Resort Reviews by joshnii

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by joshnii. Currently 4 reviews.
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
六日町八海山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by joshnii on 16th April 2014
A fine place to spend a day
I have been to Muikamachi Hakkaisan a few times. This time was courtesty of SnowJapan and Minamiuonuma as I used the ticket I won on the site.

I timed it well.

This season was not classic by any means in terms of snowfall, but I was waiting to go to Hakkaisan in as perfect as possible conditions. Lots of fresh snow and decent weather. That's what I got.

Hakkaisan is a long and fairly narrow resort. Though having
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Joetsu Kokusai
上越国際
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by joshnii on 21st February 2004
Joetsu Kokusai review by joshnii
Joetsu Kokusai - it has got some stick in some of the reviews on here, but even so I went with an open mind (and a free ticket - thanks SJ!).

First off, the weather today was very spring like - it just felt like spring. I didn't even put my gloves on all day, the winds were warm. The bad part of all that of course is that the snow was not good. Heavy, like sugar.
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Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by joshnii on 21st February 2004
Myoko Suginohara review by joshnii
Great place this.

Not much to complain about!

Great snow when we went early Feb, which always makes a place look good.

Nice long courses so you don't feel you're sat on a lift for most of the day.

And Mt Myoko really is a beaut
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Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by joshnii on 10th January 2003
Kagura review by joshnii
My first time at Kagura this year, we started at Mitsumata and spent the whole day riding the whole area right up to Tashiro. It almost takes a full day to "do" all of the resort there and back.

The snow was just excellent heaps of it, nice and powdery like. Making that lovely snow noise under the plank - you know the one!

Kagura was the busiEST part out of the 3, but was not busy. Hardly
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