Resort Reviews by powder rat

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by powder rat. Currently 2 reviews.
Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by powder rat on 16th July 2015
Tracked out in record time
I have been snowboarding in Niseko since 1999 and have spent the past 5 seasons (Jan & Feb) there.

The snowfall is amazing but so are the crowds. The point of chasing powder is to ride it when it is fresh and untracked....this is becoming increasingly difficult at all 4 Niseko united resorts and Moiwa. The crowds have stomped on every bit of untracked powder across all resorts by approximately 10.30am. After 5 seasons I know the resorts and the
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Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
ニセコアンヌプリ国際
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by powder rat on 25th February 2015
Crowded paradise
I have been smowboarding at Niseko since 1999 and have spent the last 5 seasons (Jan & Feb) there. The snow quantity and quality is often superb and if you have a large enough window you are sure to get good bottomless powder. I would like to make 2 points.

Firstly, if you only have a window of 7-10 days you are not guaranteed excellent snow and/or conditions. The last 2 seasons in particular have seen long dry spells in both
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