Resort Reviews - tagged 'Nishikawa'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Nishikawa'. Currently 6 reviews.
Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 2nd June 2014
Spring gathering of snow fans
Visited Gassan twice: April 29, and May 25.

First visit:

Tuesday April 29 was a holiday, weather forecast looked reasonable for Gassan, so we made the early morning road trip, planning to get afternoon tickets (11:30-16:30).

The drive up was relatively uncrowded for a holiday, and we got to the parking lot around 10:30. 500 yen parking fee, which goes towards conservation efforts, and in return for which one gets a Gassan sticker, which went straight onto the kid's snowboard.

The map near the
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Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by Rock-hand on 16th April 2014
Next level spring riding
After hearing good things about Gassan from some Japanese friends, I bit the bullet and decided to head down for opening weekend. My friends were not lying and I was not disappointed.

Driving up from Yamagata city on Sunday morning, it took about an hour to get there. The last part of the drive was spectacular going up the mountain, hairpin after hairpin with snow walls up to 8m high surrounding the narrow road corridor.

The car park was a little
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Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st November 2003
Gassan review by Tony
Quite frankly this place is pretty dreadful.

You really only go there so as to say that you have done some summer skiing. The snow is dreadful, the lifts are very poor and the price expensive... having said that I just had to go to know what it is like.

You have to walk up half the mountain and get very wet in the process. The only reason I went was because for 2 years I could see the mountain
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Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by PJ before 2006
This is the place that opens in late April and closes sometime in late July.

It's real small, but we had a blast last summer - awesome to be able to go out boarding when it's boiling hot. For people who can't accept the season is over.

But hey we are still in January - 3 months to go of the real season!
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Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by xxx before 2006
Just about to open for the 2002 season.

Yes you heard me right - this place OPENS on April 10th...and closes on July 31st.

They must get loadz of snow.

I plan to take a trip up there to see what it's like!
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Gassan
月山
Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by David before 2006
It might be better to think of Gassan not as a ski resort but as a huge snow covered mountain that just happens to have an old double lift running up ONE part of it.

That said, if you are willing to hike, you can access some beautiful areas. The scenery from the summit of Gassan (about a 1 hour hike from the top of the upper T-bar) is spectacular. I haven't seen anything better in Japan.

If you make it
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