Resort Reviews - tagged 'Inawashiro'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Inawashiro'. Currently 23 reviews.
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th January 2015
Best view in town
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort, Fukushima

This is a place that I have been meaning to check out for years. It is not terribly big, but can boast of occupying probably the best spot on Mt. Bandai for views, facing directly onto Lake Inawashiro. I really wanted to go on a clear day – which can be a rare thing around Mt. Bandai. But with the forecast for at least partly-clear weather finally coinciding with a day we were
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Minowa
箕輪
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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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Mick Rich on 5th March 2014
Let's Inawashiro!
Another nightbus trip – 7,400Yen return including day pass – from Shinjuku, Tokyo. I was expecting it to be quieter on a Tuesday than the weekend but was wrong, with the bus crammed with the normal throng of uni students and me, the only gaijin on board! We arrived at Gran Deco at 4.30am and parked up there until it opened at 6 o'clock and a handful of punters disembarked. Then drove another 30 – 40 minutes onto Inawashiro, where
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 10th January 2012
Inawashiro review by covenjp
Was at inawashiro on the 26th and 27th of Dec with my family we all had a great time snow was good staff super friendly and only a hand full of people on the hill which made for great sking no waiting for any lifts and the space you could want.\r\n\r\nI know many people don't like the idea of going to Fukushima with all the stuff that happened but all I can say from the info I have is that
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 7th March 2011
Inawashiro review by Tubby Beaver
I really enjoyed Inawashiro.

I came up here on a bit of a downer, I was meant to be going to Myoko where they had reported 80cms-1m of snow had fallen on the Thursday night, however plans had to be changed and as it was so late in the week we were scratching about for a seat on a bus trip to somewhere decent, all the big names had full buses. So we decided to gamble on here, I've been
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 1st October 2010
Inawashiro review
Visited with the kid on a snowy day; snow conditions were very good, though we missed out on the views the area is famous for.

Access by car is very easy, just 10-15 minutes from the expressway. And the parking is free, which is a nice change from most ski areas in the region. There is one pay lot on the Minero side, independently owned I suppose, which will try to fast-talk one into parking there, in exchange
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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 11th January 2010
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort review by Canadian Freerider
This ski station is rather on the small side, but it offers enough challenge from top to bottom. Despites its size, it has the big advantage to be equipped with a gondola that brings you to the top quickly and comfortably. The chair lifts are slow and you need to take 3 of them before reaching the top.

The installation are a little bit old. The restaurant is small for the capacity of the resort.

On the side of
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 27th February 2008
Inawashiro review
When we were there there was fresh powder.

We boarded under the lifts which was great, hiked up to the top of the mountain and found some terrific backcountry in the trees between the two sides of the mountain. \r\n\r\nStunning views of the lake and mountains.

Definitely recommended
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by marku on 9th February 2007
Inawashiro review by marku
After reading good things about the off-piste stuff from the other reviews we thought we`d go and check it out for ourselves.

We weren't disappointed, if you can avoid the ski patrol then there is a load of fun to be had in the huge valley that separates the two resorts. Right across the valley there are numerous ways to get down through the trees and still keep getting fresh runs.

If you try the valley all the way to the
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Numajiri
沼尻
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 9th January 2007
Numajiri review by Zer0star
Went to Numajiri on the Sunday of a long weekend but the crowds weren't too bad. Some group ski classes got in the way at times though.

Had an awesome dump of snow the day and night before and was still snowing and rather windy, conditions that many Japanese don't like to venture out in. In the morning, had the top runs almost to ourselves and we knew we had to make the most of it cause the wind was picking
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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 6th January 2007
Inawashiro Resort review
Did a nighta here with dreams of a great variety of runs with the twisting beginner course down the middle. Ended up running it once, had dark spots and was quite skinny with a wall on one side and a drop off into trees on the other. Would hate to see this run on a busy day packed with beginners!

Two lifts on the right running, nice and long courses but slow lifts leave you cold. Course iced up even more
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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 5th February 2006
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort review
We had such a great day here!

Heaps of fresh powder snow, empty runs, no lift queues...

The 2 steep fields were fantastic, thanks to the deep powder covering them - really good fun to power down! The other runs were good for cruising, and there were gorgeous views of Lake Inawashiro on the way down. There were a few ski schools about, but they kept mostly to the "Lovely Road" run,(which no snowboarder would do more than once anyway-it's a
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