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Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by ceekay on 5th March 2018
Great place to visit
We went to this resort as part of marketing promotion for westerners as other Asian nations no longer go there due to its location (Fukushima prefecture). This is a very Japanese style resort. In fact since I first skied in Japan 12 years ago, this resort has the least amount of non Japanese skiers. Spotting a westerner is a rare event.

What the Chinese and Koreans who used to come and the westerners, who haven't fount it yet, for us was
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Fujiten Snow Resort
ふじてんスノーリゾート
Narusawa Village, Yamanashi
Submitted by jabennett92 on 27th February 2018
Good conditions this week
I enjoy taking my young kids to Fujiten.

It is a short trip, and an easy drive for a day trip for our family without having to worry about chains. It is an easy drive.

I can just let my kids go and they have the run of the place.

This is a beginners hill, and I am just happy that my kids have fun. They love it and it is always nice to look up and see
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Ninox Snow Park
ニノックススノーパーク
Shibata City, Niigata
Submitted by cliffy1995 on 13th February 2018
Heaven Denied
Probably over 1 meter of fresh powder during last night's snowfall.

Too much for the staff to handle so top half of the resort was closed.

Recommend never going on a weekday if it snows 'excessively.' Expect staff to look at you if you're nuts for asking why lifts are not open.
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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Katya.j on 4th February 2018
Fun small resort for 1 days riding.
Resort is quite small but with great terrain. Lots of tree runs, trees aren't too close together too!

Green run from gondola - very flat - not fun on a board!

Foreign passports gets you cheaper ski pass - 3500 yen. Bus is 1000 yen each way from Koriyama - not free as stated! It runs 3 times a day and is a 1.5 hour trip.

One main place to eat with a few food vans outside - small and simple but
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Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by jimmyb on 2nd January 2018
It's getting good!
Suginohara has long runs (especially good for boarders apparently, since they don't have to buckle and unbuckle as much) and cold snow conditions. The gondola is expensive so buy a day ticket or 4-hour ticket (which I did) rather than the individual tickets for each lift. Look online at their website for deals on lift tickets with meals or drinks, etc. They might be slightly better. Lovely views (on a sunny day) of the Northern Alps in the distance and
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Geto Kogen
夏油高原
Kitakami Town, Iwate
Submitted by XR89 on 27th November 2017
Pre-season jaunt to Geto Kogen (100cm of fresh pow in November!)
So this was my second visit to Geto Kogen (GK) and both times I have been greeted with over knee deep powder.

Outside of Hokkaido resorts GK gets some of the highest levels of snowfall in Japan and you won't be disappointed.

There are several tree runs (which unfortunately were not open when I went in November) with three more opening this season. Yet to get that beautiful powder you don't even need to venture off the piste, just head to the
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Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by lonepeak on 3rd November 2017
Fun in the trees
Final day of a week in Hokkaido with my sons. This was my 2nd time to Rusutsu and it again did not disappoint. The snow depth seemed a bit less than Niseko but was still fun. My boys liked it a lot as well. Best part is skiing the trees then dumping out on to a groomer to get back to a lift - no hiking required
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