Resort Reviews by number9

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by number9. Currently 4 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by number9 on 16th January 2007
Naeba review by number9
I'm upgrading the Naeba review because I just had my best Naeba day ever (one of the resorts I go to the most, but I realized that I'd been missing out on some goodies and haven't had the luck on snow condition either.)

Good day trip centre has been added to the premises with large number of lockers and dressing area, as well as a variety of new shops and restaurants.

Sunday had the best snow I've experienced in Naeba, light and
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Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by number9 on 18th December 2006
Kagura review by number9
Not much to add to the Pros and Cons.

It can get quite busy as it's relatively accessible from Tokyo.

But again, great off piste, policy, snow conditions (relative to other resorts in the area), nice view, and close to Tokyo (which is both a pro and a con)
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Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by number9 on 18th December 2006
Naeba review by number9
Many places to stay nearby with nice onsens.

The resort offers a good variety of runs for various levels of riders, so it's a good place to go with a group of friends with different aptitudes.

Resort's also connected to Kagura, and that's a huge plus. Arrive in the morning, spend the day in Naeba, wake up early next morning and get to the Dragondola early to enjoy Tashiro and Kagura.

That's a good 2 day course with lots of
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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
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