Resort Reviews from April 2005

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 3 reviews.
Zao Onsen
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 25th April 2005
Zao Onsen review by pp
I really rate this place.

It doesn't seem to get the hype of other place, but it's really good - especially if you're a beginner/intermediate.

Lots of runs to choose from, usually excellent snow and never crowded when I have been.\r\n\r\nAmazing views too
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Kamui Ski Links
Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Submitted by tomuwadakine on 25th April 2005
Kamui Ski Links review by tomuwadakine
Well what can I say...Niseko has always been my favorite resort but, we have hit Kamui a bunch of times in the last 2 years and Kamui rocks...

Price is right, way low, no crowds usually, great snow and ok terrain...The ski center has rocking music and the lifts too...The powder here can be really good sometimes as it is colder and drier here than Niseko...

One of the days we arrived it was snowing lightly but had snowed heavily all
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Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 14th April 2005
Rusutsu Resort review by Carl Brown
2nd time here and snow conditions were great. The Tower rooms also unusually large having two floors.

For groups, be warned that bookings for meals are not taken. This means that you either have to sit around for an hour waiting or give-up and go elsewhere and hope for seating. Management too terrified to make any changes to this system.

For families wishing to use the ski school (and this is common to Japan generally we've found): timings are
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