Resort Reviews by bkurobe

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by bkurobe. Currently 7 reviews.
Madarao Kogen
斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
Submitted by bkurobe on 20th February 2015
Sick powder day!! Tickets compliments of snowjapan giveaway
I go to Madarao every year and never a disappointment! This year was no different.

The first day there was about 30cm of freshies and it was super cold making the conditions amazing!! tons of tree runs at this place and ski patrol is nowhere in sight.

On the second day I awoke to about 2ft of snow burying my car which took quite a while to dig out. It was worth it! Epic pow conditions.

We went directly to
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Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by bkurobe on 28th January 2015
Probably the best in Myoko
Although Myoko is really a series of ski mountains, Suginohara is probably my favorite.

On this day, it was a white out which I love beacuse the snow was deep and not many people out on the slopes. 30-40 cm of fresh pow all day, our tracks pretty much covered up everytime we went up the lifts.

At the very top there are some good tree runs if your willing to duck some ropes.

It's also a good entry point
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by bkurobe on 14th January 2015
Good for beginners
This is by far my least favorite in Myoko.

It's pretty small and has a lot of flat areas.

It was a pow day when I went but hard to keep momentum in the flat areas.

Overall, I would recommend this place for people who are just starting out or with children
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Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
ニセコアンヌプリ国際
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by bkurobe on 14th January 2015
Great Pow!!
This is a pretty good mountain.

It gets a little crowded sometimes, but not like Hirafu.

Wide open slopes with pow staches all over the edges and throught the trails until afternoon.

The best part of this mountain is the access to the gates. When they open it rocks. Good tree runs, wide open bowls, full of knee to waist deep pow
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Ikenotaira Onsen
池の平温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by bkurobe on 12th January 2015
Great day compliments of the Snowjapan giveaway!!!
This is a good place to visit for all kinds of skiers/boarders. Has a little something for everyone.

For me, the tree runs on the far left (looking up the mntn) are the best. Lots of fresh pow and pretty much just my friends and I going in.

It was a holiday weekend, so more people than usual.

Still easy enough to find freshies if you know where to look! Thanks again Snowjapan
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Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
ニセコモイワスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by bkurobe on 28th January 2014
Awsome local mountain!
Get away from the niseko crowds and check this place out.

Super local spot with deeeeeeep pow
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Tateyama Sanroku
立山山麓
Toyama City, Toyama
Submitted by bkurobe on 24th January 2014
better than you might think!!
Living in Toyama I have always been a bit hesitant to ski here because of the close proximity to Niigata and Nagano.

After four years now I have been there a handful of times and have a new found respect for the mounatins. When it snows the place actually rocks.

Tons of fresh pow all over the mountain and no ski patrol in sight.

Under and to the right of the Gondala and the trees in Gokurakazaka are highly
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