Resort Reviews by JA

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by JA. Currently 3 reviews.
Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by JA on 27th January 2015
Third visit, did not disappoint!
Rained first day, then turned to snow next day. Bluebird, and a few cloudy days followed.
Unfortunately, the weather is too warm, and snow is depleting.
Skiing at Suginohara was fab, and we made the most of the goog weather when it was here.

Staying at the Alp Resort Hotel (true "skiing, ski out") we could make choices as the weather changed.
This is our third trip to Akakura, so it must be OK
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by JA on 12th February 2009
Nozawa Onsen review
Fact is, I would not return to Nozawa. Not because of the place, but mainly because the terrain does not fit my idea of my ability.

I rate myself as strong intermediate, and there are plenty of bump runs for the adventurous and lots of flattish runs for beginners and very litle between.

Lift unloads seem not to have been designed for easy access to next load point, and that leaves a push to get anywhere.

That said, I am glad to have
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Kamui Ski Links
カムイスキーリンクス
Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Submitted by JA on 2nd February 2008
Kamui Ski Links review
In addition to the huge groomed pistes, the "no out of bounds" policy gives access to heaps of tree runs and the powder stashes to be found just off the piste.

Highly disorganised restaurant at top of goldola line is the main downside to this very nice "one day" resort
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