Akakura Onsen resort review (Myoko City, Niigata)

Akakura Onsen
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by JA on 27th January 2015
Third visit, did not disappoint!
Rained first day, then turned to snow next day. Bluebird, and a few cloudy days followed.
Unfortunately, the weather is too warm, and snow is depleting.
Skiing at Suginohara was fab, and we made the most of the goog weather when it was here.

Staying at the Alp Resort Hotel (true "skiing, ski out") we could make choices as the weather changed.
This is our third trip to Akakura, so it must be OK!
Date visited: From 21 January, 2015 To 29 January, 2015
Snow condition on visit: Varied from wet and heavy, through powder, to good.
Things I liked: Private lessons, MSS hire and help. Plus Panorama restaurant (MSS village shop).
Things I didn't like: Growing numbers of Aussies!
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Authentic Japan experience
General score: 85
Snow conditions: 55
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 95
Apres ski: 25

Akakura Onsen

Myoko City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 75
Snow conditions: 67
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 85
Apres ski: 45

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 650m
Vertical: 550m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 14

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