Niigata ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Niigata. Currently 4 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by danz on 25th November 2004
Naeba review by danz
My first trip to Naeba, and I had a blast. Incredible amounts of snow had fallen before the weekend making off-piste skiing incredibly deep. Naeba is known for the prince hotel and insane crowds...there are insane crowds, and the main face is packed and hard to navigate (people slalom). There are lifts everywhere so it is actually really easy to get around the mountain.

The real goods, however, are to be found in the trees. Easily
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Maiko Snow Resort
舞子スノーリゾート
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 25th November 2004
Maiko Snow Resort review
Fun place for a day but with other good resorts (eg Kandatsu Kogen) nearby, just do it once.

Like most Japanese skifields, you'll spend more time on the lift than skiing, listening to stupid music being blasted out around you (why do the Japanese not have any concept of noise pollution?
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Iwappara
岩原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by bryantp on 25th November 2004
Iwappara review
For beginners, Iwappara is great. Wide and relatively flat runs.

For the more experienced rider, it's entertaining for 2-3 hours - maybe four under great conditions
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Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st November 2004
Naeba review (submitted before 2003)
This is one of my favorite resorts in Japan. I have friends who live at the bottom of the slopes, so that might something to do with it, but it is a nice big resort with a good selection of slopes.

The night skiing is good here too with quite a few slopes floodlit - very impressive looking.
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