Resort Reviews - tagged 'Kami'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Kami'. Currently 17 reviews.
Sky Valley
スカイバレイ
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by onehunga on 19th February 2014
Great Skiing in Hyogo
I've been to Sky Valley twice now, both times the day after a big dump of snow. Once was nice and sunny, the other snowing with nil to little visibility. Both times it was a great resort to be at.

The base at Sky Valley is situated in a very narrow valley, to reach the lower lifts you have to walk though the base building. It's a two story building bottom floor has two changing rooms (male and female), rental area,
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Ojiro
おじろ
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by onehunga on 6th January 2014
A wonderful day out
Ojiro is a small resort on the side of a hill in Hyogo prefecture. We choose this resort because it was a reasonable distance to my parent-in-laws place, and with 6 year olds and under free, the tickets weren't going to be expensive. There is also a 300 yen discount ticket on their brochure. The ticket office is at the gondola base, along with tiolets and a small shop.

You need to take the gondola, up and down over a couple
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Sky Valley
スカイバレイ
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 11th March 2011
Sky Valley review by Androo
A pretty big mountain for Hyogo, Sky Valley/Hyper Bowl offers a little for everyone, but lacks any of those truly challenging runs for more advanced folks, at least in the proper course. There's decent areas for boarders to play on, including a half pipe, rails, kickers, and if there's enough snow, a quarter pipe.

My first time up, I was more or less a first year snowboarder and was still learning. The bunny courses at SV is tougher and narrower
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Ojiro
おじろ
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by nighthawk663 on 11th January 2011
Ojiro review
Over all, I'd say it was a great mountain to be on. It had a pretty good selection of conditions for the limited number of runs it has. They have a decent terrain park and some areas they leave a bit ungroomed so even if there hasn't been snow, there's powder to be had.

It has a bit of a "best kept secret" feel to it, though it is kinda popular. There are plenty of people around but definitely not crowded
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 25th February 2010
Hachi Kita Kogen resort review by ImAndroo
Hachi Kita is sort of the default boarding destination for folks living in northern Hyogo, due to its fairly central location (when compared to places like Ojiro or Kannabe), variety of difficulties, and size. Having Hachi Kougen included in the lift ticket allows park boarders access to that side of the mountain as well, even if it is kind of time-consuming to get over there from the bottom.

I basically learned to snowboard on Hachi Kita, so I've been over most
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 18th March 2008
Hachi Kita Kogen review by David James
I took a night bus from Kyoto and was greeted by a few inches of powder on the higher slopes. Had a great day - went over the top to Hachi Kogen which is dead boring unless you are a beginner.

Wish I had stayed overnight and had two days there.....next time perhaps
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 28th January 2008
Hachi Kita Kogen review by Magsy
Had the best 2 days at HachiKita/Kogen. Several days of heavy snowfall proceeded the weekend making for some awesome boarding.

The first day was constant snow though there was a few icy patches. The second day, however had deep powder on the sides and even enough down the gelande. There were some brilliant runs on Kita side though there were also times when there were too many people on the slopes.

The only downsides of the weekend were the lines at
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 15th December 2006
Hachi Kita Kogen review by bulldog
Went with my boys for a weekend of riding.

It snowed like hell for two days and there was plenty of fresh lines in the trees all day. Best mountain in Hyogo with decent facilities. Go to the mid-mountain lodge for lunch, toilet breaks, etc... Also, go to the upper parking(second left turn on the downhill after the tunnel), not the lower parking(same road to Sky Valley. It's a longer drive, but the road is better
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 23rd February 2006
Hachi Kita Kogen review by gerard
Moving Northeast along Honshu from the Chugoku region, Hachikita is the first respectable ski area that you'll find, and it's a lot more interesting than many places further North too.

Combined with Hachi kogen, the size is respectable and the variety of terrain is even better. The snow is a little heavier than further north, but when it snows, it dumps. In western Japan its known as being a 'serious' mountain with lots of steeps. Best part
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 9th February 2006
Hachi Kita Kogen review by Rob
To give perspective, I am an ex-skier/intermediate snowboarder that grew up skiing Whistler and Blackcomb in B.C. Canada.

We had 180cm of cover, decent powder about knee deep early the day on only the top of the hill. Went about 7 times this year and two of the seven had powder, the rest were between icey crap and ok. Not a cold winter so limited coverage.

In Hyogo this is probably the best place to go with a good variety of
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Hachi Kita Kogen
ハチ北高原
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by cherrypowpow on 24th January 2006
Hachi Kita Kogen review
This place has enough lifts and runs to keep everyone happy.

Can get crowded but seems to be more crowded at Hachi Kogen around the snowpark. If you get here early, the half day pass 3,500yen from 7.30am-1pm on weekends is good value. There are some places to find good powder here but on this day the ski patrol had closed part of the mountain and were taking the lift passes off people going out of bounds so we
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Sky Valley
スカイバレイ
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by bulldog on 28th February 2005
Sky Valley
Connected to Tohachi so you can ride both mountains, although Sky Valley has better snow, better terrain, longer runs and shorter lines. I still haven't been to Hachi Kogen/Hachi Kita so I can't copmare, but this replaces Kannabe's Nashiki Kogen as my top pick for Hyogo. On Sunday, Tohachi had a 15-20 minute line at the bottom whereas Sky had none. Off the peak there is some pretty good steeps with easy acess to trees
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