Resort Reviews - tagged 'Omachi'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Omachi'. Currently 17 reviews.
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by NECK on 5th January 2016
Night Powder Lines
Kashimayari is a resort that I used to visit a lot when I first moved to Nagano. It is located at the far end of the Hakuba valley in Omachi, which makes it the first bigger resort you come to if you are driving up from the south.

Until about 6 years ago, Kashimayari used to be part of the interconnected Sun Alpina 3 resort area, along with Aokiko and Sanosaka. At this time the Sun Alpina linked resort area was
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by Mick Rich on 5th March 2015
Let's Kashimayari!
The last review for Kashimayari was 9 years ago, so an update is long overdue! I took a nightbus trip from Tokyo, leaving Shinjuku at 22:45 and arriving at the resort at 05:00. For those who haven't experienced the joys of a Tokyo nightbus, be prepared for an at best restless, and at worst sleepless night, with an aching neck and/or back by dawn! On the plus side it's comparatively cheap, on this occasion (a Friday, so the most expensive
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by bryantp on 9th April 2006
Kashimayari Sports Village review by Todd Grant
There's no gondola. That's how small. If you're a beginner or a lounge lizard, this might be okay. Or, if you catch it on a powder day, it's okay. But, you're in Nagano - why settle? Nozawa and Shiga are so near.

Too small...way too small
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 9th April 2006
Kashimayari Sports Village review by Todd Grant
A great medium sized resort that doesn't have the crowds of the bigger Hakuba resorts. Good runs and never crowded, even on the weekend. Staff are friendly and the lunch rocks!

There is great off-piste if you look just a little bit, and the ski patrol, if they exist, seem fine with skiing out of bounds, under lifts etc.

A little cheaper than other resorts in the area too - good place to go to do some good skiing, on
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by Bushiman on 4th February 2006
Kashimayari Sports Village
Now, having lived in Nagano for the last 4yrs, and been the proud holder of a 47/Goryu season pass for most of 'em -I was surprised at what Kashimayari had to offer.

I've only been on good powder days, and I've never run out of fresh lines and good terrain.

At Kashi', I have NEVER seen patrol! Which meant me & the guys have been free to explore the awesome steep trees, clearings, gulleys, and ridge-lines hassle free! Which is refreshing, as
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd January 2006
Kashimayari Sports Village review by Lip Launcher
A diamond amongst gems!

Beautiful powder, untouched tree runs, short lines, beautiful scenery. An overlooked mountain with some incredible terrain. 3 Resort access leaves more than enough mountain for several days of riding.

Customer service was unmatched at the Hakuba Highland Hotel as well as the Hotel at Kashimayari.

Spend some time at the Backcountry Pub...endless stories and awesome entertainment.
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 30th December 2005
Kashimayari Sports Village review by powder hunter
It was a great, great day.

Played in the powder under the lifts, but the best times were had finding untouched lines through the trees.

Plenty of waist-deep powder and steep pitches, and the ski patrol seemed pretty relaxed about our off-piste explorations.

Some of the softest, fluffiest powder I've skied for a while. The lifts run efficiently and there were few lineups.

An absolutely great, great day and it's continuing to dump snow, so tomorrow
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Yanaba Snow & Green Park
ヤナバスノー&グリーンパーク
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by stepchild on 24th January 2005
Yanaba review by stepchild
Basically, yanaba is a jibber's wet dream. It consists of one main run with a shed load of decent, well maintained kickers and jibs of all shapes and sizes. There are a few peripheral runs with no jibs but they are short and a bit of a token gesture, I think. 90% of the clientelle are young snowboarders riding said jibs. 87% of all statistics are made up on the spot.... there is not much else to it.

If you
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by Gammaman on 8th November 2003
Kashimayari Sports Village
Inoffensive little spot with good views and just enough to make a day of, just.

Went with a beginner boarder and reasonable skier. Pissed myself stupid when I saw them appear in their hire gear!! About ten years old and purple, white red and blue, hilarious!

Had a good laugh but had I wanted a serious challenge it would have disappointed. No park or jumps.

The one funky twisty turny route on the right from the highest lift had us racing board
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Jigatake
爺ガ岳
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 2nd March 2003
Jigatake review
This is a nice little ski-jo that is fairly close to Matsumoto (it is the closest one in the Hakuba region). The main slope is a beginners slope, but it is long and steep enough to keep most people amused, and there are at least 4 other (steeper) slopes plus some jumps and a halfpipe. The staff are really friendly and helpful, particulurly the rental shop people, and the food in the restaurant is cheap and super-tasty.

The highlight for
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Jigatake
爺ガ岳
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by kyra on 1st March 2003
Jigatake review by kyra
If you want to learn this is the place to do it during the week!

A wicked resort and quite small, almost empty of boarders and skiers in the week so very peaceful.

Convenient location and nice conditions with very little to no ice
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
HAKUBA VALLEY鹿島槍
Omachi City, Nagano
Submitted by Andrew Dunstan on 30th November 2002
Kashimayari Sports Village review by andy
If you enjoy going off piste then this little known gem has something for you.

Generally, you have to wait to Jan. or Feb when the powder falls and the bushy stuff between the trees gets pounded down by the snow. But, at this time if you go off the top lift to the right there are some good steep runs through the trees. Of course, as I'm sure you'll be aware those annoying little men in red jump suits
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