Ishiuchi Maruyama resort review (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Maruyama
石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 29th January 2005
Ishiuchi Maruyama review by scott
For a quick getaway from Tokyo on a day trip, it's a good bet. A bit crowded on some runs as many of the people there stay "on the course". Not much tree space to play in, most everything is blocked off. It was a beautiful day though, some spring skiing in January!

There's also access to GALA Ski resort via a dual access ski lift. GALA isn't as nice as this place though (In my opinion - went there last week. Courses are too easy).
Date visited: From 28 January, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Fresh snowfall from the day before, 4 inches. Clear skies, sunny, 35 F.
Things I liked: Easy access from shinkansen. 1.5 hr trip on the train, extra 15min on a shuttle bus (free). Various kinds of terrain for novice to intermediate/advanced. Nice snowboard park.
Things I didn't like: I'm a skier and there was only one run with a descent mogul course, and the moguls weren't that good. Spread out too far with no good lines.
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Ishiuchi Maruyama

石打丸山
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 73
Snow conditions: 78
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 65
Apres ski: 30

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 920m
Min. elevation: 256m
Vertical: 664m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 13

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