Kuriko Kokusai resort review (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Reviews of Kuriko Kokusai resort in Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. Currently 4 reviews.
Kuriko Kokusai
栗子国際
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 24th January 2009
Kuriko Kokusai review by waruihito
Kuriko was my favorite access point to backcountry skiing in the Ou range. A nice tour is to:

1. Take the train from Yonezawa to Itaya

2. Take the bus to Kuriko and ride to the top of the lifts.

3. Tour north over the highway tunnel to the summit of Mount Kuriko (~6km).

4. Do a few laps on Mount Kuriko.

5. Descend into Yonezawa Ski-Jo.

6. Hitchhike back into town.

There is ice to be climbed along the way, as well.
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Kuriko Kokusai
栗子国際
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
Submitted by unit on 15th January 2005
Kuriko Kokusai review by unit
Crico is a very small, old resort with only 4 or 5 lifts which are a bit on the slow side. The runs are short and even their so called black runs are only mildly amusing.

So as you can imagine this place does not crowd and there are no lift lines.

BUT this place is a little gem. With just a short hike off the top lift (20-30 mins) there are some hot little powder fields just sitting there
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Kuriko Kokusai
栗子国際
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by unit before 2006
Crico is a small but convenient ski park off route 13.

It gets very crowded during holidays, and has short runs which better suit skiers. It is a good place to practice, with some steep slopes and a mogul run thrown in too, but for a more continuous day skiing, with less queues and more powder, you are better off going somewhere else.
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Kuriko Kokusai
栗子国際
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Derek T before 2006
Nice alternative to the other resorts in Yamagata.

Uncrowded, good for skiers, but fairly small and nothing outstanding.

Just another one for the "I've been there" diary.
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Kuriko Kokusai

栗子国際
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 920m
Min. elevation: 570m
Vertical: 350m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 3

Other resorts nearby

Yonezawa 5.40km
Onogawa 29.20km
Tengendai Kogen 33.90km
Nihonmatsu Shiozawa 44.30km
Adatara Kogen 49.70km

Location of Kuriko Kokusai