Resort Reviews from April 2008

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2 reviews.
Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Brod on 4th April 2008
Happo-one review
You can ski 7 mountains on the ticket I had - but cant change during the day.

Happo One and Hakuba 47 were the best. Tsugake was a bit flat but good for beginners/intermediates. Efficient lift systems, great people, good restaurants and onsens. The village is spread out and the shuttle bus had stopped the day before I arrived so it was a bit difficult getting around after dark. Apparently the skiing compares favourably with Niseko but not the village
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Shiga Kogen Kumanoyu
志賀高原 熊の湯
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 2nd April 2008
Kumanoyu review
Went during a weekday and the runs were practically empty except for some school groups. I paid 8,500yen for a 2day mountain pass and 8,000yen for 2day snowboard hire. For the lift pass they use the electronic keycard system which requires a deposit.

For snowboarding the runs were good and included a bit of variety. But the closest slopes in this area are mainly catered for skiers and you have to walk to Kasadake to snowboard and the other snowboard runs
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