Resort Reviews from November 2013

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 3 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 25th November 2013
Long live the Queen
Naeba had long been on my list of places to check out, and the free tickets for kids helped seal the deal over competing destinations. Getting up extra early, and after ritually sacrificing a canned coffee to the gods of the Kan-Etsu for their favor, we embarked on our journey to the Land of the Erstwhile Bubble.

Kita-Kanto Expressway to the Kan-Etsu, then off at Tsukiyono. Grind it out over the Mikuni toge, until emerging onto the Niigata side, at which
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Ishiuchi Hanaoka
石打花岡
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by muikabochi on 25th November 2013
Tiny ski hill next to bigger brother
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is a tiny ski hill in Minamiuonuma, probably just 1km or so from the much larger Ishiuchi Maruyama - and I believe one of the companies that runs that place owns this.

It's really only for beginners and families, and indeed only opens weekends and has lots of little kids playing in the snow at the base.

The interesting thing I found though was that they have electronic ticket system - the only one in the region that
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Ishiuchi Hanaoka
石打花岡
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by muikabochi on 25th November 2013
Tiny ski hill next to bigger brother
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is a tiny ski hill in Minamiuonuma, probably just 1km or so from the much larger Ishiuchi Maruyama - and I believe one of the companies that runs that place owns this.

It's really only for beginners and families, and indeed only opens weekends and has lots of little kids playing in the snow at the base.

The interesting thing I found though was that they have electronic ticket system - the only one in the region that
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