Ishiuchi Maruyama resort review (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by rmjapan on 20th February 2004
Ishiuchi Maruyama review by rmjapan
Typical budget Yuzawa resort with well groomed, wide runs. Surprisingly, the number of boarders vs. skiers seemed evenly matched here.

The large number of short lifts for this mountain is most bizzare given the number of courses it has though.

From bottom to top, one must take no less than 5 lifts for a total travel time 30 minutes or longer depending on crowds! Poor lift layout too as you can find yourself having to traverse uphill between lifts.

Perfect snow and weather conditions overcame all shortcomings however. We stayed overnight at the ski-in Mistral Lodge at the foot of the main central galende.

Tiny but spotlessly clean rooms with shared baths at a budget price.

The oji-san owner is very gaijin friendly too. Not much of an apres scene afterdark though. Overall, a great weekend getaway from Tokyo.
Date visited: From 04 February, 2004 To 07 February, 2004
Snow condition on visit: Excellent
Things I liked: Wide runs, scenic yuki-guni views
Things I didn't like: Multitude of short lifts, weekend crowds

Ishiuchi Maruyama

Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 71
Snow conditions: 76
Courses/Terrain: 67
Lift system: 61
Apres ski: 30

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 920m
Min. elevation: 256m
Vertical: 664m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 16

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