Resort Reviews by snowdude

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by snowdude. Currently 7 reviews.
Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 4th March 2016
Had a good time at Nozawa Onsen
Yesterday my brother and I went to Nozawa ski jo, it was the first time for both of us and somewhere I had wanted to go for sometime.

The weather was good, and although it did snow lightly from time to time, it also remained fine and quite sunny for long periods too, and with no wind felt very warm even at the very top it was not cold.

Compared to my area it was warm, I am used to much colder
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Mt Norikura Snow Resort
Mt.乗鞍スノーリゾート
Matsumoto City, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 23rd March 2015
A great medium resort with great snow and good views
Norikura is a medium sized resort to the west of Matsumoto, Nagano, about 100k from my house, it took about 90 mins to get there, half motorway half small roads, that is the only option. It is not far from Kamikochi, and to get there from Matsumoto you have to follow a small mountain road that crisscrosses through lots of tunnels and interesting drive, and one that would be a bot of a nightmare on a day when it is
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Echo Valley
エコーバレー
Nagawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 11th February 2015
A fun little resort with good snow
Well I flicked through the list of ski jo's for Nagano and decided on Echo valley in Nagawa area of Nagano, about 25k from Suwa, one because I had never been there and wanted to go somewhere I had never been before, two it was close, just over an hour door to door on the little roads and three it had some reasonably steep terrain.

When I left my house it was actually a bit cloudy but bright, and looked like
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Tangram Ski Circus
タングラムスキーサーカス
Shinano Town, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 20th March 2014
Great snow at a small but family friendly resort
I have used the same review text as I did for Madarao as I skied both of them together on this day

I went to Madarao and Tangram, thanks to SJ, well the Madarao side of it.
By paying 1500 yen I was able to get a full mountain pass, with handing in the voucher, which then gave me quite a lot of terrain to ski on.
As these two resorts are joined I will review them together here.

When I got up it
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Madarao Kogen
斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 20th March 2014
A great resort with plenty to keep any level skier or border happy for a whole day easily!
I went to Madarao and Tangram, thanks to SJ, well the Madarao side of it.
By paying 1500 yen I was able to get a full mountain pass, with handing in the voucher, which then gave me quite a lot of terrain to ski on.
As these two resorts are joined I will review them together here.

When I got up it was sunny and blue sky all around, and when I arrived in Madarao about 1.5 hours later it was also sunny
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Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by snowdude on 20th March 2014
Skied on the longest and steepest slopes in anywhere in japan here
I also went to this resort courtesy of Snow Japan, so thank you to them!
I went to Suginohara about 4-5 years ago and at that time I was probably only intermediate level at best and really enjoyed the resort, despite the fact that thee weather and snow conditions were not the best.
I skied from the top of the gondola station, which is about 3/4 of the way up and skied the various slopes available from that point, and as
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Fujimi Panorama Resort
富士見パノラマリゾート
Fujimi Town, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 26th January 2010
Fujimi Panorama Resort review
It was sunny on the day we went, the snow was half man made half real and although was acceptable in the morning, became both sticky on the skis and Icy by early afternoon.

Apart from the one longer course, there is really nothing here worth skiing unless you are a beginner just starting out.

The lifts are slow to get to the top and due to the short courses you are down before you know it.

On the plus side, great views
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