Akakura Onsen resort review (Myoko City, Niigata)

Reviews of Akakura Onsen resort in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture. Currently 16 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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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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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 16th March 2010
Akakura Onsen review by Brett Davis
Whilst based closer to Akakura Kanko, rode here a few times, mainly by default when riding the main Kanko area.

The area certainly doesn't struggle for snow with a 3m+ base in the village in January & the locals constantly waging war on the snow attempting to bury their little town!! The actual ski area maintains snow in significantly better condition than Kanko due to it's more northerly aspect & substantial areas of dense evergreen conifer forest which create a cool
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 16th January 2009
Akakura Onsen review by Grazza
Akakura Onsen and Akakura Kanko are separate side by side resorts on Mt Myoko. Akakura Onsen is almost totally shortish rolling green courses with little to provide any challenge, apart from one course at the top south corner of the resort which is a very, very steep pitch indeed. The most memorable course is the "Yodel" course, if only because the j-pop is replaced by yodelling music, which I found strangely more appealing???

Akakura Kanko is next door to the
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 7th February 2008
Akakura Onsen review by hoss
We've been going here for the past 4 years. Even in the "bad" seasons the snow was great.

We only just realised that apart from the 28 lifts at Akakura Onsen, there's another 20 or so just around the corner at Ikenotaira - looking forward to next year
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by airwalk on 14th February 2007
Akakura Onsen review by airwalk
This is my third year in a row and every time I go it has snowed, a lot! On Sunday it snowed all day non-stop. I bit wet and therefore heavy, but it was nice.

Best thing about this resort is the woods. Lots of nice runs through the woods, although once someone sees you go in, everyone else follows. Good food, the music is not blaring, and the trail map gives you the time it takes for all the lifts
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 5th March 2006
Akakura Onsen review
We skied the Maeyama side - many wonderful runs, especially the blacks, nice really deep powder. Three or four great mogul runs. We really liked the hooded lifts. The central skiing area has some nice wide groomed areas for carving.

The minshuku in the Shin area are rather run down. It is worth going to the Akakura Onsen area instead to stay. There are good restaurants in the Chuo area of the gelende.

Although we came for Sat Sun, it was
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 28th February 2006
Akakura Onsen review by scouseboarder
This place is good for beginners as it has very long slopes which are flat.

However, if you want to go at speed, this is difficult because there are very few steep runs (we found only one decent one) and they are narrow
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 25th February 2006
Akakura Onsen review
It snowed heavily on the drive up and made for amazing conditions.

The powder in the out-of-bounds area was so deep that the two skiers I was with lost one ski each and we had to dig for an hour til we found both. A nice selection of trails for intermediate and expert. Wish I had a pair of snow shoes. There were dozens of skiers and boarders hiking up the mountain. There is a nice selection of restaurants scattered
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by bryantp on 23rd February 2006
Akakura Onsen review by bryantp
If you're a park rider (I'm not), this is the place. The jumps are huge and the talent was there to match it.

For use mountain riders, Akakura offers lots of runs and trees that are in-bounds, spaced well, and fun. As we were having a "snowmelt-slushy" day, it's hard to evaluate the slope quality. Definitely a good place for beginners and intermediates - perhaps not so good for expert-level folks would be my best guess. Lots of parking (at
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 17th February 2006
Akakura Onsen review by airwalk
On Saturday, the packed powder was sometimes a bit tough to ski on and the some of the slopes were quite crowded.

On Sunday, there was about a foot or more of fresh powder. The heavy snow fall in the morning chased away a lot of beginners who tried the slopes once, then sold their tickets for 2,000 yen. The off trail runs were amazing. I was here last year and had the same experience.

There are few people in
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Akakura Onsen
赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by timo on 29th November 2005
Akakura Onsen review
I've been to Akakura a few times and on the whole I've had some really good times.

The old adage that any resort is good if there's enough snow is particularly true about this place as each time I've been here when it hasnt been snowing or hasnt dumped have been pretty lame.

I'd defo recommend it for beginners though as none of the runs are that steep. And if you're looking for good pow runs head on
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Akakura Onsen

赤倉温泉
Myoko City, Niigata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 650m
Vertical: 550m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 14

Location of Akakura Onsen