Resort Reviews by rick

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by rick. Currently 2 reviews.
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by rick on 17th December 2015
Screaming bargain!
Preseason skiing can be hit or miss, but Hokkaido is far enough north that sometimes you get lucky. Friends booked an ANA package tour from 9-12 December to the Shin-Furano Prince for 38,000 yen including air (Haneda-Chitose), bus, hotel, breakfast, and lifts. We decided to join, but stay one more day and come home on Sunday, which was regular season; that cost us 52,000 yen each.

Only the Furano zone was open and not all of the lifts were
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by rick on 11th February 2014
Spectacular views from Niseko
I was expecting to have a deep powder experience during my first ski trip to Hokkaido, but little snow fell during my 4 day visit. It's kind of ironic that Kanto got walloped while I was up north. Nevertheless, the snow was good and the weather mostly clear.

The scenery was great. Ezo Fuji is a gorgeous volcano and the plume of steam rising from Showa Unzen was clearly visible, as was the Sea of Japan.

The high speed triple
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