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Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by X)Benny on 17th December 2014
Wonderful snow, but terrible shuttle bus to from the shinkansen
I've already been to Kagura several times last season. It is a very nice place, in particular for the quality and volume of snow. Some nice runs between the trees and on the back side behind the highest lift.

Enjoy skiing
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Gujo City, Gifu
Submitted by severance26 on 16th December 2014
Deep powder in mid-December, just one lift open
Meihou opened on the weekend of the 13-14th even though the season starts on the 19th. There has been so much snow, it opened the bottom lift with tickets for ¥2500 and parking was free (I'm not sure if it usually is).

When I got there, there was 30 cm of powder. It was snowing but the slope looked groomed. I had no idea what to expect so I was pretty disappointed when I got to the top of the lit
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Zao Onsen
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by Leaw on 16th December 2014
Most snow satisfying holidays
It was an unexpected heavy snow condition - having stayed in the tropics ie sunny Singapore we have never enjoyed the tremendous powdery soft fall of snow!! An amazing n unforgettable experience though we do travel extensively (almost half the world). This was magical as such I am bringing my family esp my 84 year old mom back to Zao from 25-28/12/14 and we are family of 8 persons. Not easy to fix a schedule but we managed
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Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by squealingpig on 15th December 2014
1st dump
Not a soul to be seen as nothing was open. Just up for a look
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Hakuba Happo-one
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by monkey4 on 13th December 2014
Big Hill, Lots of fun
Last season I went with a group of people of different skiing abilities.

There was enough terrain of different levels to keep it interesting and for everyone to enjoy.

It was my first time at Happo-one so I am keen to return and experience it when the snow gods are kinder.

It's a resort that everyone should ski at least once.

The lift system is good, there is plenty of places to stop for breaks.
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by muikabochi on 10th December 2014
Heading back to Kawaba this season
Kawaba. It's only about an hour drive away from where I live, but I haven't spent much time there at all. I am going to change that this season though with at least one visit planned.

Thought I'd write down some impressions before so I can compare "after".

Bigger than I was expecting.
Funky multi story car park at the end of a mountain road.
Long lifts.
Very cold.
Nice snow.

Let's see how I feel about it this season.
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Mt Granview
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by SnowJapanForums on 9th December 2014
Test Review - please ignore
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