Niigata ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Niigata. Currently 4 reviews.
Okutadami Maruyama
Uonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by EustabiaChiq on 29th December 2005
Okutadami Maruyama review
Good for an early season blast but not a great deal there.

Probably get bored after a few hours.

Wouldn't recommend it to beginners either
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Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by tsonda on 28th December 2005
Iwappara review by tb
I spend Christmas in Yuzawa, teaching my girlfriend how to snowboard.

The first day of our 4-day trip was in Iwappara.

I chose this place because it is perfect for the complete beginner.

Really wide not very steep main area, with good coverage of lifts and not very busy even on weekends.

We arrived there after an 80 cm dump and it was still snowing all day. Although I spent most of my time in the main gelende, I had some really nice runs
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Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 25th December 2005
Iwappara review by Matt
This was my first ski experience in Japan, and I couldn't ask for more. T

ricky at the top for Beginners and Intermediates, a leisurely day out for experts looking for a nice smooth run, except when they hit the moguls
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Muica Snow Resort
ムイカ スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 20th December 2005
Muikamachi Ski Resort review by Crunky Muncher
I'm giving Minami a 3. It was a solid resort with some good slopes, but not enough variety.

But for all that it was a great place to start the season. Blue skies all day on Saturday led to icy conditions on a slightly (in my opinion) over-groomed course. But the lack of people there meant we had the place to ourselves. There was no waiting at lifts, no congestion at the top, and plenty of space on the slopes.

The topmost
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