Resort Reviews from May 2006

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2 reviews.
Okutadami Maruyama
Uonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by snowboard on 23rd May 2006
Okutadami Maruyama review
I couldn't believe that I was going to be boarding at a resort in late May. But here I was.

This place always opens until around mid-May I think but this year there is still a whole lot of snow still around and they are open until the 28th May!

It was fairly busy, but it's only a small place so I don't suppose it takes many people to make it look that way. Not too busy to spoil
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 19th May 2006
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by Geoff
Niskeo powder is as good as they say. It snowed everyday of our trip, pretty much all day. If you want blue skies then forget this resort. There is plenty of powder around, some in well known spots within the resort boundaries, and then there are out of bounds locations as well, some hidden, some not.

You need to be careful and respectful of the local conditions.. if in doubt ask the ski patrol whom we found
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