Resort Reviews by snowboard

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by snowboard. Currently 2 reviews.
Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by snowboard on 9th December 2014
First weekend of the season
Two weeks late but we can forgive Niseko that.

Snow conditions were pretty good over the opening weekend, though not mid-season great. Not that you would probably expect that in the first half of Niseko.

Still quiet before the hordes arrive, so I am hoping for some more snow to allow the mountain to fully open before it gets too busy.

Peak season Niseko is too busy for my liking so it's an early and late season place for me.
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Okutadami Maruyama
Uonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by snowboard on 23rd May 2006
Okutadami Maruyama review
I couldn't believe that I was going to be boarding at a resort in late May. But here I was.

This place always opens until around mid-May I think but this year there is still a whole lot of snow still around and they are open until the 28th May!

It was fairly busy, but it's only a small place so I don't suppose it takes many people to make it look that way. Not too busy to spoil
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