Resort Reviews - tagged 'Marunuma Kogen'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Marunuma Kogen'. Currently 16 reviews.
Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Mick Rich on 26th February 2015
Let's Marunuma!
I came here by car from Yuzawa, which had noticeably different (and worse) weather - maybe worth remembering if you're in the area searching for the best conditions. The previous review by foofighter1981 gives some great practical info which, unlike me, you should try to follow as I ended up snowboarding down the skiers-only "Blue run" and paying separately for lunch!

On this occasion, unseasonally warm temperatures had affected the condition of the snow, particularly off-piste, so I stayed on-piste for
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 20th January 2014
Good for day trip out of Tokyo, decent 4km course accessible via gondola
Marunuma (or Malnuma as it's sometimes called) Kogen hasn't been reviewed in awhile so I thought I'd give my two cents. The primary highlight is the long gondola-accessible 4km course that you can spend most of your day on. While the resort itself isn't huge, this main course is a good way to warm up your season in December or wind it down in April.

Try to get there early-- I've noticed on many trips here that the courses tend to
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 20th January 2014
Good for day trip out of Tokyo, decent 4km course accessible via gondola
Marunuma (or Malnuma as it's sometimes called) Kogen hasn't been reviewed in awhile so I thought I'd give my two cents. The primary highlight is the long gondola-accessible 4km course that you can spend most of your day on. While the resort itself isn't huge, this main course is a good way to warm up your season in December or wind it down in April.

Try to get there early-- I've noticed on many trips here that the courses tend to
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by TubbyBeaverinho on 20th February 2011
Marunuma Kogen review
After a nightmare jam on the Kan-Etsu coming up here we didn't get on the snow until about 11.30am. When we arrived it was uber bluebird conditions and the views were fantastic. Snow was surprising soft and powdery for it being mid morning of such a sunny day and having had no fresh snowfall for a while. Resort isn't huge but the runs are pretty good, from top to bottom the run is pretty long and quite a lot of
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 19th January 2011
Marunuma Kogen review
I went to Marunuma Kogen 3 days in the 2009-2010 season. The first day was the last Saturday in November, when they only had 3 courses open (Yellow, Violet and Cobalt). While the snow was mostly artificial, it was not bad quality, and it was a nice sunny day. The line for the bottom lift was horrendous, but once we got up it we stuck to the upper lifts and didn't have much problem with lines.
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 31st January 2010
Marunuma Kogen review by Gary
Arrived at 10am and it was busy but not packed like other resorts.

Me and wife were there to get some skill training for snowboarding. The snow and slopes were excellent. Soft powder and well groomed. no Ice at all. It was busy but very short lines and everyone was having fun. good mix of snowboarders, skiiers and families. We enjoyed it so much we are going back next weekend. The conditions
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 19th February 2007
Marunuma Kogen review by toma
This was my first ski of the season an d fortunately there was plenty of snow, especially at the top of the slopes. The gondola takes you to the top of the 2000m peak and there are a selection of courses down to the bottom; some of the intermediate courses are fairly steep though and it is easy to stray off as I did and find yourself in the middle of the mogul course.

Very nice restaurants now so things
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 30th March 2004
Marunuma Kogen review by John Little
We thought that we were finished for the season before we found Marunuma. This resort has had some really excellent snow conditions over the past two weeks (considering it's the end of March). Last week there was some nice new powder (some of it covering patches of ice, but you can't be too choosy at this time of the year). The week before it was fairly firm all over the mountain.

Yes, it does start to get a
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 30th January 2004
Marunuma Kogen review by Mie
I've been there 3 times this season from Tokyo. It is very far from the IC - about 1 hour from Numata IC.

But, the snow is good, it's quiet and not crowded on weekdays, and has many intermediate slopes.

It's my favourite resort!
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by GoodTimes on 28th December 2003
Marunuma Kogen review by GoodTimes
We were up at Marunuma over Christmas in Gunma.

I liked the place. The snow was good, some interesting runs, not too busy, beautiful area. I recommend it. I can imagine it might not be the best when busy, but where is?!

We stayed at Pension Currants (on this site) which deserves a special mention. Very friendly.

Good Times had by all
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 24th December 2003
Marunuma Kogen review by Larry
This place just never seems to be crowded.

There are a good range of slopes from beginner to expert. However the mogul at the top is a wee bit long for my liking.

All in all a great medium-sized resort
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Richard K before 2006
Although it is the fuerthest of the main resorts from Numata interchange along route 120 towards Nikko, it is well worth the extra 20 minutes drive.

The slopes are excellent, catering for all levels of Skiers and Snowboarders, the "powder snow" is just great and for some reason, the ski lifts are not crowded to get on.

For families there is a Child Care centre which charges 2,500 yen for half a day. Kids must be over 2 years of age to
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