Resort Reviews from November 2008

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2 reviews.
Ani
阿仁
Kita Akita City, Akita
Submitted by andrewl on 25th November 2008
Ani review
As a beginner snowboarder, I found the intermediate runs at the top of the mountain to be a ton of fun, good for a 4-hour pass. Don't start later than 10 in the morning, as by 2pm it gets a little wet and slushy.

It was also pretty affordable, and they have rental boot sizes for us large foreigners - up to 29.5cm.

The one huge con to this place is the looooong flat beginner run that goes to the bottom of
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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
菅平高原スノーリゾート
Ueda City, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 14th November 2008
Sugadaira Kogen review by Joe Eaton
Sugadaira was quite good for us.

I prefer Sugadaira to Hakuba and Shiga anyway.

The views are really good, very close to Tokyo, hotels are not so expensive, and the meals were great!

Although Japan has many good ski resorts, Sugadaira is the most exceptional, trust me
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