Resort Reviews from October 2014

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 3 reviews.
Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by Bushiman on 31st October 2014
Great All-Round Resort
Thanks again to another SJ giveaway, I was able to go with my fellow SJ lurker, Neck, to one of our favorite resorts...

Suginohara is pretty big, with some of the longest pistes in Nagano/Niigata. And surrounding these pistes are exceptional areas of slackcountry! Very easy access, very easy exits. Plus, it get's some fantastic snow!
The downer is that the whole resort faces south, so if the sun comes out for any prolonged period of time, this can seriously affect your
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Akakura Kanko Resort
赤倉観光リゾート
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by Bushiman on 31st October 2014
Quite a surprise!
I'd never been to Akakura Kanko before, but thanks to a SJ giveaway I decided to give it a whirl with my fellow SJ Forums lurker, Neck.

Kanko was always somewhere I'd wanted to go after reading the entry for it in The World Snowboarding Guide. Their description made it sound epic, with pillow lines and steep trees... Yet, in all my +10yrs of riding in and around Nagano Prefecture, I'd never heard whisper of the place...

We rocked up a day
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Ishiuchi Maruyama
石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by lyk on 24th October 2014
Charming - love the chill/homely atmosphere
My first review, and I'd like to dedicate it to charming little ishiuchi maruyama - so far the only skijo my timid beginner better-half has requested by name to return to - and for the third year in a row we have returned.

Now let me just start off with a big disclaimer - the skiing here is actually not that great.The slopes are average, the elevation low, the terrain uninspiring, the lifts are slow and laid out poorly, transport
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