Resort Reviews - tagged 'Karuizawa'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Karuizawa'. Currently 9 reviews.
Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by maninjapan on 8th February 2010
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review
Have you ever cheated on your partner?

That's how I felt today - I normally go to the yuzawa area as am most comfortable with it. Know where to go, which places have the best conditions, etc. But thought this season I should try some other places, and this came up on the JR site, 7500 for shinkansen and lift pass. But something felt wrong.

Wow! Cheap!

Now I know why.

I managed to get up for 1st tracks, only to find the bottom
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by PeruvianSnowboarder on 4th January 2007
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review
I didn't enjoy it as much as the first time. The lifts were very slow and was crowded.

Some lifts stop moving very early (15:30 the first one) I expected some more action,the good thing was near the resort, it has plenty of stores to go shopping.

Finally I think I'm not going back to karuizawa - Okutone here I go!!
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by Hamitaro2004 on 6th December 2004
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by Hamitaro2004
This was the first day of the season and only here and Neaba seem to be open this early.

The course open was a beginners course in front of the rental building. The snow was all man made on a grass base. It was about 20 metres wide at the widest point. The slope itself was not ridiculously crowded owing to the fact that it was serviced by one fairly slow double chair. It was about a one minute run if
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 17th October 2004
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by obi
Well, I'm sorry to say that I actulally worked here part-time. It was a rip-off then, too! No pass or discounts! I could only ride when i had my uniform on!

OK, here's the low-down. You can walk from the shinkansen station (right from Tokyo) to the lifts in about 10 to 15 minutes. But go to the parking lot first. Around 12 to 1 pm, some of the day-trippers have to make the drive back to Tokyo. Ask them for
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 17th March 2003
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by pow
As an advanced skiier I found this resort to be pretty boring, because there's only one decent intermediate run, and one very short advanced run.

There are plenty of runs for beginners, but they'd have to watch their backs on weekends because it`s crowded.

We stayed in the Prince Hotel Cottages which are very nice, although many of them are about a 5 min walk from the main facilities (there is a shuttle bus, but it kept driving past us without stopping
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by lexus300 on 8th February 2003
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by lexus300
Good resort for a daytrip from Tokyo. In my case, stayed overnight at Prince hotel. Location of hotel great, next to the ski slopes/lifts.

Otherwise as accommodation nothing impressive, pricewise in fact a RIP-OFF!

On the weekday, no crowds allowed you good skiing
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by larry on 28th January 2003
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by larry
Great place for beginners to intermediates to ski.

Plenty of lifts with severals lengthy runs.

Not much powder but still excellent snow.

Usually busy at the weekends
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by harvey on 9th January 2003
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review by harvey
Can get crowded. Pricey - I'd rather be somewhere else for the price, but if you are local its quite fun. Favourite run was far left with natural banks and 1 or 2 wee natural jumps...not as crowded.

On a weekday, would be good but wouldn't bother at the weekend. Small halfpipe - difficult to find (it's actually in the free-run park), lots of children to run over
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel
軽井沢プリンスホテル
Karuizawa Town, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Karuizawa Prince Hotel review (submitted before 2003)
Our first experience of skiing in Japan was at this resort. Walking distance from the shinkansen, comfortable, cosy chalet and good choice of restaurants. Step out of the hotel and there are the ski lifts.

The slopes were perfect for our family, wide runs and not crowded. We hadn't been skiing for ten years and our two children were first time skiers.

Thanks to snowjapan it was easy to find out all the information
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