Resort Reviews from February 2002

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2 reviews.
NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 10th February 2002
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
Great place for families with children and beginner/lower inter skiers. This is the only no boarders resort in Yuzawa town and the resort uses that as it's selling point.

This year they have some foreigners working there as ski patrol so you can take ski lessons in English.

There is also some plan they have for children with the Pingu penguin character.

A good day out. The hotel is gorgeous, but expensive
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by slow-poke on 2nd February 2002
Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu review by slow-poke
Went there in February last season, we were fairly lucky with the weather and the snow was as good as I was hoping for.

The resort isn't as big as I was expecting it to be, but a good selection of runs and Hirafu is connected to Higashiyama and Annpuri (?) so a lot of choice run wise.

I'll be back
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