Resort Reviews from December 2011

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 7 reviews.
Kusatsu Kokusai
草津国際
Kusatsu Town, Gunma
Submitted by Mick Rich on 28th December 2011
Kusatsu Kokusai review
I happened to be in Kusatsu (onsen town) for Christmas, so thought I'd check out it's ski resort. As it was early season, much of the resort wasn't open, including the long, narrow runs mentioned in the other reviews. I was therefore limited to using 2 of the 3 runs/lifts accessed from the gondola which, in the absence of an early morning bus (I think the first one leaves the town's bus terminal at 9.40!), I had to get to
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Kusatsu Kokusai
草津国際
Kusatsu Town, Gunma
Submitted by Mick Rich on 28th December 2011
Christmas at Kusatsu Kokusai!
I happened to be in Kusatsu (onsen town) for Christmas, so thought I'd check out its ski resort. As it was early season, much of the resort wasn't open, including the long, narrow runs mentioned in the other reviews. I was therefore limited to using 2 of the 3 runs/lifts accessed from the gondola which, in the absence of an early morning bus (I think the first one leaves the town's bus terminal at 9.40!), I had to get to
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Kandatsu Kogen
神立高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 22nd December 2011
Kandatsu Kogen review by Tubby Beaver
After the snow finally started falling on Honshu last weekend, I decided to come up to Yuzawa on the 1st day of my holidays....I was well rewarded.

The snow had stopped and the sun was out, however it didn't have a detrimental effect on the snow that was there. All round Yuzawa town the streets and trees were thick with the snowfall and Kandatsu was no different. There were only 2 lifts open, but actually this still gave me access to
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Kamui Ski Links
カムイスキーリンクス
Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 11th December 2011
Kamui Ski Links review by andylaurel
Kamui Ski Links near Asahikawa, Hokkaido opened yesterday so I thought I'd go and check it out.

It's a medium sized resort with a fun mix of pistes, and a very liberal off piste policy.

It's only 3000 yen all day, and despite being a Sunday, it wasn't too crowded.

I recommend this resort to anyone looking for a fun day in the snow
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Kyowa
協和
Daisen City, Akita
Submitted by andrewl on 8th December 2011
Kyowa review by akitapow
Just another small ski hill in Akita.\r\n\r\nCheap, but with 2 lifts and no steeps, I'd say it is aimed towards the mellow skier/rider that just wants to get out and make some turns. They do set up a little mini park with some kickers and a box or 2, but nothing special there either
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Taiheizan Opus
太平山 オーパス
Akita City, Akita
Submitted by andrewl on 7th December 2011
Taiheizan Opus review by akitapow
Opus is definitely geared towards families with kids etc etc.

You can definitely go there to make some turns, but the runs are pretty limited and not too steep.

Simply put, I'd go there if nothing else was open, haha, but definitely NOT where I would go after its been dumping fresh POW
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Akita Hachimantai
秋田八幡平
Kazuno City, Akita
Submitted by andrewl on 7th December 2011
Akita Hachimantai review by akitapow
This is another one of Akita's many tiny tiny ski hills, but Hachimantai gets some pretty solid snow!

They are always the first ski hill to open in Akita and you can def find some great freshies. Last time I was there was in March, and we were still finding some pretty nice powder lines. Another great thing about this place is that there aren't really any boundaries, so you can hit some tree lines and get off the
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