Joetsu Kokusai resort review (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Joetsu Kokusai
上越国際
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by number9 on 30th January 2006
Joetsu Kokusai review by number9
I must agree with the other reviewers who said that this resort was just too flat.

Snow at the top of the resort was nice in the morning, fairly light and fluffy, but with the sun shining it became pretty slushy in the afternoon. It was admittedly a warm day though, but the low elevation was probably part of the cause as well.

The runs were overwhelmingly flat, had to help push my snowboarding friend many times.

Groomed expert runs were nice, though short.
Date visited: From January, 2006
Snow condition on visit: Heavy fresh snow, slushy in the afternoon
Things I liked: Medium sized resort with nice hotel
Things I didn't like: Flat, low, beginner oriented, and poorly connected runs
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Joetsu Kokusai

上越国際
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 72
Snow conditions: 67
Courses/Terrain: 60
Lift system: 50
Apres ski: 40

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1017m
Min. elevation: 200m
Vertical: 817m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 6000m
Number of lifts: 25

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