Resort Reviews from January 2002

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 4 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by spired on 24th January 2002
Naeba review by spired
Popular with crowds, Naeba offers lots of gimmicky promotional collateral (like the silly gondola) but subpar skiing/boarding
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 15th January 2002
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
Good place for beginners as well as intermediate skiers.

Skied there 3 times, once on a weekday and twice on a weekend and the place never got too crowded, so you don’t have to wait in line for the ski lifts getting frost bites.

Not the longest courses around but definitely worth a visit especially if you want to bring your family along with kids
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Muica Snow Resort
ムイカ スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2002
Muikamachi Ski Resort review (submitted before 2003)
Local resort up on the hill behind Muikamachi town. All the marks of a local resort too - farmers as lift operators, food in the restaurant....but a fair place anyway for those of us living in that area. If you are in the area, stick to the bigger and better places in Yuzawa and Shiozawa for more fun.
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2002
Yuzawa Nakazato review (submitted before 2003)
This resort has good beginner and intermediate runs.

There is one which is wide and long. Very enjoyable for beginners. However, it has only one night ski run which I feel is rather difficult for a beginner.

Other than this, I would recommend this resort
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