we were there and we were directed off to a secondary carpark. If you are driving and have a 2WD avoid this
After a gap of a few years, Kandatsu Kogen has had 5 reviews in 2 months and here's another! First off, a BIG thanks to SnowJapan and Kandatsu Kogen for the free ticket - much appreciated!
This was a Sunday trip from Kanagawa with fellow SJ member, onehunga. We had planned to go to Kagura in a bid to avoid the forecast rain but when we popped out of the tunnel on the Kan-etsu expressway we could see Iwappara ski resort
I had not been skiing for 6 whole years, but I had an awesome time at Kandatsu.
I went with one other guy who hadn't been in almost as long as I had, and one girl who had never skied before. Therefore, we stayed almost exclusively in the beginning areas. That being said, we still had a ton of fun.
The lifts weren't too busy, despite it being a Saturday and we had got to go down plenty of times.
It was a soft snowy day on my arrival at the resort and what a good place to take your family.
The resort is very easy to navigate and I had no fear of losing track of my kids, even in the snowy conditions the runs all let out at the bottom into the same place so even though my sons were taking different routes it was easy to keep track of them. This was especially helpful in the
Akakura Kanko, Myoko, Niigata. Saturday, January 31st.
I was lucky enough to win a ticket from SnowJapan to use at any of the Myoko resorts. Thanks SJ! I received the ticket in the mail and decided to use it that coming Saturday to ride at Akakan with my buddy 'Bushiman', and another friend who was visiting from Tokyo.
I would generally take the highway to Myoko from Nagano city, but on this particular day we decided to use the back roads toward
I visited Suginohara on the first day of February at the end of a weekend of heavy snow. The previous 3 days had gotten snow and the day I visited was no different.
The right hand side of the map is serviced by a gondola and a couple pair lifts which means doing laps can get a bit slow around late morning when many people arrive from further afield and start queuing for the gondola. Luckily the staff are pretty good