Resort Reviews from October 2006

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 3 reviews.
Iwappara
岩原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 20th October 2006
Iwappara review by mindfire
This is where I learned to snowboard, so I will always remember this place. Since then I've been back every year. This last year I was good enough to go into the snow park. What a blast. Even better than Happo one's snow park. Although the resort isn't all that big, it can take all day to transverse all the slopes.

All in all I love this resort
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Hakusan Seymour
白山セイモア
Hakusan City, Ishikawa
Submitted by andrewl on 16th October 2006
Hakusan Seymour
Seymour didn't have a good opening weekend. A staff member was hit by a piston bully so they closed the WHOLE mountain. Rumour has it she broke her femur. Only other resort open was Ichirino so they were packed BUT the gondola wasn`t running. Only 1 lift was working so they let everyone use it for free.

Things improved later in the season but the staff were not prepared for the heavy snowfall and the avalanche conditions this presented. Top
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Hakusan Ichirino Onsen
白山一里野温泉
Hakusan City, Ishikawa
Submitted by andrewl on 16th October 2006
Hakusan Ichirino Onsen review by Raging Ronin
These guys weren't prepared at the start of the season and caught with their pants down when Seymour closed.

Some great off piste to be had if you use a bit of imagination. Word of warning: ski patrol take a very dim view of people dropping in under the gondola.

Like all resorts in Ishikawa, can have awesome days and then awful ones. Another common feature is grooming the life out of the runs so that they are hard as concrete.

Great onsen
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