Resort Reviews from May 2004

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 4 reviews.
Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by denham v8 on 25th May 2004
Inawashiro review by denham v8
Basically the resort is good and pretty fun. The terrain covers a lot of area so between the runs there are many possible chances to get some great off piste. The lifties and ski patrols though are strict, so make sure to have a look around before you go into the trees. There was a short section of off-piste on the ridge that runs parallel to the single chairlift at the top of Inawashiro ski resort (I can't
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Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba47ウインタースポーツパーク
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by denham v8 on 25th May 2004
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park review by denham v8
Great resort, I had a really good time here. No complaints at all.

Lots of off-piste, especially under the main gondala through the valley there were big wide steep tree runs, fresh tracks all day. Watch out for the lifties though as they will clip your ticket.

The board park is good too - big hits and some dudes were just going nuts, so good to watch.

Fantastic resort
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by denham v8 on 25th May 2004
Ryuoo Ski Park review by denham v8
Kita Shiga is a fun little resort. We were quiet lucky 2 days of non-stop dumping, most of the hotels are beside the bottom runs which is convienient.

The highlight is the run from the top of the gondala - great fun with so many possibilities for off-piste, and steep as well. If you get up there and are up to it hang a right (if your looking at the resort from the map) at the top and ski
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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 tantrum on 19th May 2004
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by tantrum
I've been twice for a week and will take another week in 2005. For me, it is a fantastic place - I like riding powder amongst trees and especially down the bottom of Hanazono, it is great.

I'm not particularly into steeps or parks, but there is a bit of flat stuff in the middle of Hanazono that is a bit annoying.

I've very rarely had to spend more than a minute in a lift queue - no problems there. Snow-wise, of
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