Resort Reviews - tagged 'Minamiuonuma'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Minamiuonuma'. Currently 101 reviews.
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
六日町八海山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by TubbyBeaverinho on 30th January 2017
Uber snowfall
This January has seen Yuzawa area get dumped on and not wanting to miss out on the snowfall I've been itching to get away. My usual spot, Kagura, was forecast to get buffeted by some strong winds so I had a look around the Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma area for an alternative spot. I've pretty much hit all the other Yuzawa places and wasn't feeling the love for them so I decided to try out Hakkaisan. I'd heard pretty good things about
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Ishiuchi Maruyama
石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by tokabochi on 27th January 2016
A good day at Ishiuchi Maruyama
Spent 4 hours at Ishiuchi Maruyama today after a day at Joetsu Kokusai yesterday.

The snow wasn't as good as yesterday but it was still in fairly decent conditions.

Got there quite early as the better weather was forecast for the morning. Cloud over in Tokamachi and as I got over into Minamiuonuma, but blue skies and sun above Ishiuchi and Yuzawa town. Fine morning.

It wasn't busy, especially earlier on - no waiting for lifts at all, and lots of them
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Maiko Snow Resort
舞子スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by DonDon on 28th January 2015
The right hand 'Maiko' side of Maiko Snow Resort
This is a review of only part of Maiko, as I haven't got over to the Gondola area yet.

The 'Maiko Area', I believe it used to be called Korakuen, is on the right hand side of the resort, and just right by the Shiozawa Ishiuchi exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

We decided to go there as my wife and child wanted beginner slopes, and I was looking forward to checking out the triple lift and Dolphin Course coming off that.

And what
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Muikamachi Hakkaisan
六日町八海山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 24th January 2015
Fresh moguls, come and get 'em!
Weather forecast was not the greatest: rain. I hoped it would be snow at the top. As it turned out, while most of the day it was raining at lower elevations, at upper elevations it was indeed occasional, wettish flurries. So that was good. Looking up from the lower base station after parking in the first parking lot, clouds hid the top of the resort.

I didn't realize that the ropeway station is actually up the hill from there. One should
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Maiko Snow Resort
舞子スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 24th January 2015
Get thee to the back bowl -- and get there early
Day 2 of the Niigata road trip. And what a beautiful day it was! Clear blue skies, fresh snow from the day before.

I knew I wanted to head to the back bowl, and was advised to head to the gondola base, not the Maiko hotel base. Good thing, too, because all the signs seemed to want to point me to the Maiko hotel base area, and had I not known there were two different base areas, I'd probably have ended
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Joetsu Kokusai
上越国際
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by DrGranviewer on 16th January 2015
A good day at Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is one of the resorts in Minamiuonuma. (Next to Mt Granview, in fact). Just to the north of Yuzawa and about 20 minutes drive from central Yuzawa.

The mountain it's on doesn't look too big, so it kind of looks flattish, but I didn't feel that once I was up there. There's a decent selection of runs and after reading some other reviews saying that planning in advance was recommended I made sure that I went
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Ishiuchi Maruyama
石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by DrGranviewer on 13th January 2015
Another day in Minamiuonuma
Ishiuchi Maruyama is a decent sized place just outside the border of Yuzawa town, about 5 minutes drive from Yuzawa IC and probably the same from Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC.

Was there for 5 hours today, snow was pretty good. Wasn't busy at all, but not empty either. As someone else mentioned in a recent review, there's a number of different 'bases'. It's one of those places where it's best to have an idea of the layout before you
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Maiko Snow Resort
舞子スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by zebedee on 12th January 2015
Lots of snow
Maiko Snow Resort seems to be one of the more popular places in the Yuzawa region - though it's not geographically in Yuzawa of course... but pretty much as good as.

I like it.

There's a few parts and as many other people say the Gondola side is more interesting. If you are a beginner then the right side by the hotel is probably best, but for everyone else head for the Gondola side.

There's kind of two parts to
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Mt Granview
Mtグランビュー
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by DrGranviewer on 4th January 2015
100% Ungroomed Mt Granview
Mt Granview. It has a reputation on SnowJapan, doesn't it?
I think it started as a bit of a joke, but some real love seems to have sprung from the place.
I had to go.
And so I did.
This morning.

And you know what..... I really liked it!

It's small.
It's old.
It's run down.
They were grooming mid morning.
The ojisan were eating their bento in the lift hut (complete with 70's style phone).

It's lots of things.
But two things I'd day it most definitely was....
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Muikamachi Hakkaisan
六日町八海山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by squealingpig on 3rd January 2015
Powder Hounds Heaven
We discovered Hakkaisan last season, enjoyed it immensely & are off to another fine start this year.

This Niigata area has seen tons of fine snow, now about 3m.

The ropeway speeds up the 800m vertical in a few minutes, then it is clear sailing through the un-groomed steep runs or between the trees, as you wish.

This is generally an expert class mountain, so it is a pleasure to watch to locals scream through the terrain with abandon. Few
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Ishiuchi Maruyama
石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 2nd January 2015
Big, classic-style resort
While the kid was attending snowboard camp at Ishiuchi Maruyama, I took the opportunity to get in 4 days skiing at some places in the area I'd always wanted to visit, braving the drive up the Kan-Etsu -- which actually went surprisingly smoothly. After getting the kid checked in at the camp, I decided to spend the first day on snow at Ishiuchi Maruyama itself.

It had been snowing, and continued snowing lightly for much of that day, so skiing conditions
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Mt Granview
Mtグランビュー
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by SnowJapanForums on 9th December 2014
Test Review - please ignore
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