Ikenotaira Onsen resort review (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by timo on 11th January 2005
Ikenotaira Onsen review by timo
Having been to Suginohara and Akakura several times, I was curious to check out the least hyped resort in Myoko Kogen.

As it turns out, Ikenotaira is a very decent, quiet alternative to the other two.

The main, central run is good quality with plenty of untouched fields of powder nearby. We had most fun, however, on the far left of the mountain where there were no crowds, no ropes and plenty of scope for in the woods, under the lifts action.

A few criticisms are that most of the lifts are ancient and slow and also that none of the runs are really that steep or challenging. Nevertheless, I defo prefer it Akakura, although it’s still not nearly as good as Suginohara...
Snow condition on visit: --
Things I liked: No crowds, decent variety of runs, nice spots of powder
Things I didn't like: Poor lift system, quite short runs

Ikenotaira Onsen

Myoko City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 75
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 67
Lift system: 62
Apres ski: 62

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1500m
Min. elevation: 760m
Vertical: 740m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 6

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