Minowa resort review (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Reviews of Minowa resort in Inawashiro Town, Fukushima Prefecture. Currently 6 reviews.
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 9th December 2014
Start of season with baby snow monsters
I had been planning to save Minowa for later in the season after their snow monsters have developed, but they had two of their three lifts running and the kid was up for trying somewhere new, so that is where we started our season.

The first real snowfall of the season was just winding down when we arrived, and visibility up top was not great at first, but what could be seen was nice and white.

Clear spells highlighted the nascent snow
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Minowa
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by horrified on 7th January 2005
Minowa review by horrified
We went to Minowa, because we were in the area, and they had the best snow conditions.

It was freezing cold at the top compared to the bottom, and the visibility was a bit poor.

Packed with people (only good one in the area at that time of the year.) Also, there is ZERO cell-phone reception. Good thing my son and I brought our Motorola 2-way radios to communicate.

On the plus side -- there was lots of snow. We enjoyed
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Minowa
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by unit on 20th January 2004
Minowa review by unit
This place is small and a bit low key, families, lots of kids, skiers in skin tight lycra suits etc.

Having said that, the facilities are good, lifts well laid out and for a Saturday this place was empty.

The scenery here is amazing, the trees at the top of the mountain get smattered with snow and form snow monsters. There's heaps of fun to be had off course in the trees at this place. We cut fresh tracks all
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by yaamez on 17th November 2003
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A little gem on R115 between Aizu and Fukushima city, Minowa is popular with locals because of it's steep slopes and easy access.

Best suited for the intermediate skier / boarder, it has pretty good snow for most of the season, and really good food too - toasties, panini and real coffee
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 25th November 2002
Review submitted by 'Philip & Atsuko Barnard' before 2006
Minowa, last years destination wasn't exactly the easiest place to find but not every thing can go your way. Maybe it was the fact that I was driving and having Japanese back seat drivers who all think north was south. Maybe its my Japanese.

Anyway Minowa is inpressive but it did lack something. There are less facilities though car parking is a plenty.

The slopes were terrific with many avenues to explore. I cant help but think that there are more skiers
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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by 'Denny P' before 2006
Made my second trip to this little resort this year over the weekend (23 FEB 02). It is a quite enjoyable resort. All the accomodations are pretty modern. It is enough off the beaten path that the majority of the crowd is locals. Both time I have gone on the weekend and never had to wait in lift lines. Snow conditions have been good but the top of the mountain seems to get a lot of wind.

About 2/3 down
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Minowa

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Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1500m
Min. elevation: 1050m
Vertical: 450m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 3120m
Number of lifts: 4

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