Resort Reviews - tagged 'Hunter Mountain Shiobara'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Hunter Mountain Shiobara'. Currently 23 reviews.
Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by dyna8800 on 26th February 2011
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review
Hunter Mountain bills itself as "One of the Largest Snow Resort (sic) in the Kanto Area."

While that may true, it may seem small in comparison to some other resorts. But what it lacks in size, it makes up in unique features such as a halfpipe in the terrain park, the best mogul course I have ever skied in Japan, and a pole bahn to practice those GS turns. It also has snowmaking, for artificial snow when the weather does
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 14th February 2011
Hunter Mountain review by Eric
This is the worst resort I have been to in Japan. Extremely crowded, I means more than 30 minutes for lifts. Rental process is unclear, and extremely time consuming. It took us 1.5 hours to get lift tickets and rentals. The lift requires deposits for lift tickets (1000 yen per ticket), and for the restaurants (at least at the curry place, 500 yen) so make sure you bring extra cash. I won't be going back
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 18th January 2011
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review
Finally made it to Hunter Mountain near the end of their season, after buying discount tickets pre-season. It had snowed a couple days prior, but the day we went was sunny and warm, 10 degrees or so. Early morning was wet packed powder at the top, becoming shave ice at the bottom, but by lunch-time it was varying grades of shave ice from top to bottom. Solid spring skiing.

The views from the top were nice, and it was a pleasant
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by dentist on 29th January 2008
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review
We left Tokyo around 4am and selected the best route (cost effective), and arrived at Hunter around 10am.

The parking could be free for such a resort but it wasn't. We rented carving sets at around 2000 each for our guests from a local store on the way. It was snowing whole day, so we could not make the best of our day, however it was not too bad as long as we could climb to the upper parts.
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by sanji on 19th February 2007
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review by sanji
After reading the rather positive reviews here, and noticing than 130 cm of snow were annonced, I decided to go to Hunter Mountain Shiobara for a day of ski.

While cheap packages seems available if you go by train/bus, using a car is not a good idea: you need to pay 600 yens for just using 5 minutes a long pay road (the resort being "conveniently" located after the toll gate), and they charge 1000 yens to park your car (Sat
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by Hamitaro2004 on 16th January 2007
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review
Hunter Mountain has some excellent runs for learners. They're long, flat, wide and have few or no bumps. There is also a beginner level half pipe, rails box and a tiny jump or 2.

The lift lines are short, on Mondays at least, and the resort is well maintained and tidy. Even the music is reasonable and you can put in requests to the mountain DJ. They have Mos Burger and an avaragely priced Conbeni-like shop. If there used
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 18th March 2006
Hunter Mountain review by loki
1st Bizzarely everything is signposted in English with some kind of New York theme.

It was pretty icy but well groomed so no moguls or sudden bumps. Most of the banks at the edge of the courses have been made inaccessible so no real interesting terrain to speak of.

As we were leaving about 5pm it started snowing so should be a bit of fresh stuff tomorrow. but...

Imagining this field with 10-20cm of new powder I wouldn't think you'd make it
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 21st February 2006
Hunter Mountain Shiobara review by lou
We went to Hunter for the first time last weekend. My kids loved it and went on every run. They like the top runs especially because they weren't so crowded. They also loved the half pipe run. We had beautiful weather both days. Good place for the family and runs were a good length for the kids, especially coming from the gondola all the way down
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 4th February 2006
Hunter Mountain review
I visited Hunter Mt on a day trip package from Tokyo for around 7500 yen from JR. Access with Shinkansen and bus from Nasushiobara was simple and a bit over 2 hours from Tokyo Eki.

The morning had beautiful crisp, clear weather and the snow was firm but not icy. I was surprised how few people were on the slopes for a sunny Friday morning. I didn't wait more than a couple of minutes for a lift all day.

By lunchtime I
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 21st January 2006
Hunter Mountain review by Roy Johnsen
Beautiful scenery at the top of the mountain!

No lines at the lifts,the Gondola was the exception (that line was 5-10 minutes long). The condition of the slopes and snow were among the best I've ever experienced and I ski the western US every year.

I very much hope my next visit to this area is in the winter so I can ski Hunter Mountain once again
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by DaraLangley on 14th January 2005
Hunter Mountain review by Dara Langley
Having a family and living east of Tokyo makes this resort a godsend. Easy to access by car I got in a good day's skiing whilsy my wife & daughters played in the Kids Gelend.

As other reviewers have mentioned stay at the top of the mountain (mostly reds) to avoid the lift lines
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Hunter Mountain Shiobara
ハンターマウンテン塩原
Nasu Shiobara City, Tochigi
Submitted by andrewl on 14th January 2005
Hunter Mountain review by scott d
Hunter is another local ski jo for me. I go there a couple of times every season.

Usually try to ge there early in the morning and ski half a day. Doesn't really have the variation to keep me on the skis all day unless the snow is really good
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